Vaidya. Kanada Narahari BAMS, LMT
Vaidya Kanada Narahari, a richly diverse individual with deep roots in Ayurveda, was born and raised in the serene village of Chipageri, nestled in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, South India. His ancestral lineage is steeped in knowledge, with his grandfather, “Keshava Annayya Bhat,” a renowned Vedic scholar, and his father, Vidwan Narahari Keshava Bhat, a master of Sanskrit, Indian philosophies, and traditional performing arts. This enriching upbringing immersed him in the world of ancient languages, Vedas, and music from a young age, sparking his interest in literature and Carnatic vocal music.
Vaidya Kanada Narahari embarked on his journey to become an Ayurvedic practitioner, earning his BAMS (Ayurvedacharya) degree in 2007. His thirst for knowledge led him to delve into naadi Vignaana, pulse diagnosis, a core aspect of Ayurvedic practice, which he studied in the deep forests of the Western Ghats. This fascination with Ayurveda began early in his life when he discovered the Sushrutha Samhita, one of the major Ayurvedic treatises, in his father’s bookshelf. His academic excellence was evident as he secured the top merit award during his BAMS study.
His dedication to Ayurveda extended beyond his medical practice, as he actively participated in creating awareness about Ayurveda through discourses and public engagements in Bangalore. Vaidya Kanada Narahari’s journey continued with international experiences in Nepal and South Africa, where he served as an Ayurveda Consultant, wellness manager, and a prominent figure in community outreach programs. He eventually settled in Central Florida, further developing Ayurveda and music as a modality of healing.
Notably, Vaidya Kanada Narahari is not only an Ayurvedic practitioner but also a prolific writer and accomplished musician. Writing under the pen name “Kanaada Raaghava,” he received prestigious awards for his short story collections in Kannada, his regional language. Additionally, his musical journey took him from Carnatic vocal to mastering the sitar, infusing the healing properties of classical music into his therapeutic practice. His albums “Nadi” and “Vistar” are available on various streaming platforms, showcasing his prowess as a sitar player. With a rich and diverse background, Vaidya Kanada Narahari continues to promote Ayurveda, literature, and music as instruments of well-being and healing.