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The Ardha Gajapuṭa is an arrangement for heating the processed mineral and mettalic materials by placing them in a pit of 42 cm each (half raja hasta) in lenght , breadth and depth, Half the pit is filled with cow-dung cakes. The śarāva sampuṭa with material is put upon it.The empty space above the śarāva sampuṭa is also filled with cow-dung cakes. The puṭa is then ignited.
- The Ayurvedic formulary of India Part III, page no 478.