|Etymology/ Definition||दृष्टिस्थं पित्तं रुपालोचनात् – अन्तस्तारकयो: स्थितं तदायत्तरूपग्रहण शक्तित्वात् आलोचकमुच्यते। अ.हृ.सू. १२/१४ अरुणदत्त|
|Reference||A.H.Su.12/13, S.Su.15/2 D`alhan`a|
|Literary Meaning||M / w – enabling seeing|
|Implied Meaning||This subtype of Pitta is located in eyes. It helps in perceiving the optical stimulus. Hence it is called Aalochaka Pitta .|
|Elaboration||Eyes 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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