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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Bhojanakutūhala (भोजनकुतूहल) is a typical Sanskrit work which deals with the principles of dietetics and culinary art. This work is composed in the 17th century CE. It is authored by Raghunātha Gaṇeśa Navahasta, a Maratha Brahmin. The text compiles many pre-excistant knowledge and ideas regarding food and cooking described in the Sanskrit texts of the ancient period (up to 5th cent. CE) and the medieval period (5th cent. CE to 17th cent. CE) in a comprehensive manner.

The work contains three chapters which are called paricchedas. They are dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana, bhakṣyābhakṣya-prakaraṇa and vibhāvarī-vilāsa. It contains seven chapters. The first chapter introduces the topic in general and lists out the Sanskrit works wherein the topics dietetics and culinary art are exclusively dealt with. A historical study on dietetics and culinary art, as reflected in ancient (upto 5th cent. C E) and medieval (5th to 17th cent. C E) Sanskrit sources, is carried out in the second chapter. The Sanskrit treatises like Kṣemakutūhala of Kṣemaśarman, Bhojanakutūhala of Raghunātha Sūrin and Pākadarpaṇa of King Naḷa which discuss exclusively the topics dietetics and culinary art are introduced in the third chapter. The content analysis of the work BK has been done in the fourth chapter. In the fifth chapter, dietetic aspects as reflected in the text mainly based on the first pariccheda viz. Dravyaguṇāguṇakathana are discussed. The sixth chapter mainly discusses the preparations of various dishes as explained in the Siddhānnaprakaraṇa of BK. The last chapter is a resume of the study comprising discusssions and observations.

Source: Shodhganga: Bhojanakutuhala—A Critical Study

Bhojanakutūhala (भोजनकुतूहल) of Raghunātha Sūri is a 17th century Sanskrit work dealing with information how to select, prepare, consume food which is excellent and beneficial to our health and nutritious too.—Bhojanakutūhala is written in three parts. The first part deals with dravya-guṇās viz. properties of food materials and that of several finished food products in detail, after classifying them in scientific detail. The other two parts deal with edible and non-edible foodstuffs from the angle of ethics and dharma-śāstras.

The title Bhojanakutūhala has two Sanskrit words bhojana and kutūhala. The word bhojana has many meanings as food, eating, using, enjoying etc. The word kutūhala also has many meanings as excellent, wonderful, desire, celebrated, curiosity etc. Thus, the title itself tell us about the praise worthy, pleasing and excites curiosity for learning more about the subject.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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[«previous next»] — Bhojanakutuhala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Bhojanakutūhala (भोजनकुतूहल) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—culinary art, by Raghunātha Sūri. K. 190. 214. Burnell. 72^b. Oppert. 1015. 3825. 6103. Ii, 6365.

2) Bhojanakutūhala (भोजनकुतूहल):—a work on cookery, by Raghunātha Sūri. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 63. Stein 185 (paricheda 1).

3) Bhojanakutūhala (भोजनकुतूहल):—in 3 Paricheda, culinary art, by Raghunātha Sūri. Tb. 172 (Paricheda 1). 173 (beginning of the same).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhojanakutūhala (भोजनकुतूहल):—[=bhojana-kutūhala] [from bhojana > bhoga] n. Name of [work] on culinary art,

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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