A critical analysis of Kala Shaareera with special reference to Maamsadhara Kala

  • Kochuthresia Jose Post Graduate Scholar, Department of PG Studies in Shareera Rachana, Sri Dharmastala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, Kuthpady, Udupi, Karnataka, India.
  • Nithin Kumar Guide, Associate Professor, Department of PG Studies in Shareera Rachana, Sri Dharmastala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, Kuthpady, Udupi, Karnataka, India.
  • Rashmi N. R Co-Guide, Assistant Professor, Department of PG Studies in Shareera Rachana, Sri Dharmastala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, Kuthpady, Udupi, Karnataka, India.
Keywords: Deep fascia, Deep fascia modifications, Kala, Maamsadhara Kala.

Abstract

Background: Kala Shaareera is one of the unique concepts mentioned by Ayurveda. Kala is a limiting membrane that separates Dhatu from its Ashaya and it is arranged just like the annular rings of a tree. Among seven Kala, Maamsadhara Kala is the first one, which does Dharana of Maamsa. Kala plays an important role in producing various Visha Vegas by spreading the Visha from one Dhatu to another. Objectives: To study the literature on Kala Shaareera w.s.r. to Maamsadhara Kala and to critically analyze the concept of Kala Shaareera w.s.r. to Maamsadhara Kala by comparing it with contemporary science by doing cadaveric study. Hence the present work a critical analysis of Kala Shaareera w.s.r. to Maamsadhara Kala was taken for study. Methods: Literature regarding Kala w.s.r. to Maamsadhara Kala is collected from Bruhatrayees, Laghutrayees and other classical books including journals, presented papers, previous work done. And the information is critically analyzed. Anatomical structures related to Maamsadhara Kala are confirmed by dissecting four cadavers. Results: As per the literary review and cadaveric study, the deep fascia and its certain modifications are considered as Maamsadhara Kala. Conclusion: Maamsadhara Kala is the 1stKala of the body. The deep fascia, epimysium, endomysium, perimysium, intermuscular septa, interosseous membrane along with deep fascia, rectus sheath and palmar and plantar aponeurosis along with its septa are the structures related to Maamsadhara Kala in our body.

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Kochuthresia Jose, Nithin Kumar, & Rashmi N. R. (2021). A critical analysis of Kala Shaareera with special reference to Maamsadhara Kala. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 6(5), 283 - 290. Retrieved from https://jaims.in/jaims/article/view/1443
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