Poonthottam Ayurvedasram was founded by Vaidya. P.M.S. Raveendranath. Vaidya Raveendranath was born in July 1965 in a Namboothiri family of central Kerala. He was initiated into Ayurveda by his father who is a renowned Sanskrit teacher belonging to a family of ardent believers of Ayurveda.
Poonthottam literally means “Flower Garden”. The Asram is set in the luscious green, healing landscape of Kerala’s verdant Kulakkad hill region. It is located in the beautiful part of central Kerala, in South India –. The Asram follows proven Ayurvedic philosophy of holistic treatment for rejuvenation, otherwise called “Panchakarma”, in which includes a spiritual environment.
The asram is owned and managed by Ayurvedacharya (Ayurevedic Physician) Dr. P.M.S. Raveendranath (fondly called Dr. Ravi) and his wife Latha Raveendranath. They are committed to share their knowledge and experience of true traditional “art of living” with you. The asram is surrounded by paddy fields, rubber, coconut and banana plantations. The greenery surrounding the asram depicting the different shades of green, is pleasing and calming, and provides the ambience for rejuvenation. Most of the herbs used for medicines are cultivated and collects from the area.
There is also a rice paddy field which produces special rice used for medicinal purposes. These herbs are processed in our own factories which are within the compound. This assures purity and the highest quality of the treatment in the Ayurvedasram.
The ashram features 30 rooms including including single rooms, double rooms, and suite rooms. Ashram also boasts with a herbal manufacturing wing, a large yoga hall, library, a canteen and dining place, telephone and internet facilities. All patients are free to move around within the campus. we also have also dedicated walking tracks through the outside of campus, if interested in long walks. If anyone is inclined to take long walks outside the campus, please notify the office before proceeding for the walk. Once treatments are commenced, traveling outside the campus is discouraged. We can accommodate around 50 in-patients at a time. Around 4 qualified Ayurveda Vaidyas are working here now. Clinical training of Ayurveda graduates is one of the thrust areas of our service to Ayurveda saastra.
Around 100 formulations are being prepared here in our manufacturing unit. We have almost 70 full-time staff who helps in the normal operation of our daily activities. Many combinations that are not available in the market are being prepared here, as and when required. More than 20 medicinal plants are collected from nearby areas in bulk providing a substantial income to the plant collectors of this area. Other materials required for preparation of medicines are obtained from the local market. On the whole, we use around 150 drug materials in our pharmacopeia. A medicinal plant demonstration garden with around 200 different types of plants is an educational place for patients and those interested.
English is not the first language of most of the staff at the campus. Malayalam is the language of Kerala state and is widely spoken here. The words commonly used for treatments, herbs, and medicines are influenced by, and have their root in the Sanskrit language. While many folks on the campus speak or understand English, there are a few who do not, there will be always someone who can understand English and communicate.
There are five types of rooms at the centre.
They range from AU$80 to AU$160 per night.
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Poonthottam Ayurvedasram is located in a serene village, few minutes away from the local town - ideally suited for healing - called Kulakkad in Palakkad district of Kerala state. Kulakkad is near a small town called Cherpulassery. Please find the google map for driving directions.
Domestic train/rail, air or road. Train services to the Palakkad Junction or Shornur junction are available from many cities in India. International visitors can come via international airports (Chennai, Cochin, Bangalore, Mumbai etc) and then take connecting domestic flights to Cochin, Coimbatore or Kozhikode (formerly Calicut). From these three airports the asram can arrange for taxi service if the arrival details are informed and this service is requested. Kozhikode airport is nearest.
The nearest town, Cherpulassery, is 15 minutes away. These roads are not divided highways, they are a bit bumpy and there is a fair amount of traffic. Inflatable cushions can help those with back problems. Payment for the taxi service should be made in Indian Rupees (INR) directly to the driver on reaching the asram or the airport
Poonthottam Kalakshetra is an academy to promote arts and culture. The Kalakshetra provides an opportunity for students to learn arts like the traditional and famous Kathakali dance. The Kathakali form of dance has its origin in this part of India. For those who are interested in learning more about the activities, and opportunities should contact the management office
Programs include classical music and art forms like Kathakali, classical dance, concerts can be arranged in the Yogamandapam on any day, preferably on Saturday evenings.
Above: Vaidyamadhom Valiya Narayanan Namboodiri.
Below: Dr Raveendranath
Kulakkad Post Office
Kerala State 679 503
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