Acharya Balkrishna

Acharya Balkrishna born on 25 July, 1972 to Smt. Sumitra Devi and Shri Jay Vallabh. He completes earlier education under the guidance of Late Acharya Shri Baldevji at the Gurukul at Kalwa.

A Great saint of the spiritual tradition of Yoga & Ayurveda in India. He is a flagbearer of the ancient healing & lifestyle traditions of India and has made Ayurveda fashionable in the modern world.  He is source of inspiration for Traditional Medicinal Practitioners and working for the spectrum of indigenous medicine identification, authentication and establishment at national & international level.

Founder Secretary of Patanjali Trust, Patanjali Research that are leading organizations in India for revival of indigenous knowledge for complete wellbeing of human. His maverick entrepreneurship as Chairman & MD Patanjali Ayurved played a major role to build a global business around Ayurved with mass following.

He is a great visionary, highly ascetic, energetic, diligent, simple, easy-going and a versatile personality with multi- dimensional skills who is constantly engaged in the service of mankind. He is a great scholar of Ayurveda, Sanskrit language and the Vedas. He Studied Sāṅkhya Yoga, Ayurveda, Sanskrit language, Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī, Vedas, Upaniṣads and Indian Philosophy.

With the early age passion for plants, he is the most renowned & respected herbal expert. He Explored ‘Sanjeevani’, ‘Somalata, Swarnakshiri, Swarnadraka’, space four rare and extinctAṣṭavarga Plants and has many initiatives for Biodiversity conservation, presently working for establishment of herbal garden & herbarium, working on ‘World Botanical Dictionary’, ‘Wealth of Food Crops’, identification of rare herbs & vegetation survey of India.

To reveal new ways to solve key health problems, fill gaps in knowledge & strengthening of health system he is guiding research works to create and improve preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic interventions of diseases through Indigenous Medicine System i.e. Yoga & Ayurveda and digital health.

To strengthening the traditional medicine system of the world he is presently working on the multivolume ‘World Herbal Encyclopedia’ that contains description of 60,000 medicinal plant species with world largest collection of medical plants paintings.

He has published more than 100 Research Articles in various National and International Journals and got 41 Patents rights. Authored more than 100 books on Yoga and Ayurveda and edited more than 18 unpublished ancient Ayurveda Manuscripts. One of the scripture ‘Aushadh Darshan’ has been sold more than 10 million copies and in addition, ‘The Science of Ayurveda’ has been published in 71 languages across globe.

With the vison of universal health for over last two decades, he effectively cured more than 1.5 million patients with a number of stubborn, chronic and non-communicable diseases. Presently more than 1500 traditional doctors are providing free primary healthcare service to more than 7 million of patients per year and 1 million volunteer are providing free Yoga to 50 Million people daily.

A multi-faceted genius and personality with knowledge and experience in the administrative and managerial fields. His expertise & knowledge is admired by one and all in India and abroad. Famous magazines like ‘India Today’ (Nov 2009) and ‘Outlook’ (Jan 2010) acknowledges him among the ‘Ten Versatile and Dynamic Young Men of India’. He is Honored with D Litt. (Yoga) (Honoris Causa) by S-VYASA and the faculty of Management by APS University, Rewa. For the first time UNSDG felicitated renowned people from across the world in health sector, He is Honored with “UNSDG 10 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award” at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. He is the ‘Most Followed Entrepreneur’ in the India Social Media with more than 7 Million Followers at various social media platforms.

With a envisions for universalization of education he established free quality education institutes, Ayurvedic College & University so that all children can pursue to reach their full potential and contribute to their communities & the world. These institutes programme has reached more than 1 million community members.

He is helping to drive agricultural transformation through organic practices and that ensure this organic agriculture transformation is inclusive i.e. increase agricultural productivity; increase farmer income; and increase equitable consumption of a safe, affordable, nutritious diet year-round.

He played a significant humanitarian role in the Post-Disaster Needs Assessment, helping the People and Government about immediate needs; and co-led the early recovery requirements in Tsunami 2004, Bihar Flood 2008, Uttrakhand Disaster 2013 and Nepal Earthquake 2015.

He decorated with prestigious ‘Ayurveda Expert’, ‘Manav Ratan’, ‘Bharat Gaurav’, ‘Indian of the Year’ ‘Bheeshma Pusakar’, Lokmanya Tilak’ and ‘Transformational Business Leader’ awards for his exceptional level of knowledge, passion to work and service to mankind.

Positions and Designations

At present, Acharya Balkrishna holds the following positions:

Vice Chancellor, Patanjali University,

Through the University of Patanjali his idea is to create a new era by revolutionizing education and health-care. His idea was to produce such graduates who are self-dependent, capable to generate employment opportunities and can make significant contribution to make India healthy, wealthy and cultured by removing illness, unemployment, poverty, hunger and greed. He aims to make the university a leading institution of the world in the field of Yoga, Health, Culture, Tourism, Science & Technology and Panchkarma. The University presently offers Diploma and Degree courses in Ayurveda, Panchkarma, Yoga, Psychology and Computer Science. University is also offering Ph.D. in Yoga, Vedic Sciences, Traditional medicine systems, Philosophy, Psychology, Spirituality, Culture & traditions, World heritage, etc.

Founder & General Secretary, Divya Yog Mandir (Trust)

The Trust was founded on 5th January, 1995 with the mission to serve mankind by achieving complete eradication of all the sorrows, physical illness and to generate mental peace, attainment of bliss received from our ancestral sages in the form of Ayurveda, Ashtang Yog, Raj Yog, Dhyan Yog, Hath Yog, Aasan and Pranayam etc. To achieve this aim various units Divya Pharmacy, Divya Prakashan, Divya Yoga Sadhana, Divya Gaushala & Divya Nursery and Ayurvedic College are providing services in his benevolent guidance.

Founder & General Secretary, Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust

The trust was founded with the purpose of establishing Yoga and Ayurveda on the world map. To achieve this aim Ophthalmology department, ENT department, Dental department, Surgery department, Physiotherapy & Acupressure section, Yoga Research and accommodation facilities equipped with latest machines and equipments are providing services. The trust also has huge library containing literature & Manuscripts on Yoga, Ayurveda and Botany attached with internet surfing centre. Various activities under the trust are: Yog Gram and Acharyakulam.

General Secretary, Patanjali Research Foundation

Patanjali Research Foundation was established for Research & Development particularly in the field of Yoga and Ayurveda. The aim to establish Research Foundation was to establish scientific and evidence base studies on Yoga and Ayurveda to re-establish the same in modern scientific world. Evaluation of the effect of Yoga and meditation on the physiological functioning of the body is being studied using latest scientific techniques. The institute aims to promote traditional systems of health in management of disease under his guidance. 

General Secretary, Patanjali Gramodhyog Trust

This trust was established under his guidance with the sole aim to eradicate poverty in the villages, promoting women employment in the villages and to improve the standard of living through locally available economic resources such cattle generated resources and herbal farming and organic cultivation practices. The basic aim and objective is to establish gramodhyog was to promote using the rural resources and manpower available in the villages and to channelize the traditional knowledge, art and skills in villages to convert the same in an major part of the economy.

Founder & Chairman, Patanjali Ayurved Ltd., Haridwar

The concept for forming this Company was to link the rising destiny of millions of farmers & rural masses on the onehand and many more suffering and leading unhealthy urban life style on the other. The main aim was to give maximum benefit to the farmers of the country and to provide Swadeshi product at each and every corner of the country. We the same aim Industrial units equipped with ultra-modern machinery to make the ancient, traditional and classical knowledge of Ayurveda reach the common man in its pure form. The manufacturing units follow the latest standards of quality like GMP, GLP, GPP, ISO and OHSAS. Here, new researches merge with old traditions. The discoveries made by the ancient sages are being used to produced modern products with new researches; keeping natural taste intact and providing maximum benefits.

Chairman & Managing Director, Patanjali Bio Research Institute, Haridwar

The Institute was established with an aim to promote organic farming in India by proactively engaged in acquiring and adopting reliable, efficient and cost effective technologies that lead to a balanced economic growth for the farmers as well as the region. The institute is involved in developing techniques for organic farming through biotechnological applications under his guidance. Implanting Biogas plant at a lesser cost for the benefit of farmers, developing Eco–friendly and farmer friendly Bio-fertilizers.

Chief Editor, Yog Sandesh

With the aim to disseminate the knowledge of Yoga and Ayurveda a monthly magazine was started. It contains articles on Yoga, Ayurveda, Culture, Refinement and Spirituality. Currently it is published in 14 languages – Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Oriya, Assamese, Tamil, Telugu, Malyalama, Kannada, Nepali and Urdu across the country and distributed in 25 other countries and crossed the monthly readership mark of 3 lakh.

Managing Director, Vedic Broadcasting Ltd.

Vedic Broadcasting limited is also part of his vision. The Channel is pioneer & leading Socio-Cultural network in India. Astha & Astha Bhajan Channel is propagating Indian Culture and Heritage, Health, Ayurveda, Education, Yoga, Values & Morals, Devotional Bhajan, Spiritual meetings, talks, etc. The channels are available globally covering the continents of Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and North America (USA & Canada), thus, enabling global organizations an opportunity to reach followers and other viewers worldwide.

Managing Director, Patanjali Food and Herbal Park

It is India’s first and foremost food park is the result of his vision. It has world class machineries for production of food products that further aimed at establishing direct linkages from the farm to processing and on to the consumer markets, through an efficient network. It produces more than 800 different food and herbal products of Fruit Juices, and other herbal drinks, sherbets, etc. along with other herbal products such as Ayurvedic medicines, edibles, etc.

Research Papers & Patents

Acharya Balkrishna has published more than hundred research papers in several National and International journals and magazines as an author and co-author. Acharya Ji has filed many patents on Yoga & Ayurveda.

Books Authored, Published and Edited:

Acharya Balkrishna has authored many books on Yoga and Ayurveda and has edited many scriptures from unpublished Ayurvedic manuscripts. He is the chief editor of Yog Sandesh, a monthly magazine on Yoga, Ayurveda, Health, Spirituality and Culture. He is the compiler and editor of several books. Some of his milestone works are:

2004

Divya Aushadiyan, Sugandhit evam Saundarya Karan Paudhe:

This book includes the description about medicinal and decorative plants in a very helpful and interesting way.

2005

Vitality Strengthening Ashtavarga Plants & Ashtavarga Rahasya:

Ayurveda is not only the system of treatment but it is a complete ethics of living a healthy and happy life. This book is an important contribution of Patanjali Yogpeeth in the field of Ayurveda. Astavarga plants are highly efficacious in a range of health problems. This group of plants is very effective in treatment of heart diseases, urinary disorders, diabetes and fever. Further, it also strengthens the energy level of human body, cell regeneration capacity as well as immunity system. This book is the best example of efforts of Patanjali Yogpeeth to promote ayurvedic treatment not only on traditional basis but also develop Ayurveda on modern scientifi grounds.

2007

Aushadh Darshan:

Acharya Balkrishna Ji, as a hobby, started studying several medicines used in ancient medical practices which exhibited miraculous effect on the chronic diseases. Soon his detailed collection was applauded to such an extent that it became a necessity to publish this research in the form of a book, named as, Ausadh Darshan. This book has gained rapid popularity and about 10 million copies have been sold till date. It consists of the most effective methods suggested by Swami Ramdev Ji and Acharya Balkrishna Ji in order to treat chronic diseases. Aushadh Darshan is available in multiple languages.

Ayurved – It’s Principles and Philosophies/ Ayurveda Siddhanta Rahasya:

The book provides basic information on Ayurveda in a precise manner and easy language. The book describes the basic principles of Ayurveda in such a manner that a common man can learn to lead a natural and healthy lifestyle in a disciplined manner as quoted by the ancient sages in their comprehensive works. It describes the use of plants as drugs, correct diet and lifestyle for healthy living, the basic do’s and don’ts in terms of food, living, conduct and other aspects of life. The book is now available in more than 40 languages.

2008

Secrets of Indian Herbs for Healthy Living/Jadi Buti Rahasya:

Secrets of Indian herbs for Good Health (Jadi Buti Rahasya) have been appreciated by people all around the world and have attained popularity in every house. Millions of people are benefited by this book by obtaining good health and have also provided valuable contribution in the conservation of the environment and medicinal plants. For many years, readers were insisting to add more medicinal plants, besides those described in the existing volume of this book. To fulfill their demand, now this book will be presented in a new and revised form with more beautiful pictures and authentic information in three volumes. This book includes complete detail of about 450 medicinal plants, more than 700 curable and incurable diseases and their treatment methodology. The book not only describes the authentic botanical names but also it includes specific description of classical, self-experienced and traditional uses of herbs.

2009

Bharat ke Adarsh Vyaktitva:

This book is a collection of 50 short biographies of well- known personalities including spiritual gurus, freedom fighters and brave revolutionaries of India. It is an effort of Patanjali Yogpeeth to inspire people and motivate them for offering their share in the development of our country through the life stories of these strong personalities.

Syllabus of Yoga/Yog Siksha ka Pathyakram:

A number of philosophers, educationists, social reformers recommended to link yoga to school education. Great emphasis has been laid on yoga for the health and physical development of children under the National Policy on Education-1986 and the National Curriculum- 2005. Thus, appreciating the utility and requirement of yoga in the developing the all over personality of students, Patanjali Yogpeeth has prepared suitable syllabus of yoga for introducing it in schools. In this booklet syllabus of Yoga is given according to the concepts of Yoga education in India. This book includes the important points related to present status of Yoga education.

The Four Vedas:

Vedas means ‘knowledge’, and they are the religious and ancient-most scriptures of the world. They are the oldest writings on the surface of the earth and contain all philosophies of life. They contain knowledge on all aspects of life from evolution, religion, culture, custom, tradition, science, arts and all domains. There are four Vedas viz. Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yagur Veda and Atharva Veda. These four Vedas have been edited and published in its original form (Sanskrit) by Acharya Balkrishna for the awakening of lost Vedic culture in the modernized society.

2010

Yoga – Play and Learn:

It is a textbook based on yogic education for students of Class 1 and 2. Yogic knowledge presented here is as per the physical and mental level of students in this age- group. Its purpose is to accustom children to various yogic practices with the development of the ability to control mental impulses such as anger and jealousy. This in turn will enable them to gracefully subsist duties towards their own self, family, society and nation and grow up to become a moral and responsible human being. This series of book is available in multiple regional languages.

Yog Sandarshika:

Now yoga will get an entry into the portals of schools as the newest subject. Patanjali Yogpeeth has prepared Yoga manual for parents and teachers in collaboration with the scholars and institutions working for many years all over the country in the field of teaching, training and research of yoga. Introduction of newly formed syllabus related to Yoga, fundamentals and practical approach for primary level, etc. has been described in it. This yoga manual is meant to guide teachers and parents at two levels: elementary (classes1-8) and secondary (classes 9-12). It has been divided into three sections: yoga education, general introduction and other information.

Let us Learn Yoga:

It is a textbook based on yogic education for students of Class 3rd 4th and 5th. Yogic knowledge presented here is as per the physical and mental level of students in this age-group. Its purpose is to familiarize children to various yogic practices with the development of the ability to control mental impulses such as anger and jealousy. This in turn will enable them to gracefully subsist duties towards their own self, family, society and nation and grow up to become a moral and responsible human being. This series of book is available in multiple regional languages.

Vaidic Nitya Karma Vidhi:

This book includes the methods of different rituals included in Hindu tradition such as prayers, havan and description of methods of yajna. It is suitable for all the people who want to learn about the Hindu rituals.

2012

Secrets of Astavarga Plants & Ashtavarga Rahasya:

Ayurveda is the science of eternal life. It is an important part of our prosperous and glorious history. Astavarga is a name of a group of eight vitality promoting and anti-aging medicinal plants (Jivaka, Rishabhaka, Meda, Mahameda, Kakoli, Ksirkakoli, Riddhi and Vriddhi) mentioned in Ayurveda. It is an important ingredient of “Cyavanaprasa”. This book is intended for attention of researchers, cultivators of medicinal plants, and the billions of people who wish to have knowledge of medicinal plants. It is an attempt for error free identification of Astavarga plants, to offer a reliable and detailed use of these valuable plants. The identification and description of Astavarga plants presented in this book is based on ancient ayurvedic literature and research of the complete shastras.              

2013

A Practical Approach to the Science of Ayurveda:

This book helps the reader to easily understand the basic constitution of the body, ailments in the body and their eradication. The basic principles of Ayurveda have been illustrated in a lively manner for the first time. This book describes a perfect way to achieve a disease free healthy and long life. This book also includes experienced ayurvedic remedies for different diseases along with appropriate diet and lifestyle. Due to its vast popularity, this book has now been published in several regional and foreign languages. For the basic knowledge regarding, food, lifestyle and health, this book is a must read for everyone.

Vichar Kranti :   

A book released in 2013 in Nepali language. It contains all the formulas meant for the transformation of the life, society, nation and the world.

Dhanwantri Nighantu:

This is a prominent work in the Nighantu convention of Ayurveda which was formulated in 8th century. This important treatise, named as Dravyawali was very popular in ancient times. Although various handwritten manuscripts are available but there is a need of revived edition published in simple language.

Plant Families of the World:

The purpose of this book is to provide a concise account of all the families of Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms according to modern phylogenetic system of classification. It will be published in two parts and will be available both in Hindi and English languages. Volume I will concisely provide information of Angiospermic families of the World and Volume II will provide information of the families of Bryophytes, Pteridophytes and Gymnosperms. One of the most important features of this book is the attempt to describe Sanskrit names of the plant family, genus, specie and the morphological characters for the first time in a single text. This book will cover all the information including the habitat in which the plant grows, geographical distribution, botanical hand description, classification and their economic importance. Canvas paintings and line diagrams will give complete detail of the important plants.

A Guide to Botanical Description:

This book will provide a concise account of descriptions of all the botanical terms which are used in morphological characterization of plants. The book will also give a glossary of complete terminology used in botanical classification, morphological characters, family, genus and species nomenclature. Besides, the book will contain description and etymology of family names, genus and species names. The book will be published in both Hindi and English languages. This book will surely provide beneficial information to botanists, taxonomists, researchers and students.

Glossary of World Herbal Encyclopedia:

This book released in 2013 contains vernacular names of medicinal plants in almost all languages of the world. The book is published in two volumes and contains an extensive and unique collection of vernacular names (about 1.5 million local names) of 10,000 medicinal plants in more than 125 languages.

2014

World Yoga Encyclopedia/Yog Vishwakosh:

“World Yoga Encyclopedia” is the result of the efforts of Patanjali Yogpeeth along with the guidance of Swami Ramdev Ji to collect all forms of yoga at one place. It is a unique blend of all the terms related to Yoga, Asanas, Pranayama, Mudra and Meditation. This book is compiled with several treatises written by various scholars. It describes diverse traditions of Yoga which includes Patanjalyoga, Hathyoga, Buddhayoga, Jainyoga and Siddhyoga. This is an effort to collect all forms of yoga at one place and it is a medium for complete understanding of yoga as it includes more than 2,500 postures (Asanas), more than 100 breathing techniques (Pranayama), about 250 postures (mudras). It beautifully describes different terms related to yoga which are used by people coming from different cultures.

Ayurveda Mahodadhi (Susheda Nighantu):

This is an ancient treatise of Ayurveda which defines the correct eating methods for healthy leaving. It includes the beautiful description of benefits offered by different ingredients of food in a very simple and interesting way. This is the first attempt to publish this precious granth with Hindi translation based on ancient handwritten manuscripts.

Ajeernamritamanjari:

In Ayurveda, indigestion (Ajirna) is considered as the main reason behind various diseases. This book tells us about the appropriate solutions for treating indigestion. It is based on the ancient Indian handwritten manuscripts, which is published first time with Hindi translation. This book also includes 24 distinguished methods of cooking food given by Maharishi Kashyap for healthy living.

Bhojanakutuhalam:

Pandit Raghunath Suri wrote this granth in 17th century, which is a collection of all the information related to food. This can be considered as the encyclopedia for attaining the knowledge related to benefits of food. Further, it also includes the recipes of different variety of food items for healthy lifestyle. It comprises interesting and ancient ways of eating food. Moreover, Bhojankutuhalam is a perfect blend of cookery and Ayurveda which is very helpful for common men. This is the first attempt to publish this kind of ancient manuscript with Hindi translation.

Sidhasar Sanhita:

This is a 1400 year old creation which is a collection of ancient Indian Ayurvedic medications. It includes the detailed description of several diseases and the Ayurvedic treatment for the same. This precious ancient granth consist of 1300 shlokas which beautifully describes the methods of Ayurvedic treatments. This manuscript was very popular during the medival period but with time it lost its importance. With the efforts of Patanjali Yogpeeth it has been published for the first time with Hindi translation. It is one of the prominent work in the field of Ayurveda.

Yogshatam:

This is one of the popular and important creations in the field of Ayurveda. This book was written by Acharya Amit Prabh about 1400 years ago in which he concluded the entire ocean of Ayurveda in 100 shlokas. With the efforts of Patanjali Yogpeeth it has been published for the first time with Hindi translation. It is one on the prominent work in the field of Ayurveda.

Ashtanga hridyam:

Ashtanga Hridyam is an ancient Indian ayurvedic granth written by Vagbhata for the purpose of studying Ayurveda. This book is one of the basic text books that every ayurvedic student should read in the college. It is an effort to make the language of Ashtanga Hridayam granth easier and understandable.

Ruchivadhu-gal-Ratnamala:

This treatise is perfect combination of ancient Indian traditional cooking methods and Ayurveda. It includes the description of vegetarian food items which are helpful in returning the appetite. This book also comprises recipes of various dishes in a very simple language. Owing to its importance and several uses, Patanjali Yogpeeth published this ancient granth with Hindi translation.

Yogshat-Vaidyavallabh:

Thousands of books are based on Yog Shat. Referring to those literatures, Vedacharaya Roopnayana wrote this detailed manuscript called Vaidhvallbha. According to the researchers there are only four handwritten vaidhvallbha transcripts available in India. Thus, this is the first effort to publish Yog Shat Vaidhvallbha with Hindi translation so that it can reach to more people. This book has shown the incomparable importance of Yog Shat in Ayurveda and also it is very useful for the people associated with Veda.

Yogratna-Samucchay:

This ancient Ayurvedic treatise was written by referring more than 50 ancient Indian Granths. Vaidh Chandrat wrote this auspicious ayurvedic granth 1100 years ago, which was very popular among the people who were involved in the field of yoga and Ayurveda. But this important treatise lost its significance with time. Patanjali Yogpeeth laid a lot of effort and found 5 handwritten copies of this rare manuscript. On the basis of these ancient texts, Acharya Balkrishna Ji wrote this precious granth with Hindi translation. This book is one of the important works in the field of Ayurveda.

2015

Daily Yogapractice Routine/ Dainandin Yogabhyaskram:

This is the first book of its kind in the yoga category which describes all the holistic and traditional exercises including the Danda – Baithaka. The scientific analysis of Yog-Nidra and Pranayama is difficult to find in any other book. This book describes the complete set of Yog Asanas prescribed by Swami Ramdev Ji Maharaj, that an individual should perform daily. It describes various forms of practices like holistic exercises, sublte exercises, asanas, pranayamas, yogic sleep & meditation in a lucid and interesting style. This rich content makes the book ideal for people of every age group.

A Practice Approach of Science of Ayurveda:

This book helps the reader to easily understand the basic constitution of the body, ailments in the body and their eradication. The basic principles of Ayurveda have been illustrated in a lively manner for the first time. This book describes a perfect way to achieve a disease free healthy and long life. This book also includes experienced ayurvedic remedies for different diseases along with appropriate diet and lifestyle. Due to its vast popularity, this book has now been published in several regional and foreign languages. For the basic knowledge regarding, food, lifestyle and health, this book is a must read for everyone.

2016

Raj Nighantu:

This book is the creation of Pandit Narhari bhatt which is considered to be an important treatise in the field of Ayurveda. For complete exploration and direct observation of plants. Pandit Narhari himself hiked through the woods from Kashmir to Kerala. This granth includes ancient names of ayurvedic medicines. Raj Nighantu is a prominent treatise in the Nighantu literature of Ayurveda.

Madanpal Nighantu:

This is an important composition of 14th century which is a part of Nighantu series. It is also available with Sanskrit translation.

Hridayadeepak Nighantu:

In the tradition of Ayurvedic texts of 14th century, Pandit Bopdev wrote “Hridaydeepak Nighantu”. It is an important and certified treatise which is classified into 8 parts.

Vaidya Satshloki:

This book is the creation of the famous south Indian writer Avdhaan Saraswati(15th century). Another name of this beautiful creation is Prashastoshadh Sanghra. This granth includes the description of ayurvedic medicines for fever and important medicines useful for treating various diseases. Vaidhshatshloki is useful for skin treatment and for treating other parts of the body and thus, it is very helpful for teachers and doctors of Ayurveda.

Sodhal Nighantu:

Vaidh Sodhal was a renowned vaidh of Gujarat in 12th century, his beautiful creation; “Gadnighra” is very useful. He wrote Nighantu Granth called Gun sanghra, which is famous with the name Sodhal Nighantu. It includes the detailed description of medicinal plants.

Chandra Nighantu:

This is an important ancient creation of Ved Shiromani Chandra Nandan. This book is published first time on the basis of ancient manuscripts with Hindi translation. It is suitable for the people eager to learn more about Ayurveda, scholars and teachers as it includes the complete vocabulary of terms related to Ayurveda and detailed description of Ayurvedic medicines.

Aahar Rochan:

The secret is in the food you eat every day! The right diet can renew your energy; help you to maintain your health. This book describes the Indian cuisine and spices according to ancient tradition of Ayurveda and culinary science in the form of Sanskrit phrases along with their health promoting properties and their utility in curing specific diseases. It also provides the preparation method of spices and recipes in simple Hindi and English interpretation. Thus, it is an original & interesting work presented in the ancient classical style, which is especially viable for housewives and those associated with culinary skills.

Harmekhala:

This popular book of ancient Indian literature was written by Madhuk pandit in 19th century, who was the descendant of the great poet Magha. It includes the description of different Ayurvedic methods of treatment and also it embraces the knowledge of shahstra with Hindi translation. This is the first attempt to publish ancient handwritten manuscript with Hindi translation which was available in Nepal.

Hridayodgar:

In this book Patanjali Yogpeeth institute and its founder, Param Shradhey Yogi Shree Swami Ramdev ji Maharaj has been honored with the blessings of the memebers of patanjali family all over the world. The members of patanjali family have expressed their heartwarming in this book. This is a unique collection which not only tells about Patanjali Yogpeeth but also its titles shows us the correct ways of living life.

A Practice Approach to Science of Ayurveda

This book helps the reader to easily understand the basic constitution of the body, ailments in the body and their eradication. The basic principles of Ayurveda have been illustrated in a lively manner for the first time. This book describes a perfect way to achieve a disease free healthy and long life. This book also includes experienced ayurvedic remedies for different diseases along with appropriate diet and lifestyle. Due to its vast popularity, this book has now been published in several regional and foreign languages. For the basic knowledge regarding, food, lifestyle and health, this book is a must read for everyone.

Ghrahst Yog Sadhak Ke Gun:

This book is about the 34 characterstics needed for family man to become grihastha yog sadhak. In this book Acharya Balkrishna listed 36 features of a grihastha yog sadhak that are beneficial in the path of attaining yog sadhna. It is based on yog shashtra written by Acharya Hemchandra and presented in simple language.

Yoga Play & Learn (Class I & II):

It is a textbook based on yogic education for students of Class 1 and 2. Yogic knowledge presented here is as per the physical and mental level of students in this age- group. Its purpose is to accustom children to various yogic practices with the development of the ability to control mental impulses such as anger and jealousy. This in turn will enable them to gracefully subsist duties towards their own self, family, society and nation and grow up to become a moral and responsible human being. This series of book is available in multiple regional languages.

Let us Learn Yoga (Class III, IV, V):

It is a textbook based on yogic education for students of Class 3rd, 4th and 5th. Yogic knowledge presented here is as per the physical and mental level of students in this age-group. Its purpose is to familiarize children to various yogic practices with the development of the ability to control mental impulses such as anger and jealousy. This in turn will enable them to gracefully subsist duties towards their own self, family, society and nation and grow up to become a moral and responsible human being. This series of book is available in multiple regional languages.

Man Ke Man Ke (Poetry):

‘Man ke manke’ is the unique creation of Acharya Balkrishna ji. This book is a collection of 187 poems written by Acharya ji. These poems cover almost all aspects of life including body, mind, peace, spirituality etc. This beautiful creation is a bliss for the readers who have interest in poetry as it is written in simple and interesting way to motivate people.

Chankya Sutra:

This book includes the Chanakya Sutra with Hindi translation and the tricks of economics presented in a very simple language. Further, it explains the important terms related to the economics with the Hindi meaning. Chanakya Sutra can be considered as the perfect medium for presenting the ideologies of ancient Indian political leaders.

2017

World Herbal Encyclopedia volume I:

The World Herbal Encyclopedia is a unique endeavor to gather the scattered knowledge of all medicinal plants and their widespread uses at one place. It is an extensive collection of medicinal plants used in different traditional medicinal system across the globe. This Encyclopedia which is one of its kinds, discloses the information about almost all known and unknown medicinal plants. These plants have been explained elaborately from the point of view of their traditional uses. The explanations include both classical illustrations of the plants as well as modern scientific experiments. This unique work brings forth the productive and appropriate treatment methodology from simple to severe diseases known till date.
Moreover, it is the first treatise where around 60,000 medicinal plants of the world are given entirely new Sanskrit nomenclature (in binomial pattern) from family up to genus and species level, describing the base of origin of nomenclature in scientific terms. The book also describes about the origin of names of different families and genus. Along with this, the book includes external features (morphology) of the plants, experimental pharmacological studies, chemical constitutions, medicinal properties and toxicological effects. Further, it explains various medicinal uses of plants in different medicine systems, traditional medicines as well as in folk medicines which are popular across the world.
It is a unique blend of traditional herbalism with evidence- based research and modern uses. It contains world class authenticity in the identification of medicinal plants with regard to their recent and correct botanical names, local names, ancient Sanskrit names, etc. This is a first book on medical herbalism that describes all groups of plant kingdom including medicinal, fresh water, sea plants (algae), fungi, lichens, bryophytes, pteridophytes, gymnosperms and angiosperms. It contains approximately 25,000 paintings (canvas paintings) and 35,000 line diagrams of medicinal plants. This is an incredible attempt as there are very few herbal works which depict paintings of plants as a key to identification.
The book evidently contains the history of world’s traditional medicinal systems and their status in the present era. A web-portal of this encyclopedic work is also going to be launched shortly. This Encyclopedia being the most descriptive and genuine works on medicinal plants of the world. This work will enhance the knowledge of students, researchers and scholars from various fields who are curious to study medicinal plants and their uses. It will be beneficial for botanists, taxonomists, scientists, doctors, traditional medicine practitioners, traditional pharmacists, herbal industries and for all the communities of the society interested in the subject. It will be equally beneficial for pharmaceutical industry, as the demand for green pharmacy is increasing day by day. The book will open new grounds for modern research on the unexplored medicinal plants; as there is no such book which covers almost all medicinal plants available on the earth.

The check List of world herbal encyclopedia:

There are more than 450000 different plants present in the world. Among these approx. 67400 plants are medicinally used, of which about 20,000 plants are available in India alone. This checklist is the first effort of its type to prepare a working list of names of all these 67400 medicinal resources found on the Earth. These natural medicinal resources are categorized under Algae, Fungi, Lichens, Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms. This book can be considered as a pre-requisite for the voluminous “World Herbal Encyclopedia” which is a multi- voluminous extensive collection of medicinal plants used in different traditional medicinal systems across the globe. It is an achievement for all medicine systems along with Ayurveda. It describes the origin of names of different medicinal plant families along with external features of the plants, experimental pharmacological studies, chemical constitutions, medicinal properties of plants and various medicinal uses which are popular across the world along with the modern researches in respective areas.
It is an achievement for all medicine systems along with Ayurveda. Hence, this book will open new vistas for modern research on the unexplored medicinal plants; as till date there is no such in-depth publication which covers almost all medicinal plants available on the earth.

Vichar Kranti:

It contains all the formulas meant for the transformation of the life, society, nation and the world.

A Practice Approach to the Science of Ayurveda:

This book is the new revised edition of ‘Ayurved – It’s Principles and Philosophies’ and was published in 2013 (both in Hindi and English). The book highlights the basic principles of the world’s oldest medicine system, Ayurveda in a simple and easy language with a new scientific approach and beautiful images to explain Ayurvedic principles in the most simplified manner. The book contains all scientific facts and universal principles to establish a balance between the mind and the body for a disease-free life on both physical and psychological grounds. The book reflects how the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda could be applied to everyday’s life. The book is a perfect health guide which will revolutionize the concept of healthcare system throughout the globe.

Ved Varnit Vanaspatiyan:

This priceless book is one more achievement in the great campaign of spreading Yoga and Ayurveda across the world. This is an effort of Patanjali Yogpeeth to clear all the doubts and confusions of people related to the plants, by collecting annotations of various interpreters.

Vaidh Prasarkam:

This book is based on the ancient handwritten manuscript Chakra dutt-Ratna prabha written in 12th century. Vaidh Prasarkam is the synonym of ancient Indian tradition of Ayurveda.

Yog Vigyanam:

This is a unique elemental composition of traditional yoga with scientific facts presented in the ancient classical style. It consists of Hindi/English translation of numerous verses originally written in Sanskrit. This book describes the three primary ashtakas of yoga. In the first ashtaka: Ashtanga yoga (eight limbs of yoga) is described according to Patanjali Yogasutra. In the second Ashtaka, detailed description of the eight chief pranayamas is presented. In the third ashtaka, the eight chakras from muladhara to sahasrara in the light of modern scientific facts are described. All this makes it an interesting subject to study not only for the yoga scholars but also for anyone looking to gain knowledge about yogic literature.

Yog Evam Syasthya (Class 6th to 8th ):

It is a textbook based on yogic education for students of Class 6th, 7th and 8th. Yogic knowledge presented here is as per the physical and mental level of students in this age-group. Its purpose is to familiarize children to various yogic practices with the development of the ability to control mental impulses such as anger and jealousy. This in turn will enable them to gracefully subsist duties towards their own self, family, society and nation and grow up to become a moral and responsible human being.

Yog Evam Jeevan Kaushal (Class 9th to 10th ):

It is a textbook based on yogic education for students of Class 9th and 10th. Yogic knowledge presented here is as per the physical and mental level of students in this age-group. Its purpose is to familiarize students to various yogic practices with the development of the ability to control mental impulses such as anger and jealousy. This in turn will enable them to gracefully subsist duties towards their own self, family, society and nation and grow up to become a moral and responsible human being.

Yog Swasthya Evam Jeevan Vigyan (Class 11th to 12th):

It is a textbook based on yogic education for students of Class 11. Yogic knowledge presented here is as per the physical and mental level of students in this age-group. Its purpose is to familiarize class 11th and 12th students to various yogic practices with the development of the ability to control mental impulses such as anger and jealousy. This in turn will enable them to gracefully subsist duties towards their own self, family, society and nation and grow up to become a moral and responsible human being.

2018 

Flora of Morni Hills (Research and Possibilities) 

The book entitled Flora of Morni Hills (Research and Possibilities) provides complete information on vegetation composition of Morni Hills, a region in the northern region of India. The information regarding composition and conservation of flora is based on comprehensive survey and exploration of the region by the Herbal Research Department team of Patanjali Research Foundation Trust under the guidance of PP Acharya Balkrishna Ji Maharaj. In this study, 53 new species were identified for the first time in Morni Hills. 

Vegetation Survey of Morni Hills, Panchkula, Haryana 

Morni Hills in Panchkula district of Haryana, is a part of Shivalik Hills and is very rich in Floristic diversity. A Team of 25 scientists from Herbal Research Department of Patanjali Research Foundation Trust has done a detailed vegetation survey and study including socio-economic aspect of the area in 2017-2018. The aim of this research is to provide an overview on the current status of vegetation composition and various types of forest resources and their conservation in the region. All the findings of this study are presented in this book entitled Vegetation Survey of Morni Hills, Panchkula, Haryana.

Morni Hills ke Mahatvapurna Aushdhiya Paadap

Morni Hills in Panchkula district of Haryana, is part of Shivalik Hills and is very rich in Floristic diversity. This book named Morni Hills ke Mahatvapurna Aushdhiya Paadap gives detailed description of 146 medicinal plants found in the region in Hindi language. It consists of numerous photographs and medicinal uses of the plants which have been documented by about 25 researchers and Ayurveda experts after a 15 months long research.

Awards & Recognitions

Acharya Ji has received innumerous awards, honors, shields and certificates for his contributions in the field of Yoga & Ayurveda, both as a doctor and medicinal plant expert in identification and analysis of the plant species and its usage in the treatment of various diseases. To name a few:

  • Honored by the Former President of India Dr. Abdul Kalam at Rashtrapati Bhavan during a Yoga camp on 23rd October, 2004.
  • Honored and shield by the Academy of Ayurvedic Doctors in India, Kolkatta for his contribution towards Ayurvedic Medical Science, in July 2006.
  • Honored in the presence of Nepal’s Prime Minister, President and the Cabinet Ministers for his contributions in the field of Yoga, Culture and hidden knowledge of Himalayan Herbs in the treatment of millions of patients across the world in October, 2007.
  • Honored by Nepal Sanskrit Vishvavidhyalaya in June, 2008.
  • An honor for furthering the values of Yoga and Ayurveda to the citizens of the world for health, happiness and social well-being by ‘Canada-Indian Network Society (CINS) on Cardio-vascular Health’, Canada in June 2010.
  • Honored with “Shri Dr. Vijay Shastri Uttarakhand Award Ratna Sammana” by Gurukul Mahavidyalaya, Jwalapur, Haridwar on 9th of January 2010.
  • Title of ”Vanaushadhipandit” by Agri-Horticulture Society of India, Kolkatta in 2010 in association with Dept. of AYUSH, Govt. of India, 2011.
  • Honored with “Spirit and Enterpreneurship Award” towards humanity by ISOL (Integrating Spirituality and Organizational Leadership) Foundation, 2011.
  • Honored with ”Sugyanshri” award by Sree Veeranjaneya Foundation, Bangarmakki, Karnataka, (2012) for outstanding contributions in the field of Yoga and Medicinal Plants.
  • Honored with “Manav Ratna” award by Antarrashtriya Manav Milan Organization, New Delhi (2013) for humanity and social works.
  • Honored by ‘Sanskrit Prasarini Sabha’, Assam in November, 2013.
  • Honored by the Chief Minister of Gujarat and present Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi as an “Ayurveda Expert” in an Ayurveda Summit, held in Gujarat on 23rd Ferbruary, 2014.
  • Appreciation for Participating in the 6th World Ayurveda Congress held on 07th – 09th November 2014 at New Delhi.
  • Honored with “Bharat Gaurav Award” award by India International Friendship Society, New Delhi for outstanding contribution in the field of Ayurveda on 8th January 2016.
  • Honored with Bloomberg “Special Recognition Award” to Acharya Balkrishna On 22nd March 2016.
  • Honored with “Ganga Ratna Rashtriya Puraskar” by Haridwar Nagrik Manch for his contributions in the field of Ayurveda, Culture and hidden knowledge of Himalayan Herbs and for campaign to get the pollution free Ganges on November 2016.
  • Honored with “Lokmanya Tilak Award 2017” by Tilak Smarak Trust on 1st August 2017.
  • News 24 Honored with “Jashn-e-Youngistan Samman for Business Icon of the Yearby Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on 27th November 2017.
  • Honored with “Indian of the Year Business Category- 2017” by CNN-News 18 on 30th November 2017.
  • Honored with “Geeta Ratna Samman” by Spirituality Consciousness Association on January 2018.
  • Honored with Degree of Doctor of letter (Yoga) (Honoris Causa) by S-Vyasa Deemed University Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana on 12th January 2018.
  • Honored with “Shalin Manav Ratna Award- 2018” By Anoopam Mission on 01st of March 2018.
  • Honored with AIMA Managing India Award 2018 for the “Transformational Business Leader of the Year” on 18th April 2018.
  • Honored with ”Ganga Award ” by Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, on June 2018.
  • Honored with ” Bheeshma Puraskar”  by Sant shree Gyaneshwar Gurukul, Pune on 10th December 2018.
  • Honored with Degree of Doctor of Letters (D. Litt.) under the faculty of Management by Awadhesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh on 01st February 2019.
  • Honored with “UNSDG 10 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award” at UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on 25 May 2019.

World Records:

  • The World Record of ‘Most Books of an Author Published by a Publication’ has been achieved by Acharya Balkrishna.
  • The World Record of ‘Concurrent Launching of a book written in Most Languages’ has been achieved by Acharya Balkrishna.
  • The World Record of ‘Most Manuscripts Published by an Individual’ has been achieved by Acharya Balkrishna.
  • The World Record of ‘Longest Telecasted daily show on Medicinal Use of Herbs’ has been achieved by Acharya Balkrishna.
  • The World Record of ‘Most Facebook Likes on a Page of Ayurveda & Herbs’ has been achieved by Acharya Balkrishna.
  • The World Record of ‘Largest Selling Book On Ayurveda’ has been achieved by Aushadh Darshan.
  • The World Record of ‘A Book published in most languages’ has been achieved by Ayurved Siddhant Rahasya publishedby Divya Prakashan, India.
  • The World Record of ‘Largest Printed Glossary of Plants’ has been achieved by Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust from Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India.
  • The World Record of ‘First Ayurvedic Museum’ has been achieved by Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust.
  • The World Record of ‘Largest Collection of Medicinal Plant Paintings’ has been achieved by Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust.