A CONCEPTUAL REVIEW OF LITERATURE OF KALA SHARIR
*Dr. Umakant Sudhakar Chaudhari and Dr. Rahul Narhari Patil
The word Kala has been originated from the root “Kal” “Gatau Sankhya”. Gati means that which is having movement and Sankhyan means which has been used in counting. As per Panini Dhatu Patha the word Kala means “Kalayati iti Kala” i.e. which moves and counts.
The word „Kala‟ has been used in various senses in common Sanskrit parlance, in Vedic literature and in Ayurveda. In Anatomy, however, it is acceptable only in one sense as the promiscuous use of the term will vitiate the scientific nomenclature. The following passages of famous ancient Lexicographers will show the various meanings of „Kala‟ in common phraseology.
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