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Renal vessels variations

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Dr Giridhar Kanthi shared an album of Renal vessels variations found during dissection at Alvas ayurvedic medical College

Speak for the Best

Ayurveda is getting subjected to change its face very frequently under the influence of present day study methods. We as the senior Ayurveda fellows has to understand the route map and suggest the better options time to time for governing bodies to make the correct decisions. Present trend in the medical study is EBM, of course even though Ayurveda practicing this as “Sadhikara Niroopita Chikitsa”, we require to make a translation of this existing module easily understandable to the other communities in their language understandable. Please see the syllabus in terms of student centered education where it is useful ultimately to the consumer and community. A study which is not useful for the physician and the consumer (Patient) becomes ruined or distorted soon.

Here  Dr Giridhar Kanthi [girishakanthi@gmail.com] of SDM College of Ayurveda udupi [Cell– 9448888378] has provided the year wise system of BAMS 1st year Rachana Sareera syllabus which is to be completed in 12 months of time including the Examinations. Please check this with the interest and levels of understanding for a 12th standard student.

The PG Shareera Rachana curriculum is provided by Dr. Mukund Erande [mperande2002@gmail.com] of SS Ayurved College, Hadapsar PUNE 411028.

I request you honestly to make any suggestions from your side to improve this draft in any form considering the needs of our UG/PG Students and the subject as a whole. This draft is available at –


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Jnana Srotas Issue 6

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Endocrine Glands


Jnana Srotas Vol. 5, Issue-3-4

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Ayurveda doctor to dissect his father’s body in India

A doctor in India is steadying his nerves to dissect his father’s embalmed body to help anatomy students’ research at a medical college.

  • The operation in the southern state of Karnataka is said to be the first such case in India.
  • Dr Mahantesh Ramannavar told the BBC that the task was challenging but he had no choice.
  • His father, who fought against British colonial rule, was a renowned ayurvedic (traditional medicine) doctor.
  • He died two years ago, aged 89, and stipulated in his will that his corpse should be cut open by his doctor son for medical research.

Better science

Dr Mahantesh, 40, will fulfil his father’s wishes at the Kankanwadi Ayurved medical college in Belgaum, 550km (342 miles) north of Bangalore, on the second anniversary of his death on 13 November.

Dr Mahantesh RamannavarBefore his death, [my father] had mentally prepared me to take up the dissection of his body”
  • He said that he was inspired by the English physician William Harvey, famed for his research into the human circulatory system.
  • Mr Harvey is credited with dissecting the body of his sister in his pursuit of better medical science.
  • “I hope my gesture will help others to donate bodies. This is a message I want to convey to the world,” Dr Mahantesh told the BBC.
  • There is a growing demand for cadavers for medical research and training across the globe.
  • In front of his father’s body, he has been briefing students without much fuss.
  • “Whatever emotions I have, I control them,” he said.
  • His said that his decision had not upset his mother and family members.
  • “There is no opposition from my family. They are supporting me. This is because this is what he willed,” he said.
  • Dr Mahantesh said the demand for cadavers was up but donors were hard to come by.
  • India passed the Human Organ Transplant Act in 1994, making it possible to receive transplants from brain dead donors, but for a country with a population of more than one billion people, it lags behind in the implementation of a cadaveric donation programme.
  • Officials say there is need for greater public awareness to enable people to donate bodies.
  • Dr Mahantesh said that his father had always spoken in support of cadaver donations.
  • “Before his death, he had mentally prepared me to take up the dissection of his body,” he said.
  • The family has set up a trust in his name for cadaver donations.
  • “All my family members have written wills to donate their bodies,” he said. [source]

ಡಾ. ಮಹಾಂತೇಶ ರಾಮಣ್ಣವರ ಭೈಲಹೊಂಗಲ, ಇವರು ನನ್ನ ಅಧ್ಯಾಪಕ ವೃತ್ತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ  ಶರೀರ ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ ವಿಭಾಗದ  ಪ್ರಥಮ ಸ್ನಾತಕೊತ್ತರ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಯಂದು ಹೆಳಲು ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಹೆಮ್ಮೆಯ ವಿಷಯವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ, ಎಸ್. ಡಿ. ಎಮ್. ಆಯುರ್ವೇದ ಕಾಲೇಜಿನ ಸ್ನಾತಕೊತ್ತರ ಶರೀರ ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ ವಿಭಾಗದ ಕೀರ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ಪ್ರಪಂಚಕ್ಕೆ ಅರಿವು ಮಾಡಿರುತ್ತರೆ. ಧರ್ಮಸ್ಥಳದ ಧರ್ಮಾಧಿಕಾರಿ ಹಾಗೂ ಎಸ್ ಡಿ ಎಮ್ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರು ಆಗಿರುವ ಡಾ. ಡಿ ವಿರೇಂದ್ರ ಹೆಗ್ಗಡೆಯವರು, ಡಾ. ಮಹಾಂತೇಶ ರಾಮಣ್ಣವರ ಮನೋಸ್ಥೈರ್ಯವನ್ನು  ಮೆಚ್ಚಿ ಈ ಸಂದರ್ಬದಲ್ಲಿ ಶುಭ ಹಾರೈಸಿರುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಮಗ ತಂದೆಯ ಶರೀರವನ್ನು ಅದಾರವಾಗಿಟ್ಟುಕೊಂಡು ವೈಧ್ಯಕೀಯ ವಿಧ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಭೊದಿಸುವದು ವೈಧ್ಯಕಿಯ ಇತಿಹಾಸದ ಪುಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಸೆರ್ಪಡೆ ಗೊಳ್ಳುವದರಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾವ ಶಂಸಯವು ಇಲ್ಲವೆಂದು ಹೆಳಲು ಆತನ ಗುರುವಾದ ನನಗೆ ಹೆಮ್ಮೆಯನಿಸುತ್ತದೆ. ಇಂತಹ    ಸಾಹಸ ಕಾರ್ಯಾವನ್ನು ಮಾಡುವ ಡಾ. ಮಹಾಂತೇಶ ರಾಮಣ್ಣನ್ನವರ ದೃಡ ಮನೊ ನಿರ್ಧಾರವನ್ನು ನೊಡಿದರೆ, ಆಯುರ್ವೇದ ವೈಧ್ಯಕೀಯ ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಆಚಾರ್ಯರರು ಹೆಳಿದ ಮಾನಸಿಕ ಶಾರೀರರದ ಕಲ್ಪನೆಗೆ ಡಾ. ಮಹಾಂತೇಶರವರು ಉದಾಹರಣೆಯಾಗುತಾರೆ. ಏಕ ಧಾತುಜ ಪುರುಷ ಎಂದರೆ ಕೇವಲ ಆತ್ಮ ಮಾತ್ರ, ಷಡ್ ದಾತುಜ ಪುರುಷನೆಂದರೆ ಪಾಂಚಬೌತಿಕಗಳಿಂದ ಕೂಡಿದ ಶರೀರ. ಆತ್ಮನಿಂದ ದೂರಾಗಿರುವ ತಂದೆಯ ಶರೀರವನ್ನು ಆತ್ಮನಿಂದ ಕೂಡಿರುವ ಮಗನಾಗಿರುವ ಡಾ. ಮಹಾಂತೇಶರವರು ವೈಧ್ಯಕೀಯ ಹಿತಿಹಾಸದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿರುವ ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಸಾಹಸಮಯವಾದ ಕಾರ್ಯವಾಗಿರುತ್ತದೆ. ಆತನ ಈ ಕಾರ್ಯವು ಯಶಸ್ಸುಗೊಳ್ಳಲಿಯಂದು ಹಾಗೂ ಸಹಕರಿಸಿದ ಅತನ ಕುಟುಂಬದ ಎಲ್ಲ ಸದಸ್ಯ್ರರಿಗೂ ಈ ಸಂದರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಎಸ್.ಡಿ ಎಮ್. ಆಯುರ್ವೇದ ಕಾಲೇಜಿನ ಪ್ರಾಂಶುಪಾಲರು ಮತ್ತು ಗುರುಗಳಾದ ನಾವುಗಳು ಶುಭ ಹರೈಸುತ್ತೇವೆ.  –  ಡಾ. ಗಿರಿಧರ್ ಎಂ ಕಂಠಿ.  ಪ್ರಾಧ್ಯಪಕರು, ಎಸ್. ಡಿ. ಎಮ್ ಆಯುರ್ವೇದ ಕಾಲೇಜು, ಕುತ್ಪಾಡಿ, – ಉದ್ಯಾವರ, ಉಡುಪಿ – ೫೭೪ ೧೧೮ – ಉಡುಪಿ ಜಿಲ್ಹೆ

Jnana Srotas 5- 1&2