Brihaspati Dev Triguna
Bara Pind (Ram Bazar) Punjab India

Brihaspati Dev Triguna (1920–2013) was a Vaidya or Ayurveda practitioner and an expert in Pulse diagnosis (Nadi vaidyam in Ayurvedic terms). He completed his formal ayurvedic studies under the guidance of Rajvaidya Pandit Gokul Chand ji in his Gurukul from Ludhiana.

He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1992, followed by the Indian Government's second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan Award in 2003.[1]


Triguna was president of the All-India Ayurvedic Congress[2] and held several government positions, including Director of the Central Council for Research on Ayurveda and chairman of the National Academy of Ayurveda. He was the personal physician for the President of India.[3] He worked towards standardization of Ayurvedic medicines, certifications at the Ayurvedic colleges of India.

Triguna collaborated with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and other Ayurvedic experts to develop Maharishi Ayurveda.[4] His primary practice was in Sarai Kale Khan behind Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station, although he travelled to many parts of the world, including Europe where he opened Ayurveda clinics.[5] His travel in the U.S. included giving talks on Ayurveda at medical schools such as UCLA, Harvard, and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.[6]

In 2003, Triguna received the second highest civilian award given by Government of India, the Padma Vibhushan Award.[7]

Vaidya Brihaspati Dev Triguna died on 1 January 2013[8] at his home in Sarai Kale Khan, Nizamuddin New Delhi. His sons Narendra Triguna and Vaidya Devendra Triguna carry on his practice at the same location.[9]


  1. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Chopra meets wise healer in India". Chicago Sun-Times. 31 January 1988.
  3. ^ "The Magic of Maharishi Ayurveda" Archived 14 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine Maharishi Ayurveda Products International web site
  4. ^ "The Maharishi Ayurveda Story" Maharishi Ayurveda Products International web site
  5. ^ Ayurveda – Ayurveda – Medicine and treatment in India Archived 6 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine by Parveen Chopra, Lifepostive magazine
  6. ^ Krier, Beth Ann (3 June 1986). "Pulse as a Window on the State of Your Health". Los Angeles Times.
  7. ^ "Sonal Mansingh, others receive Padma awards". The Hindu. 4 April 2003. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2009.((cite news)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  8. ^ "Famous and beloved Vaidya Dr. Triguna Maharishi Mahesh died". Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  9. ^ "A Tribute to Rajvaidya Brihaspati Dev Triguna-ji". Maharishi's Global Family Chat. 4 January 2013. Archived from the original on 5 December 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2013.