Author(s): Radhika V P*, Chinju Alias 1, Vishnu A, Braivin Camly R
The science of Ayurveda has its base in the darshanas. Ayurveda adopts the theories from darshanas with necessary modifications so as to suit its practical utility. Vaada is the methodology of discussion proposed by darshanas. Indian philosophers used vaada to unveil the unknown from known and Ayurveda utilises all the available philosophies according to the context to justify its aim i.e to prevent and cure diseases. Vivartavaada is the theory of causation propounded by Vedantha. Vivartavaada and its concepts being pure philosophical cannot be as such applied in Ayurveda as it is a practical science, but the concepts of avidya, maya, adhyasa, and athma that it upholds is an integral part of Ayurveda as it is a holistic science involving both the body and the mind. This article briefly discusses the concepts postulated in Vivarthavaada and its implications in swastha, rogi and chikitsa.