ROLE OF DINACHARYA AND RUTUCHARYA IN PREVENTION OF DISEASES AND MAINTENANCE OF HEALTH
Dr. Manjunath Kanthi* and Dr. Suma K. J.
In the present era Man can achieve anything but he cannot maintain the health, which is biggest challenge because
of faulty food habits and life style. Ayurveda is an ancient science which gives prime importance for maintenance
of health. Acharya Charka says “Swasthasya swathya rakshanam, Aathurasya Vikara prashamanam” The
Sutra sthana of Charaka samhita is divided into seven chatushkas. Among them the second chatushka is called
Swasthya chatushka which includes four chapters i.e Matrashitiya, Tasyashitiya, Na Vegandharaneya and
Indriyopakaraneeya Adhayaya’s. These chapters give more importance for maintenance of both Physical and
mental health. In the present article, an attempt is made to compile the information from these four chapters as to
how we can maintain the physical health by following certain Ayurvedic procedures like Anjana, Abhayanga,
Keywords: Swastha, Dinacharya, Rutu Shodhana.
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