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Classical text review Bhavaprakash nighantu

Presenter Dr Sneha Kulkarni Dept. of Dravyaguna

Contents
Introduction Objectives About the Author , Commentator , Publications Content of the text Volumes and chapters Uniqueness of the text Summary Conclusion

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Introduction

Enumerated one among the Laghutrayi Third book among the Laghutrayi , but popular Author Bhavamishra Bridge between medieval period and modern period Two parts Purva Samhita Madhyama Uttara Nighantu
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Objectives

To know about the Bhavaprakash Nighantu


its author , commentator and uniqueness

of the text

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Author

Bhavmishra Father Latkan Mishra . May be a Brahmin , belonged to Varanasi Some believe he belonged to Kashi or Gorakhpur because names like Latkan etc. He has written a book named Gunaratnamala which was not published
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Time Period

Has followed Madanpala Nighantu (1347 AD) Also Sharangadhara Samhita (13th Cent.) Yogaratnakara,Yogatarangini,Lolimbaraja give reference of Bhavaprakash (17th Cent.) Bhavmishra included phirangaroga introduced in India by Portugese and Europeans(15th Cent.) Bhavamishra between 15th 17th
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Commentators
No Sanskrit commentaries are written Pandit Shivasharma Shivaprakashika Sri Venkateshwara Press ,Bombay By Dr Vishwanath Dvivedi By Dr K.C.Chunekar Published by The Chowkhamba Vidyabhawan

(Ayurved ka Vaijnanik Itihas by Dr P V Sharma)


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Publications
Bhavaprakash Nighantu with Chunekar Teeka Edited by Dr Gangasahay Pandey (Hindi) Chaukhamba Bharati Academy ,Varanasi Rs 350/ Bhavaprakash Nighantu Edited by Amrit Pal Singh (English) Chaukhamba Orientalia ,Delhi Rs 950/
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Manuscripts
Acc to Julius Jolly manuscript on Bhavaprakash dated 1558 A.D.in Germany Acc to Prof P V Sharma oldest manuscript on Bhavaprakash Samvatsra 1722 corresponding to 1665 A.D. Available in Oriental Library , Jammu

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Content
23 in total Followed Madanapal Nighantu No specific classification of the varga seen Mentioned many bheda of many plants

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Contd..

,, includes fruits and tubers describes kanda pancanga of plant used big trees Mythology , , , Mentioned drugs from other countries such as , , , Some ,
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Contd..
Varga Haritakyadi Karpuradi Madanapala nighantu + +

Vatadi
Amraphaladi Dhatupadhatu. Dhanya Shaka Mamsa Krutanna Suvarnadi varga

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Vari

Included dugdha

Mishrakadi varga , shuntyadi varga -- Madanpala

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Uniqueness of text
Explained in detail Mentioned as a drug of choice in Mentioned for the first time and their , -

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Volumes

None

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Summary

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Conclusion
is a karmapradhana nighantu It bridges thee gap between medieval period and modern period At the same time confusion regarding some dravyas

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