Cheruthuruthy Eco Gardens

In a strategic alliance with Cheruthuruthy Eco Gardens, a tourist resort, situated on the banks of Bharathapuzha, Samajam provides ayurvedic treatment for its inpatients who prefer to be in a more comfortable and luxurious environment. Cheruthuruthy Eco Gardens is a 20 acre property just around 3.5 kms away from Samajam Center in Shoranur. The doctors at Samajam visit the patients at the resort and prescribe the treatment. Patients are provided dietary food t the resort, which has a splendid ambience where the patient forgets about his illness and just.... More

Research Wing

Keraleeya Ayurveda Samajam has already established an Academic Research & Information Center (ARIC). Over 100 works on classical Ayurveda & related subject areas are digitalized and preserved for the use of future generations. And, the work is going on. The information thus augmented will be made universally accessible through different international languages. A research work is already under progress on Autism (childhood disorder) under the expert panel of doctors. An outlet of this has been started at Bangalore.At Samajam various cases with Autism are managed effectively.... More

Learning Center

Samajam was the first to set up a Padanalayam, a college to the public for studies in Ayurveda with a mind to create genuine physicians. In this regard it gave stipend to the students and trained them under the most efficient hands in this field present during those days. The duration of the course was for three years and a degree 'Vaidya' was conferred at the end of its successful completion. For those completing 11/2 years of course,a degree 'Upavaidya' was awarded. Thus in the early decades of the last century pupil learned about the principles and practices of Ayueveda at the Samajam. .. More

History

The Keraleeya Ayurveda Samajam, established over a century back, still stands for the genuine traditional approach with special emphasis to the Keraleeya systems of Ayurvedic treatments. A charitable trust registered under the Charitable Societies Act XX1 OF 1860, it runs on no profit no loss basis. It has been accredited as one of the best place for Ayurveda Treatments as well as for learning the Indian systems of medicine. Ayurveda the science of life, a holistic approach towards well being of human beings, carried down ages as traditions, as Sanctum sanctorum of this life science, are strictly followed as per the paths laid down by the past masters while rejuvenating the soul and body of the subjects.

Glimpses of Samajam History

The then Zamorin of Calicut Manavikrama Ettan Raja had a celestial vision in the general health of his subjects. He wanted the knowledge and wisdom in Ayurveda acquainted by the vaidyas, through ages of observation and learning to be made available to the common man when it was available only to the rich.

The British Government was much skeptic about Ayurveda and other Indian systems of medicine and they were reluctant to recognize its efficacy and purity. No measures were taken by the Government to promote indigenous medical systems.

A revolutionary decision was taken by the Zamorin of Calicut Manavikrama Ettan Raja in the year 1902 to establish Samajam at Chalappuram in Kozhikode which was named as "Arya Vaidya Samajam". A padasala for teaching Ayurveda and a pharmacy for the preparation of medicines were also started along with Samajam. The first annual meeting witnessed the presence of Mana Vikrama Ettan Raja, Rama Varma Appan Thampuran and the 6th prince, Kunjunni Thampuran of the Kochi State. The assemblage also included the presence of stalwarts like Kochunni Thampuran, Kavalappara Mooppil Nair, Chirackal Ramavarma Ilaya Raja, KC Veerarayan Raja, Kollankottu Raja, Vasudeva Raja, Kuroor Damodaran Naboodirippad, Thriprangottu Parameswaran Mooss, Rao Bhadhur MC Krishna Varma Raja, Vengayil Kunjiraman Nair and Vaidyaratnam P.S.Varier.

The two princely states in Kerala, the Kochi and the Malabar were always at enmity and their bone of contention was the loss of the 'Perumpadappu Swaroopam' of Kochi to the Zamorins of Malabar. They never met in the peace but in war. A historic exception was made once when they met, not to discuss any princely or royal matters but to create an organization to serve the public on health related matters and that was the beginning of Keraleeya Ayurveda Samajam.

In 1913 a general body meeting in Samajam was held in the Palakkad Native School and it was decided to register it under the Charitable Society Act. The Arya Vaidya Samajam was renamed as "Keraleeya Ayurveda Samajam" and decided to shift the location from Chalapuram to Cheruthuruthy, the central destination between the two princely states of Kochi & Malabar. The first ever Ayurvedic Hospital for the general public in India thus came into existence at Cheruthuruthy on the southern banks of River Bharathapuzha. The Inauguration of the Hospital was done under the presence of Madras Governor, Sir Arthur Lowely. The first ever administrative body of the Samajam was thus formed with Appan Thampuran as its first President.

The Zamorin insisted for the service of the eminent physicians and famous Ashta Vaidys and to form a "Chikitsa Yogam", a panel of doctors and hence, first ever panel was formed under the leadership of the legendary Thriprangode Parameswara Mooss with Alathiyur Neelakantan Nambi, Chirattamon Narayanan Mooss, Kuttancherry Aryan Mooss, Thaikatt Divakaran Mooss, Mooriyil Narayanan Nambisan, Ambroli Ravunni Vaidyar, Veyiloor Sanku Varrier and two allopathic Doctors - Dr.C.V.Rama Rao and Dr.E.Rama Varrier. This process of consulting patients by the panel doctors was re-introduced in the year 1990 and continues even today as its head office at Shoranur as well as in all other branches. To Samajam's satisfactions many institutions in modern times follow the Samajam Practice of starting a panel of physicians to discuss and find solutions to chronic ailments.

Attitude of the British Government towards Ayurveda changes when the Chief Justice of High Court, Sir Basil Scott, bed ridden due to chronic illness was recovered by Ayurvedic treatments in the year 1911. He was advised about the effectiveness of Ayurveda by the Madras Governor, Sir Arthur Lowly who later contacted Samajam through the Zamorin. Samajam Chief Physician Triprangode Parameswaran Mooss was assigned to treat the Chief Justice. The Justice was astonished by the recovery from his chronic illness and he misjudged Mooss's knowledge to sheer magic. Later Mooss explained and conceived the Justice that Ayurveda is a well structured medical doctrine evolved after ages of research and application.

Extremely satisfied by the service of Mooss, Justice spoke to the Governor General to honour Mooss. That was the first ever "Vaidyaratnam" Title and was conferred to Mooss by the Viceroy Lord Charles Hardinge. Ashtavaidyan Thaikkatt Narayanan Mooss of Samajam was given the second Vaidyaratnam and subsequently the third award was given to Shri.P.S.Varier who was the first Secretary of Arya Vaidya Samajam.

In 1940, owing to some differences with the Diwan Shanmughan Chelli, the Samajam was shifted to the northern banks of the river Bharathapuzha in Shoranur. There it flourished under the leadership of K.R.Padmanabha Iyer, Secretary who teamed up with the dynamic Rao Bahadur, AV Govinda Menon, to give the Samajam the name and fame it enjoys now. PR Subbarayan Iyer is the first secretary of Keraleeya Ayurveda Samjam, Shoranur. He is the nephew of KR Padmanabha Iyer. Popular personalities viz former Prime Minister Gulsarilal Nanda, Governerors viz Sri.R.Prakashan, former Chief Minister Sri. Kamaraja Nadar, eminent classical musician Chembai Vaidya Natha Bahagavathar, former Union Minister Shri.C.Subrahmaniam, Mahakavi Vallathol and Shri.Punnassery Neelakanda Sarma were the members of Samajam in its early days.