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Ayurveda’s merits on public parade

TNN, AHMEDABAD: A huge procession snaked through the city to spread awareness about alternate medicine. The procession, jointly organized by Divyajyot Ayurveda Research Foundation, Swami Narayan Gurukul Chharodi, Jagganath Temple and Gita Mandir Sansthan, started from Vallabh Sadan and ended at Gurukul.

With 25 horses, seven elephants and thousands of participants, the procession moved on for more than four hours in the city on Sunday.

Vaidya Pravin Hirapara, trustee and vice-president of the foundation, said, “We have organized this procession to honour the efforts of ancient sages who penned down scriptures. They have penned down recipes that are medically relevant even today and assist us to fight deadly diseases. This is a small gesture to express gratitude towards them. The procession’s motto is to carry forward ancient wisdom to coming generations and spread awareness on green medicine.”

Scriptures including ‘Charak Samhita,’ ‘Shushurt,’ ‘Ashtanriday,’ ‘Madhavnidan,’ ‘Sharandhar,’ ‘Aryabhishek’ and ‘Bhavprakash’ were kept on elephants. Chanting of sutras from ‘Atharva Veda’ persisted throughout till the procession lasted. The procession culminated at Gurukul where a yagna was performed.


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