The Charak Samhita is well known Ayurveda classic accredited for its deliberations on basic principles of Ayurveda. It is considered to be a complete text having no short comings. It is also termed as the kalpadruma by the revered commentator Gangadhar Roy. As the legend says, the kalpdruma is a tree that fulfills ones wish and has a plenty to offer. Similarly, the Charak Samhita is a treasure trove of Ayurveda knowledge having unfathomable capacity to deliver the desired. Although, all the eight sections of the text namely sthana are unique in their content, the vimanasthana is a special unit conspicuous by its presence in the Charak Samhita. The other classics like the Sushrut Samhita and Ashtang Hridayam of Vagbhatta lack the vimanasthana. The vimanasthana is the knowledge and measurement unit. It specifies the mode of measurement of doshadi along with the very significant topic of the teaching, research and so on. Therefore, here an attempt has been made to bring the light on significance of vimanasthana.
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