Vaidyaraj Datarshastri

Brihattrayeeratna Vaidyaraj Atmaram Waman Datar Shastri

index(23rd April 1909 to 25th December 1995)

Brihattrayeeratna Vaidyaraj Atmaram Waman Datar Shastri, or Datar Shastri in short, was a true a warrior who fought for the cause of spreading Ayurveda in this age of antibiotics. He studied, practiced, taught and spread Panchbhautik Chikitsa. He was quite methodical in his approach. He was a devotee of Saint Dnyaneshwar, who always remained an inspiration for his work.

Datar Shastri began his long Medical practice in 1938 at Dadar (Mumbai). He started another Chikitsa Mandir at Mulund (Mumbai) in a few years. He chose to settle in Sangli in 1983 and practiced there for the rest of his life.


  • “Ayurvedtirth” in 1933 from Ahamednagar Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya.
  • Got the highest degree “Ayurvedacharya” of Nikhil Bharat Ayurveda Vidyapeeth in 1938.

Books Authored:

  1. Panchabhautik Chikitsa part 1
  2. Panchabhautik Chikitsa part 2
  3. Panchabhautik Chikitsa part 3 and Baalrog
  4. Ayurvedantargat Hrudrog
  5. Vanaspatinche swabhav arthat aushadhi-gunadharma shastra
  6. Govar-kanjinya

Research Papers:

30 research papers on Panchabhautik Chikitsa in popular Ayurveda magazines like Ayurveda Patrika, Madhujeevan, Ayurvidya, Niramaya and Arogyavardhini.

Interviews and Lectures:

  1. Interview aired on radio on 23rd March 1994
  2. Lectures at Gujarat Ayurveda Vidyapeeth, Jamnagar in February 1995.


  1. Rugna Seva Prakalpa
  2. Indian Complimentary Therapists’ Association
  3. Sangli district Medical Association
  4. Murud Shikshan Mandal

Honors and Recognitions Received:

  1. Maharashtra Ayurveda Mahasammelan, Pune 1989
  2. First Jaagatik Ayurveda Sammelan, Pune 1991
  3. Aarogyavardhini Parisamvaad, Dombivali 1993
  4. Loka Swasthya Parampara – related Maharashtra state conference, Miraj 1993
  5. Brihattrayeeratna – the highest title at the National level, Koimbatore 1995

Datar Shastri’s work was recognized through articles in various newspapers and magazines, some of them being Dharma Bhaskar, Sa. Vijayanta, Daily Janapravaas, Daily Kesari, Daily Sakaal, Daily Pudhaari.

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