World Recognizing National Ayurveda Day
WORLD RECOGNIZING NATIONAL AYURVEDA DAY
Ayurveda is seen as one of the oldest and well-documented systems of medicine which still holds its significance in modern-day. Prevention of sickness and advancement of wellbeing is the primary point of Ayurveda. The holistic nature of Ayurveda/ science of medicine, as practised and utilized by Indians at large since centuries, is getting wider acceptance in the world. This industry is slowly transforming the age-old healing tradition into modern medicine and has reached the threshold of entering into the realm of evidence-based science.
The National Ayurveda Day is celebrated every year on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti (Dhanteras). God Dhanvantari is considered as a propagator of Ayurveda, who is considered the ultimate to promote and preserve the 'science of life' in society. Therefore, Dhanvantari is identified as 'Ayurveda Day' in India and many other countries globally.
In addition to India, Ayurveda is gaining its popularity and acceptance in over 26 countries. Recently, Ayurveda has been recognized in a few parts of the USA. This global initiative is supported by the Mayor of Peabody of Massachusettes.
It is a tribute to Ayurvedic science that even the most advanced countries are now inclined to adopt the Ayurvedic system of medicine under various names like traditional medicine or herbal medicine.
The recognition of Ayurveda study programs throughout the world is another accreditation of the establishment of health centres in general and their therapeutic value in particular as a medical system.