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Ayurveda and Jyotish science are not only contemporary of each other but complimentary to each other. Ayurveda had incorporated in itself lot of Jyotishiya concepts right from auspicious timings in various sanskaras to auspicious timings of drug collection and storage. In all these concepts, Nakshatra (constellation) is an important aspect. As per Ayurveda and Jyotisha science, Nakshatra also plays an important role in deciding the prognosis and duration of the disease. Ayurvedic acharyas are of the view that the severity and prognosis of the fever can be assessed on the basis of Nakshatras in which the fever is developed. The Jyotish acharya Varahamihir had categorized the mrudu (soft), tikshna (pungent), ugra (aggressive), chara (moving), and laghu (light) nature of the Nakshatras and accordingly the severity and outcome of the fever is seen. Particularly acharya Harita, acharya Shaunak, acharya Gautama, acharya Kaushik have mentioned about role of Nakshatra in deciding the outcome of the disease . Nischalkar the commentator of book â€˜Chakraduttaâ€™, had quoted the views of said acharyas in this regard. Hemadri, the commentator of book â€˜Ashtang Hridayaâ€™ also quoted the views of acharya Shaunaka in this regard. Hence, it becomes essential to coorelate Ayurvedic concept of Nakshatra Utappana Jwara with the jyotishiya concept of nature of Nakshatras to know the severity and outcome of the fever.
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