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Rasashastra

Sooryakanta (Sunstone): Qualities, Shodhana, Marana, Dose

Sooryakanta belogs to the Sphatika type. It has a shine similar to a glass, white in colour, yields fire on continuous exposure to Sunlight. It is a compound of Sodium, Aluminium, Silicon and Oxygen. Relative density is 2.5 and Hardness 5.5

Synonyms Sooryakant

Suryakanta, tapanamani, Deeptopala, Rudikanta, Agnigarbha, Jwalanaashma, Arkopala, Taapana.

Suryakanta Availability

Myanmar, Norway

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Suryakanta Suitable characters

शुद्ध: स्निग्धो निर्व्रणो निस्तुषोऽन्तर्यो निघष्टोऽत्यन्तनैर्मल्यमेति ।
यः सूर्यास्पर्शनिष्ठ्यूतवह्निर्जात्यः सोऽयं कथ्यते सूर्यकान्तः ॥ (आ प्र ५/१४१)
śuddha: snigdho nirvraṇo nistuṣo’ntaryo nighaṣṭo’tyantanairmalyameti |
yaḥ sūryāsparśaniṣṭhyūtavahnirjātyaḥ so’yaṃ kathyate sūryakāntaḥ || (ā pra 5/141)

Clear, clean, unctuous, no pores, no layers, becomes more clear on rubbing and which gets heated / generates fire on exposure to sunlight.

Qualities of Suryakant

सूर्यकान्तो मतो मेध्य उष्णश्चैव रसायन: ।
बलासवातशमनौ विशेषेण च कीर्तितः ॥ (र.त.२३/१८५)
sūryakānto mato medhya uṣṇaścaiva rasāyana: |
balāsavātaśamanau viśeṣeṇa ca kīrtitaḥ || (ra.ta.23/185)

Ushna veerya, Medhya, Rasayana, kaphavata nashaka. It is good for Suryagraha.

Read more about Rasayana treatment here

Sooryakanta Shodhana

Dolayantra swedana with kshara and Amla liquids for 3 hours.
Read more about “Yantras in Rasashastra” here

Sooryakant Marana

It is added with equal parts of Gandha, a Haratala and manashila, given Bhavana with Nimbuswarasa, chakrikas are preared and subjected to 3 Puta heat.

Suryakant Dose

½ – 2 Ratti (62.5 mg to 250 mg) in divided doses per day

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