Sarpini, aka: Sarpiṇī, Sarpinī; 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

Sarpini 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.

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Sarpiṇī (सर्पिणी):—One of the sixty-four Divyauṣadhi, which are powerful drugs for solidifying 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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Sarpinī (सर्पिनी).—The māya goddess created by the five commanders of Bhaṇḍa to counter attack śaktis: fought with Nakuli who vanquished her.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 23. 16, 67; 24. 3; 25. 8.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sarpiṇī (सर्पिणी).—

1) A female serpent.

2) Name of a small medicinal herb.

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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Relevant definitions

Search found 5 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Ambusarpini
Ambusarpiṇī (अम्बुसर्पिणी).—f. (-ṇī) A leech. E. ambu before sṛp to go, ṇini affix; and ṅīṣ fem...
Jalasarpini
Jalasarpiṇī (जलसर्पिणी).—a leech. Jalasarpiṇī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ja...
Nakuli
1) Nākulī (नाकुली) is another name for Yavatiktā, a medicinal plant identified with Andrographi...
Divyaushadhi
Divyṣadhi (दिव्य्षधि).—f. a herb of great supernatural efficacy, i. e. curing snake-poison; हिम...
Karanka
Karaṅka (करङ्क).—nt. (in Sanskrit skull; in JM. skeleton, heap of bones, also bone in general),...

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