Sasyaka, Shasyaka: 6 definitions
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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
Sasyaka (सस्यक, “copper sulphate ore, blue vitriol”):—One of the eight mahārasa (‘superior minerals’), according to the Rasaprakāśasudhākara: a 13th century Sanskrit book on Indian alchemy, or, Rasaśāstra.Source: Indian Journal of History of Science: Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara, chapter 4-5
Sasyaka or Tuttha (‘copper sulphate’):—That which is blue in colour, possess marakata-mani (emerald) like shade and associated with tejas (brightness) is considered as superior Sasyaka. As it was mixed with viṣa anda mṛta at the time of origin hence its properties are more than viṣa, just like asūdhā which when associated with viṣa becomes more potent in properties than the plain sūdhā. It can pacify tridoṣas, checks viṣa-prabhāva, destroys gudaśūla, amlapitta and vibandha (constipation). And acts as best Rasāyana. Mayura-tuttha produces vomiting and purgation, destroys svitrakuṣṭha and also all the diseases.
Mythological Origin:—‘Garuḍa’ (a heaven bird) has drunken hālāhala poison and amṛta (nectar) simultaniously and vomited immediately. This vomited poison associated with sudhā (nectar) on marakata mountain when turned solid in due course oftime became known as Sasyaka.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sasyaka (सस्यक).—a. Possessed of good qualities, meritorious.
-kaḥ 1 A sword.
2) A weapon.
3) A kind of precious stone .
4) The inner part of a cocoanut; L. D. B.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) 1. A sort of precious stone, described as of the colour of the inner fruit of the cocoanut. 2. A sword. f.
(-kā) Adj. Possessed of good qualities. E. kan added to the last.
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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Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Minerals (uparasa) (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 4 - Characteristics of Sasyaka (blue stone, found in nature) < [Chapter V - Uparasa (5-6): Tuttha and Sasyaka (copper sulphate)]
Part 6 - Incineration of the essence of tuttha and that of sasyaka < [Chapter V - Uparasa (5-6): Tuttha and Sasyaka (copper sulphate)]
Part 5 - Purification of sasyaka < [Chapter V - Uparasa (5-6): Tuttha and Sasyaka (copper sulphate)]
Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 1: Initiation, Mercury and Laboratory (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 13 - Treatment of Piles (12): Trailokya-tilaka rasa < [Chapter V - Piles]
Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)
Chapter 12 - Conducting Mining Operations and Manufacture < [Book 2 - The duties of Government Superintendents]
Chapter 11 - Examination of Gems that are to be entered into the Treasury < [Book 2 - The duties of Government Superintendents]