Sasyaka; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

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.

Source: Indian Journal of History of Science: Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara, chapter 4-5
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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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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: 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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Tuttha
Tuttha (तुत्थ).—[tud-thak]1) Fire.2) A stone.-ttham Sulphate of copper, usually applied to the ...
Maharasa
Mahārasa (महारस).—a. very savoury. (-saḥ) 1 a sugarcane. 2) quicksilver. 3) a precious mineral....

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