Mythological Origin of Ayurveda
The origin of Ayurveda dates back to around 5000 years and is believed to have evolved from the eternal consciousness of Lord Brahma, the creator of the Universe. Brahma imparted the divine wisdom of health and life to his son, Daksha Prajapati, who then passed it on to Ashwini Kumaras, the twin Divine Physicians of Hindu Mythology. Indra, the King of Gods learned the science of Ayurveda from the Ashwini Kumaras and took up the task of enlightening humanity with his medical wisdom.
The great sages, after realizing the sufferings of humans due to various illnesses, entered into deep meditation to find a solution. They found their savior in Lord Indra and sage Bharadwaja was deputed to approach him to attain the ultimate knowledge about Ayurveda. Bharadwaja taught his disciples the principles and essence of Ayurveda, who themselves wrote treatises for the benefit of humanity. The knowledge of Ayurveda started to spread rapidly with the beginning of such documented treatises and eventually emerged as a main stream medical system.