Sanskrit commentaries on the Carakasaá¹ƒhitÄ with special reference to Jajjaá¹aâ€™s NirantarapadavyÄkhyÄ
The genre of Sanskrit commentarial literature is a largely untapped reservoir of important and often crucial information that is all too often forgotten or neglected. The significance of commentaries in technical Å›Ästric literature in Sanskrit, such as Äyurveda, cannot be over emphasised, because frequently no other way exists to understand correctly both the meaning of specialised vocabulary and the ideas particular to the Å›Ästra or science.
This brief study of Jajjaá¹a's NirantarapadavyÄkhyÄ is but an introduction to a hitherto unexplored yet important early commentary on the Caraka Saá¹ƒhitÄ. Further investigations of the manuscript copies and printed edition will reveal the full extent of Jajjaá¹a's contribution to the development of early Äyurveda and help establish Jajjaá¹a as a leading figure in the history of Indian medicine.
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