CRITICAL REVIEW OF PITTADHARA KALA AS A MAJJADHARA KALA W.S.R. TO DALHAN TIKAA
*Dr. Saber Farid Shaikh and Dr. C. D. Vaikos
Kala sharir is an important part of ayurvedic anatomy. Kala means layers or membranes of our body. There are many layers or membranes in the body which form an envelope over the organs. They provide support and protections to the organs. Kala is Dhatwashayanter maryada which is not explained in literature. Kala are seven in number which lies in between dhatu and ashaya. Pittadhara kala is sixth in number, present in between aamashya and pakwashaya that is grahani correlated as small intestine. Pittadhara kala is correlated with the lining membranes of small intestine which plays vital role in digestion and absorption of all nutritive substances like Vit B12, Folic acid and iron which is the main source of development and maturation of of RBC’s. Majja dhatu is present in the cavity of long bones which is correlated with bone marrow, and major site of RBC’s production and blood formation. Impaired pittadhara kala causes malabsorption of vitB12 and iron. Hence this can be one of the reason that Acharya Dalhan had stated pittadhara kala as majjadhara kala.
Keywords: Pittadhara kala, majjadhra kala, Grahani, Vit.B12, Folic acid, Bone marrow.
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