Rasavidya, Rasavidyā, Rasa-vidya: 1 definition
Rasavidya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
Rasavidyā (रसविद्या) refers to the “science of alchemy”. It involves practices related to chemicals and transmuting metals and minerals. The term is used throughout Rasaśāstra literature.
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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Starts with: Rasavidyaguru.
Search found 3 books and stories containing Rasavidya, Rasavidyā, Rasa-vidya, Rasa-vidyā; (plurals include: Rasavidyas, Rasavidyās, vidyas, vidyās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 1: Initiation, Mercury and Laboratory (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 8 - Chemists of the Metallic School: King Rama Chandra < [A Brief History of Indian Chemistry and Medicine]
Part 25 - Ar-Razi and the Indian knowledge of metallic chemistry < [A Brief History of Indian Chemistry and Medicine]