|Etymology/ Definition||मृत्युः शरीरेन्द्रियात्ममनसां वियोगः । सु.सू.१/२५(४) डल्हण|
|Reference||S.Su.1/25 D`lhan`a, S.Su.34/7, C.Sha.6/28|
|Implied Meaning||It is a state of body in which mind, sense organs and soul are separated from it. This implies death of an individual.|
|Elaboration||After the function of the body is over in a particular life cycle it is but inevitable that Mrityu ( death ) engulfs it.|
It is the end of life cycle. Aachaarya describes various causative factors, which immediately or after certain time lead to death. E. g. trauma to vital organs like heart, Basti ( bladder ) causes immediate death. Some dietary causative factors also cause death. E. g. incompatible diet ( consumption of Chilachima, fish with milk ).
According to Charaka , death is of two types viz. timely and untimely. The first is a result of aging gradually, loosing the capacity to hold unctuousness, an increase of Vaata while the other is sudden, which is unpredicted due either to disease or trauma.
|Antonym||Aayu , Jeevita|
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