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Ayurveda or Ayurvedic medicine is an ancient system
of health care that is native to the Indian
subcontinent. It is presently in daily use by
millions of people in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and
indirectly through it being the major influence on
Unani, Chinese and Tibetan Medicine, in China,
Tibet, and Pakistan too. The word "Ayurveda" is a
tatpurusha compound of the word āyus meaning "life"
or "life principle", and the word veda, which refers
to a system of "knowledge". Thus "Ayurveda" roughly
translates as the "knowledge of life". According to Charaka Samhita, "life" itself is defined as the
"combination of the body, sense organs, mind and
soul, the factor responsible for preventing decay
and death, which sustains the body over time, and
guides the processes of rebirth" According to
this perspective, Ayurveda is concerned with
measures to protect "ayus", which includes healthy
living along with therapeutic measures that relate
to physical, mental, social and spiritual harmony.
Ayurveda is also one among the few traditional
systems of medicine to contain a sophisticated
system of surgery (which is referred to as "salya-chikitsa").
According to the
Ayurvedavatarana (the "descent of Ayurveda"), the
origin of Ayurveda is stated to be a divine
revelation of the ancient Indian creator God Lord
Brahma as he awoke to recreate the universe. This
knowledge was passed directly to Daksha Prajapati in
the form of shloka sung by Lord Brahma, and this
was in turn passed down through a successive chain
of deities to Lord Indra, the protector of dharma.
According to this account, the first human exponent
of Ayurveda was Bharadvaja, who learned it directly
from Indra. Bharadvaja in turn taught Ayurveda to a
group of assembled sages, who then passed down
different aspects of this knowledge to their
students. According to tradition, Ayurveda was first
described in text form by Agnivesha, in his book the
Agnivesh tantra. The book was later redacted by
Charaka, and became known as the Charaka Samhitā.
Another early text of Ayurveda is the Sushruta
Samhitā, which was compiled by Sushrut, the primary
pupil of Dhanvantri, sometime around 1000 BC.
Dhanvantri is known as the Father of Surgery, and in
the Sushrut Samhita, the teachings and surgical
techniques of Dhanvantri are compiled and
complemented with additional findings and
observations of Sushrut regarding topics ranging
from obstetrics and orthopedics to ophthalmology.
Sushrut Samhita together with Charaka Samhitā,
served as the textual material within the ancient
Universities of Takshashila and Nalanda. These
texts are believed to have been written around the
beginning of the Common Era, and is based on a
holistic approach rooted in the philosophy of the
Vedas and Vedic culture.
Ayurvedic Colleges in Gujarat
Shri Dhanwantry Ayurved College & Hospital