Vikramakeshari, Vikramakeśarī, Vikrama-keshari: 1 definition
Vikramakeshari 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.
The Sanskrit term Vikramakeśarī can be transliterated into English as Vikramakesari or Vikramakeshari, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
Vikramakeśarī (विक्रमकेशरी) or Vikramakeśarin 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). Pārvatīśaṅkara is an ayurveda treatment and should be taken with caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.
Accordingly, when using such recipes (eg., vikrama-keśarī-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)
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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Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Kodumbalur < [Chapter IV - Temples of Sundara Chola’s Time]
Temples in Kodumbalur < [Chapter II - Temples of Parantaka I’s Time]
Parantaka I < [Chapter XIV - Conclusion]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Arpakkam < [Chapter II - Temples of Rajaraja I’s Time]
Temples in Palur (Paluvur) < [Parantaka I]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)