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7th International Ayurveda Congress

Ayurveda – Holistic Health for All

Kathmandu, Nepal

3–5 March 2023

Highlights from the Inaugural Session on morning of 3 March

The All India Ayurvedic Congress, New Delhi, the International Academy of Ayurved, Pune, and the International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation, The Netherlands, supported by the Nepal Maharishi Vedic Foundation as the local host, organized the seventh International Ayurveda Congress, which took place from 3 to 5 March 2023 in Kathmandu, Nepal – for the first time in Asia.

Nepal is home to the Himalayas and bounteous ancient vedic traditions and wonders. Among them is the world’s largest Hindu Temple, Pashupatinath, located in the east of the Kathmandu Valley. Stunning views of the Himalayan Peaks can be seen from this ancient city.

Going centuries back, Nepal has a rich history of Ayurveda and to this day it is recognised as a core part of their culture and routine. Rare Ayurvedic medicines and herbs are also naturally growing throughout the Himalayan valleys.

Dr Munjpara Mahendrabhai

Supported by the Ministry of AYUSH

It was a great honour that the Minister of State for the Ministry of Ayush and Ministry of Women & Child Development, His Excellency Honourable Shri Dr Munjpara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai sent a high level delegation from the Ministry to attend the Congress.


Dr Tony Nader

Message from the Patron of the International Ayurveda Congress

“Our principal aim is to bring Ayurveda into more widespread use worldwide and to ease the pressure in modern health systems by adding a focus on the effective prevention of imbalance and disease.” – Dr Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR

The Congress was a forum for international leading experts and professionals interested in Ayurveda, to expand their scope of knowledge. Workshops on medical, herbal, pharma, engineering and science of Ayurveda were held and topics relating to Ideal Health, prevention of chronic disorders, and natural approaches to the reversal of ageing were discussed.

Special emphasis was laid on exchanging ideas how to increase the acceptance and application of Ayurvedic methods all over the globe. The goal was to formulate a Roadmap for Holistic Health for All through Ayurveda in the following 4 areas:

  • Establishing highest quality education and training in Ayurveda for medical practitioners as well as for the public in each country.
  • Guiding the practice of various preventative approaches in Ayurveda and thereby detecting and correcting physiological imbalances in their early stages.
  • Promote scientific research on Ayurveda to showcase preventive and curative benefits in healthcare and encourage its global recognition.
  • Ensuring global availability of authentic Ayurveda products by overcoming regulatory hurdles and implementing procedures to guarantee safety and purity.

The Congress was held at the most exclusive five star hotel in Nepal, the Soaltee Kathmandu. This luxurious property is equipped with four fine dining restaurants of different cuisines, fitness gym, spa with sauna and steam bath, pool, tennis courts, lounges and business centers. Participants enjoyed the comfort of the hotel gathering together to discuss the future of Ayurveda and its role versus new advancing technologies.

Programme outline

Thursday, 2 March 2023 (Arrival day):

3:00 - 6:00 pm   Registration
7:00 - 8:00 pm   Dinner
8:10 - 8:30 pm   Cultural Event
8:30 - 9:00 pm   Welcome and Orientation

Friday, 3 March 2023:

8:00 am - 12:30 pm   Inaugural ceremonies and Plenary Sessions 1 & 2
12:40 - 1:40 pm   Lunch
1:40   - 4:20 pm   Plenary Session 3
4:30   - 6:30 pm   Parallel Sessions 1, 2 & 3
7:00   - 8:00 pm   Dinner
8:00   - 9:00 pm   Cultural Event

Saturday, 4 March 2023:

9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Plenary Sessions 4 & 5
12:00 - 1:00 pm   Lunch
1:00   - 3:00 pm   Parallel Sessions 4, 5 & 6

3:00   - 6:00 pm   Public Talks and Health Fair
      in parallel to Sightseeing for Congress Delegates in Kathmandu

6:00   - 8:00 pm   Dinner
8:00   - 8:20 pm   Cultural Event

Sunday, 5 March 2023 (Departure day):

9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Strategy and Planning Session
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm   Felicitations and culmination of the Congress

Monday, 6 March 2023 onwards:

For delegates who choose to visit Pokhara and Muktinath or have selected other touristic options.

Patron of the Congress

Tony Nader
Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR

Congress Presidents

Deepak Baskota
Deepak Prakash Baskota
Chairman Nepal Maharishi Vedic Foundation, former State Home Minister and executive chairman of the National Cooperative Federation of Nepal
Devendra Triguna
Padmabhushan Vaidya
Devendra Triguna

President, National Academy of Ayurveda, Ministry of Ayush, Government of India
Chairman, Trust, All India Ayurvedic Congress, New Delhi, India
Prof. Subhash Ranade
Prof Dr
Subhash Ranade

Chairman, International
Academy of Ayurved,
Pune, India
Dr Rainer Picha
Dr med Rainer Picha
International Maharishi
AyurVeda Foundation,
The Netherlands

Guests of Honour

Pushpa Kamal Dahal
Honourable Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal
Dr Munjpara Mahendrabhai
Dr Munjpara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai
Honourable Minister of State, Ministry of Ayush and Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India
Padam Giri
Health Minister of Nepal
Honorable Minister Padam Giri
Dr P.D. Patil
Dr P.D. Patil
Chancellor, D.Y. Patil University, Pune, India


Raja Kingsley
Kingsley Brooks
Chairman, Maharishi Vedic University, Courses & Consultations; Board of Directors, International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation, The Netherlands
Dr. Walter Moelk
Dr med Walter Mölk
Director, International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation; Director, Stichting MERU; Director Maharishi College of Perfect Health International, The Netherlands
Girish Momaya
Girish Momaya
Director, International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation; Director, Maharishi European Research University, The Netherlands
Prof. Gunvant Yeola
Prof Gunvant Yeola, MD, PhD
Head of Dept. of Kayachikitsa, D. Y. Patil College of Ayurved and Research Centre, Pune, India
Dr Shyam Babu Yadav
Dr Shyam Babu Yadav
President, Ayurveda Doctors Association of Nepal, Naradevi, Kathmandu, Nepal

Congress Secretaries

Hagen Rainbow
Hagen Rainbow
Director of Health, Nepal Maharishi Vedic Foundation; Research Coordinator, Dr. Tony Nader Institute, USA; Managing Director, The Vyas Retreat, Nepal
Jenna Rainbow
Jenna Rainbow
Ayurveda Director, Nepal Maharishi Vedic Foundation; Business Administrator, Dr. Tony Nader Institute, USA; Managing Director, The Vyas Retreat, Nepal
Meikandan Krishnaswamy
Congress Coordinator

Organized by


All India Ayurvedic Congress

New Delhi, India

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International Academy of
Ayurved (IAA)

Pune, India


International Maharishi AyurVeda
Foundation (IMAVF)

Vlodrop, The Netherlands

Local Organizers


Ayurveda Doctors' Association
of Nepal (ADAN)

Kathmandu, Nepal

Nepal Maharishi Vedic Foundation

Kathmandu, Nepal