Vaidyaka Paribhasha Pradeep is a brilliant compilation of the significant definitions in the field of Ayurveda by ri Govinda Dãsa Sena, the eminent author of the book ‘Bhaiajya RatnävalI’.
The book has four parts as ‘prathama’, ‘dwitIya, ‘qitiya’ and ‘caturtha’ khanda. Prathama khanda has the basic definitions from Ayurveda which become the guiding lights throughout to assess and understand the science in a better way. Deity and titian khanda contain the most crucial definitions of the basic preparations required for the Ayurvedic treatment, explained in a highly structured and organized way. The caturtha khanda is exclusively dedicated to the definitions from ‘paficakarma’. It contains the noteworthy descriptions of all the significant terminologies related with every procedure in ‘pañcakarma’.
For all the terminologies featuring in this book, the commentator has put in his best efforts to furnish the most appropriate and authentic illustration through his TRANSCENDENCE descriptive English commentary.
Dr. Ravindra Angadi works as assistant professor and recognized PG guide in Post Graduate department of Rasaastra and Bhaisajya Kalpana, at S.D.M. College of Ayurveda, Kuthpady, Udupi, Karnataka.
His earlier book named ‘A TEXT BOOK OF BHAISAJYA KALPANA as per CCIM’s new UG & PG Syllabus’ published in the year 2009 by Chaukhamba Surbharati Prakashan Varanasi, is widely appreciated and blessed by seniors in the field and is gladly accepted by the student fraternity of Ayurveda.
The charm of ‘classical terminologies’ used in the different texts of Ayurveda, lies in their superb quality of spontaneity, of universality and of perennial freshness they hold and impart on to the science. The compactness in the definitions of these terminologies with deeper and hidden meanings makes them more appealing to the readers.
To understand the science with proper rationality, one should be good in perceiving the hidden, concealed, partially explained and at times mystifying meanings of these definitions. Many a times we tend to look at the concepts in our science with an orthodox mindset. However, with so much of advancement in the science, we must think beyond out conventional ideas to inculcate newer knowledge into the science.
The term ‘transcendence’ means the same. It is the quality of being able to go beyond normal limits or boundaries. At this juncture I am glad to introduce the ‘transcendence commentary’ to ‘VAIDYAKA PARIBHASA PRADIPA’ a book compiled by Acarya Govinda Däsa Sena.
This work is a humble attempt to bring a handy referral book of definitions, which will be useful to everyone in the field of Ayurveda. The under graduates, the post graduates and’ the students appearing for PG entrance examinations may find this book more beneficial.
With completion of writing this book, I remain humbly grateful to all the individuals who have played a role in making it possible. At the outset I would like to express my humble gratitude to the President of our institution Rajarshi Dr. D. Veerendra Hegde, Vice President Prof. S. Prabhakar, Secretary Prof. Yashovarma and the management for blessing me with an opportunity to serve in their institution, which is the source of inspiration in all my works.
I am extremely obliged to our beloved principal Prof. U. N. Prasad, and for his constant warm hearted support and blessings in all my works. At the same time I am blessed to have the kind support and blessings of Prof. Prasanna N Rao, Principal, SDM College of Ayurveda, Hassan.
My respects are with all the senior staff and colleagues from different departments of our institution for their kind suggestions all through. I respectfully thank head of our department Prof. Prabhakar Renjal and all my colleagues Dr. Sujatha K., Dr. Seema M. B., Dr. Muralidhar Ballal, Dr. R. R. Geethesh, Dr. Ashok Kumar B. N., Dr. Sudheendra Honwad and Dr. Srinidhi Ballal, for their friendly support and valuable contribution in clarifying many controversial points of the subject.
I politely remember Dr. Govinda Sharma, Dr. Basavaraj Ghanti, Dr. Vinay Kadebagilu, Dr. Gazala Hussain, Dr. Reshma, Dr.Parthipan and Dr. Tejasvini; my colleagues from SDM Ayurveda College Hassan, for their friendly support.
My respects will be always with Prof. C. B. Jha, Prof. R. S. Sarashetty, Prof. Asmita Wele, Prof. B. B. Joshi, Prof. P. K. Prajapati, Prof. Vilas Dole, Prof. Yariswamy, Prof. Ashok D. Satpute, Prof. Rajashekhar Pande, Prof. M. C. Patil, Prof. Dinesh Kumar Mishra, Dr. Satyanarayana Bhat, Dr. Anandalakshmi, Dr. Vishi Bansal, Dr. Madhuri Dálvi, Dr. Rajalaxmi, Dr. Sekhar Reddy, Dr. Danappa Goudar, Dr. Jagadeesh Mitti and many other friends of mine from RS and BK departments; with whom I have exchanged my views about the subject at different instances. I thankfully remember all the earlier PG scholars of RS and BK department from our college, who are presently working in different institutions as staff. They have immensely contributed in enriching our knowledge of the science through fruitful debates and discussions. Concurrently I am pleased with all the UG students of our institution since 2003 for the sincerity and dedication they have shown towards the subject I deal.
I am thankful to all the library staff of our college for their help in providing the needed referral stuff for this work.
I remain individually obliged to Mr. N. K. Gupta of Chaukhamba Surbharati Prakashan and his computer crew for the wonderful edition of the book.
My love and respects are with my daughter Bhoomi, my wife, parents, sisters and their families for their unconditional support.
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