SIGNIFICANCE OF AHARA VIDHI VIDHANA IN PRESENT ERA (DIETARY RULES AND REGULATIONS)
Keywords:Ayurveda, Upasthamba, Health, Dietary habits, Life style disorders
Introduction: The main aim of Ayurveda is to preserve health of healthy person, and to treat the disease of a diseased one. Ahara (Food), Nidra (Sleep), and Brahmacharya (Celibacy) are the Trayopasthambas (Three sub pillars) of life. Which plays an important role in the maintenance of health of an individual. Ahara is considered as life of all the living beings. In present era altered habits of diet and lifestyle may leads to various diseases. Some dietic rules and regulations explained in Ayurveda, which are considered as Ahara vidhi vidhanas (Rules for taking food).If Ahara vidhi vidhanas is followed properly, it helps to maintain the health and increase life span. Acharya susruta also explained role of food in prevention disease. The diet and Dietic rules are interrelated and inseparable. Rules of taking food is equally important as food. Aim and Objectives: 1) To understand the concept of Ahara vidhi vidhana in present era with reference to physiology. 2) To highlight the importance of Ahara vidhi vidhana in resent era. Materials and Methods: 1) Literature review: Review of literature regarding Ahara vidhi vidhana collected from Brihatrayi and available commentaries on it. 2) Related research articles searched from various websites. Method: Conceptual study.Disscussion: Dietic rules are considered as Adravyabhuta Aushadhi .So present study is taken to find out significance of Ahara vidhi vidhanas in Ayurveda. So proper food and proper intake of food will help to reduce the risk of some diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, osteoporosis and reduces the blood pressure. Result: By studying Ahara vidhi vidhana and by following these rules we can maintain healthy life style in present era.
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