Varshabhu, aka: Varṣābhū, Varsha-bhu; 3 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Varṣābhū can be transliterated into English as Varsabhu or Varshabhu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Varṣābhū (वर्षाभू):—One of the sixty-seven Mahauṣadhi, as per Rasaśāstra texts (rasa literature). These drugs are useful for processing mercury (rasa), such as the alchemical processes known as sūta-bandhana and māraṇa.

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Varṣābhū (वर्षाभू) is another name for Punarnavā, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Boerhavia diffusa (spreading hogweed) from the Nyctaginaceae family. It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 4.117-119), which is a 13th-century medicinal thesaurus.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Varṣābhū (वर्षाभू).—m.

1) a frog.

2) a kind of insect (indragopa).

Varṣābhū is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms varṣā and bhū (भू).

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Varṣābhū (वर्षाभू).—f.

1) a female frog or a little frog.

2) hogweed.

3) an earth-worm.

Derivable forms: varṣābhūḥ (वर्षाभूः).

Varṣābhū is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms varṣā and bhū (भू). See also (synonyms): varṣābhvī.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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