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Located in Kottakal, the ideal geographic location of Kerala. Its salubrious climate has made external purification and rejuvenation therapies most effective for treatment of many psychosomatic disorders.

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Sri P. S. Varier, scion of an illustrious family of Kottakkal in the Malabar region of Kerala, was an extraordinary man. He was a multi-faceted personality: a renowned Ayurvedic scholar and academician, an able practitioner; a successful entrepreneur, and a genuine philanthropist... all at the same time!

Sri Varier studied Ayurveda under the classical Gurukula system. He also acquired proficiency in the practice of Allopathy. In late 1902, Sri Varier founded the Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal, for the preparation of authentic Ayurvedic medicines. The rest is history.Sri Varier Today, Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala is a name synonymous with Ayurveda. A name that offers a new lease of life to the suffering humanity.

About the center:

Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala (AVS) is a century old Charitable Institution engaged in the practice and propagation of Ayurveda, the ancient health care system of India. AVS offers classical Ayurvedic medicines and authentic Ayurvedic treatments and therapies to patients from all over India and abroad.

Ayurvedic Hospital and Research Centre, KottakkalAVS was established at Kottakkal in Kerala State of India in 1902 by the visionary physician and philanthropist, the late Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varier. Started essentially as a village clinic, it has now grown into a multi-unit, multi-disciplinary and multi-crore organisation. It has operations in different areas of Ayurvedic practice.

AVS manages Ayurvedic Hospitals at Kottakkal, Delhi and Kochi. All classical Ayurvedic medicines, therapies and expert medical advice are available there. AVS has two modern medicine manufacturing units, has well equipped quality control labs, has fullfledged research activities, publishes Ayurvedic periodicals and books, cultivates medicinal plants and conducts educational programmes. AVS also runs a Kathakali academy where the classical theatre of Kathakali is taught and performed.


Many special treatments prescribed in the ancient medical classics for some of the most distressing diseases are currently practised only in Kerala, a state in the southern part of India.

These treatments are specially effective in paralysis, rheumatism, arthritis, spondylosis, and other psychosomatic diseases. The classical therapies are also made use of, for devising new treatment modalities to deal with several serious ailments of the modern man such as parkinsonism, motor neuron diseases, cancer etc.

The major treatments provided at the hospital are:

  1. Dhara (Oordhwanga Dhara & Sarvanga Dhara)
  2. Pizhichil
  3. Navarakkizhi
  4. Sirovasti
  5. Pichu
  6. Sirolepa

Besides these specialised methods, the hospital offers Panchakarma treatments like Kashayavasthy, Snehavasthy, Nasyam, Virechanam and Raktamoksham.


The centre provides organic food.

White sugar, chilies and nightshades are not served.


Is there any pollution in the vicinity?: No

Tharpanam Dhara Pizhichil Sirovasthi
Source: www.panchakarma.com
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