Vidyadharayantra, Vidyadhara-yantra, Vidyādharayantra: 3 definitions



Vidyadharayantra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Vidyādharayantra (विद्याधरयन्त्र):—An apparatus used to extract mercury from cinnabar etc.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: The Amanaska Yoga

Vidyādharayantra (विद्याधरयन्त्र):—The vidyādharayantra is an alchemical ‘instrument’ consisting of two chambers, one above the other. Metals are heated in one chamber, and condense in the cool chamber. The apparatus of the vidyādharayantra was also known as Śāmbhavī-mudrā in alchemy. In Haṭha Yoga, its equivalent was the mudrā called viparītakaraṇī, which is known as headstand and shoulder-stand in modern styles. It is sometimes known by the name ‘Dharāyantra’.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vidyadharayantra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vidyādharayantra (विद्याधरयन्त्र):—[=vidyā-dhara-yantra] [from vidyā-dhara > vidyā > vid] n. an apparatus for sublimating quicksilver, [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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