Rakti: 4 definitions
Rakti 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: archive.org: Rasa-Jala-Nidhi: Or Ocean of indian chemistry and alchemy
Rakti (रक्ति) refers to unit of measurement. One rakti is equal in weight to 1⅞ grain. (see the Rasajalanidhi by Bhudeb Mookerji volume 3)
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Pleasingness, loveliness, charmingness.
2) Attachment, affection, loyalty, devotion.
Derivable forms: raktiḥ (रक्तिः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ktiḥ) 1. Affection, attachment. 2. Addiction to. 3. Charmingness. E. rañj to be affected, aff. ktin .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Rakti (रक्ति):—[from raj] f. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) pleasingness, loveliness
2) [v.s. ...] affection, attachment, devotion
3) [v.s. ...] Abrus Precatorius (cf. raktikā).
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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Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 64 - Treatment for chronic diarrhea (36): Shambhu-prasada rasa < [Chapter III - Jvaratisara fever with diarrhoea]
Part 25 - Treatment for enlargement of spleen and liver (24): Tamra Kalpa < [Chapter VII - Enlargement of spleen (plihodara) and liver (yakridudara)]
Part 18 - Dosage of medicine < [Chapter I - General health prescriptions]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 15 - Siddhi sara < [Chapter IV - Metals (4): Lauha (iron)]
Part 3 - Incineration of copper < [Chapter III - Metals (3): Tamra (copper)]
Part 7 - Uses of Vaikranta < [Chapter XX - Gems (8): Vaikranta (garnet)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Minerals (uparasa) (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 3 - Incineration of haritala < [Chapter XII - Uparasa (13): Haritala (orpiment)]
Part 3 - Preparations of Hingula < [Chapter XXIII - Uparasa (23): Hingula (cinnabar)]
Part 6 - Incineration of the essence of rasaka < [Chapter VII - Uparasa (8): Rasaka or Kharpara (calamine)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 1: Initiation, Mercury and Laboratory (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 18 - Mercurial operations (16): Incineration of mercury (bhasmikarana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]
Part 1 - Definitions of technical terms < [Chapter VII - Enumeration of technical terms]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)