Anatomical perspective of basti marma and its clinical significance


  • Dr. Rajnarayan Singh Sidar Dr.


kala, basti, marma, sadyapranhara, urinary bladder



Ayurveda  is a system of medicine, which gives the way of perfect living with nature. The one and only purpose of Ayurveda is maintaining the health of healthy person while treating the diseased individual by maintaining the state of health(mentally, physically and spiritually). In Ayurveda, concept of marma is of utmost important concept of applied or surgical anatomy. Marma is defined as the anatomical area where the five principal anatomical structure mamsa, sira, snayu, asthi and sandhi are present , they are critical point in body  with different organs, structure and nerves lies underneath. Unique concept of trimarma is explained by Acharya Charak. He was the first to give this great science in its mortal form. The trimarma adhyaya is the special attribute to the marma chikitsa which represents the emergency  aspect of ayurvedic treatment. Basti marma is the basic authoritative organ representing the urinary system of the body. Basti marma is sadyapranhara and thus it is the centre of vata dosha and so physiologically it play vital responsibility in maintaining the health. Injury of basti marma causes immediate death, due to severe injury. Since the basti is seats of vata and vata is responsible for majority of diseases. So, it is very important to keep basti healthy to keep vata dosha in healthy condition.

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Sidar, D. R. S. (2024). Anatomical perspective of basti marma and its clinical significance. Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM), 12(2). Retrieved from