Vaidya Brahmin


Vaidya Brahmin

Vaidya(Sanskrit) :Vaid(Punjabi),Vaidy(Hindi),Baidya(bengali),Vaidyam(Kerala)

  • Vaidic brahmin who are scholar, teacher and practitioners of veda (specially ayurveda,a part of veda) are Vaidya Brahmin.
  • All vedic scholars are vaidya,  

Vaidya Brahman ( Sanskrit : वैद्यब्राह्मण ) ‘s Vaidya and Veda are derived from the same root Bid which means knowledge and Vaidya means Who know The the Veda. addition of the suffix “Shnya” the word Vaidya is formed, such as: Veda + Shnya = Vaidya. Vaidya and Vedic synonyms.Vaidyabrahman

The Vedic Brahmins used to listen to the Vedas and become Vaidyas in the “Gurushishya” tradition. Another opinion, rig veda Vedas during the Bengal-Bihar in northern Nepal and southern of the Videha state was formed, Videha state residents baidaha and Brahmins were called baidahabrahmana> baidyabrahmana the Brahmins feature of the Vedic sacrifice was and mythological gods or paurahityake abaidika / illegal occupation felt They chose Vedic medicine as their profession, so the word Vaidya literally means ” Vedic knowledge “, but the word continues to be used to refer to Ayurvedic physicians. Baidyabrahmanadera trijaIs called. There was a bhukti in the Videha kingdom called Trijbhukti .

The Vedic Brahmins, who practiced the spiritual Indian medicine or Ayurveda , are known as the Vaidya Brahmins [1] [2] [3] . Persons according to the scriptures brahmanakulajata bipra (ie smart) and regenerated face are (ie twice-born), after receiving dbijatta universe mythology, who was fourteen novice study the scriptures and the Vedas are again reaching their upabeda studied Ayurveda as' baidyabrahmana or trija [4 ] Was named. [5] In the Mahabharata,Animals are the best of non-living beings, intelligent beings are the best of animals, human beings are the best of intelligent beings, Brahmins are the best of human beings, Vaidyas are the best of Brahmins [6] '' Acharya Phani Bhushan 'in sabdasandhana andrew explained,' who excelled sarbabidyaya: healer, who is skilled in all the Vedas: the medicine healer and well-being: healer. '' 
Atri Samhita , verse 375, according to the Vedas and Brahmins healer If you fail in that, you will become a Shastri by reciting Dharmashastra , if you fail in that, you will become a priest by reciting Purana , if you fail in that, you will become a farmer by working in agricultureMohanta be.  

Dhanvantari was born in Samudramanthan

According to a popular tradition, Dhanvantari was born while Devasur was churning the sea and the Vaidyas were his descendants. According to another, Dhanvantari was born by chanting the Vedic mantra of a sage, so he became known as Vaidya. [৭]Vaidyabrahmin seva at Jagannath Temple, Puri

Professional history

The professional practices of the Vaidyabrahmanas are a reflection of the Vedic culture.

  • Vedic Jajna rituals
  • Practicing Ayurvedic medicine
  • Archery (teaching tactics, weapons)

All classes of the Brahman healer paratakalakrame pracinakale a distinct society because of their Baidyas develops and Ayurveda among themselves, in addition to the Atharva-Veda guptabidyaOr the spread of specialized medicine and the emergence of a hereditary separate community. For this reason, Brahmins of other professions could no longer be professional equivalents of Vaidyas even if they wanted to. Ancient Indian society relied on Vaidyas in the field of medicine. Physician-King “). Some practitioners who had complete knowledge of the texts and were skilled in the practice were known as Pranacharyas. Some of the royal families in India had private physicians and were referred to as royal physicians (“physicians of the king”). The emergence of homeopathic and allopathic medical systems during the Unani, English colonial period during Muslim rule diminished the influence of the Vaidyabrahman class. Seen to be engaged. Although popular among Vaidyabrahmanas, it was not their only occupation. The main basis of Vaidya philosophy is “Veda” / “Knowledge” meaning to become wise by reading Vedas and apply that knowledge in professional life. Ecology is the specialized branch of ecologists. Ecologists played the role of architects. He used to play the role of instructor in the construction of palaces, fortifications, city security etc.

Class Division

In ancient times, since all classes of Brahmins could be Vaidyas, there were many divisions among the Vaidyas, but all of them came together in a community called “Vaidyabrahman”. [৮]

Some notable Vaidyabrahman classes:

  • Shakdwipi Vaidyabrahman : Shakdwipi Brahmin means Brahmin who came from Shakdwip (West). Almost all the members of this Brahmin community are practicing Vaidya i.e. Ayurveda.
  • Saraswat Vaidyabrahman: This Saraswat Vaidya class exists all over India. [৮]
  • Gaur Saraswat Vaidyabrahman: This class is commonly found in Bangladesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Kerala. [৮]
  • Punjabi Saraswat Vaidyabrahman: This Vaidya class exists among the Swarsvat Brahmins in Punjab. They are also known as Mohal Brahmins. [9]
  • Radhi Vaidyabrahman: Found in Bangladesh and West Bengal. [৮]
  • Barind Vaidyabrahman: Found in Bangladesh and West Bengal. [৮]
  • Pushpak Vaidyabrahman: In Kerala this Vaidyabrahman class is known as Ashtavaidya . [10] [11] [12]
  • Utkal Vaidyabrahman: Although their original home is in Orissa, this Vaidyabrahman can also be seen in Bengal.

Vaidyabrahman title

  • Sen: Sengupta, Sen Sharma, Sen Chowdhury, Sen Lal
  • Gupta: Sengupta, Dasgupta, Dattagupta, Guptasharma, Dhargupta, Kargupta.
  • Sharma: Sensharma, Gupta Sharma, Das Sharma, Dhar Sharma, Karsharma, Dev Sharma
  • Acharya: Sen Acharya, Gupta Acharya
  • Mallick (title)
  • Majumdar (title)
  • Roychowdhury (title)


Vaidyanatha (Shiva) Jyotirlinga Puja after receiving Trijatva After this puja, Trij Vaidyabrahman does not sit in the same line with ordinary Brahmins. Ordinary Brahmins used to stand under the line showing respect.

As the Vaidyas were Vedic Brahmins, they did not accept the worship of various mythological deities with the predominance of Vedic rituals, nor did they perform priesthood. Some significant sacrifices

  • Revenue sacrifice
  • Ashwamedha Yajna
  • Putresti Yajna
  • Snake sacrifice
  • Vaidyanatha (Shiva) worship
  • Ashwini Kumar Puja
  • Sandalwood : Sandalwood is a social event of doctors. It is held in Manglik festivals like marriage and adoption. All Vaidya children are invited on the occasion of Chandan. When the invited people gather on a certain day, they are seated in a meeting hall. At the forefront of the meeting were the Samajpati and on either side of him were the Vaidyas of the Arvind, Vikartan and Prabhakar clans. As soon as the nobles of the Astanta clan, the Vaidyas of the Ashtaghar class, and the Vaidya-children of other clans are seated in succession, the worker takes his seat in that meeting place. Then a Kulacharya Chandan used to give tilak on the forehead of the worker and the active socialist, by placing tilak on the foreheads of the noble children sitting on either side of him and other persons present, finished the work. All the people who come on the occasion of this ceremony are workers of family status. [13]

Due to the reluctance of the Vaidyas to perform mythological worship other than Vedic worship, they resorted to the practice of Rigvedic Ayurveda and became a professional medical nation.


  1. ↑ ” Vaidyabrahman author : Shyamacharan Sensharma” . . Date of collection 21 June 2020 .
  2. ↑ Sensharma, Tribhangmohan (10 March 2011). “Kuldarpan” . Wikipedia . Archived from the original on June 26, 2020 . Date of collection 10 November 2019 .
  3. ↑ Bose, Nirmal Kumar (1994). Structure of Hindu Society . Orient BlackSwan. Page 163. ISBN  978-8-12500-855-2 .
  4. Top ↑ Hartmut, Scharfe (2018). Education in Ancient India . BRILL. Page 263. ISBN  9047401476 .
  5. ↑ Brahmanda-Puranam : inspired, inwardly stir red, wise, learned, etc.
  6. Top ↑ “Mahavarata: Mahavarata, get 5 Book, Chapter-6 And, Sloka-2dvijesu sreyamso vaidyah.” . Date of collection 2021-05-30 .
  7. Top ↑ “origin”
  8. ↑ E senasarma, tribhangamohana (10 March 011). “Vaidyabrahman Kulpanjika” . Wikipedia . Archived from the original on June 26, 2020 . Date of collection 10 November 2019 .
  9. ↑ Dutta, Anil (10 March 2011). “Vaidya as Punjabi Saraswat Brahmin” . Wikipedia . Date of collection 10 November 2019 .
  10. ↑ Indudharan Menon, Annamma Spudich (October 2010). “The Ashtavaidya physicians of Kerala: A tradition in transition” . Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine . 1 (4): 245–50. DOI : 10.4103 / 0975-9476.74424 . PMID  21731370 . PMC  3117315অবাধে প্রবেশযোগ্য. Date of collection 10 November 2018 .
  11. Top ↑ VT Yadugiri (5 August 010). “The Ashtavaidya medical tradition of Kerala” (PDF) . Current Science . 99 (4) . Date of collection 10 November 2018 .
  12. Top ↑ PU Leela (January 013). “Healers in the context of culture: The ashtavaidya tradition of Kerala, South India.” Ancient Science of Life . 32 (S9): S9. DOI : 10.4103 / 0257-7941.123821 . PMC  4147565অবাধে প্রবেশযোগ্য.

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