"Those who have learnt Ayurvedic texts meticulously, are righteous and seek virtue in everything they do, will be blessed with well-being…"
– Ashtanga hrudayam utharasthanam – 40:77
Ashtamgam Ayurveda Chikitsalayam and Vidyapeedham was established with the intent of creating meaningful contributions in the field of Ayurveda. These include: Address the issues inherent in the way Ayurveda is practised today. Reverse the decline of authentic Ayurveda and reinstate this invaluable science to its lost glory. Revive the time-honored treatise and practices evolved by the sages of ancient India centuries ago. Establish a seat of learning in Ayurveda that combines modern educational methods with the gurukula system, also incorporating teaching of ancient Indian knowledge and wisdom.
Ashtamgam Ayurveda Chikitsalayam and Vidyapeedham will strive to bring Ayurveda back to prominence in all its scientific depth and glory, as a dependable system of health care for the modern world.
The driving force behind Ashtamgam Ayurveda Chikitsalayam and Vidyapeedham is a collection of minds of renowned and widely respected doyens of Ayurveda, who have united by a larger purpose of rebuilding Indian values and culture debased by themodern ways of life. The guidance and service of illustrious practitioners of Ayurveda, the judicious mix of traditional practices and modern technology, strict adherence to the quality of treatment will all form the corner stones of the institution’s exemplary service.
Ayurveda, the science of life and healthcare, is an invaluable stream of knowledge originating from the wealth of ancient Indian wisdom developed by rishis, or holy sages.India’s contribution to the world, however, is not just its amazing repertoire of hereditary knowledge, but a unique method of teaching as well – the gurukula system.The teachings of Ayurveda should be passed on to students in a manner consistent with the purpose and philosophy of this science. The limitations of thewestern system of institutionalized education adopted for Ayurveda may well have had an adverse impact on this system of healthcare itself. With a view to restore the sanctity of age-old values and practices, recreate the genial atmosphere of the guru-shishya relationship, and to reinstate Ayurveda to its lost glory, we are giving shape to a new paradigm of excellence in Ayurvedic education – Ashtamgam Ayurveda Chikitsalayam and Vidyapeedham.
What the modern world now demands is a medical science that can respond effectively to the health care needs of today. Through this initiative, we intend toredefine Ayurveda’s relevance in the present-day context and make it a system of healthcare the world can fully depend on. We look at this venture as ahumble step towards realizing the motto of Ayurveda, as propounded by sages – “loka samastha sukhino bhavanthu”