Astanga Hrdaya is a land mark in the history of Ayurvedic Medicine. When there was a real need to record the previous work of Ayurveda in a comprehensive manner. Acarya Vagbhata could compile this great treatise, which occupied a place in the greater triad along with the sages Caraka and Susruta. Vagbhata is a bridge between the traditions of the ancient seers and mere Ayurvedic physicians of the middle ages. Astanga Hrdaya is the cream of the vast ocean like literature of Ayurveda. It is taken to heart by the students and teacher alike. It contains the gist of the teachings of ancient sages belonging to all schools of Ayurveda., in minimum words. Just by studying Astanga Hrdaya alone, one may be acquainted with the concepts and practices of all the schools without hunting through the dense growth of literature. He awakened scientifiuc spirit, critical faculty and confidence to this great treatise and is the most popular work of Ayurveda since its first publication.