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Cakrapani is the most famous among the commentators of Caraka Samhita. His commentary has been printed at many places. We learn from his own statements at the end of his Ayurveda-dipikā and Cikitsā sangraha and also from Sivadasa, the commentator of Cikitsā-sangraha that Cakrapani's father's name was Narayana and his elder brother's name was Bhanudatta. Both his father and brother were in the service of the Gauda King, Nayapaala (circa 1040-1070 CE).
  
 
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Cakrapani's preceptor's name was Naradatta and he was a native of Bengal. Jayadeva says:
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<blockquote>This Cakrapani is reputed to be a resident of Birbhum district of Bengal. There exists even a temple dedicated to the deity called Cakrapaniswara, built by Cakrapani.</blockquote>
  
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From the benedictory opening verses of Cakra-sangraha, we learn that several epithets like Vaidya, Mahāmahopadhyāya and Sivabhakta are christened to him. Besides his unrivaled commentary on Caraka three other works are ascribed to his pen.
  
 
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Cakrapaniis the most famous among the commentators of Caraka Samhita. His commentary is in its entirety It has been printed at many places.
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* Article based on The Caraka Samhita published by Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society, Jamnagar, India
 
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We learn from his own statements at the end of his Ayurveda-dipika and� Cikitsaasangraha and also from Sivadasa, the commentator of Cikitsa-sangraha that Cakrapani�s father's name was Narayana and his elder brother�s name was Bhanudatta. Both his father and brother were in the service of the Gauda king, Nayapaala. His preceptor�s name was Naradatta. Historians have fixed Nayapala's time as 1040-1070 A D. i.e. the middle of the 11th century.
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Thus the period of this most popular of Caraka comment�ator is easily fixed. He was a native of Bengal. This statement is supported by many references internal as well as external. Jayadeva says:
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�This Cakrapani is reputed to be a resident of Birbhum district of Bengal.� There exists even a temple dedicated to the deity called Cakrapaniswara, built by Cakrapani �
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From the benedictory opening verses of Cakra-sangraha, we learn that several epithets like Vaidya, Mahamahopadhyaaya and Sivabhakta are applied to him.
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Besides his unrivalled commentary on Caraka three other works are ascribed to his pen viz:
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Latest revision as of 04:39, 16 July 2020

By Deval Sancheti

Cakrapani is the most famous among the commentators of Caraka Samhita. His commentary has been printed at many places. We learn from his own statements at the end of his Ayurveda-dipikā and Cikitsā sangraha and also from Sivadasa, the commentator of Cikitsā-sangraha that Cakrapani's father's name was Narayana and his elder brother's name was Bhanudatta. Both his father and brother were in the service of the Gauda King, Nayapaala (circa 1040-1070 CE).

Cakrapani's preceptor's name was Naradatta and he was a native of Bengal. Jayadeva says:

This Cakrapani is reputed to be a resident of Birbhum district of Bengal. There exists even a temple dedicated to the deity called Cakrapaniswara, built by Cakrapani.

From the benedictory opening verses of Cakra-sangraha, we learn that several epithets like Vaidya, Mahāmahopadhyāya and Sivabhakta are christened to him. Besides his unrivaled commentary on Caraka three other works are ascribed to his pen.

References

  • Article based on The Caraka Samhita published by Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society, Jamnagar, India