Rasabandhana, Rasa-bandhana: 4 definitions



Rasabandhana 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.

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

[«previous next»] — Rasabandhana in Rasashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Rasabandhana is a Sanskrit term. Rasa means “mercury” and Bandhana means “binding” or “solid”. This term refers to the alchemical process of solidifying mercury, as per rasaśāstra (medicinal alchemy).

Source: Google Books: Iatro-chemistry of Āyurveda, Rasaśāstra

Rasabandhana (रसबन्धन):—Mercury solidified and made non-volatile by the addition of conch-shell, śukti (sea-shell), varāṭikā (cowrie-shell), etc., and with kṣāra (alkali preparations) promotes lustre and nourishment and reduces obesity. (according to the Rasadarpaṇa)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rasabandhana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Rasabandhana (रसबन्धन):—[=rasa-bandhana] [from rasa > ras] n. ([probably]) a [particular] pan of the intestines, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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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 (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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