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A Text Book of Ayurvedic Human Anatomy (Shareera Rachana Vijnana)

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Item Code: NAN146
Author: Dr. Giridhar M. Kanthi
Publisher: Chaukhambha Orientalia
Language: English
Edition: 2022
ISBN: 9788176371087
Pages: 399 (80 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
Weight 390 gm
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About the Book

  1. The manual has been prepared according to the syllabus of C.C.I.M. prescribed for B.A.M.S. course of various universities in India.
  2. The Ayurvedic part of Shareeraaccording to samhitas has been discussed in section 1 and 2, It provides a sound knowledge for understanding of the Shareera Rachana in general.
  3. The important comparative explanation of modern anatomy has been included in the chapters of Shareera Rachana paper 1 and 2.
  4. The explanations are given along with illustration diagrams for better understanding of the knowledge.
  5. The essential important points of the samhitas have been discussed.
  6. This manual is most helpful in practical (Viva-Voce) examination for B.A.M.S. Students.
About the Author

Dr. Giridhar M. Kanthi Professor with teaching experience of 30 years in Shareera Rachana vijnana. He is working as professor and Head department of Basic Principles in S.D.M. College of ayurveda, Udupi.

He has awarded Ph.D. in the Sharira Rachana Vijnana by Pune University with gold medal, he also awarded State and National level as a best Anatomy teacher in the field of Ayurveda.

He is well known and highly appreciated personality in the field of Ayurvedic Anatomy in the State.

He published number of scientificpapers, and attended many workshops and seminars of Ayurvedic and Modern anatomy conferences in and outside the state.

He is chairman of the All India Shareera Research Institute (AISRI) regional branch Karnataka and managing editor of Jnana Srotas, a quarterly magazine publishing by AISRI, Hassan.


The Human anatomy (Shareera Rachana Shareera) is an important for all allied health sciences. It is one of the fundamental subject to the health science.

The Ayurvedic life science is also based on the Human anatomy and physiology (Shareera Rachana and Kriya Shareera), without the knowledge of Shareera Rachana and Kriya, the physician cannot become perfect in the profession.

So the Ancient Acharyas like Shusruta, Charak and Vagbhata were given importance to the knowledge of Rachana Shareera. The Acharya Shusruta was mentioned in the share era sthana of Susruta Samhita, other Acharyas are also explained about the human anatomy in their Samhitas. The human body dissection was described in Susruta Samhita.

The need of Ayurvedic human anatomy manual is very essential to the students of Ayurvedic undergraduates. The Ayurvedic students are under pressure to obtain the essential knowledge of Ayurvedic anatomy. I found that there is deficient of anatomy manual in the course of Ayurveda, keeping in mind we made some effort to prepare the Ayurvedic human anatomy manual. This handbook has been specially designed to fulfil the requirements of undergraduates.

In this book care has been taken to ensure that the text provides all the information. Several innovations have been made to make the subject easy to understand.

In the past the education was aimed at imparting comprehensive idea ofthe subject. Now the approach is integrated with specificity. The regulations of C.C.I.M. are such that the student should have both knowledge of Ayurveda in parlance with the contemporary science. Keeping these things in mind the present book is written. The book is student friendly and prepares to face the examination and to gain comparative knowledge as well.

The manual consists of two sections-

  1. Section 1- It deals with the Shareera Rachana Paper-I and consisting nine chapters as per the syllabus.
  2. Section II- It deals with the Shareera Rachana Paper-II and consisting eight chapters as per the syllabus.

Throughout the book, the cross references are quoted to facilitate the student to go into the details of the same.

Section 1- Share era Rachana Vijnaana Paper 1

Chapter 1- Shareeropakramaneeya-
Every effort has been made to compare and understand the views of Ayurveda and Modern.

Chapter 2- Abhinivrutti Shareera-

This deals with Chikitsa purusha and utility, comparison of Deha prakruti and applied aspects.

Chapter 3- Garbha Shareera-

This part deals with embryological development of fetus and various factors responsible for the proper development and causative factors for the fetal anomalies.

An attempt "is made to compare the concepts of Ayurveda with that of Modern embryology.

Chapters 4 and 5- Paribhasha and Pramana Shaareera-

The nomenclature, terminologies and Pramana of the human body and definite mana for anguli are defined.

Chapter 6- Sira, Dhamani and Srotas-

The Arterial and Venous system with illustrative diagrams, equivalent terms, comparisons and differentiating characteristics of Sira, Dhamani and Srotas, the Sroto Shareera deals with various srotas with their applied aspect in practice.

Chapters 7 and 8 - Asthi and Sandhi Shareera- A comparative account of Asthi share era with Osteology is carried out with illustrations and diagrams. In Sandhi shareera, comparison is made of various sandhi with that of contemporary science.

Chapter 9 ., Peshi shareera-

The descriptive anatomy of various muscles of upper limb, lower limb, head and neck are dealt in detail with illustrative diagrams wherever necessary.

Section 11- Share era Rachana Vijnaana Paper 2 Chapter 1- Koshta Shareera-

The different organs in the Thoraco-abdominal cavity are described with nomenclature terms, according to Samhita and Modern science. The illustrations are made accordingly.

Chapter 2- Mutravaha Samsthana and Prajanana Samsthana-

This chapter deals with the organs involved in Urinary and Genital system.

Chapter 3- Kala Shareera-

The various Kalas are dealt :i:n detail with its applied anatomy.

Chapter 4- Indriya Shareera-

The Jnanendriyas are described in detail. The Rasanendriya has been dealt in, while describing-the Tongue along with Koshta, as it is an organ of Gastrointestinal tract.

Chapter 5- Marma Shareera-

The need for study of Marma in relation to medical practice and surgery are highlighted and various Marmas are described with illustrations.

Chapter 6- Nisrota Granthi-

The brief descriptions of endocrines are dealt with the major endocrine glands like Thyroid and Pituitary glands are illustrated in detail. .

Chapter 7 and 8- Nadi, Tantra and Shatchakra Shareera-

The nervous system has been narrated with illustrative diagrams and applied anatomy including some physiological points. The Shatchakras and various nervous plexus are dealt along with anatomical importance. The author has made every e ndeavor to see that to update Ayurvedic stock of knowledge in general and students in particular.

I have been privileged in having the invaluable cooperation and guidance of my friends and colleagues. I would welcome suggestion to this end both from teachers and from students.


Section 1-Shareera Rachana Vignana
Chapter -1 Shareeropakramaniya 1-20
  Introduction 1
  Definition of Shareera 3
  Importance of Shareera 7
  Shadangatvama 8
  Anatomy classifications 10
  Sub divisions of Anatomy 11
  Preservation and dissection 14
  Anatomical Planes 19
  Anatomical Terms 19
Chapter-2 Developmental Anatomy 21-30
  Karma Purusha 21
  Deha Prakruti 23
  Panchaboutikatvama 27
  Dhatubheda Purusha 28
Chapter-3 Embryology 31-50
  Garbhavakranti 31
  Sukra 31
  Artava 33
  Garbhotpadaka Bhava 35
  Garbhotpadaka Samagri 36
  Pumsavana Karma 38
  Sex Determination 38
  Garbhamatra Paratantratha 40
  Foetal Development 41
  Placenta 44
  Umbilica Cord 45
  Nourishment of Garbha 46
  Foetal Circulation 46
Chapter -4 Paribhasha Shareera 51-55
Chapter-5 Pramana Shareera 56-58
Chapter-6 Sira Dhamani Srota Adhyaya 59-86
  Vein & Artery 59
  Channals 62
  Aorta 64
  Arch of Aorta 67
  Decending Aorta 69
  Venous System 75
  supervior Venacava 80
  Inferior Venacava 82
  Portal Vein 83
  Thoracic duct 85
Chapter-7 Osteology 87-133
  Introduction 87
  Vertebra 90
  Cervical Vertebra 92
  Thoracic Vertebra 95
  Lumbar Vertebra 96
  Ribs 96
  Sternum 100
  Upper limb Bones 102
  Lower Limb Bones 114
  Skull Bones 131
Chapter-8 Arthrology 134-158
  Introduction 134
  Upper Limbs Bones 144
  Lower Limbs Joins 149
Chapter-9 Muscular System 159-196
  Introduction 159
  Muscles of the Upper Limbs 163
  Muscles of the Lower Limbs 175
  abdomen Muscles 184
  Muscles of the Head and neck 188
  Cubital fossa 190
  Femoral Triangle 192
  Popliteal fossa 194
Section 2 Shareera Rachana vignana Paper II
Chapter -1 Kosta Shareera 197-263
  Panchadasha Kostanga 197
  Digestive system 199
  Buccal Cavity 202
  Tongue 204
  Teetch 207
  Pharynx 211
  Salivary glands 214
  Oesophagus 221
  Stomach 223
  Pancreas 228
  Liver 231
  Spleen 236
  Glall Bladder 238
  Small Intestine 241
  Large Intestine 247
  Respiratory System 257
  trachea 259
  Lungs 260
Chapter-2 Urogenital system 264-287
  Female External Genital organs 264
  Female Reproductive Organs 265
  Male Reproductive Organs 273
  Male reproductive organs 278
  Kidney 282
  Ureters 285
Chapter-3 Membrane 288-300
  Introdution 288
  Pleura 294
  Percardium 293
  Pertoneum 295
  Meninges 294
Chapter-4 Sense Organs 301-315
  Introduction 301
  Skin 302
  Nose 307
  Ear 308
  Eye 311
Chapter-5 Marma Shareera 316-329
  Marma Introduction 316
  Numbers & Classifications 319
  Upper and Lower Limbs Marmas 324
  Thorax and Abdomen Marmas 326
  Head and Neck marmas 327
Chapter-6 Endocrine Glands 330-335
  Thyroid Glands 330
  Pituitary Gland 331
  Triangles of the Nect 332
Chapter-7 Nervous System 336-366
  Introduction 36
  Cerebrum 337
  Thalamus 346
  Cerebellum 349
  Pons 354
  Medulla Oblongata 355
  Spinal Cord 358
  Spinal Nerves 360
  Cranial Nerves 365
Chapter-8 Shata Chakra Shareera 367-379
  Introduction 367
  Shata Chakras 368
  Trividha nadis 378
  Index 381-387

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