Sudhakara, Sudhākara, Sudhākāra, Sudha-akara, Sudha-kara: 11 definitions
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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
Sudhākara (सुधाकर) or Sudhākararasa is the name of a Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fifth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 19, Daha: sensation of heat). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). However, since it is an ayurveda treatment it should be taken with caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.
Accordingly, when using such recipes (e.g., sudhākara-rasa): “the minerals (uparasa), poisons (viṣa), and other drugs (except herbs), referred to as ingredients of medicines, are to be duly purified and incinerated, as the case may be, in accordance with the processes laid out in the texts.” (see introduction to Iatro chemical medicines)
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
sudhākara : (m.) the moon.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
sudhākara (सुधाकर).—m A reformer. Specifically, a social reformer.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sudhākāra (सुधाकार).—the moon.
Derivable forms: sudhākāraḥ (सुधाकारः).
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Sudhākāra (सुधाकार).—the plasterer, white-washer; सूपकाराः सुधाकारा वंशचर्मकृतस्तथा (sūpakārāḥ sudhākārā vaṃśacarmakṛtastathā) (pratasthire) Rām.2.8.3.
Derivable forms: sudhākāraḥ (सुधाकारः).
Sudhākāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sudhā and kāra (कार).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ) The moon. E. sudhā nectar, ākara a mine.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sudhākara (सुधाकर).—[masculine] = [preceding]
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Sudhākāra (सुधाकार).—[masculine] white-washer.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Sudhākara (सुधाकर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[grammatical] by Kṛṣṇa Śāstrin. Oppert. Ii, 1671. 2116.
2) Sudhākara (सुधाकर):—alaṃk. Quoted by Vāsudeva on Karpūramañjarī.
3) Sudhākara (सुधाकर):—Siddhāntakaumudīṭīkā.
4) Sudhākara (सुधाकर):—poet. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa]
5) Sudhākara (सुधाकर):—a grammarian. Quoted in Gaṇaratnamahodadhi p. 141. 162, in Mādhavīyadhātuvṛtti, by Bhaṭṭoji Oxf. 162^b, in Dhāturatnākara.
6) Sudhākara (सुधाकर):—a tāntric writer. Mentioned in Śaktiratnākara Oxf. 101^a.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Sudhākara (सुधाकर):—[=su-dhākara] [from su-dhā] m. a mine or receptacle of n°, [Naiṣadha-carita]
2) [v.s. ...] the moon, [ib.] (-tā f., [Caurapañcāśikā])
3) [v.s. ...] Name of various works. and authors.
4) Sudhākāra (सुधाकार):—[=su-dhā-kāra] [from su-dhā] m. a plasterer, whitewasher, [Rāmāyaṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sudhākara (सुधाकर):—[sudhā+kara] (raḥ) 1. m. The moon.
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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 (even English!). 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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Sudhākara (ಸುಧಾಕರ):—[noun] the moon.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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