Valukayantra, Vālukayantra, Valuka-yantra: 5 definitions


Valukayantra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

[«previous next»] — Valukayantra in Rasashastra glossary
Source: Ayurveda and Pharmaceutics (rasashastra)

Vālukayantra (sand apparatus): A wide mouth earthen vessel is punctured at its bottom to form 3-5 small holes. These holes are made so as to ensure that the lower surface of the glass vessel gets controlled heat when the equipment is placed on fire. This glass vessel is half-filled with the medicine mixture is then covered or bandaged with cloth soaked in mud/clay. The glass vessel containing kajjali (mixture of mercury and sulphur) is heated for many hours. The sand used gives controlled heat to the glass container. The medicines made in this technique are known as sindhūra-auṣadas.

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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»] — Valukayantra in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vālukāyantra (वालुकायंत्र).—n (S Sand-machine.) A sand glass or vessel for measuring time.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vālukāyantra (वालुकायंत्र).—n A sand-glass for measuring time.

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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»] — Valukayantra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vālukāyantra (वालुकायन्त्र).—a sand-bath.

Derivable forms: vālukāyantram (वालुकायन्त्रम्).

Vālukāyantra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vālukā and yantra (यन्त्र).

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

Vālukāyantra (वालुकायन्त्र):—[=vālukā-yantra] [from vālukā > vālu] n. a sand-bath, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

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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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