Child Afflicted With Revati Graha And Shushkarevati 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 Revati Graha

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

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