Sadharanadosha, Sādhāraṇadoṣa, Sadharana-dosha: 1 definition



Sadharanadosha 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 Sādhāraṇadoṣa can be transliterated into English as Sadharanadosa or Sadharanadosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

[«previous next»] — Sadharanadosha in Rasashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Sādhāraṇadoṣa (साधारणदोष):—There are five sādhāraṇa-doṣas (ordinary defects) of the ratnas (precious stones) according to the Rasaprakāśasudhākara (13th century Sanskrit treatise on medicinal alchemy, or rasaśāstra). They are produced from kṣetra (place) and toya (water) and should be removed from all the precious stones.The

The five doṣas are as follows:

  1. Gharṣa-doṣa
  2. Bindu-doṣa,
  3. Resā-doṣa (or khā-doṣa),
  4. Trāsa-doṣa,
  5. Pānīya-garbhata-doṣa

According to different sources, the five doṣas are as follows:

  1. Graṣa-doṣa,
  2. Trāsa-doṣa,
  3. Rekhā-doṣa,
  4. Bindu-doṣa,
  5. Jalagarbhata-doṣa.
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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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