CRITICAL REVIEW OF AHAR IN DIFFERENT RUTUS FOR MAINTAINCE OF HEALTHY LIFE STYLE
Dr. Pooja B. Pawar* and Dr. S. S. Sant
Main objectives of Ayurveda have been divided into two aspects namely swasthsya swasthya rakshanam- To protect and maintain the health of healthy person(preventive and social medicine) Aturasya vikar prashamanam-To treat the disease and giving relief to sick persons (therapeutics).
Rutu means season and charya means fallowing or discipline.
Ritucharya in simple words means seasonal routine.
Ayurveda divides the whole year into 2 kalas on the basis of position of sun;
A) Aadaan kaal (uttaraayan)
B) Viserga kaal (Dakshinayana).
A year consists of six seasons namely Shishir (winter), Vasanta(spring), and Grishma(summer) in utarayana.
Varsha (monsoon), Sharata (autumn) Hemanta (late autumn) in Dakshinayana.
Ahar plays important role for maintaing to good physical and mental health.
If we follow rules for compumption of food during six rutus it act as Amruta.
In this review various regimens in diet in different rutu as mentioned in the classics of ayurveda and their importance has been discussed.
This study was done to converse on proper way of compumption of food in different Rutus as it is one of the most important pillar of human life.
Keywords: Rutu, Kaala, Charya, Uttaraayana, Dakshinayana.
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