IMPORTANCE OF SHADBHAVAS DURING ANTENATAL PERIOD
Dr. Kushal Sankhian*, Dr. Karam Singh and Prof. Rakesh Sharma
In today’s time, science has become very advanced. But behind this knowledge, Ayurvedic Acharyas have contributed a lot. Various concepts mentioned by them are adopted by modern science. One such concept is Embryology which is defined by the name of Garbha Vigyan in our texts. The origin of Garbha is due to the union of the artava from mother and shukra from father. In Garbha Vigyan Acharyas explained Garbha is made up of Shadbhavatmak bhava i.e. Matrija, Pitrija, Rasaja, Satmyaja, Atmaja and Satvaja bhava There are some specific features developed individually from these six bhavas. This present conceptual study focuses mainly on interpreting these observation which can be correlated with modern scientific knowledge. All these six procreative factors have their specific importance during antenatal period which leads to producing healthy offspring.
Keywords: Shukra, Artava, Shadbhavatamak bhava, Matrija, Pitrija, Rasaja, Satmyaja, Atmaja, Satvaja.
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