Qualification: 
MD, BAMS
haroon@am.amrita.edu

Dr. Haroon Irshad currently serves as Associate Professor in the department of Samhita, Sanskrit & Siddhanta, Amrita School of Ayurveda. He completed his Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) in 2008 and MD in Ayurveda Siddhanta in 2011 from RGUHS, Bangalore. He joined Amrita School of Ayurveda on August 2011.

He had presented a Scientific paper titled “Application of the Concept of Vivarta Vada in Atatwabhinivesha” at Sthaapana- a National level seminar on Fundamentals of Ayurveda organised by Department of Basic Principles, KLE’s Sri BMK Ayurved mahavidyalaya, Shahapur, Belgaum from 29th- 30th january 2010. Dr. Haroon has attended various national, international conferences and Continuing medical education (CME) on Ayurveda. He is a recognized U. G. Examiner of various universities. He has also delivered guest lecturers in various institutions on different topics.

Publications

Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Year of Publication Title

2019

Dhanya Krishnan, Dr. Ramdas P. V., C. Ushakumari, and Dr. Haroon Irshad, “Relevance of Panchamahabhuta in Ayurveda”, Proceedings of National Seminar on Environmental vision in Vedas. 2019.

2014

Dr. Haroon Irshad, “Satvavajaya Chikitsa-Its role in Ayurveda”, Proceedings of National seminar on Concept of Mind in Nyaya-Vaisheshika and Ayurveda . Department of Nyaya, Government Sanskrit College, Thiruvananthapuram , pp. 118-122, 2014.

Publication Type: Book Chapter

Year of Publication Title

2019

Dhanya Krishnan, Dr. Haroon Irshad, Haritha Chandran, Dr. Ramdas P. V., and Dr. Leena P. Nair, “Importance of Panchavayava Vaakya In Ayurveda”, in Nyayadarshanan as an undercurrent in Indian Literature -Edited by Dr. Lakshmi Vijayan V. T., 2019.

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title

2019

M. M., Dr. Leena P. Nair, Dr. Ramdas P. V., and Dr. Haroon Irshad, “A Comprehensive review on the preventive and curative aspects of Vyayama”, International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 417-430, 2019.

2018

Athira P., Dr. Leena P. Nair, and Dr. Haroon Irshad, “Chatushka methodology :A unique contribution of Charaka Samhita”, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, vol. Volume II, Science -2, 2018.

2018

Dhanya Krishnan, Dr. Ramdas P. V., Dr. Haroon Irshad, Ravinder Korede, and Dr. Leena P. Nair, “Comparitive analysis of Caraka’s Tantrayukti and Vadamarga and its application for logical interpretation of concepts in Samhita-A Review”, Ayushdhara-An International Journal of Research in Ayush & Allied Systems, 2018.

2018

D. Dhanya Krishnan, Dr. Ramdas P. V., Dr. Haroon Irshad, Haritha Chandran, and Dr. Leena P. Nair, “Nyaya (Maxims) and its Applied Aspect in Charaka Samhita - A Review”, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, vol. 2, 2 vol., no. 2, 2018.

2018

D. Sukanya V. S., Dr. Haroon Irshad, and Dr. Leena P. Nair, “Vada and Vadamarga - Its utility in Ayurveda”, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, vol. 2, 2 vol., no. 2, 2018.

2018

Praneetha Kesavan V., Dr. Haroon Irshad, Akhilesh Shukla, and Dr. Leena P. Nair, “Understanding Sukha and Dukha from Ayurvedic Perspective”, Aryavaidyan - A Quarterly journal on Ayurveda And Allied Sciences, 2018.

2018

D. Shweta Hegde, Dr. Leena P. Nair, Haritha Chandran, and Dr. Haroon Irshad, “Pandulipi Samshodhak: A Manuscript Editor”, International Journal of Sanskrit Research (IJSR 2018), vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 91-96, 2018.[Abstract]


Manuscriptology is the science dealing particularly with the study of manuscripts or old literary documents. Before the writing & printing speaking was the medium of transmitting ideas. Man evolved the technique of oral communication by the use of sounds. In India Vedas were transmitted from generation to generation only through speaking & hearing. Writing was done on walls of caves, clay cylinders, stone, wood, metal, pottery etc. Later on writing on leaves -Palm, bark of Bhurja, cloth, papyrus & parchment by incising or inscribing. India has the largest number of Manuscripts in the world. In India there are a large number of Manuscripts and other documents written during the last several centuries and now available in different Institutions. In fact the number is so large and wide spread even rough estimate is also difficult. Lots of difficulties can be faced while studying the manuscript. Searching, getting and reading the manuscript need lots of effort. To overcome that C-DAC developed a software called Pandu lipi samshodhak which helps the literary scholar to easily find the manuscript source, availability, condition and all the facilities to study and translation to the universal language English.

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2015

Dr. Haroon Irshad and Shukla, A., “Jalapana vidhi-Method of Drinking Water in Ayurveda”, Ayurveda Journal of Health, vol. XIII, no. 4, pp. 16-22, 2015.

2015

A. T. Manjusha, Dr. Haroon Irshad, Ramadas, P. V., and Mund, J. Shankar, “Nyaya and Its Relevance in Ayurveda”, Global Journal of Research on Medicinal Plants & Indigenous Medicine (GJRMI), vol. 4, pp. 247–252, 2015.[Abstract]


The simple metaphors used by the ancient people in the colloquial language later technically termed as Nyaya. Afterwards it is used as a tool to define many difficult concepts in a simplified manner even for the common people. Nyayas are widely accepted as an authorized tool to express
the ancient scientific principles. In Ayurvedic texts, mostly the commentators use Nyayas to make the learner understand the concepts in a better and apparent way. The understanding of Nyaya is very much necessary to get clear knowledge about the hidden concepts. The present review emphasizes on various Nyaya and its importance in understanding the basic principles of Ayurveda. Some of such important Nyayas used are - Kakadanta Pareeksha Nyaya, Go-Balivarda Nyaya, Go Dohana Nyaya etc-.

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2015

M. Chandran, Dr. Haroon Irshad, and Mund, J. Shankar, “Concept of Tantrayukti with Special Emphasis on Pradesa Tantrayukti”, Global Journal of Research on Medicinal Plants & Indigenous Medicine (GJRMI), vol. 4, pp. 253–258, 2015.[Abstract]


The effort to acquire knowledge is necessary for the growth and development of human culture. Every branch of knowledge in the course of its transmission from generation to generation acquires a unique mode of expression and evolves a specific methodology to explain the concept to the learner. In Ayurveda, a sound knowledge of this methodology i.e. “Tantrayukti” is a desideratum for the exposition of the subject and its understanding. While going through Samhita (ancient ayurvedic classics),it can be found that some points are only implicit or some are mentioned as a pointer and some may even raise doubts in the mind of the scholar. Here lies the importance of Tantrayukti, which are used for the construction of classical texts. One should interpret the Samhita with the help of these Tantrayukti to understand the science in an apparent way. Pradesa Tantrayukti is one among the 40 Tantrayukti explained by different Acharyas. It is widely used by our Acharyas while constructing the Samhita so that they can make it concise and precise. Even in the field of research, we are using the logic of Pradesa Tantrayukti knowingly or unknowingly. This review article highlights the importance of Tantryukti in exploring the Samhitas. Also, the paper stresses the utility of Pradesa Tantrayukti, in understanding the concepts in classical texts and applicability in research.

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