Shailasambhuta, aka: Śailasaṃbhūta, Shaila-sambhuta; 2 Definition(s)


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

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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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.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Shailasambhuta in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Śailasaṃbhūta (शैलसंभूत).—red chalk.

Derivable forms: śailasaṃbhūtam (शैलसंभूतम्).

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

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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