MD (Ay)- Kaumarbrithya GAVC Trivandrum firstname.lastname@example.org
From the very second a child is born and up until she is fully matured, there are a series of 16 processes that are advocated in Ayurveda to ensure their healthy development. They are so important that all of them have risen up to the status of a divine ritual. Even today these are conducted as 'ceremonies'. One such practice is ear-piercing or "karnavedha' as it is called in Sanskrit. Apart from the ritualistic side, there is a medical reason behind this. This article explores the Ayurvedic concept of ear piercing in children. (Malayalam)01 Apr 2020 by Dr. Manu Mohan S.