Ashwini Kumaras

AshwiniKumaras , in Hindu tradition, are twin gods. Aswini Devas are Divine healers and they are the gods of Ayurvedic Medicine.They are also described in the Rigveda.In Varaha Purana and in many other puranas.They have Horse ‘s faces and are reported to be very handsome and good-natured devas. They heal and prevent misfortune.They are the sons of Surya  and his wife shangya. They were born, when Surya and Shangya took the form of horses and coupled with each other.



IMPORTANCE

Nasatya is the god of health and Dasra is the god of medicine. They symbolise the shining of sunrise and sunset, and appears in the sky before the dawn in a golden chariot, brings treasures to men and prevents misfortune and sickness. They are the doctors of the gods and are the divine devas of Ayurvedic medicine. They are represented as humans with the horse heads.



Mention in ancient texts

The Ashwins are an instance of the European horse twins.

The Ashwins are mentioned 376 times in the Rigveda, with 57 hymns specifically dedicated to them.

Indian holy books like the Mahabharata and the Puranas, relate that the Ashwini Kumar twins, were theroyal physicians to the Devas during Vedic times. In the epic Mahabharata, King Pandu‘s wife Madri is granted a son by each Ashvinikumar and bears the twins Nakula and Sahadeva who, are known as the Pandavas.

Let us worship the great AshwiniKumaras, who are the sons of the bright suryabhagawan, and who are the divine healers in ayurvedic medicine. Let us pray to them for giving us a good health and a good fortune in our life.

Let us chant their nama and live a long and healthy and happy life.

“OM SHREE ASHWINI DEVAYA NAMAHA”

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