Talk:The Pupils of Atreya
In Caraka Samhita it states that Maharsi Atreya had six pupils. They were:
Maharsi Atreya was their guru and all six students followed instructions of their guru. Each student wrote a treatise on medicine. All the treatises were submitted to a committee of Rsis for evaluation. Agnivesa's treatise was the best among all the six disciples and hence it was authorized to be the universal text-book.
- The Caraka Samhita published by Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society, Jamnagar, India