Ratnagiri, Ratna-giri: 4 definitions
Ratnagiri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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
Ratnagiri (रत्नगिरि) is the name of an Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 2, dealing with jvara: fever). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). However, as an ayurveda treatment, it should be taken twith caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.
Accordingly, when using such recipes (e.g., ratna-giri-rasa): “the minerals (uparasa), poisons (viṣa), and other drugs (except herbs), referred to as ingredients of medicines, are to be duly purified and incinerated, as the case may be, in accordance with the processes laid out in the texts.” (see introduction to Iatro chemical medicines)
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.
India history and geographySource: Marathi language (Marāṭhī bhāṣā): Submission for Classical Status of Marathi Language
Ratnagiri is the name of a district in Maharashtra.—The Buddhist work, Mahavamsa, refers to Maharashtra. It suggests that a big area around Ujjain, that is, the present Central India could have been talked about as Maharashtra. As the legend goes there were (or might have been) 99,000 villages in this country. These days it is a practice to include all areas (Ratnagiri) where Marathi language is in use into Maharashtra.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ratnagiri (रत्नगिरि):—[=ratna-giri] [from ratna] m. Name of a mountain, [Buddhist literature]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Ratnagiri (रत्नगिरि):—m. Nomen proprium eines Berges [Chinese Buddhism]
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.
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Ends with: Shriratnagiri.
Full-text (+13): Babhravya, Ratnagirirasa, Shriratnagiri, Sanilani, Shandilya, Hatavinda, Tanara, Vaidyanatha shastrin, Tetavinem, Koritaka, Gaditambaku, Jhalana, Guma, Ghumau, Buricem Jalem, Dandevinda, Bharadvaja, Vatsa, Ratnagirivatageya, Sacani.
Search found 6 books and stories containing Ratnagiri, Ratna-giri; (plurals include: Ratnagiris, giris). 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 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Indian Medicinal Plants (by Kanhoba Ranchoddas Kirtikar)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Section B.5 - Removing doubt < [Part 2 - Means of acquiring meditation]
IV. Why teach the ten powers (daśa-bala)? < [Part 1 - General questions]
IX. Logical order of the Eight Recollections < [Part 2 - The Eight Recollections according to the Abhidharma]
Blue Annals (deb-ther sngon-po) (by George N. Roerich)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 16 - The greatness of the Jyotirliṅga Mahākāla < [Section 4 - Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)