VAIDYA KALIDAS GANDHI'S
You maybe surprised to find a doctor in a drugstore!
Dr Gore has done his bachelor's in Ayurvedic medicine
and practices medicine at Kalidas Gandhi's Drugstore.
The medicines prescribed by him are available
in the store, which saves a lot of trouble hunting
for them. All Ayurvedic medicines are also available
in the store. The spotless place is appealing
to the eyes.
Address: Centre Street, Parallel to MG
Road, Pune 411 001.
Hakim Dwarakadas's Drugstore
If you are interested in trying out the herbal
way to good health, then you must make a trip
to the crowded and noisy Centre Street, in the
heart of the Pune Cantonment. Vaidya Ghanshyam
Balghat, is the person to meet at the Hakim Dwarkadas
drugstore which deals in all kinds of herbal medicines.
Now this can be done only by prior appointment.
Here all herbal-based medicines are available
for health as well as cosmetic purposes. These
days people go in for surgery for removal of scars,
etc. But with the medicines at this store one
can easily be free of all diseases pertaining
to skin and other ailments without having to undergo
any painful operations. There are medicines available
for other ailments like diabetes, hypertension,
acidity, obesity, asthma and other chronic diseases.
Address: Hakim Dwarkadas, 534 Centre
Street, Camp 411 001. Phone: 659952.
IYENGAR'S YOGA INSTITUTE
The Iyengar Institute of Yoga, established in
the year 1975 was built for physical, mental and
spiritual uplifting by one of the pioneers of
Yoga, BK Iyengar popularly known as 'Guruji'.
The moment you step into the institute, you feel
relaxed by the tranquil surroundings The beautiful
lush garden imparts freshness and serenity. The
idol of Patanjali dominates the entrance of the
main hall as also the statue of Guruji in the
pose of Nataraja. An idol of Lord Hanuman can
be seen at the apex of the building portraying
wisdom, strength, vital energy, devotion and humility.
Suffused with symbolism, the height of the structure
is 71(7+1=8) feet representing the vertical growth
of the eight limbs of Yoga. It also represents
the eight letter (ashtakshari). The institute
has eight steps leading up to its main entrance
symbolising Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjali. Eight
beams radiate from the main column representing
the sun and the planets of the zodiac. The eight
columns represent the eight-fold path of Yoga
as enunciated by the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
The main column represents the spinal cord.
More like a medical school than an institute,
the classes here are grouped into various categories
where students can enrol themselves. The various
categories can be listed as the beginners', the
general category, the advanced learners', the
women's category and the children's. The institute
conducts intensive training programmes in Yoga-vidya
for teachers as well as for students. Its library
has one of the best collection of books on Yoga,
along with numerous books on a variety of topics
like philosophy, medicine and arts. Books and
newsletters are published regularly. A very innovative
aspect of Iyengar Yoga is its use of props for
beginners and patients who cannot perform the
poses independently. With over 180 branches all
over the country, the institute continues relentlessly
in its quest serving as a Temple of Yoga and a
pilgrimage centre for seekers of Yoga.
Address: 1107, HKM Road,