DHAMANI IN AYURVEDA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SUSHRUTA SAMHITA
Author Name : Dr. Ganesh C Shekare and Dr. Ashvini M Agte
Volume : II, Issue :VI,February - 2017
Published on : 2017-02-28 , By : IRJI Publication
The term siras and dhamanis are as old as vedas. They have been generally used in the same sense. But these are not synonymous. In general, siras and dhamanis means blood vessels. But on the basis of interpretation of commentators dhamani is a channel connected to the heart which is thick whereas sira is a thin blood vessel. Sira and dhamani both are related to heart, but their relations are different. In relation to dhamani, hridaya is ashraya (abode). Ashraya is those structures which provide base, nutrition and protection to their ashrayi (shelters).