ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: INTRODUCTION TO THE MANUSCRIPTS OF UPACHARASARA: A MEDIEVAL MEDICAL TEXT WRITTEN BY MUKUNDA DAIVAJNA
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Rekha Sakkari *, S. M. Vaidya, Chetan M
Abstract: The manuscripts preserve acts as valuable treasure of knowledge which can be utilized for the wellbeing of present generation as well as to pass on to the next generation. Manuscripts possess many things like Jyotishya Shastra, Ayurveda Shastra and Prani Shastra etc. For the better understanding of contents of Ayurveda Manuscripts, the research study should be taken by Ayurveda physicians. As Ayurveda has its strong fundamentals, on which practical applications are deduced. The fundamental books of Ayurveda like Brihat Trayi, Laghu Trayi and other textbooks of Ayurveda are the achievements of proper manuscript studies. For gaining of further knowledge of Ayurveda, still more works are needed. A thorough study on Upacharasara, present in the form of manuscript in oriental research institute libraries has been brought much information that is new for present understanding. The present study focuses on various preventive and curative aspects of medicines for better development of Ayurveda practices. The major contents of this text can be made fewer than three major headings. They are the subject deal with Dravyadi Jnana (various concepts including Dravya), Roga Jnana (information about diseases) and Chikitsa Jnana (medicinal treatments). The underlying medical knowledge in Upacharasara is a huge contribution to the Ayurveda fraternity. The study is based on the technical method of critical edition in order to update and conserve the medical knowledge dealt in Upacharasara.
Keyword: Critical Edition, Dashanga Ayurveda, Mantra Chikitsa, Mukunda Daivajna, Upacharasara