National Ayurveda Day is celebrated every year on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti (Dhanteras), the first day that marks the festival of Diwali, the festival of lights.
This year Ayurveda Day is celebrated around the world on October 25th to promote and preserve the health science of Ayurveda.
Ayurveda is one of the most ancient and well documented systems of medicine equally relevant in modern times, with its holistic approach for both healthy individuals, and for those with health conditions, that remains unparalleled.
Ayurveda embodies the principles of natural and sustainable living and this day is aimed to promote the UN-WHO's (United Nations World Health Organization) Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages), by raising awareness about the strong role that Ayurveda can play in the realization of SDG 3.
25 countries have committed to host this event including USA, France, Italy, UK, Finland, Poland, Spain, Russia, Ukraine, Netherlands, Romania, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Bahrain, and India.
Prevention of disease and promotion of health is the main aim of Ayurveda and known for its wisdom practices for rejuvenation and longevity and the objectives of Ayurveda Day are to further promote Ayurveda into mainstream awareness, focus on its strengths and unique treatment principles that reduce the burden of disease and related morbidity and mortality, and exploring the potential of Ayurveda to contribute towards National health policy & National health programs, creating a sense of awareness in today's generation and promoting Ayurvedic principles of healing in society.
The logo for the National Ayurveda Day (pictured above) has the following elements and meaning:
The silhouette of Dhanwantari in the center represents the "knower" of medicine. The five petals symbolize "Pancha Mahabhuta", the 5 great elements that make up us and our universe and the three circles beneath signify how these elements are organized into "Vata, Ptta, Kapha", the combinations of the elements that are also known as the biological humors or genetic formations that govern the function of us and our world, that are the fundamental principles of Ayurveda. The oval leaf encircling the elements depicts the essence of healing through Nature based on these fundamental principles.
The National Dhanwantari Ayurveda Award will be announced as well.
In recognition of this global event, and to contribute to raising awareness, we’d like to invite you to join our Wellness Challenge either on line or in person with a $10 gift coupon towards your next Ayurvedic Consultation or service by mentioning “Ayurveda Day” when booking good through November 22, 2019.
We are also offering free 10 minute orientations about ChayaVeda throughout the month of November.
If you would like more information please contact us.
Happy Ayurveda Day!!