Some Aspects of Health Care in Medieval India

The Susruta-Samhita or Sahottara-Tantra (A Treatise on Ayurvedic Medicine) / Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Wikimedia Commons Specialization in certain diseases or practices was prevalent and the physicians  enjoyed a high status and respect in the society. By Dr. B. Rama Rao Abstract It appears that from medieval period onwards the subjects having practical[…]

Why It’s Offensive to Offer a Lamb Dinner to the Hindu God Ganesha

The Hindu god Ganesha. Anant Nath Sharma, CC BY-NC-ND Offering food to deities in Hinduism has deep religious significance. And most Hindu deities are not served meat. By Dr. Jeffery D. Long / 09.19.2017 Professor of Religion and Asian Studies Elizabethtown College Animal sacrifice and Hinduism Vegetarianism is an important part of Hindu religious worship. To be sure, not all Hindus practice vegetarianism. According[…]