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Aalochaka Pitta

KeywordAalochaka Pitta
Etymology/ Definitionदृष्टिस्थं पित्तं रुपालोचनात् – अन्तस्तारकयो: स्थितं तदायत्तरूपग्रहण शक्तित्वात् आलोचकमुच्यते। अ.हृ.सू. १२/१४ अरुणदत्त
ReferenceA.H.Su.12/13, S.Su.15/2 D`alhan`a
Literary MeaningM / w – enabling seeing
Implied MeaningThis subtype of Pitta is located in eyes. It helps in perceiving the optical stimulus. Hence it is called Aalochaka Pitta .
ElaborationEyes are the most important of all the sense organs. Pitta that is responsible for perception of optical reference is called Aalochaka Pitta .
It converts forms and colours into images. As it resides in eyes, it helps the visual function.
Vitiation of Aalochaka Pitta leads to various functional deformities of eyes. As per Arun`adatta, it resides in between ( Antastaarakayoh ) iris, and hence is called Aalochaka.

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