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 2018.
  • 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 Ayurveda.
  • He is conferred with the virtues of granting health and wealth.
  • 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.
 Objectives of Ayurveda Day:
  • An attempt to further promote Ayurveda into mainstream
  • Focus on strengths of Ayurveda and its unique treatment principles.
  • 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 logo:
  • The logo for the National Ayurveda Day has the following elements.
  • 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 Ayurveda.
  • An oval leaf encircling the elements depicts the essence of healing through Nature based on these fundamental principles.
National Dhanwantari Ayurveda Award:
  • 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.