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Vagbhata's: Astanga Hrdaya Sutra-Sthana

 
Deepak Yadav 'Premchand' (Author) S.D. Kamat (Foroward) The Chaukhamba Ayurveda Studies
Synopsis

The present day Ayurveda stands firmly on its literary pillars. These are the works of great Sages who dedicated their lives to the cause of the great science of life i.e. Ayurveda. Ashtanga Hrdayam (written by great pillar.) This work enjoys great popularity among the Ayurvedic fraternity and also with the general people of India. The subjects, in the work, are spread in one hundred and twenty chapters which are divided into six sections.

The first section (Sutrasthana) has thirty chapters in total. Explaining the meaning of word "Sutrasthana' Vagbhata says - 'in this section of ashtanga Hadayam the subtle meanings (sukshma artha) of various topics are composed (sutrita)'. Among the six sections, Sutrasthana of Ashtanga Hrdayam is considered to be the best.

The present work is an English translation of the first section (Sutrasthana) with its original Sanskrit text. The translation includes maximum Sanskrit words (with their English meanings). Parallel references of both, Charaka Samhita and Sushruta Samhita (the two strong literary pillars of Ayurveda), are also provided in the notes after each Sanskrit shloka and its translation.Many tables and charts, for summarizing various topics, are given after important topics. Useful appendices are added at the end of the book. This work will be useful for all those interested in getting acquainted with the scientific foundation of Ayurveda (the science of life).

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About the authors

Deepak Yadav 'Premchand'

Dr. Deepak Yadav 'Premchand' M.D. (born on 24th October, 1980 in Mumbai, Maharashtra) completed BAMS from Smt. KGMP Ayurvedic College, Mumbai in 2003 and MD (Basiv Principles of Ayurveda) from Ayurveda College, Sion, Mumbai in 2007 under the guidance of Dr. Ganesh S. Puradkar. After Post-graduation, in 2008 he joined Veenavadini ayurvedic College, Bhopal as a lecturer. He is actively involved in clinical practice, literary work and popularization of Ayurveda.

S.D. Kamat

Born on 21st of February 1936, Dr. Sadanand Digambar Kamat did his D. S. A.C. from Mumbai in 1957 securing gold medal. He completed his Ayurvacharya Course from Delhi in 1960 and M.F.A.M. from Maharashtra in 1969. He served as an advisor in Ayurvedic formulations to Franco-Indian Pharmaceuticals from 1974 to 1975. He received Vanoushadhi Puraskar from Khadivale Vaidyak Sanshodhan Sanstha, Pune in 1988. He is a general Practitioner in ayurvedic Medicine since 1960 and is currently working for Literary Research in the Board of Research in Ayurveda, Mumbai as a Research worker. He has published many articles in ayurvedic journals and magazines. Dr. S.D. Kamat is also an elected trustee & President of Ayurvidya Prasarak Mandal, Mumbai since 1991.

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Bibliographic information

Title Vagbhata's: Astanga Hrdaya Sutra-Sthana
Format Hardcover
Date published: 23.08.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: Sanskrit, English
isbn 9789383721108
length i+916p., 26cm.