Rasasiddhi, Rasa-siddhi: 11 definitions
Rasasiddhi 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Rasasiddhi (रससिद्धि).—Is a yoga siddhi.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 36. 52; 44. 108.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Rasasiddhi (रससिद्धि) refers to “alchemical”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “He who has the vidyā within (his) body by recollecting (it) attracts (towards himself) with the vidyā the supreme goal (of life), the best of women (parastrī) endowed with divine ornaments, the supreme nature, good fortune, the supreme scripture, the supreme Command, the supreme knowledge, and the alchemical mercury [i.e., rasasiddhi-rasāyana]”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
rasasiddhi (रससिद्धि).—f S Alchemy, or the possession of command over the magical properties of mercury &c.
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
Rasasiddhi (रससिद्धि).—f. skill in alchemy.
Derivable forms: rasasiddhiḥ (रससिद्धिः).
Rasasiddhi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rasa and siddhi (सिद्धि).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ddhiḥ) The knowledge of alchemy, the possession of peculiar familiarity with mercury, obtained by the performance of chemical operations conjoined with certain mystical and magical rites, and the securing thence to the adept, of happiness, health, and wealth, the power of transmuting metals, and the art of prolonging life. E. rasa mercury, and siddhi accomplishment, especially of some supernatural object.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Rasasiddhi (रससिद्धि).—f. knowledge of alchemy.
Rasasiddhi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rasa and siddhi (सिद्धि).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Rasasiddhi (रससिद्धि):—[=rasa-siddhi] [from rasa > ras] f. perfection attained by means of quicksilver, skill in alchemy, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Rasasiddhi (रससिद्धि):—[rasa-siddhi] (ddhiḥ) 2. f. The knowledge of alchymy obtained by magic.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Rasasiddhi (ರಸಸಿದ್ಧಿ):—[noun] = ರಸವಾದಸಿದ್ಧಿ [rasavadasiddhi].
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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