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Organization : Amrita School of Ayurveda
Competition Name : Hridayamritam 2015 National Level Sloka Recitation/Parayana Competition
Applicable For : Undergraduates, Postgraduates, & House Surgeons
Applicable States : All India
Event Date: 2015-12-31 09:30 to 17:30

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Hridayamritam 2015 National Level Sloka Recitation/Parayana Competition:
The essence of the Vedas was propagated through scriptures like Bhagavad Gita; similarly the nectar (Amrita) of Ayurveda is being propagated through the ages by Ashtanga Hridaya. This great work by Acharya Vagbhata is the consolidated form of the eight branches of Ayurveda, viz., Kayachikitsa (internal medicine), Bala chikitsa (paediatrics), Graha chikitsa (demonology), Urdhvanga chikitsa (diseases of head and neck), Shalya chikitsa (surgery), Visha chikitsa (Toxicology), Jara chikitsa (Rejuvenation), and Vrsha chikitsa (Aphrodisiac therapy).

Acharya Vagbhata composed this great text in padya (poetic form) following the traditional practice of verbal transfer of knowledge from Rishis (seers) to their Sishyas (disciples). By this, a scholar can memorise the details of the disease in a capsule form i.e Sutras in order to avoid omission of any finer descriptions. Thus he will be well versed in memorising the treatment principles of all the eight branches of Ayurveda. This concept makes the presentation of Astanga Hridaya so simple and easily understandable without losing its essence of conveying the fundamental principles of Ayurveda.

“Mantra vat samprayojayet”- Acharyas intend that the Astanga Hridaya should be chanted like mantra because of its practical utility and time-tested experience. Daily chanting of slokas enables one to have different dimensions of a particular principle. When we recite and recollect slokas, the concepts and practical applications behind them flash in our mind and ultimately contribute a wise physician to society. This practice of learning the ancient science by chanting slokas is lacking popularity among the younger scholars.

With the grace of AMMA, since its inception, Amrita School of Ayurveda has been constantly encouraging this practice among their scholars by conducting various programs and seminars. An earnest desire from the Amrita family to extend this practice gave birth to “Hridayamritam 2015,” a National-Level Sloka Recitation (Parayana) Competition.

Hridayamritam 2015 aims to propagate, motivate, and cultivate parayana and deep study of Astanga Hridaya among scholars with the intention to bring back the traditional practice of learning Ayurvedic science.

Upholding Lord Krishna’s words: “Shraddhavan labhate jnanam”

Amrita School of Ayurveda welcomes you to Hridayamritam 2015 to unearth the deeper secrets of Ashtanga Hridaya.

Subject Of Parayana:
The core objective of the parayana is to highlight the fundamentals of Ayurveda. Pioneers of Ayurveda encoded the sutras of nidana and chikitsa in the first two chapters of Nidana sthana, i.e., Sarva roga nidana and Jwara nidana, and first chapter of cikitsa sthana, i.e., Jwara cikitsa. Understanding and analyzing the concepts of these chapters gives an overview of the basic aetio-pathogenesis, signs and symptoms and forms the platform upon which treatment protocols of all diseases will be built. In this way a scholar can get a good grasp on the cikitsa siddhantas(Treatment Principles) of Ayurveda.

** National-level Parayana competition for undergraduates, postgraduates, and house surgeons with prize money worth Rs. 1 lakh /- and 50,000/- for the winner and runner-up.
** Group chanting {Hridaya Ghosha}
** Two-day national seminar along with the final sessions of parayana competition
** Tadvidya sambhasha with renowned Ayurvedic personalities from all over India.

Overview Of The Competition:
** 1st Level, Screening Written Exam
** Participants throughout India
** (50 Objective-type questions)
** If Eligible, Zonal Level
** Semifinal
** Final

Venue & Date:
Screening is open for undergraduates, postgraduates, and house surgeons. This will be tentatively conducted in the first week of October at their respective institutions, during which candidates will undergo an objective-type examination consisting of fifty questions based on the aforesaid three chapters of Ashtanga Hrdaya. Those who are eligible will appear for the ZONAL level. Centralized valuation will be conducted at Amrita School of Ayurveda.

Zonal Level will be conducted tentatively in November, during which candidates will undergo various screening rounds. 45 candidates will be selected for the SEMIFINAL.

Semifinal will be conducted at Amrita School of Ayurveda , during which 12 candidates will be selected for the FINAL.

Semifinal & Final will be conducted at Amrita School of Ayurveda tentatively in the month of December, 2015.

Event Details:
Date: 2015-12-31 09:30 to 17:30

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School: School of Ayurveda
Campus: Amritapuri

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