First Naturopathy Day observes on November 18 by AYUSH Ministry
The National Ayurveda Day is celebrated every year on the
occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti (Dhanteras).
This year Ayurveda Day is being observed on 5th November
Ayurveda is perceived as one of the most ancient and well
documented system of medicine equally relevant in modern times.
Its holistic approach whether for healthy individuals or for
diseased ones remains unparalleled. Prevention of disease and promotion of
health is the main aim of Ayurveda.
Lord Dhanvantari is considered as divine propagator of
He is conferred with the virtues of granting health and
Therefore, Dhanvantari Jayanti was preferred for celebration
of Ayurveda Day to nationalize this system of medicine which can prove to be a
cornerstone for its ultimate globalization.
An attempt to further promote Ayurveda into mainstream
Focus on strengths of Ayurveda and its unique treatment
Reduce the burden of disease and related morbidity and
mortality by utilizing the potential of Ayurveda.
Exploring the potential of Ayurveda to contribute towards
National health policy & National Health programmes.
Create a sense of awareness in today’s generation and
promote Ayurvedic principles of healing in society.
National Ayurveda Day
The logo for the National Ayurveda Day has the following
The silhouette of lord Dhanwantari in the centre of the logo
represents the lord of Medicine.National Ayurveda day logo
The five petals in logo symbolize Pancha Mahabhuta and three
circles beneath signify Vata, Ptta, Kapha, the fundamental principles of
An oval leaf encircling the elements depicts the essence of
healing through Nature based on these fundamental principles.
The award has been instituted by Ministry of AYUSH,
Government of India to be conferred o n Ayurveda experts possessing
qualifications included in II, III, IV schedule of IMCC Act, 1970 and having
profound contribution to the field of Ayurveda.
The award is conferred every year on the Ayurveda Day.