Patanayantra, Pātanayantra, Patana-yantra: 1 definition
Patanayantra 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.
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)Source: CBSE: Chemistry in India
Pātanayantra (पातनयन्त्र).—A type of specialized instrument used in an alchemical laboratory (rasaśāla).—The pātana-yantra, for sublimation or distillation; it could be upward, downward or sideways; the second was the ādhana-yantra, in which a paste of mercury was coated at the bottom of the upper vessel, allo wing vapours to descend into the lower vessel and combine with substances kept there.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Search found 2 books and stories containing Patanayantra, Pātanayantra, Patana-yantra, Pātana-yantra; (plurals include: Patanayantras, Pātanayantras, yantras). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Minerals (uparasa) (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 6 - Essence of hingula < [Chapter XXIII - Uparasa (23): Hingula (cinnabar)]
Part 5 - Extraction of essence from haritala < [Chapter XII - Uparasa (13): Haritala (orpiment)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 1: Initiation, Mercury and Laboratory (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 6 - Mercurial operations (4): Raising of Mercury (utthapana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]
Part 7 - Mercurial operations (5): Sublimation of Mercury (patana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]
Part 1 - Alchemical apparatus (yantra) < [Chapter VI - Laboratory equipment]