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 5 Nov 2013 Rare Manuscripts
Sangrahanisutra; Trailokya dipi

18th century
Western India

The Sangrahanisutra is a cosmological text composed in 1136 by Shrichandra that includes Jain ideas about the structure of the universe and the mapping of space. The manuscript, made in the eighteenth century, includes illustration... Read More
 24 May 2013 New Books
New Book:
Vimana aircraft of ancient India & Atlantis
By David Hatcher Childress
Published by Adventures Unlimited Press, 1991

Did the ancients have the power of flight? A reading of ancient Indian texts, Ramayana and Mahabharata are used to prove that aircraft were in use more than four thousan... Read More
 23 May 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Vaimanika Shastra
By Pandit Subbaraya Shastry
Translated by G.R.Josyer
Printed at The Coronation Press, Mysore - 1973

The Vaimānika Shāstra ( वैमानिक शास्त्र, lit. "shastra on the topic of Vimanas"; sometimes also rendered Vimanika, Vymanika) is a... Read More
 23 May 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Yantras or Mechanical Contrivances in Ancient India
By R. Raghavan
Published by Indian Institute of Culture, Bangalore - 1952


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Rama leaves Lanka in the Pushpaka Vimana
Ramayana - Paha... Read More
 23 May 2013 Rare Paintings
Ramachandra on Pushpak Vimana
Modern Litho Works, Bombay
Early 19th century Read More
 6 Apr 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Study Of Patanjali
By Surendranath Dasgupta
Published by University of Calcutta - 1920

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 5 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
Gouache painting on paper from a portfolio of sixty-three paintings of deities and daily life. Ten vignettes of Shaiva ascetics performing penance in two rows of five.

ca. 1820
Company School

Row 1
a) A standing ascetic naked but for a minute loin-cloth, performing panchagni tapas, i.e. '... Read More
 5 Apr 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Yoga-system of Patañjali or The ancient Hindu doctrine of concentration of mind, embracing the mnemonic rules, called Yoga-sutras, of Patañjali, and the comment, called Yoga-bhashya.
By James Haughton Woods
Published by Harvard University Press - 1914


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 13 Feb 2013 Rare Photographs
Ayurvedic medicines being prepared in a traditional Asthavaidya setting (mid 20th century)

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 13 Feb 2013 Article/Essay
Essay:
The Ashtavaidya Physicians of Kerala: A tradition in transition
By Indudharan Menon and Annamma Spudich
National Center for Biological Sciences,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India

During 1997-2001, we held several conversations with two of the Ashtavaidyas of... Read More
 13 Feb 2013 New Books
New Book:
AYURVEDA - Life, Health and Longevity
By Dr.Robert E. Svoboda
Published by The Ayurvedic Press, Albuquerque - 2004

Book Summary:
Ayurveda, the universal healing art. More than a medical system.

Developed from the Vedas, India's ancient books of wisdom, Ayurveda combines physic... Read More
 13 Feb 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
BESHAJAKALPA
A Treatise on the technology of Ayurvedic Science By Venkatacharyulu
With a Telugu Commentary 'Prakasika' by Pandit D. Gopalacharlu
Published by Ayurvedasrama, Madras - 1914
In Telugu


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 13 Feb 2013 Article/Essay
PUNDIT D. GOPALACHARULU was instrumental in restoring the lost glory of Ayurveda (an ancient Indian system of medicine and healing), at a time when western medicine was beginning to gain acceptance. Born in 1872, at Machilipatnam (now in Andhra Pradesh) he studied in the Maharajah's Ayurveda Ori... Read More
 13 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
Labels for Ayurvedic Medicines - 1909 Read More
 12 Feb 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Indian Operation of Couching for Cataract
By Robert Henry Elliot
Published by Paul B. Hoeber, New York - 1918

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An eye-surgeon at work; by an unnamed Delhi artist, commissioned by C... Read More
 12 Feb 2013 Rare Manuscripts
Page of text from the Susruta Samhita, an ayurvedic textbook, on various surgical procedures and surgical instruments. The text presents itself as the teachings of Dhanvantari, King of Kasi (Benares) to his pupil Susruta.

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 12 Feb 2013 Video
Video:
JOURNEY OF AYURVEDA
Produced by Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs, India

Ayurveda continues to grow rapidly as one of the most important systems of mind-body medicine and natural healing, as a spiritual approach to life becomes ever more important in this ecologi... Read More
 11 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
Illustration of Dhanvantari, God of Ayurvedic medicine.

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 11 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
'Man of the medical caste'

Ayurvedic medicine

Indian Watercolour

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 10 Feb 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Commentary on the Hindu System of Medicine
By Thomas T. Wise
Published by Thacker & Co., Calcutta - 1845


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