This year 13 November 2020 is celebrated as national Ayurveda Day in India.
Ayushman bhava Ayurveda Clinic, Nashik and Dr.Yogesh Chavan (MD Ayu. Kerala) wishes you healthy and happy national Ayurveda Day.
Ayurveda is believed to be one amongst the most ancient and documented system of medicine with historical roots. Ayurveda is popular across the world with its aim as prevention of disease and promotion of health. The Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) has decided to observe National Ayurveda Day on Dhanvantari Jayanti. Here, we have listed interesting facts people should know about National Ayurveda Day!
The objective is to focus on the strengths of Ayurveda and its unique treatment principles, to work towards reducing the burden of disease and related mortality. It also aims to tap into the potential of Ayurveda to contribute towards National Health Policy and National Health programmes, and to promote its principles of healing in society.
When Is National Ayurveda Day?
The National Ayurveda Day is celebrated on the Dhanvantari Jayanti. The Hindu God Dhanvantari is considered as the propagator of Ayurveda. His birthday is observed two days before Diwali festival.
Who Is Lord Dhanvantari?
The Hindu ancient story described Dhanvantari in the Puranas. He arose from the Ocean during the Samudramanthan with immortality nectar. Many worship Dhanvantari for good health on Dhanteras or Dhanvantari Trayodashi.
The government has declared this Trayodashi as National Ayurveda Day. Why National Ayurveda Day Is Observed? The government has taken this decision to encourage the practitioners and students of Ayurveda. A dedicated day for Ayurveda will also increase the awareness about Ayurveda in society.
When Was The First National Ayurveda Day Celebrated?
The first National Ayurveda Day is observed on October 28, 2016. The declaration from the government was welcomed by professors associated with Ayurveda.
National Ayurveda Day Logo -
Lord Dhanvantari was placed in the centre of the logo. There are five petals in the logo which symbolize Pancha Mahabhuta. The three dots below the petals represent Vata, Pitta and Kapha, the fundamental principals of Ayurveda. An overleaf encircling all the elements describe nature is the best way for healing.
National Ayurveda Day Theme And Date -
This year 13 November 2020 is celebrates as national Ayurveda Day.
Ayurveda for Covid’ is this year’s Ayurveda Day theme. This year’s special focus will be on the concerns related to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic and how Ayurveda can help build immunity.
A webinar on the theme -- Ayurveda for Covid-19 pandemic -- will also be organised on the occasion.