Turning the Pages: Ayurveda Origin

by India In My Mind Tour Operator

The famous words of Sebastian Pole still ring in my ears-“You do not see anything when you experience pure consciousness; you become everything.” 

Such is the power of Ayurveda that it can heal any wound inside to out, such is the beauty of Ayurveda that it can captivate even the most atheist of people, and such is the peace in Ayurveda it can calm even the most ferocious beast.

The science of Ayurveda has long been known and practiced in India. It has been nearly 5000 years since we started this practice and now the whole world follows this practice and applies it in the modern medical field. But where did it all begin? And how? To answer these questions, we have to turn the pages and go back in time.

It is believed that medical knowledge was passed on from Gods to sages and then to human physicians. In Sushruta’s Compendium, Sushruta wrote that Dhanvantari incarnated himself as the King of Varanasi and passed on medicinal knowledge to a group of physicians which included Sushruta as well. The therapies developed over a course of time and improvised the surgical techniques with the use of complex herbal compounds, minerals, and metal substances.

Some scholars suggest that Ayurveda developed in pre-historic time and that these concepts have existed since the inception of Indus Valley Civilisation or earlier with the first recorded from occurring in the Vedas. The Atharveda contains some 114 hymns and incantations which describes the magical cures for diseases in the form of Ayurveda.

There are 3 principal early texts on Ayurveda namely, the Charaka Samhita, the Sushruta Samhita, and the Bhela Samhita, all originally dated to 6th-century BCE. These texts basically describe medicine and surgery, the types of illnesses, types of plants for their cure, and preparations from mineral and animal sources.

In all, Ayurveda has been known to cure ailments like diabetes, stones, and hypertension long before medicinal science made a breakthrough in the West. It is the power of natural plantations and herbs which lead us to where we are and brought up strong individuals, both physically and mentally.

You can explore the parts of India with the best Ayurveda therapies including Goa, Kerala, and Karnataka by taking up a golden triangle India tour.

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