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Navanitakam, नावनीतकमकम्: A Buddhist Literature and History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India – 1

Navanitakam, नावनीतकमकम्: A Buddhist Literature and History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India – 1
History of Medical Tourism, Health and Wellness Tourism in Buddhist Literature and Buddhist Period, India – 11
History of Medical Tourism, Health and Wellness Tourism in India, South Asia – 42
By: Bhishma Kukreti (Medical Tourism Historian)
Writing medical book, Taking medical book from one region to other region for knowledge is nothing but part of Medical Tourism.
Navanitakama (Quintessence) is an Ayurveda book found by Colonel H. Bower in East Turkey in 1890, in a Buddhist Stupa at Kuchar on the road to China. Atideva states the book is a Buddhist literature. However, a few researchers objected it as Buddhist literature.
Bower found 6 more manuscripts in that Stupa. The first manuscript and 6th manuscript are related to medicines. First manuscript ends abruptly at fifth chapter and 6th one is complete and totally a Ayurveda manuscript.
The book seems to be written in Kashmir and Buddhist Monks or confessor took those books to
The scholars vouch that the manuscript is of Gupta Era (4th -6th century AD) and the language of Navanitakam is Sanskrit with written in Sanskrit with high influence of Prakrit words and sentences (Pt Shri Murlimadhavan).
Mehar Chandra Lakshman Das published Navnitakam from Lanhor and Vadiyavachaspati Balwant Singh compiled and edited the said Grantha .
The ‘Grantha’ I collections of various medical subjects created by various sages. The main bae of Navnitakam are Charak Samhita and Bhel Samhita. Bhel was disciple of Atreya.
There are 15 Yoga (Chapters or medical rules ) from Bhel Samhita; 29 Yoga from Charak Samhita and 44 Yoga are from various other sources or independent . Besides, Charaka and Bhel, there are mentions of Kakayan, Nimi, Usnam , Vrihaspari. In Navnitakam, there are yoga (medical principles) of Agustya , Jivaka and Dhanvantari . There are a few Yogas by Kshyap. It seems that there are folk medical principles or remedies in Navnitakam too.

References
1-Atideva, 1960, Ayurveda ka Vrihad Itihas, Chaukhamba Prakashan, Banaras, page 106-8 .
2-Pt Si Murlidhavan , N.K Sundareswaran , 2006, Sanskrit in Technical Age , New Bhartiya Book Corp. Delhi, page 82
Copyright @ Bhishma Kukreti, //2018 bjkukreti@gmail.com
History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India will be continued in –
Navanitakam , नावनीतकमकम्: a Buddhist Literature and History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , North India , South Asia; Navanitakam , नावनीतकमकम्: a Buddhist Literature and History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , South India; South Asia, Navanitakam , नावनीतकमकम्: a Buddhist Literature and History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , East India, , Navanitakam , नावनीतकमकम्: a Buddhist Literature and History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , West India, South Asia; Navanitakam , नावनीतकमकम्: a Buddhist Literature and History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , Central India, South Asia; Navanitakam , नावनीतकमकम्: a Buddhist Literature and History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , North East India , South Asia; Navanitakam , नावनीतकमकम्: a Buddhist Literature and History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , Bangladesh , South Asia; Navanitakam , नावनीतकमकम्: a Buddhist Literature and History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India, Pakistan , South Asia; Navanitakam , नावनीतकमकम्: a Buddhist Literature and History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , Myanmar, South Asia; Navanitakam , नावनीतकमकम्: a Buddhist Literature and History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , Afghanistan , South Asia ; Navanitakam , नावनीतकमकम्: a Buddhist Literature and History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , Baluchistan, South Asia, to be continued

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