Thus Bhagawan Atreya, Punarvasu, Atreya and Kisna Atreya are the names of one single individual sage who is the teacher of the medical science in the Caraka Samhita. Thus there can be no confusion in regards to the identity of the person known as Atreya with Kisna Atreya in the Caraka Samhita. Authors Srikantha Datta and Sivadasa, had raised the question of two personalities, Kisna Atreya, the surgeon and Atreya the physician. The commentator Sivadasa holds the view that Kisna Atreya and Punarvasu are one.
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Thus Bhagawan Atreya, Punarvasu, Atreya and Kisna Atreya are the names of one single individual sage who is the teacher of the medical science in the Caraka Samhita. Thus there can be no confusion in regards to the identity of the person known as Atreya with Kisna Atreya in the Caraka Samhita. Authors Srikantha Datta and Sivadasa, had raised the question of two personalities, Kisna Atreya, the surgeon and Atreya the physician.
The commentator Sivadasa holds the view that Kisna Atreya and Punarvasu are one. The commentator Cakrapani confirms that Candrabhagi is Punarvasu. There is a tantra or a treatise on Salakya or 'Surgery of the supra-clavicular parts of the body' ascribed to Kisna Atreya.
Therefore it is led to believe that there were two persons of same name. Atreya was also known as Candrabhagi or Candra-bhagin. The 13th chapter of Sutra-sthana in Caraka refers to the teacher named Atreya. Punarvasu is mentioned as seated amidst the Sankhya philosophers whom Agnivesa approaches for instructions and in the resume at the end of the chapter, the teacher is referred to as Candrabhagi.
Atreya Punarvasu, the teacher in the Caraka Samhita is Kisna Atreya who gave instructions on surgical matters. He was acquainted with the knowledge of Science of Life in its eight-fold ramifications, though he confined himself to Kayacikitsa or medicine, in his exposition to Agnivesa and other disciples. Therefore it was concluded, that there was only one teacher known with different names as Punarvasu, Atreya and Kisna Atreya.
Thus we had the great sage Atreya, the teacher of medicine and preceptor of Agnivesa, Bhela and other disciples, bearing other names of Kisna Atreya, Punarvasu and Candrabhagi as all these names are in the Caraka Samhita as well as in the Bhela and Kasyapa Samhita and are supported by references to Atreya. In other books like the Mahabharata in similar contexts. The verse in the Bhela Samhita is very significant as it combines the names of Candrabhaga and Punarvasu in reference to the teacher of medicine.
Nagnajit, the saintly king of Gandhara, giver of the path to gold, grasped the feet of Candrabhagi Punarvasu in obeisance and inquired. Thus the verse provides us with a confirmation of the identity of Candrabhaga with Punarvasu and also offers a clue as to the period of Atreyas existence, in the period of his disciple, the king of Gandhara named Nagnajit.
Caraka Samhita mentions, as his contemporaries who participated in the discussions on various medical topics, the king of Kasi named Vaamaka and Nimi, the king of Videha. Thus this leads us to the question of the period of Atreya in the chronicles of ancient Indian history. Toggle navigation. Jump to: navigation , search. Categories : Ayurveda Charak Samhita.
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Acharya Atreya – legacy, works, contribution to Ayurveda
It would be a very interesting and engaging study to fix the date of Atreya. There is a certain preceptor Atreya, the teacher of Jivaka. The stories about Jivaka are found in the literatures of various countries where Buddhism flourished. This includes Tibetan, Burmese and Sinhalese versions which differ in many pouts as follows:.
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Article by Dr Manasa There were many great ancient Ayurvedic legendary persons who have composed excellent treatises, but they all learnt under some great Guru. Acharya Atreya was one of the greatest teachers of Ayurveda who preached, taught and spread the fragrance of this natural healing system. Atreya was the son of sage Atri. He learned the science of life, Ayurveda, from his teacher, sage Bharadwaja. He in turn taught Ayurveda to his disciples.
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Sage Atreya was a renowned scholar of Ayurveda and six schools of early Ayurveda was founded based on his teachings. He is believed to have worked as the personal physician of King Nagnajita of Gandhara Kingdom , who finds mention in the Mahabharata. According to Surendranath Dasgupta, The old Ayurveda of Atreya-Charaka school probably has its root in the now extinct Caranavaidya branch of Atharvaveda. Of all the six, the one composed by Agnivesa was most revered.
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