Dr. Mahesh Krishnamurthy’s life revolves around two fundamental principles people look forward to but don’t know how to get there. They are Health and Happiness. Hunger is the third, but he’s not focusing there yet.
He studied diploma in electronics and communication engineering because his mother wanted him to.
Soon after college, he was selected to attend a National Nature Leadership Camp at the National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, Pune. The camp taught him discipline, and he was awarded the best camper for 1992.
Then, he got into 2-D animation and 3-D graphics. Then, started a company called VIMSON computers to sell computer hardware. This was when he got back pain. His insights into life started with this pain, healed by unconventional methods by two Reiki practitioners after two misdiagnoses by a famous neurosurgeon and orthopaedic surgeon.
During his time in bed, he devoured spiritual books, which created the path in which he was to grow.
That’s when he joined a yoga class, and his path changed. He got himself certified as a Yoga instructor and then as a therapist. He realised he could intuitively manipulate postures and breathing techniques to benefit his clients more.
He went into research in Yoga Shastras and Ayurveda. He worked with clients taking treatments from a research institute called FRLHT. They spotted his ability and absorbed him as a senior research fellow.
He loved the four-plus years of research. During that stint in 2002, he travelled to Dehradun and Mussoorie and learnt Nadi Pariksha there. The knowledge came to him as if he knew it already. Books for in-depth study on Nadi Pariksha found him. Here he is, author of two books, struggling to write the third one.
He was always a nature and wildlife enthusiast. He has it in his blood from his geologist father. His father was an expert in mapping gold, diamonds and precious gems. His father had one fear, snakes, and Mahesh loved them.
As years passed, he married Sudha, his dancer daughter, born with a divine intention. She’s now 20 and is a classical dancer studying her triple major in Bharatanatyam, English Literature and Psychology. She was homeschooled.
When his daughter was six, he was bitten by Russell’s viper. The hemotoxin venom worked through his index finger, where he was bitten, into the blood, affecting his kidneys. To make it worse, he was on an overdose of antivenin. He had six and a half hours to live.
He stared at the clock and decided… if he was going to live, he needed this finger to do Nadi Pariksha. Lying in the hospital bed with his body reacting to the overdose, he switched roles and did Nadi Pariksha to the nurses and doctors who came to examine him. It took the fear of death away from him.
It took him three days to get out of the hospital and 2 1/2 years of loving this existence that healed his body completely and strengthened his resolve.
Another episode two years later stopped the heart, and he saw himself as a blob in the body. He saw death. He was sucked back into life.
These two experiences have shaped his future work in the field of health.
He was nominated for an honorary doctorate just before COVID struck the world. This brought the prefix to his name.
Dr. Mahesh has a son of 10 years who is also being homeschooled.
His vision is to set up an institute, a finishing school where graduating Ayurveda doctors will enrol to study Nadi Pariksha and other skills that will get them market ready.
Healing begins with trust, and with Nadi Pariksha, the clients feel, Vaidyo Narayana Harihi… “The Vaidya has the seed of God Himself”. The trust in the Vaidya is eternal, and this will lead the way to a healthy society.