Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)
Chandranandana and madanadi nighantu: introduction and importance
Dr. Shailendra Pradhan and AK Singh
It is the need of time to explain the subject critically and include the new information’s, ideas in the light of available texts and commentaries from time to time which make the subject acceptable, approachable and applicable. In this sequence apart from the original texts scholars felt to merged some important aspects without disturbing their original concepts.To fulfill the above need a group of scholars started a new tradition to interpret existing subject in specific thoughts which is known as Vyakhya, Tika (Commentary), nighantu etc. In the eminent group of commentators, the name of Chandranandana became popular due to his good work and contributions. He was one of the renowned commentator of Madhya kala (Medieval period).
Chandranandana, son of Ravinandana, was born in Kashmira in 10th
A.D. He was a great physician, who has reached the goal of infinite knowledge and is called ‘Paramartha’ by a name given him therefore.“Padartha chandrika” is the most popular commentary over Ashtanga Hridaya (Only on Sutra Sthana). Apart from this, his next most useful contribution in the field of Dravyagu AEA is Madanadi Nighantu (Gana nighantu) having knowledge of many medicinal plants, synonyms and their functions in a group form.
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Dr. Shailendra Pradhan and AK Singh. Chandranandana and madanadi nighantu: introduction and importance. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1):2370-2372.