CRITICAL RESEARCH STUDY OF PITRUJ BHAVA AND ITS IMPORTANCE IN GARBHOTPATI
Dr. Sruthi K.* and Dr. Prashant G. Sali
Shadbhava samudaya or the six procreative factors explained in Ayurveda gives evidences of the theory of inheritance and the importance of physical, mental, social and economic status of the mother as well as the father before conception i.e. during the pre-conceptual period as well as during the pregnancy time. Here the study emphasizes to see the importance of pitruj bhaava in garbhotpathi along with the role of vayu in the formation and development of garbha as well as in the destruction of garbha. The study also peeks in to the modern aspect of causes of miscarriages due to paternal factors and correlate with the involvement of vitiated vata leading to miscarriage or pregnancy loss.
Keywords: Shad Garbhakara bhavas, pitruj bhava, vayu mahabhuta, shukra.
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