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Item Code: NAN438
Author: Dr. Vidyalakshmi K. and Dr. Shrikanth
Language: Sanskrit and English
Edition: 2022
ISBN: 9788176373791
Pages: 248
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
Weight 240 gm
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About the Book

Padartha Vijnana Evam Ayurveda Ithihas, a comprehensive book in accordance with the revised syllabus prescribed by CCIM, New Delhi has been presented in English with Sanskrit words in Devnagari script as well, to meet the needs of the Ayurvedic students. In the book, the entire subject is discussed in detail with the help of a number of original shloka, handful of tables, examples, applied aspects wherever necessary. This book will certainly fulfill the requirements of undergraduate students and will be a guide for Post Graduate students and also will be useful for the teaching profession.

About the Authors

Dr. Vidyalakshmi K. is a leading academician in the field of Ayurveda. She is working as associate professor in the Department of Basic Principles in Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, Kuthpady, Udupi, Karnataka. She is teaching Ayurveda Padartha Vijnana and Ayurveda ltihasa since 8 years. She completed her BAMS from KVG Ayurveda Medical College, Sullia in the year 2003 and Post Graduation in Ayurveda Siddhanta from Dr. BNMET's Shri Mallikarjuna Swami PG and Research Centre, Bijapur in 2008. Immediately started her academic carrier in SDM college of Ayurveda, Udupi. She has completed her MA (Sanskrit) from Karnataka State Open Univrsity, Mysore during 20•11-12 with distinction. She is the recognised guide for Post Graduation in Samhita Siddhanta in Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. She is the examiner, paper setter for RGUHS Bangalore, Amruta Ayurveda University, Kollam, KLE University, Belgam etc. She has prepared around 600 mcqs in Padartha Vijnana and Ayurveda Ithihasa for the question bank. She has attended as resource person, paper presenter and delegate in many National and International Seminars, CME; ROTP at different parts of the country. She has published many scientific articles in reputed indexed pubmed journals.

Dr. Shrikanth P. H. is presently working as Head and Professor in the Department of Samhita and Siddhanta, SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi. He completed his BAMS from SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi in 1998 and MD in Basic Principles from IPGT and R. Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar in 2002. Since then he has worked in MIAMS, Manipal and PAMC Parassinikkadavu, dealing with subjects like Padartha Vigyan, Astanga Hridaya, Ayurveda Ithihasa, Charaka Sarnhita for BAMS and Basic Principles for Post Graduate Scholars. He is the guide for P.G. examiner and paper setter for both B.A.M.S. and M.D. He is the co-author of Sacitra Charaka Samhita' published by MIAMS, Manipal. He has published many articles in reputed journals. He participate as resource person for CME, ROTP and seminars.


To understand the principles of Ayurveda, the basis of Padartha Vijnana is essential. But: most of the times, the study of the subject is neglected by the students as well as the teaching community. As the subject is taught in the first year of undergraduate education, students find it difficult to adjust to the precepts of philosophy. By the time they start their career, the would be out of touch with the subject. The teachers are often blamed for this paradoxical situation.

Dr. Vidyalakshmi, the author of this book, has effectively taught the subject to the students for many years. Herk communication skills and depth of the knowledge are reflected in the book. I hope the student community will find this book useful to create interest in the subject, as well as meet the needs of the examination.

I hope, the author would write more books in future benefiting the science of Ayurveda.


Padartha Vijnana means the science which deals with the substances in the universe, its relationship with the living being in terms of their properties, functions; methods of understanding them etc. Generally the subject Padartha Vigyan is considered as tough in the field of Ayurveda. But, it is the most useful subject than any other in Ayurveda. The topics dealt in it are the fundamental concepts of Ayurveda on which entire chikitsa stands. Understanding the eliments in the universe is mandatory before studying the body. The components of the universe are studied as "Shad Padartha" in Padartha Vijnana. Samanya Vishesha Siddhanta, Panchamahabhuta, Atma, Kaala, Dik, Manas, Guna, Karma, Samavaya include all the substances with their properties, functions and their mutual relationship. Philosophical background of concepts of Ayurveda are discussed in Darshanas; Cause and Effect are explained through different Karya-Kaarana Siddhanta. The methods of understanding the shastra is through the help of pareeksha/pramana. Studying Ayurveda Itihasa in terms of important historical persons, their place, time, family, impact on Ayurveda etc is the need of the BAMS students before the study of proper subjects.

In this book, subject matter is discussed with the help of different darshanas and other shastras which are correlated with Ayurveda System. Hence this book "Padartha Vijnana Evam Ayurveda Itihasa" will be a good guide for the BAMS students; as it includes all the subject matters in accordence to the revised syllabus prescribed by CCIM, New Delhi.


1 Ayurveda Nirupana 1-6
1.1 Lakshana of Ayurveda 1
1.2 Lakshana of Ayurveda 3
1.3 Lakshana and classification of Siddhanta 3
1.4 Introduction to basic priciples of Ayurveda and their significance 5
2 Ayurveda Darshana Nirupana 7-19
2.1 Philosophical bacground of fundamentals of Ayurveda 7
2.2 Etymological derivation of the word "Darshana" 8
2.3 Classification and general introduction to schools of Indian philosophy 8
  Nyaya Darshana 10
  Vaisheshika Darshana 11
  Saankhya Darshana 13
  Yoga Darshana 13
2.4 Padartha 16
  Padartha Lakshana 17
  Enumeration and classification of padartha 17
  Padartha according to Charaka 19
3 Dravya Vigyaniyam 20-56
3.1 Dravya Lakshana 20
  Enumeration and classification of Dravya 21
3.2 Panchamahabhuta Utpatti 23
  Prithvi Bhuta 26
  Ap/Jala Bhuta 27
  Tejo Bhuta 29
  Vayu Bhuta 31
  Akasha Bhuta 32
  Practical application of Panchamahabuta 33
3.3 Kaala-Etymological derivation Definition, Lakahana, Bheda 38
  Significance of Kaala in Ayurveda 40
3.4 Dik-Lakshana, Bheda 41
  Significance of Dik in Ayurveda 42
3.5 Atma 43
  Atma Lakshana 44
  Atma Guna 45
  Atma Bheda 46
  Atma Sthaana 47
3.6 Purusha: as mentioned in Ayurveda 47
  Paramatma 47
  Ativahika purusha 48
  Jeevatma/Karmapurush/Samyoga purusha 49
  Atmanaha jnanasya pravrutti 50
3.7 Manas 51
  Lkshana of manas 52
  Synonyms of manas 52
  Mano guna 53
  Mano vishaya and karma 53
  Dual nature of mind 54
  Manas as vedana adhistana 54
  Pancha bhoutikatva of manas 54
3.8 Role of Triguna Prakruti 55
3.9 Tamas as the tenth Dravya 55
4 Guna Vigyaniyam 57-80
4.1 Etymological derivation, Lakshana of Guna Guna Sankhya and Bheda 58
4.2 Lakshana of Vaisheshika guna/Artha guna 59
  Lakshana of Gurvadiguna/vimshati guna 63
  Atma guna/Buddhi prayatnanta guna 73
  Paradi guna 75
5 Karma Vigyaniyam 81-85
5.1 Nirukti, Lakshana of karma 81
  Karma Bheda 82
5.2 Karma according to Ayurveda and its significance 84
6 Samanya Vigyaniyam 86-89
6.1 Lakshana of Samanya 86
6.2 Samanya Bheda and pratical significance 47
7 Vishesha Vigyaniyam 90-92
7.1 Vishesha Lakshana and Bheda 90
7.2 Significance of the statement Pravrittirubhayasya tu 92
8 Samavaya Vigyaniyam 93-94
8.1 Samavaya lakshana and practical application in Ayurvea 93
9 Abhava Vigyaniyam 95-96
9.1 Abhava lakshana and bheda 95
9.2 Signigicance of Abhava in Ayurveda 96
1 Pariksha 97-103
1.1 Definition, significance, necessity of pariksha 97
1.2 Definition of Pramana, Pramaa, Prameya, Pramata 98
1.3 Enumeration of Pramana according to different schools of philosophy 100
1.4 Pramana in Ayurveda 100
1.5 Subsudation of different Pramanas under three Pramanas 101
1.6 Significance and importance of pramana 102
2 Aptopadesha Pariksha/Pramana 104-113
2.1 Lakshana of Aptopasesha and Lakshana of Apta 104
2.2 Shabda Lakshana and Bheda 105
2.3 Shabda Vritti 106
2.4 Vakya Swarupa, Vakyartha Jnana hetu 109
  Shaktigraha hetu  
2.5 Practical application of Aptopadesha pariksha in Ayurveda 112
3 Pratyaksha Pariksha/Pramana 114-129
3.1 Lakshana of Pratyaksha 114
  Pratyaksha bheda 115
  Sannikarsha 117
3.2 Indriya prapyakaritva 119
3.3 Indriya 120
  Classification and enumerration of Indriya 120
  Panchapanchaka 121
  Panchabhoutikatva of Indriya and Tulyayaonitva of Indriya 122
3.4 Trayodasha Karana 123
3.5 Pratyaksha Anupalabdhi Kaarana 124
  Enhancement of direct perception by various instruments/equipments 126
  Necessity of other pramanas in addition to pratyaksha 126
3.6 Practical application of pratyaksha in Ayurveda 127
4 Anumana Pariksha/Pramana 130-153
4.1 Anumana lakshana 130
  Introduction to technical terms in Anumana 131
  Charakokta Anumana Bheda 134
  Nyayokta Anumana Bheda 135
  Panchavayava Vakya 137
4.2 Characteristic and types of Vyapti 139
4.3 Lakshana and Types of Hetu 140
  Ahetu and Hetvabhasa 143
4.4 Characteristic and types of Tarka 148
4.5 Practical application of Anumana pramana 150
5 Yukti Pariksha/Pramana 154-155
5.1 Lakshana of Yukti pramana 154
5.2 Importance of Yukti pramana 155
6 Upamana Pramana 156-157
6.1 Lakshanan of Upamana 156
62 Significance of Upamana Pramana in Ayurveda 157
7 Karya-Kaarana Siddhanta 158-174
7.1 Lakshana of Kaarana and Karya 158
  Types of Kaarana 160
7.2 Significance of Karya and Kaarana in Ayurveda 162
7.3 Different opinions regarding the manifestation of Karya from Kaarana 163
  Satkaryavada 163
  Asatkaryavada/Arambhavada 166
  Parinamavada 167
  Paramanuvada 168
  Vivartavada 170
  Kshanabhanguravada 170
  Swabhavavada 171
  Pilupaka-Pitharapaka 171
  Anekantavada 172
  Swabhavoparamavada 174
8 Introduction to Ayurveda Itihasa 175-177
  Derivation, definition of the world 'Itihasa' 175
  Necessity , significance and means methods of history 175
9 Introduction to the authors of classical texts during Samhita Kaala 178-190
9.1 Authors of classical texts during Samhitakaala 178
  Dhanvantari 179
  Kashyapa 179
  Agnivesha 180
  Sushruta 181
  Bhela 182
  Harita 183
  Charaka 184
  Dridhabala 186
  Vaghata 186
  Nagarjuna 188
  Jivaka 189
9.2 Commentators of classical Samhitas 191
  Bhattaraharichandra 191
  Jejjata 191
  Chakrapanidatta 192
  Dalhana 193
  Nishchalakara 193
  Vijayarakshita 194
  Gayadasa 194
  Arunadatta 194
  Hemadri 195
  Gangadhara 196
  Yogindranath Sen 197
  Haranachandra 197
  Indu 198
9.3 Authors of Compendiums 199
  Bhavamishra 199
  Sharngadhara 200
  Vrinda 201
  Madhavakara 201
  Shodhala 201
  Govinda Das 203
9.4 Authors of modern Era 204
  Gana Nath Sen 204
  Yamini Bhushan Roy 205
  Shankar Daji Shastri Pade 205
  Swami Lakshmiram 206
  Yadavji Trikamji Acharya 206
  Dr. P.M. Mehta 207
  Ghanekar 208
  Damodar Sharma Gaur 208
  Priyavrat Sharma 208
10 Globalisation of Ayurveda 210-212
  Expansion of Ayurveda in Agypt, Srilanka, Nepal etc  
11 Development activities in Ayurveda in the post independence period, 215-214
  Development of educational trends  
12 Establishment of different Committees 215-219
  Common committee 215
  Usman committee 215
  Bhore committee 216
  Chopra committee 217
  Pandit committee 217
  Dave committee 218
  Udupa committee 218
13 Introduction and activities of few organizations 220-224
  Dept of Ayush 220
  Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) 220
  Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (Ccras) 221
  Ayurvedic Pharmacopeia Commission 222
  National Medicinal plants Board 223
  Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) 223
14 Introduction to the ?Natitonal Institutions 225-226
  National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA)Jaipur 225
  IPGT & RA, Gujrat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar 225
  Faculty of Ayurveda, BHU, Varanasi 226
  Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeetha, New Delhi (RAV) 226
15 Drug and Cosmetic Act 227
16 Introduction to national & international popular journals of Ayurveda 22-8-229
17 Introduction to activities of WHO in the promotion of Ayurveda 230
  Bibliography 231-232


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