Happy National Ayurved Day!

Those readers of Dr. Herbz who have been reading the blog for an year now may remember a post we had posted this time around last year: Happy Doctor’s Day, the Ayurveda Way! This year, the Day is back, bigger, better and official!

Today is Dhanvantari Jayanti, the day we in India celebrate the first appearance of Lord Dhanvantari, the Hindu god of Medicine. As per Ayurveda legends, Divodas, the ascetic king of Varanasi from around year 1500 BCE, is also considered an incarnation of Lord Dhanvantari. He taught Ayurveda to his disciples including Sushrut (the all time greatest surgeon), Nimi (the best known ophthalmic and ENT surgeon) and Kaankaayan, the scholar coming from the Balkans who spread Ayurveda far and wide. These disciples became the first batch of specialist surgeons in Ayurveda, who were also a first in using many ahead-of-the-time practices, including sterilization, anaesthesia, absorbable sutures and a lot more.

A cutout from the official banner for National Ayurved Day (Dhanvantari Jayanti), published by Directorate of AYUSH, Govt. of Maharashtra.

From this year on, the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurved, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy), Govt. Of India  is celebrating Dhanvantari Jayanti as National Ayurved Day. So wishing all Ayurvedians, a happy National Ayurved Day and a prosperous coming New Year!

The theme of this year is”Prevention and Control of Diabetes through Ayurved”. We at Gadaantak clinic, Nasik will be celebrating the day with a free diabetes checkup camp for the elderly in the evening; but everybody can do it their own way. Even starting a daily 10 minute morning/evening walk is a great remedy for prevention and control of diabetes. Go for it, guys and gals! Diabetes is a risk for all, but so is fitness a boon.

And don’t forget to share how you celebrated your National Ayurved Day.

Stay Healthy, stay Happy!


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