|Etymology/ Definition||शरीरावयवाः सक्थिशिरः स्कन्धादयस्तथा । च.सू.२७/३३४|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – limb, member, part, portion|
|Implied Meaning||Parts of human body|
|Elaboration||Sus`hruta describes six main parts ( Shad`anga ) of human body viz. 4 S`haakha ( four extrimites ), Madhya – Antaraadhi ( trunk ) and S`hira ( head ).|
Shad`anga comprises the following body parts:
Mastaka ( head ), Udara ( abdomen ), Prisht`ha ( back ), Naabhi ( umbilicus ), Lalaat`a ( forehead ), Naasa ( nose ), Chibuka ( chin ), Basti ( bladder ), Greevaa ( neck ). They are all one in number.
Avayava , which are in pair are as follows:
Ears, eyes, eyebrows, S`hankha ( temporal ), Scapula, Axillae, breast, Vrishan`a ( testis ), elbows etc.
Last updated on June 10th, 2021 at 06:54 am