Rasanjana, aka: Rasa-anjana, Rasāñjana, Rasañjana; 8 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Rasāñjana (रसाञ्जन):—One of the five variations of Añjana (‘collyrium, galena’), which is part of the uparasa group of eight minerals, according to the Rasaprakāśasudhākara: a 13th century Sanskrit book on Indian alchemy, or, Rasaśāstra. It has a yellowish color.

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Rasāñjana is a variety of Añjana (“Collyrium”).—The Rasāñjana prepared from Dārvi (dāruharidrā) Kvatha is considered best. It is yellowish in colour, pacifys viṣa-doṣa and raktadoṣa, destroys hiccough associated with śvasa (asthma/breathing trouble), improves complexion, destroys vātaprakopa and kṛmiroga (worms manifestation).

Source: Indian Journal of History of Science: Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara, chapter 6
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Rasāñjana (रसाञ्जन) is the extract of the wood of Berberis Asiatica called rasot in the vernacular. It will be noticed in its place in the Vegetable Materia Medica.

Source: Alois Payer - Amarakośa: Vaiśyavarga 100-106b

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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rasañjana : (nt.) a sort of collyrium.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Rasañjana refers to: a sort of ointment (among 5 kinds), “vitriol” (Rh. D.) Vin. I, 203.

Note: rasañjana is a Pali compound consisting of the words rasa and añjana.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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rasāñjana (रसांजन).—n (S) A collyrium. It is prepared by boiling together calx of brass and one eighth of dārūhaḷada or curcuma zanthorrizon, by adding to the decoction an equal quantity of goat's milk, and by evaporating the compound to one fourth. Ex. nētrīṃ rasāñjanācēṃ añjana.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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

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Rasāñjana (रसाञ्जन).—vitriol of copper, a sort of collyrium.

Derivable forms: rasāñjanam (रसाञ्जनम्).

Rasāñjana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rasa and añjana (अञ्जन).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rasāñjana (रसाञ्जन).—n.

(-naṃ) A sort of collyrium, prepared either with the calx of brass, or with the Amomum anthorrhiza. E. rasa juice, &c., añjana collyrium.

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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