Anukatva, Prakriti, Upman, Praman, Concept, Analogy.

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Tijare, D. R. (2021). A CRITICAL REVIEW OF ANUKATVA IN PRAKRITI. Ayurlog: National Journal of Research in Ayurved Science, 9(03). https://doi.org/10.52482/ayurlog.v9i03.865


Ayurveda classics described Anukatva in Prakriti Lakshana. Anukatva means similarity, one having equal qualities like another. Every individual has all three Dosha (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) in different proportions and these three Dosha together determine the physiological balance and constitution of individual which is called as Prakriti. Concept of Anukatva in Prakriti is example of utilization of Upaman Praman that is analogy. Upamana pramana enlightens the features of unknown things with a known thing based on their similarities. These analogies are found to be helpful in understanding the basic concepts of Kriya Sharir like Anukatva.

Aim- To study the concept of Anukatva in Prakriti from Ayurvedic literature.

Objective- 1. To study correlation between Anukatva in different Prakriti.

  1. To study the importance of Anukatva in Prakriti.

Observations - Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita and Ashtanga Hridaya are Ayurveda classical which have the importance in understanding of science. Acharya Sushruta in Sharir Sthana described Anukatva in Prakriti.

Result & Discussion – Anukatva is utilization of Upman Praman for description of Prakriti. It is based on utilization of known things for getting knowledge of unknown things.

Conclusion – Acharya Sushruta described Anukatva that is analogy of Prakriti Purush with animals for the better understanding of concept and enhance its utilization in easiest way.

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