Rasala, Rasāla, Rasalā: 12 definitions


Rasala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

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

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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)

Source: archive.org: Isvara Samhita Vol 5

Rasāla (रसाल) refers to a type of food preparation used in oblation offerings, according to verse 25.153-156 of the 8th-century 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”.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

1) Rasālā (रसाला) refers to “food that needs to be licked” and represents one of the six kinds of food (anna), according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—According to Raghunātha foodstuffs (āhāra) are of six types on the basis of the process by which they are in-taken [viz., rasālā].

2) Rasālā (रसाला) or Rasāla (रसाल) refers to a “curd drink” and is mentioned in a list of potential causes for indigestion in the Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana).—A complete section in Bhojanakutūhala is devoted for the description of agents that cause indigestion [viz., rasāla (a curd drink)]. These agents consumed on a large scale can cause indigestion for certain people. The remedies [viz., kṣīra (milk) or ghanarāvā seed] for these types of indigestions are also explained therewith.

Rasālā (a food-preparation with curds) is also mentioned in the Vālmīki-Rāmāyaṇa Ayodhyākhaṇḍa 91.73 (als Mahābhārata Aśvamedhaparva 91.37) , and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Curds was widely used in Vedic period. Ṛgveda mentions a preparation in which the curds were mixed with Soma juice and barley meal. [...] Vālmīki-Rāmāyaṇa and Mahābhārata describe rasālā, the fine sweet preparation from curds.

Rasālā or Rasālāśikhariṇī also refers to a type of Śikhariṇī which is a curd drink, according the same work.—There is a section devoted to describe a particular curd drink known as śikhariṇī. This is prepared by mixing curds, sugar with the spices. The prakaraṇa explains different types of śikhariṇīs [like rasālā-śikhariṇī].

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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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Kavya (poetry)

Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Rasāla (रसाल) refers to the “mango tree” or “mango grove”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 1.89; 2.66; 3.46.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: 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.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and 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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

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

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Rasāla (रसाल).—[masculine] the mango tree.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Rasālā (रसाला) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a
—[commentary] on Nīlakaṇṭha’s Saṃjñāviveka.

2) Rasālā (रसाला):—by Govinda. See Varṣatantra.

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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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