Raktadhatu, aka: Raktadhātu, Rakta-dhatu; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Raktadhātu (रक्तधातु, “blood”).—One of the seven fundamental tissues (saptadhātu).—It is life promoting and sustains prāṇa (life-force) by governing oxygenation in all tissues and vital organs. It improves the skin glow and complexion and makes it possible for sense organs to perceive (stimulus). Rakta nourishes and replenishes māṃsa-dhātu. the nutritive elements of all the dhātus are engrossed in rakta (blood) dhātu.

Source: Google Books: A Practical Approach to the Science of Ayurveda
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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raktadhātu (रक्तधातु).—m S Red chalk or red orpiment.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

raktadhātu (रक्तधातु).—m Red chalk.

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Raktadhātu (रक्तधातु).—

1) red chalk, orpiment.

2) copper.

Derivable forms: raktadhātuḥ (रक्तधातुः).

Raktadhātu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rakta and dhātu (धातु).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Raktadhātu (रक्तधातु).—m.

(-tuḥ) 1. Red chalk or red orpiment. “gairike. 2. Copper. E. rakta, dhātu a mineral.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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