Shailasambhuta, Śailasaṃbhūta, Shaila-sambhuta: 3 definitions

Introduction

Shailasambhuta 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 Śailasaṃbhūta can be transliterated into English as Sailasambhuta or Shailasambhuta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

[«previous (S) next»] — Shailasambhuta in Rasashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Śailasaṃbhūta (शैलसंभूत, “asphalt, mineral pitch, bituman”):—One of the eight mahārasa (‘superior minerals’), according to the Rasaprakāśasudhākara: a 13th century Sanskrit book on Indian alchemy, or, Rasaśāstra. It is also known as Śilājatu.

Rasashastra book cover
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (S) next»] — Shailasambhuta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śailasaṃbhūta (शैलसंभूत).—red chalk.

Derivable forms: śailasaṃbhūtam (शैलसंभूतम्).

Śailasaṃbhūta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śaila and saṃbhūta (संभूत).

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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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