New app to help Ayurveda practitioners

New app to help Ayurveda practitioners

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With a view to helping students, teachers and practitioners of Ayurveda, an app has been launched with extensive formulae from over three lakh shlokas (verses). These shlokas cover the entire syllabus for the BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery).

Srinidhi M Sathenahalli, a Sanskrit scholar and founder of the app, says the creation of the app `Medhayu’ involved four lakh man hours spanning five years of research and development involving 51 Sanskrit scholars and IT professionals besides dozens of Ayurveda doctors.

With the admissions to BAMS made mandatory through NEET from 2018, Srinidhi says services in the app help encourage students to take up BAMS as their first choice.

Developing app

“We decided to develop this app because of the high percentage of students in BAMS from the non-Sanskrit background. Hence, it is typically designed for students of BAMS and practising Ayurveda doctors. Ayurveda shlokas are in Sanskrit and we have done word-to-word translation of every shloka over the last five years. We have used the traditional vyakhyana (definition or decoding) and developed this app hence it is authentic as per the traditional practice,’’ Srinidhi told DH adding that any individual interested in Ayurveda shlokas and meaning can also use the app. The app has been developed by Atavistic Pvt Ltd, in association with Poornaprajna Vidhyapeeta UG and PG study centre affiliated to Karnataka Sanskrit University.

Srinidhi said while the access to 80% of the content in the app is free, the syllabus part, including the word-to-word meaning will be charged for the first four years.

“I have invested my entire earnings on the app and have also taken help from various organisations. I feel this is quintessential to Ayurveda. Though it has been made compulsory to appear for NEET to get into BAMS, there are no questions from Ayurveda so far,’’ he said.