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Shabda Pramana or Aptopdesha: A Tool of Correct Cognition (Prama)

Shabda Pramana or Aptopdesha: A Tool of Correct Cognition (Prama)

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Dr. Ashwin P.V., PG Scholar, ALNRMAMC, Koppa Dr. Sandhya Krishna K.T., PG Scholar, ALNRMAMC, Koppa Dr. Aby Mathew Jose, PG Scholar, ALNRMAMC, Koppa Dr. Akhila Vinod, PG Scholar, ALNRMAMC, Koppa       To achieve anything in life knowledge is most powerful weapon. It is understanding of information about a subject by experience or study1. The correct cognition about an object is called as Prama2 in Indian Philosophy. Prama is medium to present an object with real characters (Tadvati Tatprakaranakanubhava)4. The tools of correct knowledge are called as Pramana2. Fourfold examination procedures are mentioned by Charaka Sutrasthana (C. Su.) 11/17 to verify the information as correct viz., Aptopdesha, Pratyaksha, Anumana and Yukti3. Aptopdesha is statement of Apta. C...