The book "Physiology in Ayurveda" in English is written primarily for the students of
B.A.M.S. & M.D. (Ay) course of Indian Universities, keeping the context with the
recent changes in medical education and the advent of core curriculum. This book
provides the detail knowledge of dosha, dhatu, upadhatu and mala keeping in pace
with latest information and newer understanding of the discipline. The material of this
book has been kept up-to-date knowledge and special emphasis has been given to
dosha, dhatu, upadhatu and mala with modern correlation.
M C Q 's have become an important part for Post Graduate entrance examinations.
Without extensive practice, MCQs cannot be answered, as they need instant
recollection from memory.
In conclusion, I would advice my students to use this book concurrently and
accordingly to their own needs. Their aim should be to understand the concepts and
principle involved in Ayurveda physiology and not mere memorization of the facts.
My efforts will be successful if the students achieve the real benefit from this book.
It is my grate privilege to express my heartiest gratitude and indebt ness to my
principal, Dr. V.L.N.Sastry, colleagues, staffs of S.J.S.Ayurveda college, Chennai, for
their proper guidance, thorough supervision, inspiration, valuable suggestion and
constant encouragement to complete this book.
I express my thanks to my students Shakti, Tamil, Abhisekh, Satya, for their help for
completing this book in due time.
At last but not least I offer my sincere gratefulness to my parents, brother, sister, wife
and my only son for their constant encouragement during my life and to complete my
book in proper time.
It is of great pleasure to introduce the book authored by Dr. Chitta Ranjan Das on the
subject of Kriyashareera titled "Physiology in Ayurveda". The author primarily
emphasized on "dosha dhatu and mala" and it by itself focuses the nature of human
physiology, the cardinal feature of which is nothing but interrelated functional
balance with perfect co-ordination of body and mind. For example, Brain controls .
nervous supply to the heart and parallelly heart offers proper blood supply to the
brain, thus both are inter- dependent and one’s failure disturbs the other. Such a
balance is the nature’s gift. Similarly the concept of TRIDOSHAS indicates the
functional balance of different systems. DHATUS are the supporting tissues and
certain hormones of the body. MALAS refer to excretory manifestations. Tissues
multiply and grow (DEHA), their assurance of nutrition is KAAYA and the character
of decay and degeneration is SHAREERA. Thus the three synonyms of the body as
per Ayurveda stand as functional triad. No doubt, the current deep concepts of
physiology well correlate with ancient principles of Ayurveda Kriyashareera but the
complete outlook of Ayurvedic physiology is very difficult to explain in the terms of
Western concepts, ex. OJUS, MARMA etc. The modern physiology may still further
advance whereby the Ayurvedic concepts could be appropriately correlated.
In the light of above scenario, it is not that easy to teach the subject to the students
ruling out their doubts and confusions. Their quest of research and clarity must be
respected. Keeping this necessity in view, Dr.Chitta Ranjan Das made tremendous
efforts to explain the Ayurvedic physiology in a palatable and simple way. His
commitment in the instance is praise worthy. I wish him all the best in his career and
hope he maintains the same spirit to bring out some more books of this like.
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