Yavakshara, aka: Yava-kshara, Yavakṣāra; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Yavakṣāra can be transliterated into English as Yavaksara or Yavakshara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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Yavakṣāra (यवक्षार) refers to a carbonate of potash, prepared from ashes of barley husks.. (see Bhudeb Mookerji and his Rasajalanidhi)

Source: archive.org: Rasa-Jala-Nidhi: Or Ocean of indian chemistry and alchemy
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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

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yavakṣāra (यवक्षार).—m (S) pop. yavakhāra m Nitrate of potash. The nitre is prepared from the ashes of barleystraw.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

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Yavakṣāra (यवक्षार).—salt-petre, nitre, nitrate of potash; सौवर्चलं यवक्षारं सर्जिकां च हरीतकीम् (sauvarcalaṃ yavakṣāraṃ sarjikāṃ ca harītakīm) Śiva B.3.17.

Derivable forms: yavakṣāraḥ (यवक्षारः).

Yavakṣāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yava and kṣāra (क्षार). See also (synonyms): yavāhva, yavāpatya, yavanālaja, yavaja.

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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