A perspective study of the dynamics of ayurvedic benevolence and mythoscience in Amish Tripathi’s Shiva Trilogy

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Sukanya Chakravarty 528


In the ancient India, men are blessed with the bountiful bliss of good health and
sound mind where yoga and ayurveda has its own prominent significance. It is
analysed that people thrived for longer years with more elasticity in their living. The
Puranic Veda and Upanishads have elaborated the notable existence of Ayureda and
yogic culture as a theory. Hindu mythology is rich in its heritage of sharing in
abundance the application of Ayurvedic science for a healthy lifestyle. The utilization
of ‘sanjeevani leaves’ for reviving the life of Lakshman in the great epicthe Ramayana
still creates an aura in the field of contemporary scientific observations. In the Indian
mythological reading, ‘nature’ has a significantly remarkable position. They worship
nature as a motherly archetype, bestowing respect and care for the natural world
and in return Mother Nature offers shelter, food, good health and innumerable
other benefits. The ecocritical theory of the current horrid practices of the
anthropocene men on the divergent natural world is contrasted by the earlier ecoworshipping people. The Indian popular writer and mythologist Amish Tripathi has
touched on such themes of nature and physical sciences in his writings. The author
has altered stories from the Hindu mythology and has re-narrated them with
modern elements. The book series Shiva Trilogy, has accounted the lifestyle of Shiva,
a humble tribal man from the Land of Mansarover Lake in Tibet along with Parvati
and her kinsmen the Meluhans. The novel depicts the story of Somras, the ethereal
drink of long life. The Meluhans are notable for their visible practices of ayurveda,
medicinal sciences and yogic habits and their cherishing reliance on nature. The
paper attempts to articulate the specific practices of ayurvedic relevance and
physical sciences through the lens of mytho-science in understanding the concept of
‘scientific components’ behind myth.

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