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Bhojanottara Karma – An Accentuated Ritual after Intake of Ahar

Kasha Nath Samagandi, Jagriti Sharma Samagandi, Kamalesh Kumar Sharma


Wellness is the way to achieve physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual gratification. Ayurveda emphasizes that normalcy in terms of Guna and Karma of Tridosa (three humors) refers to a wellness of an individual, so the name Tri-Sthuna (three main pillars of Shareera). Ahara as the source of energy, Nidra as a state of energy conservation and Abrahmacarya as an act of energy consumption, all together as a Trayopastambha support in the maintenance of equilibrium of Tridosha. Ahara, as a source of nutrition and energy, directly relies upon digestion and its absorption. A health benefit of Ahara depends not only on the qualitative food ingestion, but also on the appropriateness in the digestion of consuming food. Suppression of digestive fire is an inevitable factor after food consumption; modern nutrition is lagging behind in guiding natural tips which are essential for maintaining the capacity of digestive fire to its optimum, for digestion, assimilation and absorption of consuming food. Ayurveda emphasizes these tips, but they are dispersed widely in Ayurveda excellence. Here the present review article is done to throw a ray of light on the glimpses of instructions under the title of Bhojanottara Karma, luck, Achamana, Tambula Sevana, Chankramana, etc., under one roof, which are needed for the proper utilization of consuming food.

Keywords: Ahara, bhojanottara karma, chankramana, digestion

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