National Ayurveda Day is celebrated every year on the day of Dhanteras. Lord Dhanvantari is believed to be the god of Ayurveda and healing.
According to beliefs, Lord Dhanvantari originated during Samudra Manthan. Lord Dhanvantari, who came out of the churning of the ocean, had the urn in his hands.
For this reason, the birthday of Lord Dhanwantari is celebrated as Dhanteras (Dhanteras) two days before Diwali. In such a situation, National Ayurveda Day is celebrated on the day of Dhanteras, the birthday of Lord Dhanvantari, who is called the God of Ayurveda.
हिताहितं सुखं दुःखमायुस्तस्य हिताहितम्।
मानं च तच्च यत्रोक्तमायुर्वेदः स उच्यते॥
Importance of Ayurveda in Corona Epidemic Period
Everyone has understood the importance of Ayurveda during the Corona epidemic period. Ayurvedic things are being used everywhere in the country today to increase immunity against corona virus. The importance of Ayurveda has increased rapidly in the country.
Meanwhile, the fifth Ayurveda Day will be celebrated on 13 November. The Ministry of AYUSH announced on Thursday that the main theme of Ayurveda Day this year will be “Important role of Ayurveda in managing Covid-19 epidemic”.
Ayurveda Day is celebrated every year on the day of Dhanvantari Jayanti since 2016. The purpose of Ayurveda Day is to focus on the powers of Ayurveda and its specific treatment methods.
The ministry said that Ayurveda Day is not just a ceremony or celebration, but an opportunity for rededication to business and society.
The Ministry of AYUSH has decided to conduct several activities on the fifth Ayurveda Day. The Ministry informed that a webinar on the subject of Ayurveda for the Covid-19 epidemic will be organized on this occasion. About one and a half million participants from all over the world can participate in the webinar.
प्रयोजनं चास्य स्वस्थस्य स्वास्थ्यरक्षणं आतुरस्यविकारप्रशमनं च ॥
( The purpose of Ayurveda is to protect the health of healthy animals and to remove the disease of the patient.)