Our Consultants (Ayurveda doctors)

Dr. Prasanna Venkatesh T S, BAMS


Dr. Prasanna Venkatesh T S is a qualified Ayurveda doctor specialized in Panchakarma therapy, a specialty of Ayurveda.

He was born near Sringeri, in the midst of the nature’s gift i.e, the vast green stretches in the interior of Karnataka, India, which offers not just peace & beauty but also a gift of natural herbs. He had the opportunity to complete his education in Ayurvedic sciences from this natural garden.

After the completion of his Bachelor degree in Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery from ALNR Memorial Ayurveda Medical College, Koppa, in quest of knowledge he went through rigorous courses of traditional Kerala style Panchakarma procedures at several renowned institutions like Poonthottam Ayurvedashram Hospital, Palakkad, Kerala; Nagarjuna Herbal Concentrates Limited, Kalady, Kerala etc.

He did his initial Ayurveda clinical practice in Shimoga for seven years, later shifted to Mysore – India. In Mysore he started Sriranga Ayurveda Chikitsa Mandira which is purely dedicated to Ayurveda and society.


Clinical experience                                 :  20 years
Experience in classical Panchakarma  : > 15 years

He has conducted 900 Vamana (Medically induced Vomiting), 1500 Virechana (Medically induced Purgation), 1350 Basti (Medicated enema). During his clinical & therapeutic experience, he has come across many functional emergencies like high / low blood pressure levels, high / low blood sugar levels, renal medical emergencies, some of the cardiac medical emergencies which were managed by him with Ayurveda successfully.

In the meanwhile, by the inspiration of Late Dr. Vasanta L, he started the charitable Trust Prakruthi Ayurveda Prathishtana® during 2009, through which many activities to promote Ayurveda are being carried out.

Dr. Dayananda R D, MD (Ayu)


Dr. Dayananda R D hails from the quaint town of Hiriyur, Chitradurga. He obtained both B.A.M.S (1998) & MD (Kayachikitsa) (2007) degrees from A.L.N.Rao Memorial Ayurvedic Medical College, Koppa. He has undergone “Vaidyamadham” training in Guru-Shishya parampara way under Vaidya Sri Ravindranath P M S of Poonthottam, Kerala for 3 years. He is also well versed in “Visha Vaidya” learnt from a Paaramparika Vaidya in Thrissur, Sri Avanaparambu Maheshwara Namboodaripad.

With extensive clinical experience of 20 years, Dr. Dayananda has an exceptional knowledge in the areas of Ayurvedic Consultation, Pharmacy & Hospital management. He is one of the pioneers in developing Customised Ayurveda Database Software. Well versed in various styles of Panchakarma. He has been an inseparable part of Prakruthi Ayurveda Pratishtana® since its inception.

Currently, working as Professor of Swasthvritta and Yoga department at Mahaveera Ayurvedic Medical Collage & Hospital, Meerut. Being proficient in both academic & clinical Ayurveda, he also serves as adjunct Research co-ordinator and Specialized Senior Cancer Teleconsultant at Sriranga Ayurveda Chikitsa Mandira being inspired by Cancer Treatment methods of of Dr. Yogesh Bendale of Rasayu Cancer Clinic (Pune).

Dr. Niranjan Hegde, BAMS, M.Sc, MD, Ph.D (Ayu)

Dr Niranjan Hegde completed his BAMS from Dhanvantari Ayurveda College, Siddapura and post graduation in Mano vijnana & Manasa Roga from SDMCA, Hassan. He has done M. Sc in Applied Pyschology from Annamalai University, Tamilnadu. Presently he is pursuing his Ph.D. in SDMCA, Hassan.

Currently he is running an Ayurveda clinic and hospital at Pragathi Nagar, Sagara, Shimoga Dt. as a Chief Physician – since 6 years.

He is the founder of Aapyam Ayurveda foundation, Sagara & Cheif editor of Aapyam “AAROGYA” quarterly health magazine.

He is one of the most sought after personality in field of mental healthcare through holistic approach with coglomerization of Psychotherapy & Ayurvedic Panchakarma. He treats Psychological disorders like
– Anxiety disorders ;
– Panic disorder ;
– Obsessive – Compulsive Disorder, and Phobias ;
Depression, Bipolar disorder and other mood disorders ;
– Eating disorders ;
– Personality disorders ;
– Post-traumatic stress disorder ;
– Psychotic disorders including Schizophrenia.

Dr. Priya Shetty, BAMS


Dr. Priya Shetty. BAMS (Consultant in Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Infertility specialist).

She was born in Udupi. She has done her BAMS in ALNR Ayurveda Medical Collage in Koppa. She started her practising in the year 2005 in a remote village Poorigalli, T N Pura, Mysore.

Clinical Experience : 16years, since 2005 to 2007 she has conducted / assisted 400+ deliveries.


Dr. Jitendra Besati H N, BAMS, MD (Ayu)

Consultant in Asthma and other Respiratory disorders.








Dr. Priyanka Shandilya, MD (Ayu)


She has been trained under “Guru – Shishya Paramapara”- learning programme of our Trust.

She is concentrating on Cardiology and has gained experience in treating cardiac cases by using  Ayurvedic diagnostic tools and techniques.

She also has good experience in using Allopathic diagnostic tools to detect cardiac ailments and emergencies.

She has published articles in various journals of Ayurveda, and has won many accolades in paper presentation symposiums. Consultant in Hypertension and Ayurveda Cardiology.


Dr. Prasanna Kakunje, MD (Ayu)


Dr. Prasanna Kakunje is MD(Ayu) practicing and teaching Ayurveda since 2001.

His experience includes Ayurveda consultations at various places in India & abroad. Also, he has experience in teaching Ayurveda to under graduate and post graduate students of Ayurveda & general public. Dr. Kakunje has been an entrepreneur too and runs a consultancy firm Spambiance Consultancy.

His hobbies include digital photography, South Indian percussion instrument Mridangam, western drums, reading, traveling and technology to name a few.

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