Skanda Graha and Skandapasmara Graha Afflicting Children



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 Skanda Graha

  • Tears from one eye
  • The child often jerks the head violently
  • One side of the body or parts of one side of the body become function-less
  • Stiffness of the body parts
  • Sweating
  • The neck becomes curved or bent
  • Grinding of teeth
  • Rejects breast milk
  • Feared
  • Cries making awkward sounds
  • Face becomes twisted
  • Vomiting of saliva excessively
  • Child gazes upwards
  • Smell of…

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