International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy

ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343


Article Category: Review articles

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.130115

Pages: 68-70

Author: Mahesh Kumar *, Rajesh Kumar, Priyanka, S.S. Gupta

Abstract: Ayurveda is the most ancient life science in the world. Ayurveda gives fundamental knowledge about the life of human beings and its associated science too. Ashtanga Ayurveda (eight limbs of Ayurveda) is described in Ayurvedic Samhita’s (Ancient literature) very much elaborated. Various body parts have been interrelated in the 5th chapter of Sushruta’s Sharirsthan (Sharirsankhyavyakaran Shariram). In this chapter, Acharya Sushruta (father of Surgery) explained about anga (organ), pratyang (body component) and their numbers some likes Twacha (Skin), Kala (membrane), Aashaya (cavity like a sac), Snayu (ligament), Sevani etc. At the same time, Acharya Charaka (sage) is described as shadang Sharir (six-part of the body) and 56 pratyang such as Twacha, Kala, Aashaya, Snayu and Sevani etc. Sevani is one of the crucial structures of the body which divides the skull into different parts. The number of Sevani is seven in the body. There is a lot of controversy in words and seemant (type of joint). Hence in this review attempt is made to clarify these terms with the help of modern science.

Keyword: Sevani (sub organ of the body), Tunnsevani, Seemant (type of joint), Suture (joint in the skull)