Karpuramani, Karpūramaṇi, Karpura-mani: 4 definitions
Karpuramani means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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
Karpūramaṇi (कर्पूरमणि) refers to “white marble”.—Some people take it for touch stone. (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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) a kind of jewel.
2) a white mineral (used in medicine)
Derivable forms: karpūramaṇiḥ (कर्पूरमणिः).
Karpūramaṇi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms karpūra and maṇi (मणि).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇiḥ) A white mineral used medicinally. E. karpūra, and maṇi a gem.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Karpūramaṇi (कर्पूरमणि):—[=karpūra-maṇi] [from karpūra] m. a kind of white mineral, [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 6 - Uparatna (6): Upala (chalcedony, opal, and agate) < [Chapter XXVII - Uparatna (minor gems)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 1: Initiation, Mercury and Laboratory (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 1 - Additional process for transformation of base metals into gold and silver < [Chapter VIII - Conclusion of first volume]