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 Revati Graha
- Redness of the face
- Green colored feces
- Excessive pallor of the body or brownish black discoloration (Nilatvam – bluish discoloration – Vagbhata)
- Suffering from pain
- Child rubs against ears, eyes and nose
- Throwing away or tossing of body parts
- Smell of urine of goat emanated from the body / smell of clove…