ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: RELEVANCE OF UPAMANA PRAMANA IN UNDERSTANDING THE CONCEPTS OF AYURVEDA
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Shubada V I *
Abstract: Pramana refer “means of knowledge”. Upamana is a pramana in which Knowledge is conveyed by analogies. Analogies are the definitive outlines which usually narrate the gist of a subject. Upamana Pramana has a vital role in describing the concepts of Ayurveda in a simple and understandable level. This Pramana is extensively found to describe various factors in all the sections of both Brihattrayi and Laghutrayi. Facts regarding perception of Shareera, identification of medicinal plant and principals of diagnosis and treatment shall be understood in a better way by comparing a known object to that of unknown. By the simple analogies the specifics of Ayurveda are unfolded in an apt manner.
Keyword: Upamana pramana, Lakshana, Shareera, Analogy.