Shukapiccha, Śukapiccha: 1 definition
Shukapiccha 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 Śukapiccha can be transliterated into English as Sukapiccha or Shukapiccha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Shukapichchha.
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
Śukapiccha (शुकपिच्छ):—Another name for Pītagandhaka (“yellow sulphur”), which is one of the four varieties of Gandhaka (‘sulphur’), which is part of the uparasa group of eight minerals, according to the Rasaprakāśasudhākara: a 13th century Sanskrit book on Indian alchemy, or, Rasaśāstra.
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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