AN ANATOMICAL APPROACH TO “DAUHRADA AWASTHA”
Dr. Priyanka Shrivastava*, Dr. Nisha Bhalerao, Dr. Salil Jain, Dr. Nitin Ujjaliya
Garbha Vriddhi (foetal development) defines healthy development of foetus for during gestation. Acharyas precisely described Dauhradya Awastha and its importance regarding developmental fetal anomalies. The word name of Dauhradya means at that time of gestation onwards the months has “two hearts” it means functions and desires of two hearts expressed through mother. The desires of foetus are can‟t as nutritional requirements during its development and these to be fulfilled for a healthy development. If the desires of the Dauhradya are not fulfilled this leads to either like Kubja, Khanja, Jada, Vamana, Vikrataksha and Anaksha. The explanation of development of senses as per modern embryology can correlate with the Dauhrada Awastha at some extent. Present article explains the association &resemblance in the Dauhradya as per the Ayurvedic classics and the anatomical structure described in modern embryology.
Keywords: Garbha Vriddhi, Dauhradya Awastha, Foetal development, Sense.
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