Raupyamusha, Raupyamūṣā, Raupya-musha: 1 definition


Raupyamusha 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.

The Sanskrit term Raupyamūṣā can be transliterated into English as Raupyamusa or Raupyamusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Rasashastra (Alchemy and Herbo-Mineral preparations)

Source: Indian Journal of History of Science, 31(4), 1996: Mūṣāvijñāna

Raupyamūṣā (रौप्यमूषा) or simply Raupya refers to an “crucible for silver” and is a type of mūṣā (crucible) used for smelting metals.—Raupya-mūṣā is a special crucible made of white-earth, medicinal herbs which are white such as Śvetaguñjā (a variety of Abrus precatorus, Linn. having white seeds), Nadyāvarta (Ervatamia divaricata, Linn.) etc. When a calx of silver is made in this crucible it becomes very white in colour. Also see Rasaratnasamuccaya 10.17.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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