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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
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Abstract

A REVIEW ON CONCEPT OF DISHA AND ITS IMPORTANCE IN AYURVEDA

Dr. Tanvi Sood*, Dr. Mohit Pathak and Dr. Navneet Sharma

ABSTRACT

Ayurveda is perceived as one of the most ancient and well documented system of medicine equally relevant in modern times. In Ayurveda different ideas are collected, evaluated and compiled to create vast approach towards human well-being. Everyone knows that there is no effect without cause, So in Ayurveda the concept of Karya-Karana is accepted as root of every phenomena occurring in the body as well as in the universe. Karana has been given due importance to acquire health or to conquer the disease. Disha is one of the Karana Dravya and is as important as Desha in Ayurveda. One can found direct or indirect application of Disha in every field of Ayurveda like in Dravyaguna, Swasthvritta, Sharir Kriya etc. Even today people are applying this in so many ways for their day to day routines. From sleep to awakening and from birth to death people are utilizing the knowledge of directions. Vastushastra and Jyotishshastra is also a great science which is based on the utilization of this knowledge for giving health, wealth and progress to the society. By applying this concept of Disha they can have idea of the effects of planets on human body and mind. Even the modern Science is also very much aware from the concept of direction and in so many theories they are using this concept as backbone. The general and specific theory of relativity of Einstein, the effect of electromagnetic field of earth and planet, the effect of gravity and the Global Orientation System depends on the concept of Disha or geographical directions. The concept of Disha is found Scattered in literature in Ayurveda. So effort is made to compile the knowledge of Disha so that it should be applied for bettering the human life.

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