(under the aegis of Ashtanga Educational Trust)

The Leading Ayurveda Medical College Hospital & Research Center

Permanent Directors

Vaidyan Gangadharan Nair


Having been in the service of Ayurveda for the last six decades and proved to be a living legend following the footsteps of his Revered Guru (Teacher) Late Sri Chatharu nair, a Traditional Ayurveda vaidyan with special emphasize on Child health who was then, at the time of his living (1874-1967), adorned with the vernacular maxim, “ Daivam Paathi, Chatharu Nair Paathi “ (Half god will contribute and half Chatharu Nair), whenever a child was ailing. Such was his knowledge in child health.

Sri Gangadharan Nair underwent years of Gurukula teaching under his Guru and the deep relation as disciple turned out to become family relation, as good luck would have it, as Sri Chatharu Nair’s great grand daughter came to the life of Gangadharan Nair as his better half.

Ever since he took the reign of serving the ailing community he established an Ayurveda medicine manufacturing unit in a thatched hut, with a humble beginning, which became a modern Ayurveda medicine manufacturing unit by 2002 and gained good manufacturing certificate under the Drugs controlling Act and also got enlisted in the Approved list of pharmacies by Ministry of Health and Family planning, Govt. of India under CS (MA) Rules.

Sri Gangadharan Nair gained unlimited knowledge from his Guru in the eight branches of Ayurveda and mastery over Sanskrit, and above all Balachikilsa (Ayurveda pediatrics).

He started his career serving the ailing from the age of 16 and continues to be in mitigating the pain of the ailing, particularly many a children’s problems, thereby bringing back the smiles in the face their parents. In short, Vaidyan Gangadharan does not need any introduction as he has already been in the fourth estate as well as News medias.

Kanippayyur Narayanan Namboothiripad

Managing Trustee

Kanippayyur Narayanan Namboodiripad – specialized in Jyotisha and is one of the well-known astrologers in Kerala. Ably tutored by the famous astrologer Chethallur Krishnan Kutty Gupthan – who is a stunning star in the line of disciples of Kanippayyur tradition of astrology – Sri Narayanan Nmboothiripad mastered all branches of astrology in a very short time.He carries on the astrological tradition and is consulted daily by hundreds of people. He writes the weekly forecasts for the New Indian Express Publications appearing in thirteen editions spread over the entire South India and parts of North India. He humbly refuses to claim credit for his achievements and prefers to give them to his Guru and the presiding deities of his family temple. Narayanan Namboothiripad continues to do everything connected with the publication of Yogakshemam Panchangam, which is the most popular almanac in Kerala

Manghat Unnikrishnan


Hailing from ancient family of Koottanad Manghat House, Graduate in Zoology from Govt. Victoria College, Palakkad, PG Diploma In Computer Applications from BDPS Madras, Diploma in Pharmacy. Former employee of Harrisons Malayalam Plantations. Started a Computer Education centre at Koottanad in 1993 and more actively involved in agriculture and social activities. More specifically involved in Organic farming promotion activities and Ecological preservation activities

  • Vice President – Pratheeksha Charitable Society (Pain & Palliative Clinic)
  • Chairman – Bhumika (Organic Farming Group)
  • Member- Red Cross & Member – Rotary Club

Kanippayyur Krishnan Namboothiripad


Renowned Vasthu Vidya scholar and globetrotting architect, he is the Dean of Vastuvidya Gurukulam established by the Government of Kerala’s Department of Archeology. He is also the Dean of Universities of Mahirishi Mahesh Yogi all over the world, Vasthu Vidya Prathishtanam, Kozhikode & Vasthu Academy, Thiruvananthapuram.

Dr. Manikandan K P

Vice Chairman

He is the son of Vaidyan Gangadharan Nair. Following the foot steps of his Father it was his idea to establish a hospital – till September 2003 the hospital was functioning with a limited facility of five rooms in a rented building. At this juncture, Dr. Manikandan, who was assisting his Father in the medicine manufacturing unit as well as in consultation and treatment, ever since his graduation in 1996, decided to venture on establishing a full-fledged hospital, the success of which has gained ISO certification.(2005) as World’s First Ayurveda pediatric Hospital. Simultaneously he won the National Excellency Award in Child health. He too is an expert in the eight branches of Ayurveda and serving the ailing community particularly giving significance to Children’s health. Dr. Manikandan is also on research to develop various medicines to palatable standard as children always resist taking medicines that taste bitter.

During May – June 2011 he was invited by UNESCO as a special guest to participate in a conference on “Ethical implication of Traditional medicines” held at Azerbaijan. The conference was attended by participants from several countries. He did address the gathering, replied the queries and presented a paper on the subject. Incidently he was the only Ayurveda Physician from India to get this coveted opportunity.

Pathirissery Manoj


Native of Koottanad, hailing from ancient family, Graduate in Science, Former employee of Nicholas Pyramal. Presently running an Automobile Agency at Trissur. Promoter Director Sreevalsam Medical College (An upcoming venture at Edappal) and actively involved in agriculture.

Vice Chairman – Bhumika (Organic Farming Group)

Kanippayyur Makan Krishnan Namboothiripad


Son of Vasthuvidya Kulapathi Kanippayyur Krishnan Nambuthiripad

Completed civil engg diploma from Board of Technical Education,Delhi University in 2001

Vasthu Consultant and Temple Architect

15 year experience in the field of Vasthu

Visiting faculty – Vasthuvidya Gurukulam, Dept of culture Govt of kerala
Chief instructor, Vasthu Academy, Thiruvananthapuram

Satheesan V V

Joint Secretary

Mr. Satheesan V V is a Non Resident Indian working in a Multinational Oil & Gas Company. His ancestral house is in Cherpalssery, Palakkad District and now settled in Guruvayur. He is a director of Sreevalsam Educational trust ( Sreevalsam Institute of Medical Sciences). He is involved in various social and cultural activities. He is an active member of various charitable organizations. He is sincere, passionate and a dedicated member of this trust.

Sunandha Haridas


A Member of Njrakkattu Pisharam , Guruvayoor . Mother I. P. Manassy Pisharassyar , Indyanoor Pisharam Kottakal & Father Raghava Pisharody Njrakkattu Pisharam Guruvayoor.. Was woking as senior logistics executive in a software company Qatar.

Married to haridas Chowara Pisharam.


Anil Ponnulli


Ponnoli Anil kumarHailing from Punnoli family of Koottanad, Diploma holder in Civil Engineering, Active in thefield of Building Construction for the last 19 years. Presently running a Civil Constructionand designing centre at Koottanad namely Global Constructions & Designs.

Vijayakumar P


He holds a Master Degree in commerce from Bombay University. From last 20 years he is been working as a senior accountant in Multinational Company in Qatar. He enhanced his knowledge & experience by long stint with reputed companies in Qatar & India.

He is experience in various Domains like Media, Education and Cultural Activities. He has also initiated various social welfare organiza­tions and skill based management institutes. His dedicative social work is wide ranging including direct work with youth development, child welfare services, medical and health services, aged care and disabilities, income support, community development, service planning for the elderly and public skill based education programmers. He has been actively involved in regional and international cultural and social welfare works. His dedication leads him to several reputed designation at various positions. Presently, he is holding the key position of;

Director and Board Member of Frame One Media Co. in Qatar, a Franchise of Kairali Channel of Kerala state, India.

Director – Skill Development Centre, The Centre for Fine Arts and Performing Arts, Doha, State of Qatar.

Director and Managing Committee Treasurer of Bhavan’s Public School, Doha – Qatar

Director of Quick Fix Maintenance Company, Doha – Qatar

Member of Indian Cultural Centre, Embassy of India

Member of Sanskriti, a Socio Cultural Organization under the aegis of Indian Cultural Centre, Embassy of India and he served the organization for 8 years as Treasures and 3 years as Secretary.

Founder and General Secretary of “KANAVU” a non-profitable organization, operative in Qatar for the welfare of his village “Vadakkekad”, Thrissur District, Kerala-India.

Sivanandhan V V




Sreelatha Narayanan Namboodiri


After graduation in Physics, she got married and reached the famous Kanippyyur family. Later she opt a different path by self developing Kaikottikkali, an ancient form or arts present within Kerala women. Now she lead a team of Kaikottikkali artists and perform at various stages through out Kerala in live stages as well as in visual media.

Devika K N


An enterprising B Tech (Civil) graduate, she is pursuing her traditional training in Vaastu from legend Kanippayyur Krishnan Namboodiripad. Her work on “Importance of Vaastu in Civil Engineering” as curriculum seminar, was commendable and received many appreciations.

Mrs. Adritha Parameswaran


Daughter of Late Parameswaran Nambuthiri Kidangazhiyathu Mana, Chalakudi M.Sc Biotechnology from St.Mary’s College, Thrissur W/O Kanippayyur Makan Krishnan Nambuthiripad

Purushothaman Namboodiri A


Parameswaran P


Savithri Antharjanam


P M Anujan Namboodiripad


Aryasree K N