Vadavanala, Vaḍavānala, Vadava-anala, Vāḍavānala: 5 definitions
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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
1) Vaḍavānala (वडवानल) or Vaḍavānalarasa is the name of an Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 2, dealing with jvara: fever). 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., vaḍavānala-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)
2) Vaḍavānala (वडवानल) is also mentioned as an Ayurvedic recipe mentioned in chapter 4 (ajīrṇa: indigestion).
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
vaḍavānala (वडवानल).—m A fabulous submarine fire.
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
Vaḍavānala (वडवानल).—the submarine fire.
Derivable forms: vaḍavānalaḥ (वडवानलः).
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Vāḍavānala (वाडवानल).—the submarine fire.
Derivable forms: vāḍavānalaḥ (वाडवानलः).
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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
Vāḍavānala (ವಾಡವಾನಲ):—[noun] = ವಾಡಬ - [vadaba -] 2.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Vadavanalarasa.
Ends with: Tridoshavadavanala.
Search found 7 books and stories containing Vadavanala, Vaḍavānala, Vadava-anala, Vaḍavā-anala, Vāḍavānala, Vāḍava-anala; (plurals include: Vadavanalas, Vaḍavānalas, analas, Vāḍavānalas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 34 - The Descent of Sarasvatī < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 31 - The Origin of the Submarine Fire (Vāḍava or Vaḍavānala) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 35 - Greatness of Agni Tīrtha < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Treatment for fever (62): Vadavanala rasa < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]
Treatment for fever (61): Tridosha-vadavanala rasa < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]
Part 4 - Treatment for indigestion (2): Vadavanala rasa < [Chapter IV - Irregularity of the digesting heat]
Lord Hayagriva in Sanskrit Literature (by Anindita Adhikari)
The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)