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Harita Samhita

Harita Samhita is an Ayurvedic text composed by Harita, one of the six disciples of Atreya. Harita’s work dates around 1000 BC. The printed edition of the samhita (treatise) consists of seven sthanas (divisions) and eighty chapters in all. The last division is an appendix dealing with earlier medical literature. The first division, which has twelve chapters, is introductory, giving information about food, drink, health, hygiene, tastes and seasonal variations, and medical education. The second division has seven chapters dealing with prognostic details of diseases. The third division has fifty seven chapters. It prescribes treatments for various diseases like dysentery, abdominal tumors, indigestion, loss of appetite, colic pain, anemia, epilepsy, piles, hemorrhage, dropsy, leprosy and insanity. There are also accounts of toxicology, pediatrics, treatment of burns, troubles in pregnancy and puerperal diseases and bone-setting. There is a chapter on virilization also.

Narayan Dham near Mahidpur in Ujjain – Dedicated to the Eternal Friendship of Krishna – Sudama

Narayan Dham near Mahidpur in Ujjain a unique shrine of Bhagavan Sri Krishna dedicated to his eternal friendship with Sudama, also known as Kuchela. The popular belief is that the Sandeepani Ashram in which Krishna studied was located near Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. Story of  Narayan Dham  Sri Krishna met Sudama for the first time at the ashram of Guru Sandeepani. He was a very poor boy. Soon Krishna and he became thick friends. The education life in Ashram in ancient Hinduism included helping in the household activities of the Guru. As per Srimad Bhagavad Purana, wife of Sandeepani Rishi one day asked Sudama and Sri Krishna to collect firewood. They went into the forest and collected wood. While returning they faced torrential rain. Krishna and Sudama took refuge in a nearby place. It is believed that Narayan Dham near Ujjain is located at the spot. Trees From The Time of Krishna There are some lush greens in the temple complex. Devotees believe that these trees