About Durgadas, Veda Kovid
Durgadas [pictured] completing training with one of his teachers in Kerala, India - Vaidya Karuna, a traditional Ayurvedic Master having learnt from his uncle and practising for over 50 years, and Dr. Asghar, a notable Ayurvedic Doctor in North Malabar.
Durgadas ("Rodney") Lingham, Director of Arogya Ayurvedic Health Ltd is a traditionally trained practitioner in all aspects of Ayurveda in the Ashtavaidya system of Ayurvedic medicine in Kerala, India and studied the Vedas under Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) in Vedic sciences and seeks to also preserve the traditional view of Ayurveda, as going back to Vedic times in the Rig Veda.
Durgadas belongs to a Vedic lineage that was the first in modern-times to translate and bring our sciences and truths from the ancient Vedas such as the Rig Veda, of which later scholars as Sri Aurobindo also worked on. It is this same lineage that he now researches and works within, expanding his Vedic knowledge.
Durgadas (Right) with Pandit Vamadeva Shastri (Dr. David Frawley), Left and Shambhavi Yogini, Centre in Santa Fe, NM.
Durgadas' Hindu-Vedic lineage in his family which was last reformed over 5,000 years ago and he is a R.A.P (Registered Ayurvedic Practitioner) with AAPNA, one of the world's largest bodies of Ayurvedic Certification standards and organisations that ensure high standards for Ayurvedic professionals across the globe.
He has dedicated his life to the ancient Vedic teachings of India and the disciplines of Ayurveda, Yoga, Vedic Astrology, Vedic History and Tantric-Yoga as per traditions of India, untained by the westernised trends of such sciences. As such, he has created many resources to help the public understand the original systems of Ayurveda and Vedic Sciences as they are, including many little-known facts about these.
He is the founder of the Purna Ayurveda system, the Vaidik Para-Yoga system and also the Para Saiva Siddhanta philosophy, of which he is the founding Guru along with the Purna Astrology system.
From an early age in his early teens onwards, Durgadas practiced severe tapas or austerities and began translating and reading the Vedic texts in a traditional light, practising also several intense sadhanas or spiritual practices to the Goddess, Lord Shiva and the sacred Gayatri mantra, which revealed several secrets and insights to him.
By the tender age of seventeen, he had completed several books and works on Hinduism, Indian History, Yoga and the Vedas, which later became the basis of his published books, workings and teachings today.
Today, Durgadas is an internationally-read published author of Twenty Books on Ayurveda, Yoga and the Vedic Sciences, through which he brings in the elements of Traditional Ayurveda and Traditional Yoga as practiced by Indian masters in their Integral forms and of which are used by Yoga Teacher and Ayurveda Practitioners internationally and which form as Textbooks for our Academy Courses.
Some of Durgadas' books
Durgadas' books are availble through major book retailers in Australia, Europe, the United States and India as well as through including amazon.com and abebooks Internationally or amazon.in, bookadda in India and mightyape and others in New Zealand.
Durgadas is founder of the Academy of Traditional Ayurveda and also the Vishwa Ayurveda Samaj, aimed at promoting Traditional Ayurveda to Ayurvedic Professionals, Students and lovers of Ayurveda.
People have consulted with Durgadas, not only in New Zealand, but also internationally from India, the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Fiji and others from all walks of life including allopathic Doctors, Psychatrists, Nurses, Massage Therapists, Astrologers, Yoga Teachers and many more.
Durgadas's mother, though an accountant and successful businesswoman was keen horticulturalist who studied herbs and especially Ayurvedic herbs and preparations and had a great regard for tradition, which Durgadas also shares, as well as special practices that stem from age-old family traditions passed down for generations relative to healing and spirituality in the Vedic-Hindu tradition, especially the Goddess (Shakti) which his maternal grandmother (nani in Hindi) was also well-versed in, as also Spiritual Ayurveda. His family also practiced Vedic Yoga, the oldest form of Yoga, which Sri Aurobindo himself later based his system upon.
This ancient system, along with his formal training in Ayurveda is what Durgadas practices and teaches as an organic Indian Ayurvedic tradition.
Durgadas and Arogya Ayurvedic Health Ltd are 'International Professional'and 'Registered Ayurvedic Practitioner' Members of AAPNA (Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America) - one of the world's largest bodies of Ayurvedic Professionals.
Durgadas is not only an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Certified in all aspects of Ayurvedic Medicine, but also a Certified Yoga and Ayurveda Teacher (1200hrs), Ayurvedic Astrologer.
He is also a rare recipient of the title "Veda Kovid", a rare title given to those studying all aspects of the ancient Vedic sciences of India, bestowed by, Pandit Vamadeva Shastri (Dr. David Frawley).
As an Indian having been born intoand grown up a traditional Vedic Hindu lineage spanning several generations and last reformed some 5,000 years ago Durgadas feels it important to restore the traditional views and values of Yoga and Ayurveda, rather than the many distortions about these sciences promoted by non-Hindus with little knowledge in these areas and not having grown up in these traditions or the New Age and Spa Ayurveda that is often popuralised both in India and the West.
We hence offer services that are unlike those offered by any other Ayurvedic clinics in New Zealand. As such we are not affiliated or associated in any way with any other clinics in New Zealand.
Our Herbal Formulas and Preparations are all quality and authentic Ayurvedic Preparations based on the Ashtavaidya system of Kerala in India. We source these preparations from reputable GMP Certified companies for our clients at reasonable (affordable) prices.
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