Raupyamusha, Raupya-musha, Raupyamūṣā: 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

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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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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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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