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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 211-217

Numerical approach towards drugs and their synonyms mentioned in Rājanighantu


Assistant Professor, Department of Dravyaguna, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Salod (H) Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Bhargav Bhide
Assistant Professor, Department of Dravyaguna, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Salod (H) Wardha, Maharashtra
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Rājanighantu is a well known lexicon which was written by Narhari Pandit. There are many specialities of this Nighantu. One speciality is that the author has mentioned many new Varga which are not mentioned in previous Nighantus like Ānupādi Varga, Dharańyādi Varga etc. Another speciality is that the author has counted the number of Dravya in Varga and also counted the number of synonyms used for a drug. While counting the number the author has used certain terms instead of numbers in some Varga. Total 37 terms are used instead of numbers at 108 places all over the Nighantu in 9 Varga. In the present article an attempt has been made to find out such terms along with their possible interpretations. The study shows that author of Räjnighantu was also well versed with the other Shāstras like Gańita and Jyotish other than Ayurveda. The article will be helpful to draw attention of the Ayurveda scholars to study other Shastras in order to understand Ayurveda texts in abetter way


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