Rakti; 3 Definition(s)
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)
Rakti (रक्ति) refers to unit of measurement. One rakti is equal in weight to 1⅞ grain. (see the Rasajalanidhi by Bhudeb Mookerji volume 3)Source: archive.org: Rasa-Jala-Nidhi: Or Ocean of indian chemistry and alchemy
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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1) Pleasingness, loveliness, charmingness.
2) Attachment, affection, loyalty, devotion.
Derivable forms: raktiḥ (रक्तिः).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-ktiḥ) 1. Affection, attachment. 2. Addiction to. 3. Charmingness. E. rañj to be affected, aff. ktin .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Treatment for fever (24): Sarvanga-sundara-chintamani rasa < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]
Part 64 - Treatment for chronic diarrhea (36): Shambhu-prasada rasa < [Chapter III - Jvaratisara fever with diarrhoea]
Part 18 - Dosage of medicine < [Chapter I - General health prescriptions]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 7 - Uses of Vaikranta < [Chapter XX - Gems (8): Vaikranta (garnet)]
Part 3 - Triloha-rasayana < [Chapter XI - Mixed metals (4): Triloha]
Part 5 - Uparatna (5): Pilu (jade) < [Chapter XXVII - Uparatna (minor gems)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Minerals (uparasa) (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 3 - Preparations of Hingula < [Chapter XXIII - Uparasa (23): Hingula (cinnabar)]
Part 3 - Incineration of haritala < [Chapter XII - Uparasa (13): Haritala (orpiment)]
Part 6 - Use of incinerated mica < [Chapter I - Uparasa (1): Abhra or Abhraka (mica)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 1: Initiation, Mercury and Laboratory (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 1 - Definitions of technical terms < [Chapter VII - Enumeration of technical terms]
Part 18 - Mercurial operations (16): Incineration of mercury (bhasmikarana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)