Rishi Kanva Vedic Microbiology Research Institute (RKVMRI) was established in the year 2005 in Gujarat (India) under the patronage of Dr. Chakradhar Frend. 

RKVMRI is an exclusive Vedic organization dedicated for research and development of Microbiological knowledge mentioned in the ancient Scientific Sanskrit texts (known as Vedic Microbiology) besides highlighting the potential of Vedic microbiology for indigenous--sustainable development and well-being.

RKVMRI is affiliated to 'Vedic Virtual Vidyapeeth' (registered with Government of Gujarat) as well as Maharshi VedVyas International Virtual Vedic University (www.e-vedicuniversity.com) since 2013.  

RKVMRI has developed several educational programmes namely - Diploma / Certificate in Vedic Microbiology, Vedic Medical Microbiology and Vedic Antimicrobial Therapy, exclusively to meet the special needs for resurrection of Vedic traditional knowledge with respect to health care and social aspects. The institute is first to launch these exclusive diploma / certificate courses through distance education in national and International level. Thereby, propagating and preserving traditional knowledge heritage.        


The ‘invisible’ world of microorganisms has enthralled human race since time immemorial. The intellectual giants of Vedic civilization - Rishis and Ayurvedacharyas had recorded their observation on microorganisms in the coded form of prose and poetry in the Vedas, Ayurveda, Puranas, Smritis, Mahabharata, and many innumerable Sanskrit texts. These ancient investigators affirmed about the potential of microorganism to cause beneficial and detrimental effect on plants, animals and humans. Vedic Rishis by dint of yogic power (soul based infinite intuition) had unveiled the science of microorganism i.e. microbiology.

RKVMRI Endeavor:

1) To find out the degree of microbiological knowledge existent in the ancient Sanskrit and other non-Sanskrit Indian languages/ texts;

2) Collection of microbiological terminologies, verses (Slokas) in Sanskrit and its Hindi & English translation;

3) Evolving out how Vedic Microbiology can further assist for studies in Vedic-Ayurvedic and Modern life sciences-Microbiology-Biotechnology;

4) To evaluate the potential of Vedic Microbiology in giving new dimension to Ayurveda (role of Vedic microbiology in ‘marketing’ the Ayurveda in India and abroad), and

5)  Identifying the Veda-Ayurveda prescribed antimicrobial agents and immuno-modulators to curb multiple / extensively drug resistant microorganisms.


In the first ever historic conference - “International Vedic Microbiology Seminar” held in New Delhi on 20th and 21st August 2007, experts from various fields have asserted that Vedic Microbiology has huge potential to brush aside the negative side of modern microbiology.