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Samhita Siddhanta-संहिता सिद्धांत


Introduction of Samhita Siddhanta Department.

       India has rich heritage of science, art, mathematics, philosophy and culture. This heritage inherited from the ancient treatise called as the ‘Vedanga’ and Darshana. The Vedanga consists of Veda, Upveda, Brahmangrantha, Aranyaka and Upnishada. The knowledge from Vedanga is collected in the form of Samhita grantha. Vedas are divided into 4, Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvaveda.
      Darshana shastra plays an important role in understanding Indian philosophy. The concepts like evolution of universe, Soul, psyche, rebirth, death etc. are very well explained by these Darshanas. Darshana which are said to be the pillars of philosophy are 9 in number further classified as 6 Astika and 3 Nastika.
      Ayurveda is a unique part of Indian culture. Ayurveda is considered as a Upanga of Atharvaveda, consisting of many philosophical and material aspects from Darshana and Vedanga. The Brahma is considered as a pioneer of Ayurveda. The knowledge of Ayurveda flows through Daksha Prajapati, Ashvinikumars and Indra. From Indra, three schools of Ayurveda established i.e. 1. Maharshi Bharadwaja to Atreya to his disciples 2. Kashiraj Divodas to Sushruta and others 3. Kashyapa- Jeevaka. Ayurveda consists of eight branches hence, popularly known as the Ashtang Ayurveda.
       Ayurveda is inherited in the form of Samhita grantha to us and the roots of Ayurveda are it’s basic principles called ‘Maulika Siddhanta’. These Samhita are grossly divided into Samhita and Sangraha grantha. The Samhita granthas are again divided into Bruhattrayee and Laghutrayee. These treatises contain knowledge regarding Human Body, Disease, Environment, and medication as well as focuses on preventive part. If a person wants to be a successful clinician and health professional, sound knowledge of Samhitas and it’s Siddhantas is essential in which Ashtang Ayurveda is scattered.

Departmental Features

       Department of Samhita Siddhanta consists of studying , understanding and applying the knowledge of Samhita and Maulik Siddhanta into day-to-day practice. The department does the thorough study of Samhitas like Charaka Samhita of Agnivesha (Charaka), Sushruta Samhita of Sushruta and Ashtang Hriday of Vagbhata as well as other texts like Sharangdhara, Madhava Nidana etc. According to syllabus of B.A.M.S. course five subjects are included under this department. For the first year professional- Maulika Siddhanta and Ashtang Hriday [Sutrasthana (a section of An ancient treatise)], Padarth Vidnyan and Ayurveda Itihaas (Fundamentals and History of Ayurveda) , Sanskrit ( all the texts are in Sanskrit). For Second year professional- Charaka Samhita Purvardha. (First half part of an ancient text) and for Third year professional Charaka Samhita Uttarardha ( Second half part of an ancient text.) are the subjects. While in Post-graduation course Samhita Siddhanta is a separate branch. Also in the subject of Research methodology and medical statistics, few concepts from Samhita are also included.
       The department is very well equipped with multiple models and specimens. The knowledge is shared in the form of wall mounted charts. This heritage is conserved via departmental library where enough number of books are available. The library even provides some rare books and copies of old Ayurveda manuscripts. The 21st century is the digital century therefore to fulfill this need a digital library along with digital presentations and literature is also there.
      Department carries various activities like Charaka Jayanti, Dhanvantari Jayanti, Quiz competitions, Art competitions, Sanskrit Sambhashana Vargas, Samhita Parayana, Shloka recitation competitions, short projects and model making along with guest lectures and academic activities. Department also carries activities for the understanding of clinical knowledge like OPD- IPD visits, Panchakarma visits, demonstration of Panchakarma and other procedures, preparation of medicine etc,
      Faculties of the department are well knowledgeable and possess required academic qualification, clinical experience and teaching skills. They get participate in to various activities, CMEs, seminars and workshops. Various literature also published by these faculties including reference books. These faculties are always indulged in the betterment of the Students, in there academic and extracurricular activities throughout the year. Department also has PG recognition. The department is the base of Ayurveda education as well as practice hence one should study these Samhita in proper scientific knowledge. Moto of department
       ‘Abhyasat prapyate Dushti karma siddhi prakashini’.........

The List of Essential equipments / instruments / machineries / charts / models etc.