Notable Modifications of Sushrut Samhita by Dalhana

  • Kanchan M Borkar
  • Anantkumar V Shekokar
Keywords: Sushrut Samhita, Nibandhasangraha, Shalya, Mala, Vrana, Shadvidh Pariksha

Abstract

Sushruta, the father of surgery gave Sushrut Samhita to his followers. The Sushrut Samhita gives simple, precise, logical and practical knowledge. Available commentary on Sushrut Samhita is Nibandhasangraha which is written by Dalhana who gave reasoning and description about some unsolved puzzles in Sushrut Samhita. This commentary is available in Sanskrit language which is unrecognized by common Ayurveda scholars and researchers. Although it is very difficult to understand and translate the Samhita in an easy language it will be a boon to all the Ayurveda scholars if we can understand the Dalhan’s explanation of Sushruta’s view. In this article we shall try to understand and interpret the knowledge of Sushruta and Dalhana from Sutrasthan Adhyaya no. 1 to 10  in parallel to western surgical knowledge to get a better understanding of basic principles of ancient and western surgical practice.

Author Biographies

Kanchan M Borkar
Lecturer, 

Department of Shalya Tantra,

S.V.N.H.Ayurved college, Rahuri.

Maharashtra, India.- 413706
Anantkumar V Shekokar

Reader ad HOD,

Department of Shalya Tantra,

S.V.N.H.Ayurved college, Rahuri.

Maharashtra, India.- 413706
Published
2013-09-27
Section
Review Articles