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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 53-57

Human hibernation and Samadhi Niai of Cittar Attanga Yogam - A literature review


Siddha Clinical Research Unit (Central Council for Research in India), Sri Jayachamarejendra Govt. Ayurvedic Hospital Campus, Dhanvantri Road, Bengaluru 560009, India

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K P Vanmathi
Siddha Clinical Research Unit (Central Council for Research in India), Sri Jayachamarejendra Govt. Ayurvedic Hospital Campus, Dhanvantri Road, Bengaluru 560009
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Attangayogam explained in Gnana noolgal (Philosophical texts) of Cittarkal are unexplored by scientific community as there is a common opinion that they deal only with spirituality and philosophy. The basic philosophy behind Siddha medicine and Siddha pharmacological preparations roots from the philosophies mentioned in Gnana noolgal. As these philosophies were framed by observing nature and interpretation of science behind the natural phenomenon. Immortality and longevity were the main goals of Cittarkal in their way to achieve the aim of Attama Citti. Gnana noolgal discuss in detail about the Attanga Yogam practices which are the main tools to attain immortality. The Samadhi nilai mentioned in Cittar texts (Gnana noolgal) mimics hibernation of mammals. This review focuses on comparing ‘Samadhi Nilai’ of Attangayogam with hibernation of mammals.


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