Acharya Vagbhata's Astanga Hridayam Vol 1: The Essence of Ayurveda by Dr.Sanjay PisharodiAcharya Vagbhata's Astanga Hridayam Vol 1: The Essence of Ayurveda by Dr.Sanjay Pisharodi

Acharya Vagbhata's Astanga Hridayam Vol 1: The Essence of Ayurveda

byDr.Sanjay Pisharodi

Hardcover | May 27, 2016

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For students of Ayurveda who are unable to read Sanskrit, learning the intricacies of this subtle and complex healing science is challenging, if not impossible. Without the ability to transfer the principles expounded in the ancient texts into practical application according to the time, place, and person being treated, proper results cannot be achieved.
During his own study of Ayurveda, Dr. Sanjay Pisharodi discovered some of the available English translations to be incomplete and inaccurate. Now, as the founder of the Purnarogya Holistic Health Care & Research Pvt Ltd, an institution dedicated to preserving, promoting, and propagating the teachings of the Ayurvedic texts, he presents the most authentic English translation of the A??a?ga H?dayam to date.
Because it is the most practical, concise, and clinical in its presentation and contains the essential points from all the great classics, this text serves as an excellent teaching tool. Through exacting transliteration and translation of every word and verse, Dr. Pisharodi provides unparalleled access to the knowledge imparted in the A??a?ga H?daya, including the enriching commentary.
This text acts as a vital bridge connecting international students of Ayurveda with the ancient sages and great teachers of this fascinating healing tradition.


Dr. Sanjay Pisharodi is uniquely qualified in both modern and traditional medicine. After completing his degree in palliative medicine, he worked for many years with terminally ill patients and served as the director of several hospitals before deciding to leave behind his promising career to study Ayurveda and other traditional healin...
Title:Acharya Vagbhata's Astanga Hridayam Vol 1: The Essence of AyurvedaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:594 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:May 27, 2016Publisher:Purnarogya Holistic Healing CentreLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9352583620

ISBN - 13:9789352583621

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Editorial Reviews

"Ashtanga Hridayam is one of the three great ancient classics of Ayurveda and amongthese, perhaps the most comprehensive and easy to understand. Dr Sanjay Pisharodihas provided an excellent new English version of the text that includes the Sanskrit,transliteration, translation and a lucid commentary that makes this Ayurvedic classicaccessible in all of its depth and detail. I regard it as the best version of AshtangaHridaya available. All serious students of Ayurveda, East and West, can benefit fromstudying the book and keeping it as an important reference guide."-Dr. David Frawley (Pa??it Vamadeva Sastri)Padma Bhu?a? (3rd highest civilian award) in 2015 by the President of IndiaDirector, American Institute of Vedic StudiesFounder and first president of American Council of Vedic Astrology"Though among Ayurveda's brhat trayi Astanga Hrdayam is today the most activelyconsulted and employed of the three, a translation of this work by Vagbhata (whosename literally means "Language Expert") worthy of its author has long sadly beenlacking. At long last this lacuna has been filled, with this effort which is written inclear, grammatical English and contains in addition traditional commentaries. Allserious students of Ayurveda will find this rendition of great benefit, a book which islikely to actively benefit the spread of the Science of Life to all who require it."-Dr. Robert E SvobodaFirst person from the western world to complete the BAMS degree from IndiaAuthor of the section on Ayurveda in Encyclopaedia Britannica 2000, Prakriti, Aghora etc.Svadhyaya (self study) of the Astanga Hridaya is a continuous exercise that anaspiring physician has to engage with to get established in the Ayurvedicthought process and to apply it in clinical practice. This process can becompared with repeated diving into the ocean to collect precious gems that lieon the ocean floor. Every time, the diver comes up with new discoveries and ina similar manner, the diligent student of the Astanga Hridaya is able todiscover many layers of meanings and principles of Ayurveda through theconstant svadhyaya. Dr. Sanjay's verse by verse, word by word translation andinterpretation of the Astanga Hridaya is a good example of harvest that can bereaped through Svadhyaya. I am sure this work will serve as a stimulation foraspirants of Ayurveda to engage in a deeper study of the text.-Dr. Ram ManoharResearch Director at Amrita School of AyurvedaDirector and Chief Scientific Officer at AVP Research Foundation