Child Afflicted With Putana Graha And Sheeta Putana 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 Putana Graha

  • Vomiting
  • Tremors
  • Stupor
  • Child keeps awakened at nights / sleeplessness
  • Hiccough
  • Distension of belly
  • Diarrhea
  • Thirst
  • Obstruction to passage of urine
  • Looseness of the body parts
  • Stiffness of the body
  • Goose bumps
  • Foul smell resembling that of a crow emanating from the body of the afflicted child

Signs and Symptoms according to Master Sushruta

  • Looseness of the body…

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