Concept of Vyaspeeth

           Ayurved vyaspeeth was established in the year 2000 and today this organization has completed 15 years of working.

           In those days it was being said that the time for ayurveda has arrived and this was being said for the past 20 years but neither the people in general nor the ayurvedic practitioners could feel it. The country was going through the phase of privatization and as a result a lot of private Ayurvedic colleges were started on commercial basis. The number of ayurved graduates started multiplying by every passing day. This new generation of ayurved graduates were such that they lacked in self confidence and self respect and satisfied themselves by practicing allopathic medicine. Because of privatization the quality of education also deteriorated but inspite of all this, the idea of revival of ayurveda was catching on because of the growing interest of the world in ayurveda.

           Disappointed with this situation of ayurveda some active workers in this field and others got together in a place called “Rammala” and started reflecting on this situation. As a result of this churning of thoughts, ayurved vyaspeeth was established.

          This organization would develop confidence among ayurved graduates, increase the skill and standards of ayurveda practice, would develop confidence in the minds of the general public about the usefulness of the ancient legacy. This is the only organization which strings together students, teachers, practitioners, manufacturers of herbal medicine and entrepreneurs in one thread.

           Based on the four fold program of Prachar, Shiksha, Seva and Shamshodhana, this organization is spread throughout Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat.

          The program of monthly clinical meetings to increase the standards of ayurved practice started by vyaspeeth was successful beyond imagination. Today, clinical meetings are being organized in almost 36 districts monthly, bimonthly or every three months in which almost 3000 ayurvedic doctors participate uptil now more than 2250 clinical meetings have been organized as a result the number of ayurved doctors practicing pure ayurvedic medicine have increased significantly.

           Ayurved vyaspeeth Gujarat and vidyabharati have jointly taken up the project of giving “Suvarna Prashan Sanskar” to new bourn infants every month on the auspicious occasion of pushya nakshatra. uptil now almost 8000 infants have taken benefit of this. Necessary data is being collected for the purpose of research on this subject. The project of which is going on for the past two years.

          The Ahmadnagar branch of ayurved vyaspeeth has started the important project of Dhanwantari Medicinal Herb Botanical Garden. For this project it acquired a land from the municipal corporation on lease. More than 200 medicinal plants have been grown in this botanical garden.

          For the promotion of health, it is not only necessary to target ayurveda graduates but also society as a whole. For this purpose ayurved vyaspeeth conducts lectures and camps for general public. A total of 18 lectures was conducted on one single day throughout sambhajinagar at different venues. Health expos were organized in Amravati and Panvel, exhibition to introduce ayurveda to public held in Nashik are all examples of efforts being taken by vyaspeeth in this direction.

          Publication of books is another important agenda of this organization. “Ayurved Dainandini: a yearly diary devoted to one topic each year is being regularly published since 2001. The dainandini also contains a list of names and addresses of nearly 2000 vaidyas who subscribe. Apart from this, vyaspeeth as published one book in English and 10 books in Marathi. The work of translation of some important Marathi books into hindi is on progress.

         To accomplish this multidimensional work, the volunteers working for the organization have to be devoted enthusiastic and capable for this purpose, training programs called “Abhyas Varga” are regularly held at district, division and central levels. Six young vaidyas, inspired by the ideology of the Sangh have volunteered to be fulltime work for vyaspeeth. The motto of vyaspeeth for this era is “Strength in Unity”. Ayurved vyaspeeth firmly believe that with united efforts, the thoughts and actions of an person can be positively influenced and ayurved vyaspeeth is constantly striving to achieve this motto.

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