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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 11-15

Concept of Ritus and their effect on Bala


1 Lecturer, Deptt. of Basic Principles, Punjab Ayurveda Medical College & Hospital, Shri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India
2 Senior lecturer, Deptt. of Basic Principles, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
3 Professor & Head, Deptt. of Basic Principles, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India

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Chhagan Jangid
Lecturer, Deptt. of Basic Principles, Punjab Ayurveda Medical College & Hospital, Shri Ganganagar, Rajasthan
India
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A randomized Survey study was done on healthy volunteers to evaluate effect of Ritu on Bala, as mentioned in Charaka-Sutrasthana-6/8. According to which, the beginning of the Visarga kala i.e Varsha and the end of the Adana Kala i.e. Grishma Ritu mark the Daurbalya (Decreased Bala) of the Human being. While the end of Visarga Kala i.e. Hemanta and the beginning of Adana Kala i.e. Shishira Ritu signify maximum Bala and middle of the both Kalas i.e. Sharad & Vasanta Ritu respectively medium Bala is observed. To prove the validity of the principle Sutra, 95 healthy volunteers were registered, out of which 80 continued throughout the study period for the Bala assessment. The Bala assessment was performed with the help of a specific scoring pattern based upon 12 parameters (from Ayurveda as well as Modern science), in three different Ritus viz. - Hemanta, Vasanta and Varsha. The study illustrated significant to highly significant differences in the most of the parameters, which is supportive to the selected Sutra that the maximum Bala is found in Hemanta Ritu, medium Bala in Vasanta while minimum in Varsha Ritu.


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