Rasala, aka: Rasāla, Rasalā; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

One of the Hands indicating Trees.—Rasāla (mango), the Tripatāka hand.

Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Rasāla (रसाल) refers to a type of food preparation used in oblation offerings, according to verse 25.153-156 of the Īśvarasaṃhitā. Accordingly, “(this [rasāla] is prepared thus): milk, which is thick and kept in good condition, is to be mixed up with powdered jaggery. Curds are to be got thickened with honey and ghee; (all these are to be mixed up) with urvāru and mango fruits, fresh and cut to pieces and to be mixed up with dried mustard and pepper. Curds kept pure in a separate vessel, distilled honey got from the bees—these are to be shaken with the fluids got from the grapes, jack-fruit, plantain fruit and mango (fruit all) crushed They shall be taken along with pieces of jaggery and jīraka. This is called rasāla. It is pānaka when mixed up with curds”.

Source: archive.org: Isvara Samhita Vol 5
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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

1) Rasāla (रसाल)—Sanskrit word for the “Mango”. This may be a plain synonym or may denote a different species of mangoes.

2) Rasalā (रसला)—One of the eleven wives of Rudra, called a Rudrāṇī.

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

rasāla (रसाल).—a S pop. rasāḷa a Juicy, sappy, succulent. 2 Piquant or well-seasoned;--esp. used of moist preparations. 3 fig. Tasteful, salty, pungent--a composition, a discourse. Ex. ātāṃ ṭākūna bahuta śabdajāḷa || bōlē rāmakathā rasāḷa ||. 4 Humorous or witty--a person or speech. 5 Soft, slimy, oozy;--used of a kind of the Jack.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rasāla (रसाल) [-ḷa, -ळ].—a Juicy. Piquant. Fig. Tasteful.

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

Rasāla (रसाल).—[rasamālāti ā-lā-ka ṣa° ta°]

1) The mango tree; भृङ्गा रसालकुसुमानि समाश्रयन्ते (bhṛṅgā rasālakusumāni samāśrayante) Bv.1.1.

2) The olibanum tree.

3) The bread-fruit tree.

4) Wheat.

5) The sugarcane.

6) A kind of mouse.

-lā 1 The ton

2) Curds mixed with sugar and spices; रसालाकर्दमा नद्यो बभूवुर्भरत- र्षभ (rasālākardamā nadyo babhūvurbharata- rṣabha) Mb.14.89.4.

3) Dūrvā grass.

4) A vine or grape.

-lam 1 Gum-myrrh.

2) Frankincense

3) A preparation of butter-milk (takraviśeṣa); ह्रदाः पूर्णाः रसालस्य दध्नः श्वेतस्य चापरे (hradāḥ pūrṇāḥ rasālasya dadhnaḥ śvetasya cāpare) Rām.2.91.73.

-Com. -vanī f. a mango grove; रसालवन्या मधुपानुविद्धम् (rasālavanyā madhupānuviddham) N.3.46.

-sālaḥ a mango tree; रसालसालः समदृश्यतामुना (rasālasālaḥ samadṛśyatāmunā) N.1.89.

Derivable forms: rasālaḥ (रसालः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rasāla (रसाल).—m.

(-laḥ) 1. The sugar-cane. 2. The mango-tree, (Mangifera Indica.) 3. The jack-tree, (Artocarpus integrifolia.) 4. The Olibanum tree, (Boswellia thurifera.) 5. Wheat. n.

(-laṃ) 1. Frankincense. 2. Gum myrrh. f.

(-lā) 1. The tongue. 2. Bent grass, (Panicum dactylon.) 3. A flower, (Hedysarum gangeticum.) 4. A grape. 5. Curds mixed up with sugar and spices. E. rasa juice, āṅ before, to yield, aff. ka .

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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