Rasavidyaguru, Rasavidyāguru, Rasavidya-guru: 1 definition



Rasavidyaguru 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.

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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Source: CBSE: Chemistry in India

Rasavidyāguru (रसविद्यागुरु, “a teacher of alchemy”) should possess the following qualities: all the knowledge, expertise in various processes and a thorough knowledge of all the literature on rasa. He shall have achieved success in many sacred texts, shall always have courage, a highly distinguished personality and an unswerving mind; he shall be very affe ctionate of Lord Śiva and a thorough devotee of Goddess Pārvatī, and have firm belief in all the gods and oblations. He shall also have a specialized knowledge of all sacred traditions and texts and shall be very competent in perfor ming alchemical operations. (Rasaratnasamuccaya 6.3-4)

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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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