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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 Mahabharata rivals Drona and Drupada were under his tutelage.[2] The so-called Agnivesh tantra (or Agnivesha Samhita) is a lost text on Ayurveda, according to legend recording the teachings of Bharadwaja to Agnivesa. The text is mentioned in the Charaka Samhita: "the tantra (Agnivesha) as written by Agnivesha is compiled, edited and modified by Charaka" (Agniveshakrute Tantrey Charakaprati sansakrute)

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  1. ^ Dowson, John (1984) [1879]. A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology, and Religion, Geography, History. Calcutta: Rupa & Co. p. 8. 
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