Honorary Directors

Vaidyamadham Rishikumaran Namboothiri

Being a part of the Ashtavaidya tradition Sri Vaidyamadhom Rishikumaran Namboodiri known by short name VRN, learnt the primary lessons of Ayurveda from his father late Vaidyamadhom Valiya Narayanan Namboodiri in childhood itself. He had also completed his academic degree course in Ayurveda from Vaidyratnam Ayurveda College, Ollur. He had a successful career as a Govt. Medical Officer. Retired as District Medical Officer under Govt of Kerala, he is currently taking care of patients from nearby.

Vaidyan Padinjarappat Kiratha Moorthi Namboothiri

Obtaining his graduation from Coimbatore Ayurveda college in 1986 after completing the 7 year residential course, he did his post graduate studies from GCIM, Mysore in 1990. By selecting academy as his karmakshetra he joined Coimbatore Ayurveda College as lecturer. He is having experience of 25 years and is presently serving as Professor and H.O.D., Samhitha & Sidhantha Department, Vaidyaratnam P.S.Varier Ayurveda College, Kottakkal.

He is also the Faculty member and member of board of Studies for Ayurveda in Kerala University for Health Sciences. He is the examiner for PG examinations in many universities including Calicut, Kerala, Kannur, Pondicherry and Rajiv Gandhi.

Vaidyan Devan Namboodiri

Vaidyan Devan Namboodiri had completed his Pre-Ayurveda & Ayurveda courses at Ayurveda college, Coimbatore under Gurukula system. After completing academic studies, he started private practice and also learnt ancient Indian sciences like Nyaaya, Meemmamsa, Yog, etc. from well-known scholars like poomully Neelakandhan Namboodiripad, Vaidyamadhom valiya Narayanan Namboodiri, Vaisravanath Vasudevan Namboodiri, etc.

He is also practicing Hastyayurveda (Ayurveda for Elephants).

He is the founder and chief physician of Narayanalayam Ayurveda Chikitsalayam

Vaidyan Vinod Krishnan

Vaidyan K T Vinod Krishnan has vast clinical experience of 24 years specializing in Marma as well as Sports medicine. Having taken BAMS from VPSV Ayurveda College ,Kottakkal, started practicing in his own hospital called Amiya Ayurveda Nursing Home & Research Centre. He has published more than 50 Articles in various dailys and magazines and 12 papers in theBody Marmas, Marma Adangal, Foot Massage, Prevention & Management of sports injuries by Kalari methods, Diabetes & Hemiplegia. He had also held position as Secretary, Private Ayurveda Medical Practoners Association (PAMPA).

Currently he is:

  • Proprietor & Chief Physician of Amiya Ayurveda Nursing Home & Research Centre, Pattambi, Palakkad (Dt)
  • Managing Director – Devayana Ayurvedic Medicine (GMP Certified Company)Pattambi, Palakkad (Dt)
  • Technical Expert ISO Certification
  • Panel Physician Astamgam Ayurveda Vidyapeedham, Koottanad.
  • Panel Physician PNN Ayurveda college Cheruthuruthy.

Vaidyan M Prasad

Blessed by the discipleship of Vaidyabhushanam Padmabhushan K.Raghavan Thirumulpad, he studied Philosophy, Basic Principles and Practice of Ayurveda for 21 years along with formal education of MD(Ay) Salakyatanthra. Later he studied Clinical Ayurveda under Padmashree Dr.K.Rajagopal, Kollam.

His academic excellence lead him to various positions and currently he is Professor, Salakyatanthra, Vishnu Ayurveda College Shornur. Vaidyan M Prasad is actively involved various activities in Ayurveda community and hold positions like Trustee, Vaidyabhushanam K.Raghavan Thirumulapd Foundation for Ayurvedic Studies, Managing Trustee, Sunethri Foundation, Anchery, (a registered trust for research and propagation of Ayurveda), Varius positions in Ayurveda Medical Association of India, Life Member, The Association of SALAKIS (TAS), Editor, BHARATHEEYA VAIDYASAMVADAM quarterly journal, Member-Editorial board, APTA, monthly organ of AMAI, Member, Institutional Ethics Committee, Thrissur Pain & Palliative Care Society.

Apart from above, he has involved at different levels in publishing journals and periodicals like

Author-AYURVEDA PATANATHINORU AAMUKHAM, published by Thirumulpad Foundation, 2014

Co-author-“VIRUDHDHAHARAM- AYURVEDATHILUM PRAKRUTHICHIKITSAYILUM” published by Altermedia Thrissur. (2007)

Editor-ASHTANGAHRUDAYAM sararthabodhini commentary in Sanskrit by Vaidyan puthiyedath Raman Menon (2010) published by Thirumulpad Foundation 2010,

Editor-VICHARADHARA, autobiographic work by Vaidyabhushanam K. Raghavan Thirumulpad published by Thirumulpad Foundation, Chalakudy,

Editor and translator - ‘SIRASSEKADI VIDHI”, on special ayurvedic treatments of Kerala authored by the late Vaidyan Puthiyedath Raman Menon published by Thirumulpad Foundation, Chalakudy, etc.

Working on Autism Spectrum Disorders from 2002 onwards and has developed a new protocol (Sunethri Protocol for Autism) for the management of Autistic kids. This was presented in World Ayurveda Congress 2010, and Swadeshi Science Congress 2011, a unique achievement and carrying out treatment for more than 300 autistic patients.

Thrissur Thaikkat Vasudevan Mooss

Vasudevan Mooss, who is the heir of the renowned Ashtavaidya Family, the Thrissur Thaikat Mooss.

Graduated in Ayurveda from University of Calicut and had traditional education under Ashtavaidyan P T Narayanan Mooss, Ashtavaidyan Vaidyamadhom Rishikumaran Namboothiri and Vaidyabhooshanam Raghavan Thirumulpad. He is having an experience of more than 15 years in Ayurveda specialized in Ayurvedic Panchakarma procedures.

He is also actively involved in various organizations like CII, AMMOI, AMAI, AHMA etc and is an editorial member of “Oushadham” a journal on Ayurveda

Vaidyan Poonthottam Raveendranathen Namboothiri

Date of birth. 30. 5. 1965

Educational qualification Sishyathva of Vaidya Shaastra Mahodadhi Vaidyamadhom. Valiya Narayanan Namboothiri.

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery From Coimbatore Ayurveda college under madras university, in the. year 1987

Basic Sanskrit education from father Poonthottam Sankara Narayanan Namboothiri

Married to Latha PKN of Kuriyedath Mana, Patturaikkal, Thrissur. And is blessed with one son and a daughter.

Karmakshetra: Initial practice set up, through the beginning of Poonthottam Ayurvedasram on 13th July 1989 after completing 12 days bhajanam in Sukapuram Temple.

Started making own medicines for own patients and taking two important decisions, not to market the medicines outside and advertising in the media. With excellent support from friends and junior students of Coimbatore Ayurveda college, it gradually expanded in to an organisation named Ayurveda Vikaasa Kendram (Centre for Ayurvedic research and development).

He also began to training young Ayurveda graduates in all disciplines of Ayurveda including performance of manual therapy right from the beginning. Acquired own plot in 1995 at Kulakkad village near Cherpulassery and the hospital and manufacturing units started functioning.

Yoga centre was developed and for which a Yogamandapam was built, started incorporating with international Yoga groups like Krishnamachari Yogamandiram, Iyyenkar Yoga, Shadow Yoga etc, started exploring combined therapeutic program’s with Ayurveda Yoga and Tantra.

Indian classical art forms were developed in the campus in the form of its performance and training as it was understood to be augmenting the healing potential of Ayurveda. For that Poonthottam Kalaakshetram was initiated.

Started getting involved in many charitable health activities and developmental research activities for which Svasti Ayurvedic Trust was initiated. Poonthottam Ayurvedasram Pvt. Ltd was also started to make the system easier.

Medicinal plant cultivation and organic farming is another activity which supports the factory as well as the hospital, which is inherently connected to a small dairy farm. A temple is consecrated for Gurumoorthi who is the universal Guru, beyond all sectarianism. Altogether all these activities are contributing a traditional ambience of holistic Ayurveda.

Vaidyan Ramesh R Varier - B.A.M.S. Ayurveda Specialist Madurai, Tamilnadu, India

Education Details

  • Graduation Year 1986
  • Degree Earned B.A.M.S.
  • Name of the university Madras University
  • Specialty Ayurveda Specialist
  • Years of experience 26
  • Specific Skills and Interests Women’s Health, fertility and stress related problems, Bone, joint and Spine disorders.
Location AVN Arogya Ayurvedic Hospital 175 Vilachery Main Road Madurai 625004 India,

Research experience:

  • Engaged in developing Tablet Formulations from traditional Ayurvedic preparations.
  • Formulated more than 30 Proprietary Formulations for specific ailments from traditional Ayurvedic herbal preparations and launched them as branded Ayurvedic proprietary products.
  • Engaged in developing integrated understanding and specialized Ayurvedic treatments for specific ailments. Specialized in the treatment of fertility problems through Ayurveda.
  • Extensive research experience in areas like Diabetes, Cervical spondylosis, Lumber Spondylosis, Arthritis, women’s health and other ailments.
  • Involved in integrating counseling as an aid to treatment of various chronic diseases.
  • Engaged in interpreting the action of Ayurvedic medicines and therapies from a modern scientific point of view.

Teaching experience:

  • Taught Ayurvedic students in their graduation course.
  • Continued medical education training to Ayurvedic Doctors for promoting an integrated understanding of Modern Medicine and Ayurveda.
  • Conducting technical training programmes for Pharmaceutical marketing personnel.
  • Offered lectures on different topics in Ayurveda to groups of Ayurvedic enthusiasts

Vaidyan Veluthat Thrivikraman Namboothiri

Vaidyan Thrivikraman completed Ayurvedacharya (B.A.M.S) course from Coimbatore Ayurveda College in the year 1990. He underwent clinical training under Dr. A.V. Balaraman for one year who was one of the leading ayurvedic physician in Kerala, and later underwent clinical training for four years under Padmasree.Dr..K.Rajagopalan, who is a scholar in both Modern medicine and Ayurveda.He has a working experience of more than 9 years in the renowned and prestigious institution, Kottakal Arya Vaidyasala, Kottakkal, Kerala. He worked at Kottakkal Ayurvedic Centre, Muscat; which is an outlet of Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala for 6 years. Vaidyan Thrivikraman is presently the chief physician of Swetaranya Ayurvedasram.

Yogasree Sambu Namboothiri

Hailing from Kannur, Member of Irinjippalli Illam, Karivallur. After completing Diploma in Naturopathy, started Gandhi Prakrithi Chikitsalayam at Ponnani. Qualified YOGA TTC from Sivananda Yoga Dhanwanthari Asramam, Neyyar, Trivandrum in 1990.

Visited many yoga centres throughout India, Conducting classes in Schools and various training centres. Presently running Yoga & naturopathy centre at Ponnani & Kunnamkulam.

Active in social works and organizations like State Treasurer, All Kerala Nature Cure Federation , Managing Director, Yoga & Naturopathy Health Resort, Ponnani, Yoga & nature Association Advisory Board Member, Nalla Bhakshanam Movement worker.

Vaidyan Kanippayyur Ajith Namboothiripad

Vaidyan Thottam Neelakandan Namboothiri

Successor of a great tradition. Son of Bhagavatha Vachaspathi Thottam Krishnan Namboothiri.

Ayurveda Tradition: Thottam Subrahmanian Namboothiri – his great grandfather – was a famous Ayurveda Vaidyan and specialist in Balachikitsa(Paediatrics) and Vishavaidyam (Toxicology). On the maternal side his mother is daughter of Udiyannur Neelakandan Namboothiripad who was disciple of Vaidyamadhom Valiya Narayanan Namboothiri. He acquired immense knowledge from the Grandhas and his education in Gurukula System for 12 years under the great Valloor Sankaran Namboothiri – an authority in the field of Keraleeya Vishavaidyam (Toxicology). Thus became the connecting link of three great traditions.

Presently running a GMP certified Oushadhashala at Vadassery namely Sreebhadra Ayurvedic Oushadhasala .

Married to Dr. Deepa an Ayurvedic Post Graduate.

Ashta Vaidyan Thaikkat Ravi Mooss

The dedication and tradition as well as academics are well combined in the career of Ashtavaidyan E.T Ravi Mooss. Born in 1974, He began his traditional Gurukula form his father Ashtavaidyan E.T. Divakaran Mooss at young age and detailed Ashtangahrudaya from his great uncle Ashtavaidyan Brahmasree Pulamanthole Sankaran Mooss lessons at the age of 17.At the age of 19 he joined in Ayurveda college Coimbatore to attain academic qualification.

  • Degree Conferred by: The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai.
  • Year of Degree conferred: July 1999.
  • ROTP. Adv. Panchakarma course from National Research institute of Panchakarma – Dept. of AYUSH (Govt of India)

Worked with Club Mahindra Resorts, Goa for 6 months as Ayurvedic Doctor and Health club manager, FRLHT Bangalore and under his father Ashtavaidyan E. T. Divakaran Mooss in Maharishi Vedic University in The Netherlands, Germany also in India. He is the managing director of Aatma Ayurvedic private limited and head of the Department of internal medicine in Maharishi Vedic Medical college and hospitals , Vlodrop, The Netherlands. Conducted seminars, awareness classes in USA, Netherlands, Hungary, Croatia etc. Chief Consulting Physician in AYUS Ayurveda centre, Zadar, Croatia and Member of EURAMA- European Ayurveda Medical Association- Austria.

Vaidyamadham Rajeev Namboothiri

Vaidyan Purushothaman Namboothiri

Dr Purushothaman P is a Salyatantra (Orthopaedics and surgery) specialist and professional educator. Currently he is the Head of Department in Salyatantra and Medical Superintendent in Ashtamgam Ayurveda Vidyapeedom and Chikilsalayam.

Early life and education

Dr Purushothaman was born in Perumbully mana, a traditional Indian family hailed for its remarkable contributions to the world of Astrology and Ayurveda. His ancestors had written and preserved various traditional Indian manuscripts on Sanskrit and Indian philosophies. From the early days of childhood itself Dr Purushothaman had a strong foundation in Sanskrit which is considered as the backbone of all Indian treatises.

After completing schooling in Kerala he pursued BAMS from the prestigious Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Ayurveda Medical College, an institution under Kanchi Kamakodi Peedom. Throughout his BAMS days he was destined to receive the wisdom of Ayurveda imparted by many well-known eminent faculties. From the days of graduation studies onwards, Dr Purushothaman was keen to take special care to the ailing ones.

After completing BAMS, he was appointed as a resident medical officer in Sreedhareeyam Ayurvedic Eye Hospital and Research Centre. During those days he received immense guidance and blessings from Dr N P P Namboodiri, Chief Physician and founder of the Sreedhareeyam who is considered as the epitome and visionary of Netra chikilsa (Opthalmology) in India. After gaining the essence of Netra chikilsa, Dr Purushothaman took masters in Salya tantra (Orthopaedics and Surgery) from the reputed Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science in Bangalore

Academic Career

Receiving Master of Surgery in Salyatantra, Dr Purushothaman started his career as Assistant Professor-Salyatantra in Vishnu Ayurveda College, Shornur, Kerala. Very soon, his vibrant and unique teaching methodologies made him a successful teacher. Along with teaching, he became a reputed clinician who was capable of administering Kshara karma, Agni karma and other para surgical procedures to the needy.

In Ashtamgam Ayurveda Chikilsalayam and Vidyapeedom

Even from the days of discussions regarding the commencement of Ashtamgam Ayurveda Chikilsalayam and Vidhyapeedom, Dr Purushothaman was an integral part of this pious institution. His foresight and vision towards Ashtamgam was one among the stepping stones in the moulding of this unique institution. Even from the initial days of Ashtamgam, Dr Purushothaman has devoted his time and acumen for the proficiency of this venture.

By the time of inception, he was bound to leave behind his prior institution to be an integral part of Ashtangam family. Soon after he joined Ashtamgam, he was appointed as Vice Principal and Deputy Medical Superintendent. He has been successfully fulfilling the duties of both these positions when he was promoted to the post of Medical Superintendent.

Other academic accolades
  • With his in-depth knowledge in Ayurveda and his masters in Salyatantra, he has published several articles based on parikarthika ( Fissure – in – ano), arshas(haemorrhoids), Sastras used in Salyatantantra, Manas, Quality of life etc. in several International and National journals having indexing in PubMed
  • Simulation being the latest attraction in medical education, he has attended various workshops conducted by Kerala University of Health Sciences under simulation to get trained so as to provide an extensive hands on training to his undergraduate students.
  • He has organized many national level seminars and CMEs
  • He has conducted numerous hands on training in Para surgical techniques to the new budding doctors of Ayurveda
  • He was the executive member in District committee of Ayurveda Medical Association of India and treasurer of AMAI-Kunnamkulam area
  • Currently he is an Executive committee member in Private Ayurveda Teachers Organisation

Vaidyan Sasikaimal

Vaidyan Sasi Kaimal completed his graduation from Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda College, Ollur. He is blessed with his study under the guidance of Vaidyabhooshanam Raghavan Thirumulpad and Dr.K.Rajagopalan.

With vast clinical experience, currently practicing at Melpathur Smaraka Ayurveda Hospital, Guruvayur.

Vaidyan Aparna Poomully

Dr. Saraswathy M, popularly known as ‘Dr. Aparna Poomully Mana’ was born in Mallissery Mana in Palakkad district. Along with her modern school education she had undergone gurukulatraining under Valloor Sankaran Namboodiri from the age of seven. Sri.Valloor Sankaran Namboodiri, disciple of Late Cherukulappurath Krishnan Namboodiri was a colleague of Late. Poomully Aramthampuran.

For a period of more than a decade, she trained rigorously under Valloor in Sankrit, Vyakarana, Ashtangahrudayam, Charaka samhitha, Visha chikitsa, Bala chikitsa etc. and following hergurukula education, she completed her formal medicine course in Ayurveda at Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science & Research, Bangalore. Thereafter she married the grandson of Poomully Aramthampuran and became an integral part of the Poomully Mana.

Dr. Aparna Poomully Mana is associated with ‘Poomully Mana Heritage Ayurveda Treatment Centre’ as the Chief Resident Physician. Along with her attempt to preserve the ancient ayurvedic texts of Poomully Mana, she is conducting research on various unique ayurvedic formulations, Rasayana Chikitsa etc. and keeping alive the glorious spirit of Poomully Aramthampuran.

Dr. Aparna Poomully Mana is providing her services to Ashtangam Ayurveda Chikitsalayam as a Consulting Physician.