Vagbhata - Ancient Indian Writer, Physician, Ayurveda Legend

Vagbhata - Ancient Indian Writer, Physician, Ayurveda Legend

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Vāgbhata (वाग्भट) famous for his works Ashtanga Sangraha and Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita is one of the most influential ancient writers of Ayurveda. Vagbhata was a disciple of Charaka. Both of his books were originally written in Sanskrit with 7000 sutra. According to Vagbhata, 85% of diseases can be cured without a doctor; only 15% of diseases require a doctor.

The great Maharishis Vagbhata, Acharya Atreya, Acharya Sushrut and Acharya Vagbhatt, are known in the ancient Acharya, as the name of all three  “वृद्धत्रयी”. The authors of these Acharya are presently presenting the syllabus of Ayurveda and students as textbooks on the subject. Unlike the ancient scholars, there is no detailed or authoritative description regarding the birth of Acharya Vagbhat. Their birth, it is believed that on the bank of the river Sindhu was held in a district.

Vagbhata was born in the Vedic period. Buddhism was little influenced by the life of Vaghabhatta. His guru's name is called Ajlovita. In many places, Lord Buddha has also been called Avalokiteshwar. The two famous Ayurvedic texts of “अष्टांग हृदय” और “अष्टांग हृदय संहिता” Vaghabhatt are still used as textbooks. Today's Vaidya society also makes these texts form the basis of their treatment.


In the first part of the book “अष्टांग हृदय”, he asked the ancient medicines, necessary instructions for the scholars, health inspection according to daily and season, the formation of diseases, the properties of various types of Khudha substances, identification of toxic substances and the diseases Treatment, personal purity, medicine and the name of their department are described. 

In the second part of this book, he has explained the composition of the human body, the major parts of the body in detail, the human nature and its various forms and its behaviors.

In the third part of the book, many diseases such as fever, epilepsy, vomiting, breathing and skin diseases etc. have been explained due to diseases and treatment. In the fourth part, vomiting and hygiene and highlighting the issues and treatment related to child conduct and diseases related to diseases in the last fifth part have been highlighted. Only then the important treatise of Ayurveda is accepted. It also proves that in this era, India's medical science was very advanced and Vagbhatt was India's greatest biologist. This is their brief description available.