PANORAMIC APPROACH TO CHARAKOKTHA AHETU IN PARALLEL WITH NYAYOKTHA HETVABHASA
Keywords:Prakarana Sama Ahetu, Samshaya Sama Ahetu, Varnya Sama Ahetu
Ahetu is the false reasoning which plays a major role in the context of debates among physicians. During the process of defeating the opponent, one has to be familiar with Ahetu which proves as checkpoint in the arguments. Aim of the present article is to understanding Ahetu as described in Charaka Samhita. Materials such as Charaka Samhita., Text books of Padartha Vignana by Narasimhacharyulu and Sri Annambhatta’s Tarka Sangraha were used for the present article. Study of Ahetu as narrated by Acharya Charaka is viewed along with Nyaya Darshana and Tarka Sangraha. The concepts with new practical examples are discussed for better understanding. Thus in the discussion the textual concepts were simplified and were made easy by quoting other examples apart from the text. Therefore, for the overall prosperity of the physician’s knowledge is enriched through healthy debates, in which Ahetu plays an important role.
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