Sanskrit Names of Metals and Minerals

Sanskrit Names of Metals and Minerals

The Sanskrit names of metals and minerals in English, Sanskrit are given below in a list. You can ask us if you would like to know the Sanskrit name of any other metal or mineral.

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Sanskrit Names of Metals and Minerals
EnglishSanskritTransliteration
Silver रजतंRajataṁ
Brassपित्तलंPittalaṁ
LeadसीसंSīsaṁ
Copperताम्रंTāmraṁ
Tinत्रपुTrapu
Bell Metalकांस्यंKāṁsyaṁ
Quick SilverपारदंPāradaṁ
Micaअभ्रकंAbhrakaṁ

15 thoughts on “Sanskrit Names of Metals and Minerals”

    1. Aluminum was discovered as its own individual metal in 1824, which by then Sanskrit had essentially become a more or less a more rare language, and although it is still spoken in some Indian languages. As a classic language, it would therefore not have a noun describing aluminum and the word aluminium, as an imported word, is used by those few who still use it.

  1. Can any one help me the Latin Names (English Names) of the following chemicals / Metals / Minerals which I am giving in Telugu. These are the names we used in Telugu medicines. I need to find out the English names of then.

    1. Gangasindhuram
    2. Muddarasingu
    3. RasaSindhuram
    4. RasaKarpooram
    5. Mailatutti
    6. Gandhakam –> I know its Sulphur
    7. Paadarasam –> Its Mercury
    8. Engileekam

    Any help on the above is highly appreciated.

    – Namaskar.
    Kamesh. K

  2. shailendra singh

    please name following metal in Sanskrit
    strontium, berrylium, barium, sodium, magnesium, rubidium, calcium, caesium

    1. Tin metal
      It should be used in form of bhasam
      You can purchase it from any branded company like baidhyanath, himalaya drugs, patanjali
      It is better to take by any ayurveda doctor’s suggestion

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