RESEARCH IN RACHANA SHARIR – SCOPE AND UTILITY
*Dr. Sanjivani A. Jadhao and Dr. Madhulika Tiwari
The research in Ayurved aims to develop a scientific view of the concepts and fundamental principles laid down in the classics with the necessary amendments made wherever desired keeping basic principles intact. The challenge is to make Ayurved in line with the contemporary progressive sciences through the systemic research activity. Literary research can be helpful to solve unsolved or doubtful concepts as hidden linkages can be drawn from Ayurvedic Samhitas. As the subject concerned Rachana Sharir is a base of Ayurved. It is very important task for Rachana Sharir teachers that basic concepts and fundamental principles given in Sharir sthan of both Sushrut and Charak Samhita should be loud and clear on academic platform. When the students came to opt this course, they are unaware about Ayurvedic concepts and fundamental principles. It is the duty of pre clinical subjects to give them proper vision and research orientation regarding basic principles and concepts of Ayurved. The object of this exercise is to emphasize on the areas in Rachana Sharir which need to be clarified through research. The highlighted areas are concept of srotas, avedhya sira, kala sharir, marma, concept of oja, chaturvinshati damanyah etc. Through the research activities without changing the concepts, knowledge must be updated according to global scenario.
Keywords: Fundamental principles, Ayurved, Rachana Sharir.
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