Daily Archives: May 25, 2009

A note on govinda, a medieval chemist and physician from South India

Years ago while examining the sarva-darshana-saMgraha it became clear that the rasa cult probably had a notable following in the Vijayanagaran territory. A visitor from the chera country had shown me a text titled the Ayurveda-prakAsha-TIkA composed by the medieval … Continue reading

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In the long past days we were seated in a niche at the foot of the viShThA-parvata with the chaturtha and the feral brAhmaNa. The chaturtha was caressing his rAmapUrIya asiputrikA while SS polished the handle of his hasta-nAlika. They … Continue reading

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