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The page describes guidelines for citation of Ayurveda classical texts.

Bibliographic details for citation

The following bibliographic details are important for any text.

  • Name of the original author/translator/commentator.
  • Name of the text.
  • Names of editor
  • Number of edition
  • Place of publication
  • Name of publisher
  • Year of publication.
  • Page numbers.
  • Online source: If the source is online edition, then the source or URL of the website shall be quoted with date and time of accessing the source.

Following are some examples of citing sources of Ayurveda classical texts.

Charak Samhita

Original Charak Samhita

Charak. Charak Samhita. Edited by Jadavaji Trikamji Aacharya. 1st ed. Varanasi: Krishnadas Academy;2000. p.--.

Sthana and Adhyaya in Charak Samhita

Charak. Sutra Sthana, Cha.1 Deerghanjivitiya Adhyaya. In: Jadavaji Trikamji Aacharya, Editors. Charak Samhita.1st ed. Varanasi: Krishnadas Academy;2000. p.1-24.

Verse in Charak Samhita

Charak. Sutra Sthana, Cha.1 Deerghanjivitiya Adhyaya verse 03. In: Jadavaji Trikamji Aacharya, Editor. Charak Samhita.1st ed. Varanasi: Krishnadas Academy;2000. p.4.

Commentary in Charak Samhita

Chakrapani, Charak. Sutra Sthana, Cha.1 Deerghanjivitiya Adhyaya ver.03. In: Jadavaji Trikamji Aacharya, Editor. Charak Samhita.1st ed. Varanasi: Krishnadas Academy;2000.p.4.

Sushruta Samhita

Original Sushruta Samhita

Sushruta. Sushruta Samhita. Edited by Jadavaji Trikamji Aacharya. 8th ed. Varanasi: Chaukhambha Orientalia;2005. p.--.

Sthana and Adhyaya in Sushruta Samhita

Sushruta. Sutra Sthana, Cha.1 Vedotpattim Adhyaya. In: Jadavaji Trikamji Aacharya, Editors. Sushruta Samhita. 8th ed. Varanasi: Chaukhambha Orientalia;2005. p.1-10.

Verse in Sushruta Samhita

Sushruta. Sutra Sthana, Cha.1 Vedotpattim Adhyaya verse 3. In: Jadavaji Trikamji Aacharya, Editors. Sushruta Samhita. 8th ed. Varanasi: Chaukhambha Orientalia;2005. p.1.

Commentary in Sushruta Samhita

Dalhana, Sushruta. Sutra Sthana, Cha.1 Vedotpattim Adhyaya verse 3. In: Jadavaji Trikamji Aacharya, Editors. Sushruta Samhita. 8th ed. Varanasi: Chaukhambha Orientalia;2005. p.1.

Ashtanga Hridayam

Original Ashtanga Hridayam

Vagbhata. Ashtanga Hridayam. Edited by Harishastri Paradkar Vaidya. 1st ed. Varanasi: Krishnadas Academy;2000.p.--.

Sthana and Adhyaya in Ashtanga Hridayam

Vagbhata. Sutra Sthana, Cha.1 Ayushkamiya Adhyaya. In: Harishastri Paradkar Vaidya, Editors. Ashtanga Hridayam. 1st ed. Varanasi: Krishnadas Academy;2000. p.1-23.

Verse in Ashtanga Hridaya

Vagbhata. Sutra Sthana, Cha.1 Ayushkamiya Adhyaya verse 3. In: Harishastri Paradkar Vaidya, Editors. Ashtanga Hridayam. 1st ed. Varanasi: Krishnadas Academy;2000.p.4.

Commentary in Ashtanga Hridayam

Arunadatta, Vagbhata. Sutra Sthana, Cha.1 Ayushkamiya Adhyaya verse 3. In: Harishastri Paradkar Vaidya, Editors. Ashtanga Hridayam. 1st ed. Varanasi: Krishnadas Academy;2000.p.4.

Any other Ayurveda classical text

Likewise, any other Ayurveda classical text can be quoted as:

Name of the original author. Name of the text. Edited by ---. No. of ed. Place of publication: name of publisher; year of publication. Page numbers.

Quoting more than once in an article

If the author refers same book for more than one time, then the abbreviations like Cha.Sa. Sutra Sthana chapter number/verse number can be used in the running text. It can be followed by a single number of bibliographic citation only once in the reference list. For example if the Charak Samhita is referred more than once, then it can be quoted like this:

The nutrients present in the food nourish respective dhatu qualitatively and quantitatively. [Cha. Sa. Sutra Sthana 28/4][1] Each dhatu nourishes its next sequential dhatu.[Cha. Sa.Chikitsa Sthana 8/39] [1]

Single number of references can be given in bibliography as:

1. Charak. Charak Samhita. Edited by Jadavaji Trikamji Aacharya. 1st ed. Varanasi: Krishnadas Academy;2000.

Quoting online edition of Charak Samhita

The online chapters or web pages from the present edition can be quoted from cite this page link of side bar.

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