Maheshaparpati, Maheśaparpaṭī, Mahesha-parpati: 1 definition



Maheshaparpati 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.

The Sanskrit term Maheśaparpaṭī can be transliterated into English as Mahesaparpati or Maheshaparpati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Maheśaparpaṭī (महेशपर्पटी) refers to a type of Parpati medicine, according to the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 3, grahaṇī: chronic diarrhoea).—Accordingly, “one part, each, of mercury, copper, and gold; and three parts of sulphur are to be rubbed together to form a kajjali or black powder, which is to be transformed into a parpati. This cures all sorts of diseases”.

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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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