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Research Paper | Ayurveda | India | Volume 10 Issue 6, June 2021
A Clinical Study on Siddha Diagnostic Methodology of Panchapatchi Sasthiram for Neerilivu (Diabetic Mellitus)
Dr. Rakulini Raveendran | Dr. S. Sundararajan | Dr. S. Victoria
Abstract: Introduction: The mysterious "Pancha-Pakshi Shastram" is a unique system of Vedic astrology, propounded by ancient Tamil Siddha Saints thousands of years ago (1). Pacha-Pakshi Shasta is very popular in south India especially Tamil Nadu. Pancha-Pakshi Shastra is based on ancient literature in Tamil language. Pancha stands for five and Pakshi stands for Bird. The Pancha-Pakshi system has some resemblance to the Pancha-Bootham (Five elements) system of Vedic Astrology. It is believed that the Five Elements represented by five birds, influence and control all the actions of human beings. The five birds in the Pancha-Pakshi Shastra are: Vulture, Owl, Crow, Cock and Peacock These birds engage in any one of the following five activities at any given time: Rule (Arasu), Eat (Oon), Walk (Nadai), Sleep (Thujil), Die (Saavu). The birds are considered most powerful when they rule and least powerful when they sleep and die. Aim: To Study the Siddha Diagnostic Methods of Pancha- Patchi Sasthiram for Neerilivu. Study Setting: This study will be carried out in the Out Patient and In-patient Department and Special Out Patient Department of Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli for 2 years. Results and Discussion: Majority of patients were come to hospital (First visit) on Wednesday 38% (23) and Friday 20% (12). Commonly these days were included in Sukla-Paksha 57% (34). Pitha 62% (37) and kapha 38% (23) humors and Melvajiru 28% (17) and Koppel32% (19) Mandalam were affected according to the Pancha-Pakshi Calculation. Conclusion: According to the affected Mandalam, 52% (31) were diagnosed directly by PPS, 23% (14) were diagnosed by PPS with some further interrogation. 25% (15) were not diagnosed directly by PPS.
Keywords: Pancha-Pakshi Shastram, Siddha Medicine, Neerilivu, Vedic astrology
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 6, June 2021,
Pages: 583 - 589
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