Throughout the East, Lord Balarama in His various Forms is associated with the Life Sciences of preventative medicine, physical culture (various yogic and martial arts disciplines), pharmacopia and healing. The wandering mendicant healers known a CARAKAS may have been associated with the Atharva Veda and Ayur Veda long before the Era of the Court Physician Charaka. In any event, Lord Baladeva is known to be the Serpentine Mount of God called Sesha. Since Baladeva IS SESHA, and SESHA IS CHARAKA, then BALADEVA is CHARAKA. If A=B and B=C then A=C.
(H2) चरक [p= 389,2] [L=72210] m. a wanderer , wandering religious student S3Br. xiv Pa1n2. 5-1 , 11 Lalit. i , 28
[L=72211] a spy Naish. iv , 116
[L=72212] a kind of ascetic VarBr2. xv , 1
[L=72213] a kind of medicinal plant L.
[L=72214] N. of a मुनि and physician (the Serpent-king शेष , who was the recipient of the आयुर्-वेद ; once on visiting the earth and finding it full of sickness he became moved with pity and determined to become incarnate as the son of a मुनि for alleviating disease ; he was called चरक because he had visited the earth as a kind of spy or चर ; he then composed a new book on medicine , based on older works of अग्नि-वेश and other pupils of आत्रेय Bhpr. )
[L=72215] N. of a lexicographer
(H2B) चरक [L=72216] m. pl. (cf. Pa1n2. 4-3 , 107) N. of a branch of the black यजुर्-वेद (the practises and rites-enjoined by which are different in some respects from those in S3Br. ) S3Br. iv La1t2y. v , 4 , 20 Sch. on VS. and S3Br. Va1yuP. i , 61 , 10
The oldest known Ayurvedic texts are the Suśrutha Saṃhitā and the Charaka Saṃhitā. These Classical Sanskrit texts are among the foundational and formally compiled works of Ayurveda.
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God in His form as Dionysus with His Shakti Ariadne from a Water Jar 4th century BC Found near Rhodes
After the technology for Monumental Stone Carving In-the-Round had been perfected ‘Cult Images’ were installed in Greco-Roman and Egyptian Shrines throughout the region. They were installed by the Murti Makers of the Heliopolitan Asyla Federations of Rhodes. The Heliopolitan School of Sculpture of the Murti Makers of Rhodes is credited by Classical Art Historians with the innovation and diffusion of the techniques that finally made the amazing naturalism and realism of this kind of life-size and greater than life- size, monumental statuary possible. Many of these sacred images were severely damaged by the Muslims who later invaded these Mediterranean lands. However, because the Romans and others often made their own copies of very popular Murtis, for their own local temples and shrines, there are enough ‘surviving’ images for the recovered damaged ones to be restored. Thus today we have some original temple and shrine ‘cult images’ that were not destroyed, many thousands of pieces of the ones that were destroyed by the iconoclasts, some that were damaged, but that were restored at some early time, many that were copied in similar or different materials by the Romans and others, and other originals that have been restored in modern times. There are also many modern copies of the most important and famous of these ancient ‘cult images’ or Murtis. Museums often are the actual patrons and/or producers of these replica Murtis, because the Originals or their pieces are in the Museum’s collections. Read the rest of this entry