From Bharatpedia, an open encyclopedia
Information red.svg
Scan the QR code to donate via UPI
Dear reader, We need your support to keep the flame of knowledge burning bright! Our hosting server bill is due on June 1st, and without your help, Bharatpedia faces the risk of shutdown. We've come a long way together in exploring and celebrating our rich heritage. Now, let's unite to ensure Bharatpedia continues to be a beacon of knowledge for generations to come. Every contribution, big or small, makes a difference. Together, let's preserve and share the essence of Bharat.

Thank you for being part of the Bharatpedia family!
Please scan the QR code on the right to donate.



transparency: ₹0 raised out of ₹100,000 (0 supporter)

Agnivesha (Sanskrit: अग्निवेश, Agniveśa) is a legendary rishi (sage), reputedly one of the earliest authors on ayurveda (Indian medicine).[1] He was a pupil of Punarvasu Atreya. The Agnivesh tantra or Agnivesha Samhita), based on Atreya's teachings is a lost text on Ayurveda, and was the foundational text of the Agnivesha school, i.e., one of the six schools of early Ayurveda (others being Parashara, Harita, Bhela, Jatukarna and Ksharpani).

The text is mentioned in the Charaka Samhita: "the tantra (Agnivesha) as written by Agnivesha is compiled, edited and modified by Charaka" (agniveśakṛte tantre carakapratisaṃskṛte)[2] [3]

According to some text reference of Mahabharat, acharya Agnivesh was the guru of acharya Dronacharya and Drupad for warfare and weapons.

See also[edit]


  1. Dowson, John (1984) [1879]. A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology, and Religion, Geography, History. Calcutta: Rupa & Co. p. 8.
  2. Charaka Samhita Online wiki edition available from
  3. Ram Karan Sharma and Vaidya Bhagran Dash, Agnivesa's Caraka Samhita, Varanasi, Chowkhamba Sanskrit Studies XCIV (2006). Vol. I: ISBN 81-7080-012-9; Vol. II: ISBN 81-7080-013-7; Vol. III: ISBN 978-81-7080-014-9; Vol. IV: ISBN 81-7080-015-3; Vol. V: ISBN 81-7080-024-2; Vol. VI: ISBN 81-7080-051-X, Vol. VII: ISBN 81-7080-071-4