Mauktika; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Mauktika (मौक्तिक, “Pearl”):—One of the nine gems (navaratna) according to the 13th century Rasaprakāśasudhākara.

The Pearl (mauktika) has the following Pharmaco-therapeutic properties:

  • pittadoṣa-pacifying,
  • acts as bṛṃhaṇa (strengthening) and vṛṣya (aphrodisiac),
  • destroys kāsa, śvāsa, agnimāndya, kṣaya, dāha, unmāda or kaphaja-unmāda and the diseases caused by vātadoṣa.

It may be used in all times (seasons).

Superior: The best and pure of Pearls are considered to be possessed of the following properties: Pleasure-giving, white and clear like rays, roundin shape, looking clear like water, greasy, heavy in weight and big in size.

Inferior: Pearls should totally be discarded if they contain the following properties: Rough on surface, less shining, blackish or reddish in colour, half white, having knots (nodules), appearing like a kṣāra, unstraight, available in pairs, and associated with doṣas mentioned above.

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
Rasashastra book cover
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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mauktika (मौक्तिक).—n S A pearl.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mauktika (मौक्तिक).—n A pearl.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Mauktika (मौक्तिक).—[muktaiva svārthe ṭhak] A pearl; गारुमतं च माणिक्यं मौक्तिकं श्रेष्ठमेव हि (gārumataṃ ca māṇikyaṃ mauktikaṃ śreṣṭhameva hi) Śukra.4.162; मोक्तिकं न गजे गजे (moktikaṃ na gaje gaje) Subhāṣ.

Derivable forms: mauktikam (मौक्तिकम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Mauktikaśukti (मौक्तिकशुक्ति).—f. (-ktiḥ) A pearl-oyster. E. mauktika, a pearl śukti an oyster.
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