Shilajit, aka: Śilājit, Shila-jit; 4 Definition(s)
Shilajit means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Śilājit can be transliterated into English as Silajit or Shilajit, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)
Śilājit (Asphaltum punjabianum) capsule was prescribed for its balya (strength-giving), yogavāhi (catalytic) and rasāyana (rejuvenator) propertiesSource: PMC: Ayurvedic management of postlumbar myelomeningocele surgery
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Languages of India and abroad
śilājit (शिलाजित्).—m S Bitumen.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
śilājit (शिलाजित्).—m Bitumen.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Śilājit is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śilā and jit (जित्).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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 1 - Characteristics of Shilajatu or Shilajit (bitumen) < [Chapter IV - Uparasa (4): Shilajatu or Shilajit (bitumen)]
Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)