Study of Sanketmanjari Commentary on Ashtanga Hridayam w.s.r. to Contributions in Roganidana
Ashtang Hridayam is the samhita (Text) which is widely accepted by scholars of Ayurveda. Maximum commentaries are written on Ashtanga Hridayam. Most of the commentaries written on Ashtanga Hridayam are either lost or not accessible in complete form. According to the history of Ayurveda, Sarvanga Sundara is the only complete commentary available on Ashtanga Hridayam. Apart from Sarvanga Sundara, there is one more commentary on Ashtanga Hridayam which is also complete. The name of this commentary is Sanketmanjari, written by Damodara. This commentary has remained unnoticed in the history of Ayurveda. The first reference of this commentary is available in the text of 19th century. The present article is about the contributions available in the main text of Ashtanga Hridayam as well as in the Sanketmanjari commentary in Roganidana (Diagnostics). There are several verses which are the part of main text of Ashtanga Hridayam with Sanketmanjari commentary and are not available in the main text of widely used Ashtanga Hridayam with Sarvanga Sundara and Ayurveda Rasayana commentary. Such verses are either taken from the contemporary samhitas or the available commentaries.
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