Upapaka, aka: Upapāka; 1 Definition(s)


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A red or reddish brown swelling of the ear-lobes, brought about through actions of the Doshas in the part, or through the effect of wearing heavy ear-ornaments attended with a burning sensation and suppuration and pain is called Upapāka. This disease is attributed to the action of the enraged blood and Pittam of the locality.

Source: archive.org: The Garuda puranam
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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