Our first room is a Deluxe Class Therapy Room which has a droni therapy bed. Its named in honour of Nagarjuna, one of the legendary Ayurveda Masters. Very little is reliably known of the life of Nagarjuna, since the surviving accounts were written in Chinese and Tibetan, centuries after his death. According to some accounts, Nagarjuna was born in 150AD in Southern India. Some sources claim that Nagarjuna lived on the mountain of Sriparvata in his later years, near the city that would later be called Nagarjunakoṇḍa "Hill of Nagarjuna". Nagarjuna was a great Buddhist philosopher and a monk-scholar. Besides being a highly acclaimed scholar, Nagarjuna was also a practitioner of Ayurveda. First described in the Sanskrit medical treatise entitled Sushruta Samhita, of which he was the compiler of the re-edition, many of his conceptualizations, such as his descriptions of the circulatory system and blood tissue, described as rakta dhātu, and his pioneering work on the therapeutic value of specially treated minerals knowns as bhasmas, earned him the title of the "Father of Latrochemistry, or chemical medicine, which is a branch of chemistry and medicine.
He is traditionally supposed to have written several treatises on Rasayana Alchemy as well as serving a term as the head of Nalanda University.
Nagarjuna is often depicted in composite form comprising human and naga (serpent or dragon) characteristics. Often the naga aspect forms a canopy crowning and shielding his human head. The notion of the naga is found throughout Indian religious culture, and typically signifies an intelligent serpent or dragon, who is responsible for the rains, lakes and other bodies of water. In Buddhism, it is a synonym for a realized arhat, or wise person in general. The term also means "elephant".
Our second room is a Deluxe Class Therapy Room which has a traditional droni therapy bed and a modern steamer. It's named in honour of Vagbhata. He is one of the three classical writers of Ayurveda, along with Charaka and Sushruta, who wrote the Ashtanga Sangraha and the Ashtanga Hridayam Samhita. He is believed to have lived in the 7th century until the age of 135. He was an ethnic Kashmiri. Vagbhata was a disciple of Charaka. According to Vagbhata, 85% of diseases can be cured without a doctor. Sushruta, Charaka and Vagbhata are considered to be 'The Trinity" of Ayurvedic knowledge. Vagbhata is most famous for the two classics on Ayurveda; the Ashta Hrudaya and Ashta Samgraha. They contain the essence of the treatises by Charaka and Sushrutha, as well as Vagbhata's own perceptions on Ayurveda, - Ashta Hrudaya.
Ashtanga in Sanskrit means 'eight limbs' to indicate the eight sections of Ayurveda. These sections include Internal Medicine, Surgery, Gynaecology, Pediatrics, Rejuvenation Therapy, Aphrodisiac Therapy, Toxicology, and Psychiatry or Spiritual Healing as well as therapy for above neck diseases. Vagbhata's primary focus was on Kayachikitsa or Internal Medicine, but details of surgical treatments are also dealt with extensively. There are sections on longevity, personal hygiene, the causes of illness, the influence of season and time on the human organism, types and classifications of medicine, the significance of the sense of taste, pregnancy and possible complications during birth, Prakriti, individual constitutions and various aids for establishing a prognosis. There is also detailed information on Panchakarma therapies including therapeutically induced vomiting, the use of laxatives, enemas, complications that might occur during such therapies and the necessary medications. Vagbhata combined the surgical brilliance of Sushruta with the medical authority of Caraka to come up with two of Ayurveda's greatest classics – Ashtanga Nighandu and Ashtangaavathaaram.