Sarpakshi, aka: Sarpākṣī, Sarpa-akshi; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Sarpākṣī can be transliterated into English as Sarpaksi or Sarpakshi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Sarpākṣī (सर्पाक्षी):—One of the sixty-eight Rasauṣadhi, very powerful drugs known to be useful in alchemical processes related to mercury (rasa), according to Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara (chapter 9).

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
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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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Sarpākṣī (सर्पाक्षी).—a kind of plant (Mar. thora muṃgūsavela).

Sarpākṣī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarpa and akṣī (अक्षी).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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