THE HOLISTIC APPROACH OF VEDIC SOCIETY IN THE SCIENCE OF HEALTH

DR HORAKKAD K. KRISHNAN NAMBOORI : It is true beyond doubt that the concept of health was complete, comprehensive, and Holistic in the minds of vedic society. It was developed and flourished and practiced in vedic period. It was based on three basic concepts such as Tatwa, Sastra, Vyvahara. Many concepts of health science are in saplings form and they are treasures. In post vedic period these become branches, blossoms and given fruits. A few highly valuable fruits are Susrutha samhita, Charaka Samhita, and Ashtanga Samgraha. According to Susruta samhita, Ayurveda (The science of life ) is a Upaveda (subsidiary veda) of Adharva veda. Acharya Charaka opines that it is the upaveda of Rigveda. Vedas are full of basic health concepts and prescriptions in the form of sutras. Fundamental principles of Ayurveda like Panchamaha-bhootha and Tridosha theories have their roots in Vedic literature, in which concept of Agni is most important and needs detailed study. Rigveda starts with the word Agni and describe agni’s role in balancing the body’s physical, mental, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being. In vedas there are hundreds of medicinal plants have been described with their parts used, therapeutic usages, methods of collection and preparation methods. All eight branches of Ayurveda in sutra form explained in Adharva veda. Thristhambhas are also explained. On surgical side Aswins the twin GODS were surgeons blessed with extraordinary surgical skills. They were performed plastic surgery, replacement surgeries and transplantation of internal organs.

To reach our indigenous medicinal system (vedic health system) to suffering humanity, need to go deep study, understanding, and research, in to the insight of vedic literature. Vedic tradition is reach, beneficial to all, practical, holistic and complete, at the same time complex with not yielding its secrets easily. So it demands scrutiny. This paper is a humble attempt to this subject.

DR. HORAKKAD K.KRISHNAN NAMBOORI is tthe Director & Senior Chief Physician, Nagarjuna Ayurvedic Centre Ltd. Dr. Horakkad K. Krishnan Namboodiri, born in a family with Ayurvedic and Vedic tradition.He has learned Vedas from his father from the age of five. He also learned Ayurveda and Spiritual Rituals, in the traditional way from his father.He studied in Govt Sanskrit school Trivandrum and Govt.Sanskrit college Trivandrum. He has successfully completed the Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery-B.A.M.S. (Ayurveda Acharya) from Coimbatore Ayurveda College. After his degree,he joined Ayurveda college, Coimbatore, as a teacher. After working in college, he got the high level of motivation and lighted a lamp of inspiration for spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda and later he had joined with Nagarjuna Ayurvedic Group.
Dr. Krishnan Namboodiri became very popular as an eminent Ayurveda Physician and together with his growth he has developed Nagarjuna Ayurvedic Centre, Kalady in all respects and his notable Institutional and individual achievements are as follows. Considering his untiring efforts and contributions to Ayurveda, Kerala Youth Guidance Movement has recognized him with BHISHAK BHUSHAN AWARD -2004. This award was presented to him by Padmasree. P. PARAMESWARAN in a fabulous function held at Kalady. His presentation on Ayurveda was broadcasted in Italian Television (RAI, Rome) and other indian Televisions and Radios. As a faculty of Nagarjuna Ayurvedic Institute, he has lot experience in giving Ayurvedic classes for foreign students also. He is giving Ayurvedic awarness classes in schools and colleges and also delivering spiritual discourses in kerala and out side. For the purpose of spreading Ayurveda, he has visited various foreign countries since 2002 to give consultations, Classes, presented papers in various subjects and to participate in Ayurvedic seminars.

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