The podium of Agathiyar Statue
The podium of Agathiyar statue shall have three floors with a height of 54 ft. There will be five major activities to be engaged in the three floors so as to provide spiritual feast to the seekers of spiritual knowledge and enlightenment.
All the Siddhars follow a dictum “Ennvagai thervoo” which states the diagnostic procedure to be followed. The diagnosis of disease relies on the study or examination of the following eight features which are evaluated in terms of the three humors.
The ancient text “Agathiyar Vaidya Sangam” also gives the following eight check point:
- Nadi pareeksha (studying the pulse)- the siddhars way.
- Urine tests.
- Tests done on the feces.
- Observation of the Lividity or pallor of the skin.
- Examination of the tongue.
- Examination of the eyes.
- Change in the voice o the patient.
- Feeling the patient.
The diagnosis in Siddha medical system is unique as it depends majorly on the clinical acumen of the Siddhar.
Out of the eight checkpoints of diagnosis, pulse reading (Sanskrit: Nadi Pareeksha and Tamil: Nati paritchai) forms the most important tool in diagnosing. The reading of the pulse is the priciple means to studythe natural and disturbed humoral condition.
Pulse reading formsthe predominant mode of examining and requires ahighly defined sense of touch and fine subjective awareness.
The Nadi in Siddha reers to two things; the pulse and the nerves. The pulse is influenced in health or in a disturbed state by the nerves and their branches in the body.
The art of reading the pulse is like playing the musical instrument ‘Veena’. The same deftness, dexterity, heightened sense of touch and patience are needed to infer observations from the Nadi. The pulse is read from the hands generally but if a reading cannot be taken from hands other arterial points inclusive of ankle, neck and ear lobes are used. Since the body and the mind change as the day progresses and also the different seasons and climatic conditions affect a person’s physiological and psychological states.
The pulse is felt on the female’s left hand and the male’s right hand. The siddhar examines the pulse by applying the pressure with one finger after the other on a few centimeters below the wrist.
Any deviation from these normal movements is indicative of the disturbance in a particular humor. If all humors are affected, then the pulse is unusually rpid and voluminous. Seasons and various timings of each day will affect the pulse.
The deviation in the pulse readings from normal represents an abnormality in one of the doshas. A skilled siddhar or practitioner of siddha medicine can detect the subtlest of differences in the flow, volume and rate of the pulse by using the tips of three fingers.
With the so-called nadi’s, one can understand the different diseases and abnormalities in the body function, accurate medication are prescribed with the siddha practiced and get them back to normal which is a wonderful practice developed by siddha.
The siddhars or practioners of siddha medicine are so skilled in Nadi Shastra that they can make an accurate prediction just by reading pulse. They have mastered the art of reading pulse to such an extent that they can make their predictions just by reading the pulse without any interrogation!
Considered the importance, the students will be offered this extensive course of Nadi Sasthra at siddharkal kottam.