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Sai Sudhamalti

Sai Sudhamalti

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Nine Months

Conception

Birth is a natural process, not a medical procedure. To give birth is to create  life  through  a  crucial  nine-month  period,  and  nurture  it thereafter.  (I  always  wonder  why  this  9  number  is  common  in navagraha, the nine planets considered in Vedic astrology and 9 months of  pregnancy).  To  a  woman,  it  means  a  time  of  bodily  and  hormonal change,  a  time  to  familiarize  herself  with  the  new  form  that  is preparing itself to chart a course on her and her partners DNA map.

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Kaumarabhritya

The literal meaning of the word Kaumarabhritya is the Nurturing of Kumara (Child) but in fact comprises much more. According to Sushruta, Kaumarabhritya is that branch of Ayurveda which deals with the management of Nurturing of Kumara,

Astanga Ayurveda

Until this period, Ayurveda was compiled in a unified form; later on, due to the constraints of time and the deterioration of life span and intellect, eight separate branches were formed together with the formation of the different Schools of thoughts and treatises in their respective branches. All the three major authorities of Ayurveda Charaka, Sushruta and Vagbhata agree on these eight branches of Ayurveda with minor differences to their classification and order. These eight branches are: