Dhara is the continual pouring of warm medicated oil or a herbal decoction over the body. It is a kind of external application of medicated liquids. Dhara with oil is one of the major oil therapies. While in Shirodhara, oil is poured only on the forehead, in Sarvangadhara, it is poured all over except on the head. Any Dhara with oil is generally called Snehadhara. When medicated buttermilk replaces oil (Sneha), the therapy is called Takradhara. If medicated milk is used instead of these then the process is called Ksheeradhara.