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Medical Science in Garuda Purana

Medical Science in Garuda Purana (Introduction) -1
History of Medical Tourism, Health and Wellness Tourism in Purana Literature -5
History of Medical Tourism, Health and Wellness Tourism in India, South Asia – 49
(Special mentions of History of Medicines in India)
By: Acharya Bhishma Kukreti (Medical Tourism Historian)
Garuda Purana Introduction
B.K Chaturvedi rightly states that since Hindus thickly link Garuda Purana with post mortem ceremonies that scholars did less researches on Garuda Purana. Garuda Purana is another Mahapurana or Encyclopedia for Hinduism.
Pitchman presumed that the Garuda Purana was created around 1st CE . Leadebeater estimates that Garuda Purna was created around 900 CE .However, the versions available today are of 800-1000CE.
As per tradition, there are 19000 shlokas in Garuda Purana with 229 chapters but in some cases, chapters are up to 23 in Purva kand and 34-49chapters in Uttarkand (Preta kand).
The Garuda Purana deals with Vaishnava sects and there are stories related to Lord Vihnu . There are many stories relate to tours and travels and medical tour too (physician visiting patients or patients visiting doctors too. There are mentions of qualities of hosts too mentioned in Garuda Purana.
Medical Science in Garuda Purana
There is separate chapter or chapters on diseases and remedies as in Agni Purana. However those verses are not original but extracts or modification of various old texts of Ayurveda (Atideva, page 114-15)
The chapters from 146 to 202 deal with diseases and remedies. There are mentions of gems (gemology) and metals too.
References
Chaturvedi B.K, (2002) Garuda Purana , Diamond pocket Books, Delhi
Atideva (1960) Ayurveda ka Vrihad Itihas , Bhargva press Banaras
Pitchman , Tracy (2001) Seeking Mahadevi: , State University Of New York Press
Leadbeater , (1927) , The Chakras: Theosophical Publishing House
Copyright @ Acharya Bhishma Kukreti, //2018 bjkukreti@gmail.com
History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India will be continued in next chapter –
Medical Science in Garuda Purana , History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , North India , South Asia; Medical Science in Garuda Purana , History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , South India; South Asia, Medical Science in Garuda Purana , History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , East India, , Medical Science in Garuda Purana , History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , West India, South Asia; Medical Science in Garuda Purana , History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , Central India, South Asia; Medical Science in Garuda Purana , History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , North East India , South Asia; Medical Science in Garuda Purana , History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , Bangladesh , South Asia; Medical Science in Garuda Purana , History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India, Pakistan , South Asia; Medical Science in Garuda Purana , History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , Myanmar, South Asia; Medical Science in Garuda Purana , History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , Afghanistan , South Asia ; Medical Science in Garuda Purana , History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , Baluchistan, South Asia, to be continued

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