Rajavarta, aka: Rājāvarta, Rajan-avarta, Rājavarta, Rajan-varta; 5 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Rājāvarta (राजावर्त, “lapis lazuli”):—One of the eight mahārasa (‘superior minerals’), according to the Rasaprakāśasudhākara: a 13th century Sanskrit book on Indian alchemy, or, Rasaśāstra.

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

The best Rājāvarta (‘Lapis lazuli’) is that which is slightly reddish, bluish or mixed colours, heavy in weight and masṛṇa (smooth) on surface. It is dīpana (stimulates digestive fire), pācana (digestive) vṛṣya (aphrodisiac), pacifies vāta-doṣa and viṣa-doṣa, destroys kaphaja-rogas, pramehas, arśas, pāṇḍu and kṣaya-rogas.

Source: Indian Journal of History of Science: Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara, chapter 4-5
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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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India history and geogprahy

Rājāvarta.—(SII 2; SITI), a kind of gem; lapis lazuli; same as vaiḍūrya. Note: rājāvarta is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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rājāvarta (राजावर्त).—m An inferior sort of diamond.

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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