Sudhasindhu, Sudhāsindhu, Sudha-sindhu: 5 definitions



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In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

[«previous next»] — Sudhasindhu in Rasashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Sudhāsindhu (सुधासिन्धु) is the name of an Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 3, atisāra: diarrhoea). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). However, as an ayurveda treatment, it should be taken twith caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.

Accordingly, when using such recipes (e.g., sudhā-sindhu-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)

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sudhasindhu in Shaktism glossary
Source: Manblunder: Saundaryalaharī

Sudhāsindhu (सुधासिन्धु).—Śaṃkarācārya talks about ocean of nectar (sudhā-sindhu). Nectarine ocean is a cosmic ocean. Nectar is the result of Bliss. Lalitā-sahasranāma 61 explains the same concept as sudhā-sāgara-madhyasthā. sudhā-sāgara and sudhā-sindhu both mean a place in sahasrāra or the crown chakra. When kuṇḍalinī reaches this soma-cakra, due to the extreme heat, a liquid flows down through the throat (nāma 106).  This liquid is called sudhā as its viscosity and taste resembles nectar.  This liquid is also called amrṭavarśinī. Amrṭam also means nectar. She being present in the middle of this soma-cakra in the midst of ocean of nectar causes this nectar to flow into all the 72,000 (nāḍis) nerves of human body.  It is said that, if this nectar flows into our body, it does not cause death to the physical body.  However this is possible only during advanced stage of kuṇḍalinī meditation. This is said to be the reason for long life of great sages. Sudhā-sindu also means the bindu in the centre of Śrī Cakra and this bindu is mentioned in this verse in a very subtle manner.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sudhasindhu in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Sudhāsindhu (सुधासिन्धु) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—See Sāhityasudhāsindhu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sudhāsindhu (सुधासिन्धु):—[=su-dhā-sindhu] [from su-dhā] m. the ocean of n°, [Ānanda-laharī]

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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.

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