Our philosophy

‘Vruksho Rakshati Rakshitaha’

Pragati’s philosophy draws inspiration from the wisdom of the Vedas that document Science, Tradition, and the Indian Culture.

‘Vruksho Rakshati Rakshitaha’

is a Sanskrit

 verse from our sacred text which says:

“One who preserves and protects Nature is in turn protected by Nature herself.”

Going back to our roots with Vedic Knowledge

The Vedic knowledge gives us deep insights into spiritual, psychological, scientific, and behavioral knowledge that highlighted the subtleties of life and the ideal way of living.

The Vedic education system brought to the forefront, important aspects such as understanding the mind and its complexity, environment management, understanding the soul spiritually, managing the ego, and more.

The Vedic Society paid attention to the outside world as well as the one that exists within us. The Veda outlines the importance of living in harmony with the body, mind, soul, and Pragati promotes the same through their efforts Pragati Biodiversity Resort bringing to light the Bharatiya Rishi Samskriti and their Ayurvedic products based on Vedic living practices

Remembering Dhanvantri - The Father of Ayurveda

If one was to go back to who was the first to talk about the Science of Ayurveda, we recall Lord Dhanavantari. The Vedas and Puranas have addressed Dhanavantari as the Gods Physician. People seek his blessings for sound healing. Dhanavantari is also as an avatar of Lord Vishnu himself, who wanted to bring the science of Ayurveda to the mortals and relieve their suffering.

In the Bhagavata Purana, Dhanavantari is said to have emerged from the Ocean of Milk that appeared when the Devas and the Asuras churned the ocean using the Mandara Mountain and the serpent Vasuki. Dhanavantari emerged from the ocean with a pot of nectar. He is often represented with 4 hands, each of which, hold a pot of Amrita (Nectar), the sacred grass known as Dharba, a book that talks about Ayurveda and a conch.

Ayurveda Text

Darbha (Sacred Grass)

Pot of Amrit (Nectar)

Conch Shell

“One who remembers the name of Dhanvantari can be released from all disease.”

Ayurveda - The Oldest Healing Science

Ayurveda is the oldest healing science and stems from the Vedic Culture. For thousands of years, it was taught in the oral tradition by accomplished teachers to their disciples. It’s only later that valuable teachings of Ayurveda were printed in the text.

Ayurveda lays emphasis on maintaining health by bringing balance in one’s life, diet, lifestyle, thinking, and the use of herbs

Pragati houses 800 varieties of sacred herbal heritage medicinal plants, rare Mother Plants, and many Sacred Vanams. Trees which are our age- old Prana Pradaatalu and Arogya Pradaatalu have been arranged into sacred vanams at Pragati.

These Vanams are planted at Pragati to get the desired impact as enshrined in our Vedas to conserve our rich heritage.

Healing herbs remove toxins and refresh an individual through aromatherapy.

Pragati's Continued Efforts to bring Ayurveda to the forefront

For the last 15 years, at Pragati, we have identified some vital medicinal and herbal plants for research and development.

We have found that for Muscular Dystrophy, the bark of Mamsarohini tree, aged honey, and ghee have proved to be very effective. Our Arthonorm oil has brought a miraculous cure to knee pain conditions, which will do away with the need for knee replacement surgeries. All this speaks of Pragati’s concrete steps to create a disease- free society.

At Pragati, Dr. Koppula Hemadri’ (renowned taxonomist) discovered a herb and named it Urgenia raogbk. Experiments are still on- going with this new discovery. This herb is considered to have many curative properties, and helpful in the treatment of breast cancer.