Kanji, Kāñjī: 5 definitions
Kanji means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)Source: archive.org: Rasa-Jala-Nidhi: Or Ocean of indian chemistry and alchemy
Kanji.—A liquid obtained by fermentation of 6¼ seers of boiled rice and 16 seers of water (one seer being equal to 64 tolas or 64 x 126 grains (troy) in weight. The liquid is called aranala, if wheat is used in place of rice. (see Bhudeb Mookerji and his Rasajalanidhi)
Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kāñjī (कांजी).—f (S) Sour gruel, water of boiled rice in the state of spontaneous fermentation. 2 Rice-gruel or gruel gen. 3 Starch.
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kāñjī (कांजी).—. Add:--4 The clear serum of tāka or buttermilk. Pr. śējī nāndē āṇi kāñjī lābhē.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
kāñjī (कांजी).—f Sour gruel, starch, rice-gruel.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kāñjī (काञ्जी).—Sour gruel.
See also (synonyms): kāñjika.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kāñjī (काञ्जी):—[from kāñjika] f. sour gruel (kāñjika), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of a plant (mahā-droṇa), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 16 - Fermented non-alcoholics (6): Kanji < [Chapter XXXIII - Spirituous liquors (Sandhana or Samdhana)]
Part 2 - Extraction of oil from seeds of Ankola or Ankolla < [Chapter XXXII - Extraction of oil from seeds]
Part 1 - Characteristics of Sandhana or Samdhana (liquors) < [Chapter XXXIII - Spirituous liquors (Sandhana or Samdhana)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 1: Initiation, Mercury and Laboratory (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 10 - Mercurial operations (8): Stimulation of Mercury (dipana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]
Part 4 - Mercurial operations (2): Boiling of Mercury (svedana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]
Part 5 - Mercurial operations (3): Rubbing of Mercury (mardana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Minerals (uparasa) (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 4 - Uses of gairika < [Chapter IX - Uparasa (10): Gairika (red ochre)]
Part 2 - Purification of kapardi (cowri) < [Chapter XIX - Uparasa (20a): Kapardi or Kapardaka (cowri or marine shells)]
Part 2 - Purification and extraction of essence from tubari < [Chapter XI - Uparasa (12): Kankshi (clay containing alum)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 33 - Treatment for indigestion (31): Kravyada rasa < [Chapter IV - Irregularity of the digesting heat]
Part 62 - Treatment for chronic diarrhea (34): Dvija-supti rasa < [Chapter III - Jvaratisara fever with diarrhoea]
Part 35 - Treatment for chronic diarrhea (7): Vajra-dhara rasa < [Chapter III - Jvaratisara fever with diarrhoea]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)