Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances

by Bhudeb Mookerjee | 1938 | 47,185 words | ISBN-10: 8170305829 | ISBN-13: 9788170305828

This third volume of the Rasa-jala-nidhi deals with purification techniques of the Seven Metals (sapta-dhatu) and various Gems (ratna). It also deals with substances such as Alkalis (kshara), Salts (lavana), Poisions (visha) and Semi-poisions (upavisha) as well as various alcholic liquors. The Rasa-jala-nidhi (“the ocean of Iatrochemistry, or, che...

Part 10 - Names of well-known chemists

Of the innumerable chemists, most of whom have passed into oblivion, the names of the following are still remembered:—(1) king Nandi, (2) Shukra, the sage, (3) Adima, (4) Chandrasena (5) Ravana (king of Lanka), (6) king Rama-Chandra of Ajodhya (Ayodhya) (7) Kapali (8) Matta, (9) Mandavya, (10) Bhaskara, (11) Surasena, (12) Ratnakosha, (13) Shambhu, (14) Satvika, (15) Narabahana (Naravahana), (16) Indrada, (17) Gomukha, (18) Kambali, (19) Vyari, (20) Brahmajyoti, (21) Dandi, (22) Somadeva, (23) Nagarjuna, (24) Surananda, (25) Nagabodhi, (26) Jasodhara, (27) Khanda, (28) Kapalika, (29) Brahma, (30) Govinda, (31) Lambaka, (32) Hari, (33) Manthana-Bhairava, (34) Nityanatha, (35) Bagbhata, (36) Anantadeva, and (37) Bhudeva (the author.)

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Names of well-known chemists’ included in Bhudeb Mookerjee’s Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances. The text includes treatments, recipes and remedies and is categorised as Rasa Shastra: an important branch of Ayurveda that specialises in medicinal/ herbal chemistry, alchemy and mineralogy, for the purpose of prolonging and preserving life.

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