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A Text Book of Ayurvedic Physiology (Sharir Kriya Vijnana)

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Item Code: NAN402
Author: Prof. S. B. Kotur and Dr. Shashikala Kotur
Language: Sanskrit and English
Edition: 2017
ISBN: 9788176370356
Pages: 480 (80 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch
Weight 540 gm
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About the Author

Prof. Dr. S.B. Kotur a renowned scholar of Ayurveda. He is a graduated from Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya. He is a graduated from Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Hubli in the years 1987. He completed his PG Diploma i.e. BAMS, related to allopathy science from Govt. College of Indian Medicine, Bangalore in the year 1989. He did his PG in Rachana Sharir from N.K.J. Ayurveda Medical College and PG Centre, Bidar in the year 2003.

He joined as a lecturer in Sharir Kriya Dept., at N.K. Jabshetty Ayurveda Medical College and PG Centre Bidar (Karnataka) in 1991, where he was promoted as a Assistant Prof., in 1996 took over the charge of HOD of Sharir in 2000. He is promoted as Professor in Sharir Kriya Dept. In 2004 promoted as Principal and Den of the college and worked up to 2006. Now working as a PG Prof in the PG Rachana Dept, Alva’s Ayurveda Medical College & Hospital Moodbidri (DK).

He established physiological laboratory and developed the sports wing in the college and also develop the medicinal plants garden in the college premises. Being a teacher he is teaching Sharir Kriya in most efficient, scientific and comparative manner which motivates the students to learn and understand Ayurveda. He is teaching and guiding Rachana Sharir for the PG Students. His students are working in various high posts all over the country and abroad. He inspire the students to study Ayurveda.

He has published many research papers, organised and attended many State level, National level, Interational Seminars and workshops.

Dr. Smt. Shashikala Kotur is BAMS graduate from Ayurved Mahavidyalay, Bijapur. Completed BAMS during the year 1993. Joined as a physician in the NKJ Ayurvedic Medical College and PG Centre, Bidar in the year 1994. In the year 1996 she is appointed as a medical officer to the Govt. Ayurvedic Dispensory at Baloor, Tg+Bhalki of Bidar district. She is worked as a medical officer in the GAD of Malegaon of Bidar district, Karnataka state. Now working as medical officer in GAD, Hudgi. Tg-Humanabad, Dt. Bidar.

She is interested in academic side and a good physicism. She published many research papers and attended many state level, national level seminars and work shops. Attended the Radio interview at AIR station Gulbarga on the topic 'Whether Women is Neglecting her Health'.


Ayurveda is the science of life, explained by our ancient saints on three basis ie 1) Yogic base, 2) Poetic base, 3) Logical base. This makes very difficult to understand the Ayurveda. All the Ayurvedic scripts are in Devanagiri script. Because of globalization and liberalisation English language acquired major portion of the world. It is a time to speak Ayurveda in a language accepted by the major portion of world. This inspired me to write a book on Sharir Kriya Vijnana in English language being Prof. and HOD of the Dept. It has, therefore been designed to help the both UG and PG students by its clear ideas about the subject.

This book is primarily aimed serve the needs of the existing era students, the scope of comparison of modern science with Ayurvedic concepts. Hence the author has included modern science portion in this book considering the high magnitude of its necessary to understand Ayurveda.

The author takes this opportunity to remember and express his deep gratitude to my grandfather Late. Shri Gutteppa Kotur and my grand mother Late. Smt. Shivamma Kotur, who always lessened me to work hard and come forward and who’s sacrifices enabled me to grow and to approach the heights, set by virtue of their dreams. May their soul rest in peace.

My deepest gratitude to my parents Shri. Basawanneppa and Smt. Shankarewwa. My wife Dr. Shashikala Medica Officer, GAD Malegaon, Dist Bidar, also daughter Chinmayi and son Manjunath, perhaps you will be the most felicitous persons to see this accomplishments.

My heart felt gratitude to the Management Committee Office bearers and members of ShriChidambara Shikshana Samsthe for their co-operation and encouragement. My special heart felt thanks to all my colleagues and Dr.S. Suresh Babu, Dean of PG Faculty, Dr. Shelly Divya Darshan Lecturer Sharir Kriya Dept., Sri. Parameshwar Bhat Sanskrit Professor and Mr. Vidyanand Kulkarni Computer Instructor of the College, Dr Ashwini Kumar, lecturer Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Jyoteppa, lecturer Rachana Dept. For their contribution. My deepest gratitude to prof. Dr.S.P. Tiwari who guided me in my PG. Studies and now working as a principal S.S.M.D. Ayurvedic Medical College, Moga (Punjab).

My special thanks to Dr. Sangolgi Bandeppa, Dr. Simpi Praveen, Dr. Sahu T>P., Dr. Abdul Matin, Dr. Nagesh Gandage, Dr. Ashok Naiker, Dr. Supra sasmal, Dr. Gitanjali Sasmal, Dr, Shubhangi N. Gandge and Dr. Anup.

Last but not least, the authors express his deep gratitude to MS Computers Centre, Halmandge Complex, BVB College Rd, Bidar who typed the matter and help to set the things. And special gratitudes to Mr. Atul Kumar for publishing this througu Chaukhambha Orientalia, Varanasi.


3Dosha Vijnaneeya Adhyaya19-33
4Dosh Bheda Vijnaneeya Adhyaya34-106
5Doshotpatti and Vikruta Vijnaneeya Adhyaya107-120
6Prakruti Purusha Vijna-neeya Adhyaya121-46
7Ahara Vijnaneeya Adhyaya147-196
8Dhatu Vijnaneeya Adhyaya197-272
9Mala Vijnaneeya Adhyaya273-287
11The Mind299-307
12Naadi Samsthana308-352
13Indriya Vijnaneeya Adhyaya353-378
14Antah Sarva Granthi Vijnaneeya Adhyaya379-403
15Srotovijnaneeya Adhyaya404-410
14Antah Sarva Granth Vijnaneeya Adhyaya379-403
15Srotovijnaneeya Adhyaya404-410
14Antah Sarva Granthi Vijnaneeya Adhyaya379-403
15Srotovijnaneeya Adhyaya404-410
16Scope of the Biochemistry411-417
17Metabolism of Food Basic Comonents4198-452

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