Maharishi Nagarjuna was a great chemistry scientist from ancient India, a metallurgy and doctor who did many research work in the fields of chemistry, metallurgy and medicine and wrote many books.
It is believed that Nagarjuna was born around 931 AD in the village of Daksh in Gujarat.
Contribution of Nagarjuna to Chemical and Metallurgy
India’s history of chemistry and metallurgy is about 3 thousand years old. How far ahead the ancient India was in chemical and metallurgy, it can be estimated from this that the iron pillar located in Mehrauli, Delhi, built 1600 years ago, has not been fought till now.
Nagarjuna started research work in chemistry field from the age of 12 years. On chemistry, he composed many books, including ‘Ras Ratnakar’ and ‘Rasendra Marsal’.
In Ras Ratnakar, he has given several methods of obtaining acids and alkali from tree plants which are still used today. In this book he also told how to purify the purses and how to make their compounds. In Ras Ratnakar, he has also told the methods to remove and refine the raw metal of silver, gold, tin and copper. He wrote this book in the style of conversation between himself and the gods.
Nagarjuna has given a description in Ras Ratnkar that how can the other metals change in gold, if they do not change in gold then the yellowish yellow light above them will be as gold. They have also told us how to make mercury-like objects from minerals such as hingul and tin.
Contribution to Nagarjuna Medical Science
Nagarjuna was a very good doctor or a doctor to say, he prepared many medicines (medicines) of many diseases. In the field of medical science, his famous books are ‘Cellutaputra’, ‘Sanjana Manjari’, ‘Yog Sarat’ and ‘Yogastak’.
Nagarjuna had done a lot of research on mercury and told how to make medicines to overcome large diseases.
In one of his books, Nagarjuna considered Shiva as Shiva element and sulfer as Parvati element and said that when the two elements joined Hingul (a type of mineral), the matter which came up is enough to increase lifespan (age). Is beneficial. He named him ‘Rasisindur’.
Nagarjuna’s book shows that he was purifying them by removing the harmful properties of minerals so that they could make healthier medicines.
Legends related to Nagarjuna
Perhaps in my own time, so many stories had not been fabricated about any person as much about Nagarjuna. People used to say that they were in contact with goddesses so that they had the power to convert the metals into gold and they could also make nectar.