Child Afflicted With Andhaputana Graha And Mukhamandika Graha



By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

Grahas are psychosomatic diseases afflicting children due to evil forces. Graha is a name given to the planets or unseen organisms. It was believed that some unknown and invisible entities would produce a few diseases and they were called Graha’s.
When compared with the modern day diseases the Graha’s can be compared to the micro-organisms  like viruses, bacteria etc. Graha’s were said to bother the children more than the adults.

Signs and symptoms of Andhaputana Graha affliction in a child

  • Rejecting breastfeed
  • Diarrhea
  • Cough
  • Hiccough
  • Fever associated with vomiting
  • Discoloration
  • Always sleeping down
  • Foul smell from the body

Symptoms enumerated in Ashtanga Sangraha

  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Deficit sleep
  • Diarrhea
  • Discoloration
  • Foul smell from the body
  • Emaciation of body parts
  • Partial blindness / deficit vision
  • Pain in the…

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