Mishraloha, Miśraloha, Mishra-loha: 1 definition

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Introduction:

Mishraloha 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 Miśraloha can be transliterated into English as Misraloha or Mishraloha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Miśraloha (मिश्रलोह):—One of the three sub-groups of Dhātu/Loha (“metal”), according to the Rasaprakāśasudhākara: a 13th century Sanskrit book on Indian alchemy, or, Rasaśāstra.

This group contains three variations:

  1. Kāṃsya or Sauraṣṭra (‘Bell-metal’),
  2. Pittala or Rītī (‘Brass’),
  3. Vartaloha (Alloy of four metals).
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context information

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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