A BRIEF REVIEW ON SIRA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO AVEDHYA SIRA
Dr. Sharma Vivek Indarchand*, Dr. Deshpande Mahesh Narayanrao and Dr. Khedkar Ankush Dattatraya
The term Sira and Dhamani have been generally used in the same sense but these are not synonymous. In general, Sira mean blood vessel. But on the basis of interpretation of commentators ‘Dhamani’ is a channel connected to the heart which is thick, whereas Sira is a thin blood vessel. Dhma means pumping of rasa by heart into Dhamanis, Sru means channels where there is word’Sira’ means to move slowly. So with these points view, Dhamanis are arteries. Siras are veins & Srotas are lymphatics. As per Gangadhar shastri, the classification of Sira can be understood like this. Siras are 700 in number. Among these Siras, Acharyas clearly differentiated between the Vedhya and Avedhya Siras. Vedhya Siras those which can be interfered with surgical procedures & the Avedhya Siras are those on which injury must be avoided during surgery.’
Keywords: Sira, Avedhya sira, Dhamani.
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