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Ayurveda (Sanskrit: आयुर्वेद; Āyurveda, "the knowledge for long life in Vedas"; or ayurvedic medicine is a Hindu system of traditional medicine native to India and a form of alternative medicine. The earliest literature on Indian medical practice appeared during the Vedic period in India, in Rigved.

Some other known written text are Suśruta Saṃhitā and the Charaka Saṃhitā, encyclopedias of medicine compiled from various sources from the mid-first millennium BCE to about 500 CE, and are among the foundational and formally compiled works of Ayurveda. Over the following centuries, ayurvedic practitioners developed a number of medicinal preparations and surgical procedures for the treatment of various ailments. Current practices derived (or reportedly derived) from Ayurvedic medicine are regarded as part of complementary and alternative medicine. (Full article...)

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  • September 3 - Onam
  • September 5 - Anant Chaturdashi, Ganesh Visarjan - Ganesh Chaturthi
  • September 6 - Bhadrapada Purnima, Pratipada Shraddha
  • September 6, Madhu Purnima: It occurs on the day of the full moon in the month of Bhadro (August/September). The day commemorates an occasion on which the Buddha retreated to the wilderness of Parileyya forest to bring peace between two quarrelling factions of disciples.
  • September 7, 2011 Delhi bombing
  • September 9, 1947 - Death of Ananda Coomaraswamy
  • September 11, 1893 – On the opening day of the first Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago, Swami Vivekananda introduced Hinduism to the United States.
  • 13 September 2008 Delhi bombings
  • September 16 - Indira Ekadashi, Kanya Sankranti, Vishwakarma Puja
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  • September 19 - Sarva Pitru Amavasya
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  • September 20, 1933 - Death of Annie Besant
  • September 23 - Fall equinox
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Vedic Origins of Yoga - Dr. David Frawley - India Inspires Talks

Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) D. Litt., is a western born teacher or guru in the Vedic tradition. In India, Vamadeva is recognized as a Vedacharya (Vedic teacher), and includes in his unusual wide scope of studies Ayurveda, Yoga, Vedanta and Vedic astrology, as well as the ancient Vedic teachings going back to the oldest Rigveda.

Vamadeva is a recipient of the prestigious Padma Bhushan award, one of the highest civilian awards granted by the government of India, “for distinguished service of a higher order to the nation,” honoring his work and writings as a Vedic teacher, which he received in March 2015.

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To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. “I will drink the ocean”, says the persevering soul; “at my will mountains will crumble up”. Have that sort of energy, that sort of will; work hard, and you will reach the goal.
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