Kasisa, Kāsīsa, Kashisha: 8 definitions
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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
Kāsīsa (गैरिक, “green vitrol”):—One of the eight uparasa (‘secondary minerals’), a group of eight minerals, according to the Rasaprakāśasudhākara: a 13th century Sanskrit book on Indian alchemy, or, Rasaśāstra. Green vitriol is the common name for Iron sulfate, which is a Blue-green crystalline salt of divalent iron. It is also known by the synonym Khecara.
There are two known varieties of Kāsīsa (‘green vitriol’):
- and Puṣpakāsīsa
Kasisa refers to “sulphate of iron”.—It is of three different kinds, viz, dhatu-kasisa or valuka-kasisa, puspa-kasisa or padma-kasisa, and kasisa-proper. The first variety is of ash colour, the second of yellowish colour, and the third of green colour. (see Bhudeb Mookerji and his Rasajalanidhi)Source: Indian Journal of History of Science: Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara, chapter 6
Kāsīsa (ferrous sulphate) has two varieties,
It destroys pāṇḍu, yakṣmā, plihodara, gulma, guda-śula and all type of mūtrakṛcchras. If it is used as per the method of rasāyana destroys all the rogas, stimulates all the agnis, checks wrinkles and greying of hairs and all the disease caused by āmājīrṇa are cured by its use certainly.
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
kāsīsa (कासीस).—n S Green vitriol, green sulphate of iron.
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
Kāsīsa (कासीस).—Green vitriol, green sulphate of iron; (Mar. hirākasa). कासीसकटुरोहिण्योर्जातिकन्दहरिद्रयोः (kāsīsakaṭurohiṇyorjātikandaharidrayoḥ) Suśr.
Derivable forms: kāsīsam (कासीसम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-śaḥ) 1. Siva. 2. Divodasa, or any king of Beuares. n.
(-śaṃ) Sulphate of iron. E. kāśī and īśa lord.
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(-saṃ) Green vitriol, green sulphate of iron. E. kās to go, īsaṇ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kāsīsa (कासीस).—n. Green vitriol, [Suśruta] 1, 132, 17.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kāśīśa (काशीश):—[from kāśi > kāś] m. ‘the lord of the Kāśis’, Name of Divo-dāsa, [Horace H. Wilson]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva, [Horace H. Wilson]
3) [v.s. ...] n. wrongly spelt for kāsīsa q.v.
4) Kāsīsa (कासीस):—n. green vitriol, green sulphate of iron, [Caraka; Suśruta]
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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Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter XIV - Treatment of eye-diseases which require Incision < [Canto I - Shalakya-tantra (ears, eyes, nose, mouth and throat)]
Chapter XI - Treatment of Shleshma Ophthalmia < [Canto I - Shalakya-tantra (ears, eyes, nose, mouth and throat)]
Chapter X - Treatment of Pittaja Ophthalmia < [Canto I - Shalakya-tantra (ears, eyes, nose, mouth and throat)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Minerals (uparasa) (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 2 - Purification of kasisa < [Chapter X - Uparasa (11): Kasisa (sulphate of iron)]
Part 1 - Characteristics of Kasisa (sulphate of iron) < [Chapter X - Uparasa (11): Kasisa (sulphate of iron)]
Part 3 - How to take kasisa < [Chapter X - Uparasa (11): Kasisa (sulphate of iron)]
Sushruta Samhita, volume 1: Sutrasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
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 3 - Drawing of a hexagonal lotus diagram < [Chapter II - Initiation of Disciple]
Part 1 - Definitions of technical terms < [Chapter VII - Enumeration of technical terms]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CCXXVII - Different names of the Ayurvedic Drugs < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
Sushruta Samhita, volume 4: Cikitsasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)