Ayurveda is the oldest and well-documented medicine system in Indian history. Its holistic approach remains prevalent even in the 21st century.
The treatment system promotes the prevention of diseases by maintaining a balance between body, mind, and spirit. Ayurvedic treatment focuses on balancing the five elements or doshas.
To promote this ancient treatment system worldwide, the Union Ministry of Ayush started the National Ayurveda day on 28th October 2016.
Essential Facts about National Ayurveda Day
Ayurveda is considered an integral part of India’s healthcare practices. This traditional treatment form is recognised by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Known as one of the world’s oldest medical systems, Ayurveda traces back its origin 5,000 years. This treatment system encourages practising a healthy lifestyle and diet to reinstate homeostasis in body, soul and mind.
Ayurvedic medicines help keep the human body free from diseases and physiological pain. Believed to be Science of Life, Ayurveda promotes mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and holistic wellbeing.
According to a report by the Financial Express, beauty, and wellness sector in India is seeing a constant demand among consumers for natural products. People trust natural remedies and chemical-free products for overall well being.
The Central Government honours the traditional medicine system of India like Ayurveda by celebrating National Ayurveda day.
Nevertheless, here are essential points on the said topic.
Union Ministry of AYUSH or Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Sidda, and Homoeopathy observed the Dhanvantari Jayanti as Ayurveda day in 2016.
This initiative plans to honour the Ayurvedic medicine system and promote it globally.
What is Dhanvantari Jayanti?
Dhanwantari Jayanti celebrates Lord Dhanwantari’s birth on the 13th lunar day in Aswini Month. Lord Dhanvantari is the god of Ayurvedic medicine, who emerged with Amurutha Kalasam and Ayurveda text on his hand. Puranas and Vedas describe Lord Dhanvantari as the physician of the gods.
According to Hindu mythology, Lord Dhanvantari appeared before Devas and the Asuras during Samudra Manthan.
The National Ayurveda Day celebrated on 2nd November 2021 promoted the Ayurvedic principles of healing and wellness.