Vajrabhra, aka: Vajra-abhra, Vajrābhra; 2 Definition(s)
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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)
Vajrābhra (वज्राभ्र) is one of the four sub-varieties of Abhraka (‘mica’), a group of silicate minerals, according to the Sanskrit work called the Rasaprakāśasudhākara (treatise on rasaśāstra literature). It is also known as Vajrābhraka (वज्राभ्रक). Mica is further subdivided in four different colors: śveta (‘white’), rakta (‘red’), pīta (‘yellow’) and kṛṣṇa (‘black’).Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
Vajrābhra variety when heated strongly on fire never develops any vikṛti (change in shape and form) and on internal use, it makes the body as strong as vajra (the weapon of Lord Indra) and checks even death.Source: Indian Journal of History of Science: Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara, chapter 4-5
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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Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Minerals (uparasa) (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 4 - Process for creation of Dhanya-abhra (paddy mica) < [Chapter I - Uparasa (1): Abhra or Abhraka (mica)]