Jivaka Komarabhacca

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Jivaka Komarabhacca
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Personal details
Born Rajagriha, Magadh
Died Rajagriha, Magadh
Nationality Magadh
Profession Doctor

Jivaka, also titled Jivaka Komarabhacca (Jīvaka Komārabhacca), was a famous physician in Ancient India,[1][2] including personal physician of Indian King Bimbisara[3] and Gautama Buddha.[4][5] He lived in the Magadha capital of Rajagaha during late 5th century BC in the time of King Bimbisara (and later Ajatashatru).[6] He was trained and excelled in traditional Indian medicine (e.g. Ayurveda), due to his intelligence, dilligence, and selfless service.[3] Believed to have been inspired by the teachings of the Buddha, Jivaka was also well versed in Asana and meditation practice. He is also considered the father of Siddha-Veda.[2][7]


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