Talk:The Pupils of Atreya
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.