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Ayushman 2020: Celebrating Ayurveda, The Science of Life


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Sat 21 Nov 2020

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Itihasa: Saga of Ayurveda

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Ayushman 2020: Celebrating Ayurveda, The Science of Life

History of Ayurveda - References from Ithihasas and Puranas and Sashtras

November 21, 2020, Saturday| 06:00 - 08:30 PM IST


  1. Dr Yogini Deshpande, Head, Indic Today
  2. Dr. MV Natesan, Professor, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, India - "Relevance of Vedangas related to literature"
  3. Dr. R Sankaranarayana Sarma, Tantrika Vachaspathy, Mangalathu Madom, Kollam, India - " Relevance of Jyothisha"
  4. Sri. Vaidya V Vasudevan, Senior Advisor, The Ayurvedic Trust, AVP, Coimbatore, India - "Darshanas And Ayurveda"
  5. Dr. PP Kirathamoorthy M.D(Ay) , Professor & HOD ,Dept. Of Basic Principles, Vaidyaratnam PS Varier's Ayurveda College,  Department of Samhita and Siddhanta, Kottakkal - "Mythology and History"

Panel Discussion - Other branches of Ayurveda - For animals, Plants, Dentistry, Surgery etc 

Moderator: Dr. Yogini Deshpande


Dr Yogini Deshpande

Head, Indic Today

Dr. Yogini Deshpande is a practicing Civil Engineer by profession. She has degrees from Mumbai University & Purdue University & diverse experience in academia, research & consulting. She has been associated with Indic Academy since it's inception and is it's Mumbai Chapter coordinator.. She is the Editor-in-Chief for Indic Today portal. She is an avid reader, Indian Classical Music aficionado & keen political observer.


Dr. MV Natesan

Professor, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit

Dr MV Natesan is the Professor in Sree Sankaracharya University and an Adjunct Professor in Amrita School of Arts and Science, Kochi. He has published several books on Sanskrit such as Samskritam – Vikasanavum Margareghayum, Samprathi Vyakaranam and Role of Sanskrit Literature in Indian Renaissance to name a few. He has been awarded as Panditaratna by the MKK Nair Foundation, Trivandrum and Agamananda Puraskar in 2011 from the Agamananada Trust, Kalady. He has held leadership positions as State Vice President in Samskrita Bharati, President in AmritaBharati. He has presented several papers both at national and international seminars


Dr. R Sankaranarayana Sarma

Tantrika Vachaspathy, Mangalathu Madom

Dr Sankaranarayana Sarma underwent the Gurukula system of Tantra Studies under the eminent guidance of Tantra Sastra Brahaspathy Brahmasree Puthumana Damodara Namboodiri, Ambalapuzha. He started practicing Tantra in the temples from 1987. Learned Astrology from the renowned astrologer Kuruva Neelakantan Asari, Mr Anandhan and Devaprasnam from Vasudevan Josiyer . He obtained Doctorate in Tantra Sasthra from ICAOS , Hyderabad on the research paper, "Mantra as an Astral Remedy" He received Tantrika Vachaspathy from Purana Parayana Kala Sanghatana, Kerala


Sri. Vaidya V Vasudevan

Senior Advisor, The Ayurvedic Trust, AVP

Sri. Vaidya Vasudevan is the Senior Advisor of the Ayurvedic Trust, Coimbatore. Initially he worked as a teacher of the Ayurveda College, later assigned to the Director of Arsha Yoga Vidya Peetam, a Gurukula institute of Arya Vaidya Pharmacy.  His knowledge on various facets of the Vedic system is par excellent. He is the Guru for many  Ayurveda scholars and Yoga exponents of the present day. Sanskrit literature, Darsanas, Yoga, Ayurveda, Sphota Sastra, Upanishads, Marma and Martial arts are the special areas he is proficient in. He has been the disciple of the renowned scholar late Poomully Neelakantan Nambudiripad of Kerala.


Dr. PP Kirathamoorthy M.D(Ay)

Professor & HOD,Vaidyaratnam PS Varier's Ayurveda College

Dr. Kirathamoorthy is working as a Professor and HoD in the department of Samhitha and Sidhantha at VPSV Ayurveda College, Kottakkal. He secured his UG from  Ayurveda College Coimbatore and PG in Kayachikitsa from Government College of Indian Medicine Mysore. He has a teaching experience of 32 years starting from 1986 to till date and guiding the PG scholars at VPSV Ayurveda College Kottakkal. He is the chief editor of Bhishak News, Subhodha and Satayanam. He also worked as co editor for the literature concept of mind Member-Board of Studies, University of Calicut. A Member of “Vagbhatasarani”. He served as the chairman of board of exams for many times. He is also a co-ordinator of Foreign studies, VPSV Ayurveda College and Duisburg University. Chief Editor of Bhishak News.