I want to read about human body described in hindu scriptures. If there is any please provide links or references or books?


From an Ayurvedic perspective, there is the the Sharirasthana of the Sushruta-samhita which deals with anatomy and the human body (sharira), and various other subjects:


A small chapter from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad also deals with the Sharira (body):


And from the advaita-vedanta perspective, we have the Taittiriya Upanishad where five chapters are dedicated to the five layers (kośa, ‘sheats’) of a human being:

Book II: Brahmavalli, Part A: Brahmavidyā expounded:
Chapter XI - Annamaya-kośa
Chapter XII - Prāṇamaya-kośa
Chapter XIII - Manomaya-kośa
Chapter XIV - Vijñānamaya-kośa
Chapter XV - Ānandamaya-kośa

And finally, the ‘Vedic index of names and subjects’ also has a detailed definition on the human body (sharira) including many references to Vedic literature:


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