Study of Anguli Pramana in individuals with different nutritional status with respect to its validity in the present era

  • Pratibha Visave Professor, Dept. of Rachana Sharir, Siddhakala Ayurved College, Sangamner, Dist. Ahmendnagar, Maharashtra, India.
  • Deepnarayan Shukla H.O.D. & Professor, R. A. Podar Ayurved Medical College, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
  • Deepali Choudhari Associate Professor, Dept. of Dravyagun Vidnyan, S.S.T. Ayurved College, Sangamner, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India.
Keywords: Ayurveda, Anthropometry, Body mass index, Normal nutrition, Under nutrition, Over nutrition, Anguli Pramana


Introduction: Anguli Pramana is an ancient form of Anthropometry put forth by sages. It mainly deals with the measurements of the human body. Literature search revealed that, not a single study was being carried out for assessing the validity of Anguli Pramana in the present era. Therefore, the present study was planned. Method: After ethical clearance, 770 participants between 18-50 years were selected from Ahmednagar and Nashik region. Measurements were taken for selected parameters and converted into Swa-Anguli Pramana. Body Mass Index of each participant was calculated and categorized according to the nutritional status. The data analyzed with Student’s t-test using Systat 13.0 version software. Result: Comparative data of standard and measured value was found statistically different in all nutritional status groups. Discussion: Anguli Pramana may not be considered valid in the present era may be due to evolutionary changes and lifestyle changes in the human being.


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Pratibha Visave, Deepnarayan Shukla, & Deepali Choudhari. (2022). Study of Anguli Pramana in individuals with different nutritional status with respect to its validity in the present era. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 7(1), 67 -75. Retrieved from
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