Maheshji was inspired to dedicate himself to Ayurveda by Vaidya Prashant Suru, a disciple of the renowned Vaidyaraj Atmaram Datar Shastri. Vaidya Suru remained Maheshji’s mentor, guiding his research and overseeing his internships. Spiritually, Maheshji draws deep inspiration from the great Marathi yogi and poet-saint Jnaneshwar Maharaj, whose philosophy is expounded in an exquisite commentary on the Bhagavad Gita.

Vaidya Maheshji earned the Ayurvedacharya and Ayurveda Vachaspati degrees (or B.A.M.S. and M.D. respectively) from the University of Pune, specializing in Panchakarma, and received a Dharam Hinduja Scholarship for post-graduate studies and research at the Ayurved Research Institute in Pune.

Since 1997, Vaidya Maheshji has been running his own Ayurvedic consultancy andPanchakarma center in Pune. In addition he works as Honorary Ayurveda Consultant to the University of Pune Health Center, and as Honorary Ayurveda Consultant on the Panel of Doctors for the State Governor of Maharashtra.

Vaidya Maheshji is an enthusiastic, engaging and precise teacher who brings the science, yoga, and spiritual dimensions of Ayurveda alive. In Pune, he also teaches Panchakarma at the College of Ayurveda and Research Centre, Akurdi, in addition to other short wellness courses. He is a Founder Member of the Foundation for Education and Research in Ayurveda and Traditional Systems of Medicine, whose mission aims to encompass both education and clinical research, plus offering improved, low-cost Ayurveda services in rural areas.

Vaidya Maheshji is co-author of a book and CD-ROM called Aahar, The Scientific Diet. His forthcoming publication is Aromatic Plants in Ayurveda. Moved by the suffering of people with rheumatoid arthritis, Maheshji is currently conducting research in this area for future publication.

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