National Ayurveda Day 2018
Now its only 28 days to go for National Ayurveda Day 2018 on 5th November 2018.
Ayurveda is the oldest healing science. It originated in India more than 6000 years ago. The literal meaning of Ayurveda is “Knowledge of Life”. Achieving and maintaining a state of balance in life is a desired objective of Ayurveda. This is done by following right thinking, right diet and right lifestyle. Its holistic approach whether for healthy individuals or for diseased ones remains unparalleled. Prevention of disease and promotion of health is the main aim of Ayurveda.
Lord Dhanvantari is considered as a divine propagator of Ayurveda. He is conferred with the virtues of granting health and wealth. Therefore, Dhanvantari Jayanti was preferred for the celebration of National Ayurveda Day to nationalise this system of medicine which can prove to be a cornerstone for its ultimate globalization. This initiative of the Ministry of AYUSH will not only encourage the practitioners and students of Ayurveda but also will develop awareness in the society about the strength of Ayurveda.
Ayurveda & its origin
- What is happy life?
- What is beneficial to life?
- What is harmful to life?
- What is sorrowful life?
Ayurveda, the ancient most health care system originated with the origin of the universe. With the inception of human life on earth, Ayurveda started being applied. The antique Vedic texts have scattered references of Ayurvedic Remedies and allied aspects of medicine and health. Atharva-veda mainly deals with extensive Ayurvedic information. That is why Ayurveda is said to be the offshoot of Atharva Veda.
Philosophy of Treatment in Ayurveda
National Ayurveda Day 2018
The silhouette of Lord Dhanwantari in the center of the logo represents the lord of Medicine. The five petals in logo symbolize Pancha Mahabhuta and three circles beneath signify Vata, Pitta, Kapha, the fundamental principles of Ayurveda. An oval leaf encircling the elements depicts the essence of healing through Nature based on these fundamental principles. Like previous years, this year also National Ayurveda Day will be celebrated on Dhanwantari Jayanti i.e. Nov 5, 2018.
Government of India has decided to celebrate National Ayurveda Day every year on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti. This day is the birth date of Lord Dhanvantari, and occurs two days before Diwali on Dhanteras. Dhanvantari is considered to be a form or avatar of Lord Vishnu. He is considered as the ideal doctor and manifestation of compassion, representing the wisdom of Ayurveda in practical application.
The scope of Ayurveda in the contemporary period.
Ayurveda has a wide scope as far as the prevention of disease, promotion of health and its preservation are concerned. Lifestyle rules mentioned in Ayurvedic texts if applied rigorously give definite results. Lifestyle-related diseases, drug abuse, degenerative diseases, autoimmune diseases, and certain metabolic and allergic disorders are well manageable with Ayurvedic techniques and medicaments.