Aşţadhātu

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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Asţadhatu, AsţadhAtu, Ashţadhaatu


  1. the eight metals
  2. the group of eight metals, the combination of which is considered auspicious and used for constructing divine images and ritual implements for worship, namely: svarna (gold), raupya (silver), tāmra (copper), pittala (bronze), kāńsya (brass); trapu (zinc), sīsaka (lead) and lauha (iron).
  3. the eight metals
  4. the group of eight metals, the combination of which is considered auspicious and used for constructing divine images and ritual implements for worship, namely: svarna (gold), raupya (silver), tāmra (copper), pittala (bronze), kāńsya (brass); trapu (zinc), sīsaka (lead) and lauha (iron).By Jit Majumdar


  1. the eight metals
  2. the group of eight metals, the combination of which is considered auspicious and used for constructing divine images and ritual implements for worship, namely: svarna (gold), raupya (silver), tāmra (copper), pittala (bronze), kāńsya (brass); trapu (zinc), sīsaka (lead) and lauha (iron).