By-Kishore Kumar Sharma, Chandigarh, 26th October, 2008 : I would like to congratulate all the Ayurvedic Physicians of the world in particular and the people in general believing in Ayurvedic way of life on this auspicious day known as "Bhagwan Shri Dhawantry Jayanti".
Bhagwan Shri Dhanwatry is believed to be reincarnation of BHAGWAN VISHNU who emerged out of the ocean during the samudra-manthan with KALASH OF AMRIT in his hands and is worshipped as FATHER OF MEDICINES.His greatest gift to the mankind is "AYURVED" which is part of Atharvaved one of the four Veds.
It is very well known fact that Ayuved is the eternal and most ancient system of medicine which originated from our country, the holy land BHARAT. Its eternal princiles prevalent from the time im-memorial are as relevant and useful today as they were million years ago. This system which virtually has no side effects not only treats and cures the diseases but it improves all the functioning of the body and because of this particular reason it is attracting people from all over the globe. This is the only medical system which is body friendly, eco-friendly and has holistic touch. According to Sir William Hunter, the great mathematician and astronomer, the philosophy and medicinal healing are the greatest contributions of the ancient Indians to the whole of the world.
Ayurved was first described in text form in the book AGNIVESHTANTRA by Agnivesh.This book was later redacted by the great Acharya Charak and became known as the CHARAK-SAMHITA and earlier to this the text on Ayuved is the SUSHRUT-SAMHITA which was compiled by Acharya Sushrut also known as Father Of Surgery and the pimary pupil of Bhagwah Shri Dhanwantry.
The fact remains is that it was Bhagwan Shri Dhanwantry who pioneered this medical system having both the branches of Medicine&Surgery to ameliorate the physical as well as mental sufferings of the vast humanity on this earth.
Therefore, want it be proper to dedicate this day to Him by declaring this day as "World Health Day"?
Instead of celebrating it on any other day , as it was He who pioneered medical system on this earth for good health and longer life by presenting AYURVED the science of life to the mankind.The central feature of this system is that nothing exists in this universe which cannot be used as medicine. The time is fast approaching when the peoples of the world will start saying…"Ayurved Sharnam Gachhami". As an Indian let’s be proud of our heritage, let it become our passion and just not our profession….Jai Hind.