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Brief Description of 107 Marmas

 


(located between thumb and fingers in the upper limb and between the big toe and toes in the lower limb) – 4 in number, 1 each between right and left thumb and forefinger, 1 each between right and left big toe and first toe

Talahridaya 4 in number – 2 Located in upper limb, 2 in lower limb,  ½ angula size – Mamsa Marma- Kalantara Pranahara
(located in the middle of the palm / foot)

Kurcha 4 in number – 2 Located in upper limb, 2 in lower limb,  4 angula size – Snayu Marma Vaikalyakara
(proximal to the junction between the thumb and forefinger in the upper limb and proximal to the junction between the big toe and first toe in the lower limb) – 4 in number, 1 proximal to the junction between the right thumb and index, 1 proximal to the junction between the left thumb and index, 1 proximal to the junction between the right big toe and first toe and 1 proximal to the junction between the left big toe and first toe

Kurchashira 4 in number – 2 Located in upper limb, 2 in lower limb, 1 Angula size – Snayu Marma, Rujakara
(located distal to wrist joint in the upper limb and distal to ankle joint in the lower limb) – 4in number, 1 distal to right wrist, 1 distal to left wrist, 1 distal to right ankle and 1 distal to left ankle

Manibandha 2 in number – Located in upper limb 2 Angula size – Sandhi Marma, Rujakara
(located at the wrist joint) – 2 in number, 1 each at right and left wrist joint

Gulpha 2 in number Lower limb 2 Angula size – Sandhi Marma, Rujakara
(located at the ankle joint) – 2 in number, 1 each at right and left ankle joint

Indrabasti 4 in number – 2 Located in upper limb, 2 in lower limb, ½ angula size – Mamsa Marma- Kalantara Pranahara
(located in the middle of the forearm / leg) – 4 in number, 2 in upper limb and 2 in lower limb

Kurpara 2 in number – Located in upper limb 3 angula size – Sandhi Marma Vaikalyakara
(located at the elbow joint) – 2 in number, 1 each on the right and left elbow joints

Janu 2 in number Lower limb 3 Angula size – Sandhi Marma Vaikalyakara
Janu Marmas are located in the knee joint. They are 2 in number, 1 each on the left and right knee joints.

Aani 4 in number – 2 Located in upper limb, 2 in lower limb, ½ angula size – Snayu Marma Vaikalyakara
(located above kurpara marma or elbow joint in the upper limb and above janu marma or knee joint in the lower limb) – 4 in number, 1 each above the left and right elbow joint and 1 each above the left and right knee joint

Bahvi 2 in number – Located in upper limb 1 Angula size – Sira Marma Vaikalyakara
(located in the middle of the thigh in the lower limb and in the middle of arm in the upper limb)

Urvi 2 in number Lower limb 1 Angula size – Sira Marma Vaikalyakara
(located in the middle of the thigh in the lower limb and in the middle of arm in the upper limb)
1 each in the middle of right and left thigh, 1 each in the middle of right and left arm

Lohitaksha 4 in number – 2 Located in upper limb, 2 in lower limb, ½ angula size – Sira Marma Vaikalyakara
(located below the groin or thigh fold, at the root of the lower limb and below the lower part of shoulder joint in the upper limb) – 4 in number, 1 each below the right and left groin and 1 each below the right and left shoulder

Kakshadhara 2 in number – Located in upper limb 1 Angula size – Snayu Marma Vaikalyakara
(located between the thorax and axilla or armpit)

Vitapa 2 in number Lower limb 1 Angula size – Snayu Marma Vaikalyakara
Vitapa marma represents Kakshadhara marma in the lower limb and are 2 in number, one located between the right testis and groin and the other located between the left testis and groin.

Guda 1 in number, located in trunk, Abdomen 4 angula size – Mamsa Marma Sadhya Pranahara, located in anal region.

Vasti 1 in number, located in abdomen, 4 angula size – Snayu Marma Sadhya Pranahara, located in urinary bladder.
Nabhi 1 in number, located in trunk, Abdomen 4 angula size – Sira Marma Sadhya Pranahara- umbelicus.

Hridaya 1 in number, located in trunk, Chest 4 angula size – Sira Marma Sadhya Pranahara, located in heart.
Stanamula 2 in number Trunk, Chest 2 Angula size – Sira Marma- Kalantara Pranahara.
– 2 in number, one on each side of the chest, below left and right breast respectively

Stanarohita 2 in number Trunk, Chest ½ angula size – Mamsa Marma- Kalantara Pranahara
(located above the nipples) – 2 in number, one on each side of the chest

Apalapa 2 in number Trunk, Chest ½ angula size – Sira Marma- Kalantara Pranahara
(located below the acromian process of the scapula) – 2 in number, one below the acromian process of right scapula and one below the acromian process of left scapula

Apastambha 2 in number Trunk, Chest ½ angula size – Sira Marma- Kalantara Pranahara
(located on the sides of thorax) – 2 in number, 1 on left side of the thorax and 1 on the right side of the thorax

Katikataruna 2 in number Trunk, Abdomen ½ angula size – Asthi Marma- Kalantara Pranahara
(located on the pelvic bone on either side of the vertebral column) – 2 in number, 1 each on right and left pelvic bones

Kukundara 2 in number Trunk, Abdomen ½ angula size – Sandhi Marma Vaikalyakara
(located on the lateral part of the gluteal region) – 2 in number, 1 each on the lateral part of right and left gluteal regions

Nitamba 2 in number Trunk, Abdomen ½ angula size – Asthi Marma- Kalantara Pranahara
(located above pelvic region) – 2 in number, 1 each above the right and left pelvic regions

Parshwa Sandhi Marma 2 in number Trunk, Abdomen ½ angula size – Sira Marma- Kalantara Pranahara
(located in the lower part of the hip bone) – 2 in number, 1 below the lower part of the right hip and 1 below the lower part of the left hip bone

Brihati 2 in number Trunk, Chest ½ angula size – Sira Marma- Kalantara Pranahara
(located on the lateral parts of the vertebral column, at the level of sthanamula marma) – 2 in number, 1 on the left of spinal column and 1 on the right of spinal column

Amsaphalaka 2 in number Trunk, Chest ½ angula size – Asthi Marma Vaikalyakara
(located on the upper part of the back, in scapular region, on each side of vertebral column) – 2 in number, 1 each on the left and right part of the upper back or scapular regions

Amsa 2 in number Trunk, Chest ½ angula size – Snayu Marma Marma Vaikalyakara
(located near the shoulder and scapular region, in between the brachium, head and neck) – 2 in number, 1 near the right scapular region and 1 near the left scapular region

Neela Manya 4 angula size – Head and Neck Palm size Sira Marma Vaikalyakara
Neela (located in the neck) – 2 in number, 1 on each side of the neck, lateral to Matruka
Manya dhamani (located in the neck) – 2 in number, 1 on each side of the neck, lateral to Matruka

Kantha Sira 8 Head and Neck Palm size Sira Marma Vaikalyakara, blood vessels around neck.
Krukatika 2 in number Head and Neck ½ angula size – Sandhi Marma Vaikalyakara.
(located at the site of junction of head and neck) – 2 in number, 1 on each side of the junction of head and neck

Vidhura 2 in number Head and Neck ½ angula size – Snayu Marma Vaikalyakara
(located posterior and inferior to the ears) – 2 in number, 1 each posterior and inferior to the right and left ears

Phana 2 in number Head and Neck ½ angula size – Sira Marma Vaikalyakara
(located on both sides of the olfactory tracts in the nose) – 2 in number

Apanga 2 in number Head and Neck ½ angula size – Sira Marma Vaikalyakara
(located on the lateral angle of the eye, outer canthus) – 2 in number, one on either side of the outer canthus or outer end of the eyebrow on left and right eyes

Aavarta 2 in number Head and Neck ½ angula size – Sandhi Marma Vaikalyakara
(located just above the eyebrows) – 2 in number, 1 each above the right and left eyebrows

Shankha 2 in number, Head and Neck ½ angula size – Asthi Marma Sadhya Pranahara
(located between ear and forehead, temple region) – 2 in number, 1 each on right and left temples

Utkshepa 2 in number, located in Head and Neck ½ angula size – Snayu Marma Vishalyaghna
(located at the level of hair line of scalp, above temples) – 2 in numbers, 1 each above the right and left temples

Sthapani 1 in number,  Head and Neck ½ angula size – Sira Marma Vishalyaghna, located in between the eye brows)
Seemanta 5 in number,  Head and Neck 2 Angula size – Sandhi Marma- Kalantara Pranahara
(sutural joints located in the head) – 5 in number

Shringataka 4 angula size – Head and Neck 2 Angula size – Sira Marma Sadhya Pranahara
Adhipati 1 Head and Neck ½ angula size – Sandhi Marma Sadhya Pranahara
(located at the superior part of the intra-cranial portion) – 1 in number

 

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