Charak Samhita Chapter 27 -Sutra Sthana – Annapana Vidhanam (सूत्र स्थान , अन्नपान विधानं ) is dedicated to food items. This chapter discuss about various food items and their types. We can also find various characteristics of food items in this chapter .
कृमिवातातपहतं शष्कं जीर्णमनार्तवम् |
शाकं नि:स्नेहसिद्धं च वर्ज्यं यथापरिस्रुतम ||314||
Majority of the cookbooks (and other cookbooks) are available here.
Paka darshana of Nala is available. Some excerpts are available here.
Bhojana Kuthuhala is available. The online edition is here.
Soopa Shastra is available. See the online edition.
Mānasollāsa is extensively discussed in this book,
Indian Food: A Historical Companion. This book is available ...
Kayakalpa is yogic practice but not the Kayakalpa we know in current world. Siddhar Sivavakkiyar describes it in his song.
Urutharitha Nadiyl odingi nindra vaivinai
Karuthinal nirthuye kabalam atre vallirae
Pertharum baalan avar meniyum sivanthu vidum - Sivavakkiyar padal
You can search this song in Sivavakkiyar Siddhar songs
This is song of Sivavakkiyar ...
Vichitravirya's death is described in this chapter of the Adi Parva of the Mahabharata:
And though Vichitravirya was virtuous and abstemious, yet, proud of youth and beauty, he soon became lustful after his marriage. And both Ambika and Ambalika were of tall stature, and of the complexion of molten gold. And their heads were covered with black curly hair, ...
Ayurveda is treated as Upaveda of Rigveda and Antharveda.1
The Charanavyuha mentions Āyurveda as Upavedas of Rigveda. But Sushruta and Bhavaprakasha mention Ayurveda as an upaveda of the
So Ayurveda is treated as upveda of Rigveda or Atharveda.
"In which scriptures is there mention of Ashwini Kumaras being taught the secrets of Ayurveda - the Ancient Indian Medical Science." ?
There are two schools of medicine one is Atreya School which is represented by Charaka and the second is the Dhanvantari School of surgery represented by Shushruta.
Brahma who is said to be the first teacher of the universe ...
Vaata is wind God Vayu.
Same mantra occurs in the Rigveda and there is a clear indication of the devatas.
Rigveda Mandala 10 Sukta 186:
FILLING our hearts with health and joy, may Vāta breathe his balm on us
May he prolong our days of life.
Thou art our Father, Vāta, yea, thou art a Brother and a friend,
So give us strength that we may live.
It most probably corresponds to Pentapetes phoenicea belonging to the Malvaceae family. It is variously mentioned as Bandhūka, Bandhujiva or Bandhujīvaka or even Jayasumana.
Rājanighaṇṭu: Bandhūka (hindi Guldupahariā or Dopahariyā) has mention in the Rājanighaṇṭu (tenth chapter). It is described as follows:
Sanskrit Synonyms: Bandhūka, Bandhujīva, ...
BhAvaprakAsh (by BhAva Mishra) is a good (probably the best) book on the subject.
It can be bought here (Original Sanskrit+Hindi translation). Or from here (Original Sanskrit+English translation). Plenty of options to choose from here.
About the book:
Bhava Prakash (14th century) This is the most important text, written
by Bhava-Mishra on the ...
All the Tithis have respective over ruling Deities. I am giving few such over-lordships here as found in the VarAha PurAna.
Sashti-Karthikeya or Skanda
I found the answer in this excerpt from Adinatha's Khechari Vidya, an early Hatha Yoga text dated to the 15th century:
[The yogin] should use equal amounts of the pollen of nirgundi, amala and
mundi, anointed with sugar, ghee and honey; after a year he destroys grey hair and wrinkles.
Nirgundi is the Chinese chastetree, Amala is the Indian gooseberry, ...
This is one of the minor Upanishads namely चाक्षुषोपनिषद् cākṣuṣopaniṣad. The knowledge gained from this Upanishad is capable of completely destroying the diseases of the eyes. This makes the eyes sparkle. Ahirbudhnya is the seer of the mantras of this visual knowledge. Chhand is Gayatri and the deity Surya (Savita) is the Lord. It is used for the prevention ...
Yes, it is another type of veda but it believed to be a part of Atharva-veda, as 'Veda' means 'knowledge' and 'Ayur' means 'life' in Sanskrit. Ayurveda is the most ancient science of healing which enhances longevity. It has influenced many of the older traditional methods of healing including Tibetan, Chinese and Greek medicine. Hence, Ayurveda is considered ...
Well, for collecting leaves like Durva, Bilva and Tulasi to be used in Puja there are certainly some mantras that are used.
Tulasi chayana mantra:
Om TulasyamritanAmAsi Sada Twam Keshava PriyA | KesavArthe Chinomi
TwAm Barada Bhva Shovane || Twadnga Sambhavaih Patraih PujaYAmi YathA
Harim | TathA Kuru PavitrAngi Kalau MalavinAshini ||
This mantra ...
Yes , the effectiveness of herb Brahmi ( Bacopa monnieri) and its usage is mentioned in Garuda Purana - Achara Kanda -Chapter 174 - These ayurvedic herb helps in improving intellect and memory.
Garuda Purana is mentioning a Ghrtam (Herbal Ghee) called Brahmi Gratham . The Garuda Purana is also providing us the method of preparation and formula of ...
Do niyoga is surrogacy?
Yes, niyoga is surrogacy:
Manu 9.59 - If a wife doesn't have any children, then when she is given permission by her elders, she may obtain the desired children from her younger brother-in-law or a sapinda.
However, niyoga is now forbidden in kali yuga:
Apastamba 220.127.116.11 - That [Niyoga] is [at present] forbidden on account of the ...
New Words, Old Concepts.
New word - hygiene/social distancing. Old concept - achara/madi
New word - plastic surgery. Old concept - Sushruta Samhita
New word - intermittent fasting. Old concept - upavaas
New word - avoid salt/spices for BP. Old concept - "ati tiksha/ushnva/lavana.." (Bhagavad Gita)
New word - meditation. Old concept - yoga/...
While preparing one of the Amlaki Rasayanas, mentioned in the Charaka Samhita, Ghee and honey are both used. So, it is not prohibited to consume the combination.
By the following treatment [rasayana + the particular treatment
described], the sages regained youthfulness and attained disease-free
life of many hundreds of years, and endowed with the strength ...
This has been covered in Caraka Samhita's Pannarupiyam Indriyam Adhyaya i.e. Indriya Sthana Chapter 7.Fatal signs of changes in shadows, complexion, and luster.
In the section under features of fatal prognosis as per shadows following is stated
If any sorts of deformity observed in body parts in the shadow of the person in moonlight, sunlight, light of a ...
"One of tamasic food is food that has ''sedative effect on the body''. Now this can mean libido boosting food can be said to be Tamasic ... So can these food be considered to be tamasic?"
No. The food which "boosts" something (i.e. libido) cannot have "sedating" or dullness effect. The tAmasika foods are those which are stale & smelly. Onion, garlic, ...
There are various opinions on which foods are allowed/disallowed. The most famous one is obviously the Bhagavad Gita. The Puranas and Dharma texts have more details. Ayurveda is another such text.
For Srivaishnavas (followers of Ramanuja Sampradaya) the rules of the Ahara-Niyamam text of Vedanta Desika form the authority in regards to what can and cannot be ...
Drinking milk of goat is allowed by the scriptures. Milk of deer, camel and one-hoofed animals are forbidden but not that of goat.
See the following references:
It is forbidden to drink any type of liquor; 22 as also the milk of
sheep, 23 camels, and deer; the milk of animals in heat or bearing
twins; 24 and the milk of a cow during the first ten days after ...
You should wake up before sunrise, and go to sleep after sunset. Here is what this chapter of the Manu Smriti says:
If the sun should rise or set while he is sleeping, be it (that he offended) intentionally or unintentionally, he shall fast during the (next) day, muttering (the Savitri). For he who lies (sleeping), while the sun sets or rises, and does ...
Vraat (Sanskrit : व्रत) means "vow, resolve, devotion", and refers to the practice of austerity, particularly in matters related to foods.
So simply speaking , Vrata means to accept some rules of restrictive discipline.In spiritual or Adhyatmik (आध्यात्मिक) perspective Vrat means to apply control over our physical sense organs,with a solemn vow to observe ...
Your question is basically wrong as it is based on wrong interpretation of the verse. here 'Babhru'is a name of a group of ancient people who lived in hundred and seven villages(dhAmAni) at that time and knew about those herbs by heart. 'Babhru nA' means 'of the Babhru'. Notice the weakness of the translator - the same word 'dhAmAni' he translate with two ...
It was mentioned in the description part of the video
It is a form of Vedic jugalbandi called Suresha Paddhati. It is a
method of reciting Samhita and other Vikrutis, like Ghana Patha from
more than 1 Veda. In this case Rig Veda and Krishna Yajur Veda are
recited immediately and simultaneously, to highlight the difference in
svara, pada, the place ...
In Sanskrit-Hindi version from Arya Sahitya Mandal,
पूर्वाः is translated as many forms (अनेक रूप)
पुरा is translated as beforehand (पहिले ही)
त्रि-युगम् is translated as three seasons: spring, summer and autumn (तीन ऋतु: वसंत, ग्रीष्म और शरद)
Below is the screenshot from the book
Pandit Harisharan Siddhantalankar's commentary on this can be found on ...