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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 84-87

Aatreya Virachit Sara Samgraha

Bhashashastri, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India

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Library of Gujarat Ayurved University is rich in collections of manuscripts and many other valuable literatures. Total number of manuscripts in the library is 7350; it is preserved in university library as a property of Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society and Government of Gujarat. These manuscripts had been handed over to Government of Gujarat by the Ex. Princely State of Gondal Shri Bhagwat Sinhji. Efforts are being made by research scholars for their publication. One of such manuscript is 'Sarasangraha' written by Atreya and the Literary Research Unit has done the translation of the same in Hindi, along with comparative study, which is being published here. In this manuscript, the author has made every effort to make it as a book for common man so that he can utilize the knowledge for primary or initial/simple treatment. It is a compilation of different Samhita granthas and made a clinical book for public use. The author himself admits in the text that Anya granthat samasena likhitam sarasangrahah I Pathyatam tu visheshena yena vaidyabhidho bhavet II - means this book is a compilation of all the Ayurvedic literatures in concise manner so that the knowledge seeker can gain more clinical knowledge in one book. With regards to the time period of the manuscript, it is inscribed at the end of the manuscript 'Samvat 1920' and the transcripter was Shri Chaturbhuj Dave, a resident of Bhujnagar. He compiled this book by knowledge of Basic principle of Ayurveda and clinical subjects, after offering prayers to God Dhanvantari, he described the Nadi pariksha in the manuscript.

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