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8th International Ayurveda Congress

Ayurveda – The Science of Wholeness of Life
Evidence-Based Scientific Solutions

Pune, India

1 – 2 February 2025

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi connected Ayurveda with its origin in the Veda – the totality of natural law, the unified wholeness of life at the basis of all manifest creation. He established Ayurveda as the science of wholeness of life, as a holistic, scientific system of natural health care for preventing and curing disease, preserving health, and promoting longevity and happiness. Hence, the theme of the Eighth International Ayurveda Congress will be:
Ayurveda – The Science of Wholeness of Life
Evidence-Based Scientific Solutions

This Congress is organised and hosted by Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, and co-organised by the All-India Ayurvedic Congress, New Delhi; the International Academy of Ayurved, Pune; and the International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation, The Netherlands.

Pune, known as the cultural capital of Maharashtra State, is an education hub and home to ancient Vedic wisdom, including Ayurveda. Bhimashankar, the Jyotirling temple, a revered pilgrimage place of one of India’s 12 Jyotirlingas, is also situated in the Pune district.

This Congress is a forum for leading international experts and professionals in Ayurveda to share their works and expand their scope of knowledge. Research scientists, doctors, and scholars worldwide with expertise in Ayurvedic and Western medicine will discuss various themes and scientific evidence on preventing disease, promoting longevity, and alleviating specific health conditions with Ayurveda. The Congress will emphasise exchanging ideas to increase the acceptance and application of Ayurvedic methods all over the globe.

The Congress will be held at the most illustrious and luxurious settings of the Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth campus. Pune, is one of India’s government-approved best private universities. The Vidyapeeth offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate, PG Diploma, Super-specialty, and PhD courses in Ayurveda, Medical, Dental, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Management, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Optometry, and Homoeopathic. Due to its excellent academic and clinical services in Ayurveda, Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Ayurved & Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune has made its presence felt across India.

Programme Outline

Friday, 31 January 2025 (Arrival Day):

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

Saturday, 1 February 2025:

8:00 - 9:00 pm   Registration
9:00 am - 12:30 pm   Inaugural Ceremonies and Plenary Sessions 1 & 2
12:40 - 1:50 pm   Lunch
1:50   - 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

Sunday, 2 February 2025:

9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Plenary Sessions 4 & 5
12:00 - 1:00 pm   Lunch
1:00   - 3:00 pm   Plenary Sessions 6
3:00   - 5:00 pm   Parallel Sessions 4, 5 & 6
5:00   - 6:00 pm   Felicitations and Culmination of the Congress
7:00   - 8:00 pm   Dinner

Monday, 3 February 2025:

8:00 am   Day Trip – Pilgrimage to Bhimashankar Jyotirling (optional)

Tuesday, 4 February 2025:

9:00 am   Day Trip – Visit to Maharishi Veda Land (optional)

5 – 9 February 2025:

Retreat at Mahabaleshwar Hill Station (optional)

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Patrons of the Congress

Tony Nader

Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR

Dr P.D. Patil

Dr P. D. Patil, Chancellor DPU

Congress Presidents

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

Organised by

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Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth

Pune, India

In Collaboration with


All India Ayurvedic Congress

New Delhi, India

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International Academy of Ayurved (IAA)
Pune, India


Intl Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation (IMAVF)
Vlodrop, The Netherlands