Navasara, Navasāra, Nava-sara, Navan-sara: 7 definitions



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In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Navasāra (नवसार, “ammonium chloride”):—Sanskrit name for one of the drugs belonging to the Sādhāraṇarasa group, according to the Rasaprakāśasudhākara: a 13th century Sanskrit book on Indian alchemy, or, Rasaśāstra. Navasāra is useful when melting metals. It also serves as an effective agent when treating mercury. Ammonium chloride is an acidic compound consisting of the salt of ammonia and hydrogen choloride.

Source: Rasa-Jala-Nidhi: Or Ocean of indian chemistry and alchemy

Navasāra (नवसार) or Narasāra refers to “Sal-ammoniac”. (see Bhudeb Mookerji and his Rasajalanidhi)

Source: Indian Journal of History of Science: Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara, chapter 6

Navasāra (ammonium chloride).—Navasāra is also called Culhikālavaṇa. It is also known as Lohadrāvaṇaka (helps in the melting of metals) and Rasajāraṇaka (helps in the Jāraṇa-saṃskāra of mercury)

It stimulates agni (digestive fire), destroys gulma and plīharoga, acts as māṃsajāraṇa (help in the digestion of flash and also in food digestion).

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

navasara (नवसर).—a Recent: also as ad recently. See navathara.

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

navasara (नवसर).—a See navathara.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Navasāra (नवसार).—a kind of Ayurvedic decoction; नवसारो भवेच्छुद्धश्चूर्णतोयैर्विपाचितः । दोलायन्त्रेण यत्नेन भिषग्भिर्योगसिद्धये (navasāro bhavecchuddhaścūrṇatoyairvipācitaḥ | dolāyantreṇa yatnena bhiṣagbhiryogasiddhaye) || Vaidyachandrikā.

Derivable forms: navasāraḥ (नवसारः).

Navasāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nava and sāra (सार).

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Navasara (नवसर).—a kind of ornament consisting of nine pearls.

Derivable forms: navasaraḥ (नवसरः), navasaram (नवसरम्).

Navasara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms navan and sara (सर).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Navasara (नवसर):—[=nava-sara] [from nava] m. or n. a kind of ornament consisting of pearls, [Pañcadaṇḍacchattra-prabandha]

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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 (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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