Rasala, Rasāla, Rasalā: 23 definitions
Rasala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, biology. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Rasal.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
One of the Hands indicating Trees.—Rasāla (mango), the Tripatāka hand.
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).
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”.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)
Rasālā (रसाला) refers to a certain kind of thick milk, as mentioned in verse 3.30 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] One shall eat rice (that is) white like jasmine [viz., kunda] and the moon, (together) with the meat of game. One shall drink broth (that is) not too thick, rasālā, curds, rāga and khāṇḍava syrup, [...]”.
Note: Rasālā, which denotes a certain kind of thick milk mixed with sugar and spices, has been rendered merely by źo (“curds”), evidently for lack of an adequate term. A similar reason accounts for the lengthy paraphrase of rāgakhāṇḍavau (written rāgaṣāḍabau in K) as bu-ram sbyar sogs gyos byas btuṅ phal-cher skyur-ba—“a potion (that is) concocted from treacle products etc. (and) preponderantly sour”, which led to the insertion of a supernumerary hemistich.—bu-rum in C is nothing but a mistake.
The best definition of rasālā is given by Indu. Quoting from some unidentifiable source, he says:—“(One) quarter of sugar mixed with (three quarters of) curd, stirred with a twirling-stick, (and) seasoned with dry ginger, cumin, and rock-salt they know as rasālā (or) mārjikā”.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].Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms
Rasāla (रसाल):—Curd when mixed with sugar and spices such as pepper and churned. Is nutritive, apphrodisiac, unctous, provides strength and is tasty.
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.
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.
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’.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Rasāla (रसाल) refers to the “mango-plant”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.38 (“Description of the dais or maṇḍapa”).—Accordingly, as Himavat prepared the wedding of Menā and Śiva: “Then the lord of mountains, O excellent sage, attended to the decoration of the entire city befitting the great festivities ahead. The roads were watered and swept clean. At every door, stumps of plantain trees and other auspicious symbols were fixed. The courtyard was embellished with plantain trees tied with silken cords. There were festoons of mango leaves (rasāla-pallava). [...]”.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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.
Biology (plants and animals)Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)
1) Rasala in India is the name of a plant defined with Boswellia serrata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Boswellia thurifera Colebr. (among others).
2) Rasala is also identified with Triticum aestivum It has the synonym Zeia vulgaris var. aestiva (L.) Lunell (etc.).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· American Midland Naturalist (1915)
· Agents Actions (1988)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Planta Medica (1998)
· Systema Vegetabilium. Editio decima tertia (1774)
· Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien (1887)
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: 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.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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.
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) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 14.89.4.
3) Dūrvā grass.
4) A vine or grape.
-lam 1 Gum-myrrh.
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
(-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, lā 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.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Rasāla (रसाल):—[from ras] m. the mango tree, [Prasannarāghava]
2) [v.s. ...] the sugar-cane, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] the bread-fruit tree, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] a kind of grass, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] wheat, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] a kind or mouse, [Catalogue(s)]
7) Rasālā (रसाला):—[from rasāla > ras] f. curds mixed with sugar and spices, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa]
8) [v.s. ...] the tongue, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
9) [v.s. ...] Dūrvā grass, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
10) [v.s. ...] Desmodium Gangeticum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
11) [v.s. ...] a vine or grape, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
12) [v.s. ...] Name of [work]
13) Rasāla (रसाल):—[from ras] n. myrrh or frankincense, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Rasāla (रसाल):—(laḥ) 1. m. The sugar-cane; mango tree; the jack; the olibanum; wheat. f. (lā) The tongue; a grape; bent grass; spiced curds; a flower. n. Frankincense; gum myrrh.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Rasāla (रसाल) [Also spelled rasal]:—(a) juicy; delicious, tasty; (nm) a mango.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Rasāla (रसाल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Rasāla.
2) Rasālā (रसाला) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Rasālā.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Rasāla (ರಸಾಲ):—[adjective] highly pleasing to the senses; delicious.
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1) [noun] any of various varieties of mango trees.
2) [noun] its fruit.
3) [noun] any of various varieties of sugarcane.
4) [noun] the large-sized evergreen tree Artocarpus incisa ( = A. comunis) of Moraceae family.
5) [noun] its edible fruit.
6) [noun] the tree Boswellia typica of Burseraceae family; Indian frankincense.
7) [noun] the edible grain of the grass Triticum aestivum ( = T. dicocccum, = T. vulgare); wheat.
8) [noun] a kind of rat.
9) [noun] a man who has expert knowledge and keen discrimination in some field, in the fine arts or in matters of taste; a man highly sensitive to art and beauty.
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Rasāḷa (ರಸಾಳ):—[adjective] = ರಸಾಲ [rasala]1.
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Rasāḷa (ರಸಾಳ):—[noun] = ರಸಾಲ [rasala]2.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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Charaka Samhita (English translation) (by Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society)
Chapter 27k - The group of Cooked foods (Kritanna) < [Sutrasthana (Sutra Sthana) — General Principles]
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Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 3.2.44 < [Part 2 - Affection and Service (dāsya-rasa)]
Verse 3.2.42 < [Part 2 - Affection and Service (dāsya-rasa)]
Verse 2.5.80 < [Part 5 - Permanent Ecstatic Mood (sthāyī-bhāva)]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Abhinaya-darpana (English) (by Ananda Coomaraswamy)
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)