The methods of learning Ayurveda shaastra include elaboration of the verses byVakyashah (elaboration of literary meaning), Vakyarthashah (elaboration using pancha avayava vakya) and Arthavayavshah (elaboration of arthadurgas) manner. In Arthavayavshah study, decoding of difficult terms by putting light through various angles is expected. The present study focuses on understanding the importance of various addressing terms used for Punarvasu Aatreya in Chikitsasthana of Charaka Samhita. The addressing terms and adjectives reflecting various aspects of Punarvasu Aatreya are enlisted and analyzed. They mainly reveal his divinity, intelligence, spiritual excellence, mastery in Ayurveda and capacity to eliminate diseases. The principle conclusion drawn is that these addressing terms possess a specific meaning, that help in understanding the aspects of personality of Punarvasu Aatreya, by which the dignity and glory of knowledge of Ayurveda is enhanced.
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