Charaka, the famous physician of Ayurvedic medicine,
In ancient mythology, he is looked upon as an incarnation
of Anantha sesha,
The giant cosmic serpent, which is believed to support
was composed originally by Agnivesha, the
disciple of Atreya, who livedaround 7th-8th century BC
but at later stage was improvised by Charaka.
It has been said that Sushruta led a group of holy men
and learnt Ayurvedic
Medicine from Divadosa, the incarnation of
Sushruta, a descendant of
Viswamitra, was the greatest
of all times. His treatise Susruta-Salya-Tantra
were composed about 6th century B.C. It has been revised by
Nagarjuna in the later part of 4th century B.C.
practiced taught and made great improvements
in the general
techniques of surgery and performed many
major operations. He also described a variety
instruments in his text.