Vadavanala, Vaḍavānala, Vadava-anala, Vāḍavānala: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

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 book cover
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vadavanala in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vaḍavānala (वडवानल).—m A fabulous submarine fire.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vadavanala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaḍavānala (वडवानल).—the submarine fire.

Derivable forms: vaḍavānalaḥ (वडवानलः).

Vaḍavānala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vaḍavā and anala (अनल). See also (synonyms): vaḍavāgni.

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Vāḍavānala (वाडवानल).—the submarine fire.

Derivable forms: vāḍavānalaḥ (वाडवानलः).

Vāḍavānala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vāḍava and anala (अनल). See also (synonyms): vāḍavāgni.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vadavanala in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vadavanala in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vāḍavānala (ವಾಡವಾನಲ):—[noun] = ವಾಡಬ - [vadaba -] 2.

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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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