Tiryakpatanayantra, Tiryakpātanayantra, Tiryakpatana-yantra: 3 definitions



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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Tiryakpātanayantra (तिर्यक्पातनयन्त्र):—The Sanskrit name for an alchemical apparatus used in the treatment of Mecrury. The term is mentioned in classical texts such as the Rasaprakāśasudhākara, a Sanskrit work on Rasaśāstra. No less than fourty different tools like this one, mainly used for restraining/controlling the mercury from being escaped, are described in this text. The compaund Ūrdhvapātanayantra is composed of the words Tiryakpātana (referring to “horizontal distillation” of mercury) and Yantra (meaning “instrument” or “apparatus”).

Source: Academia.edu: Ayurveda and Pharmaceutics (rasashastra)

Tiryakpātanayantra is an iron retort prepared for distillation of mercury with a delivery tank weld to it at an angle of 45°.

Source: CCRAS: Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia of India, Appendix I

Tiryakpātanayantra (तिर्यक्पातनयन्त्र) is an instrument prepared for distillation of Parada with the delivery tank weld approximately at an angle of 45°. (see the Āyurvedaprakāśa 4.53: a Sanskrit work on Rasaśāstra written in the 16th-century by Mādhava).

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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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