Rasavidya, aka: Rasavidyā, Rasa-vidya; 1 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
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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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