Paniyagarbhata, Pānīyagarbhatā: 1 definition


Paniyagarbhata 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.

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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Pānīyagarbhatā (पानीयगर्भता):—One of the five ordinary defects (sādhāraṇa-doṣa) of the precious stones (ratna) according to the Rasaprakāśasudhākara (Sanskrit work on the subject of rasaśāstra, or medicinal alchemy). This defect (doṣa) is known by different sources as Jalagarbhata (जलगर्भत), referring to ‘presence of bubbles’.

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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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