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CONTRIBUTIONS OF CHAKRAPANI DATTA IN INDIAN MEDICINE

Dr. Kanchan Chowdhury*

ABSTRACT

Chakrapani Datta,was the greatest and a renowned Commentator of various Ayurvedic samhitas. He was intelligent enough to critically analyse & reveal the hidden secrets of Charaka Samhita and Sushruta Samhita. He was the son of Narayan Datta and Naradatta, a courtier of the king, was his spiritual guide. Chakrapani's best known books on ancient medical science are Chikitsa samgraha, Dravyaguna and Sarvasara samgraha (Collection of the essence of things). It is the landmark contribution of Chakrapani in the history of ancient ayurvedic medical science. Entire Chakradatta is composed of 4800 verses which are divided into 79 chapters. Chakrapani was awarded the titles 'Charaka chaturanana' and 'Sushruta sahasranayana' for Charakatattva pradipika and Bhanumati, which were annotations on Charakasanghita and Sushruta respectively. He had excellent knowledge of Sanskrit language and grammar. Chakrapani has also seen so many faults while reading of Caraka Samhita and he has deliberately rejected all those, stating as unauthoratative. The present article highlights some of the glimpses of whole work done by him in the field of Ayurveda. This article represents the in depth knowledge & wisdom of a great Ayurvedic physicians like Chakrapani as well as his skill to elaborate and analyze the samhitas.

Keywords: Chakrapani Datta,was the greatest and a renowned Commentator of various Ayurvedic samhitas. He was intelligent enough to critically analyse & reveal the hidden secrets of Charaka Samhita and Sushruta Samhita. He was the son of Narayan Datta and Naradatta,


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