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The Pupils of Atreya

We learn from Caraka Samhita that Maharsi Atreya had six pupils. All these received instruction from their Guru Atreya and each wrote a treatise on medicine. All these treatises were submitted to a committee of Rsis for exam�ination. The treatise of Agnivesa was found to be the best among all these six and hence it was authorised to be the universal text�book. We have already dwelt upon Agnivesa, the foremost pupil of Atreya.