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vaidyagrama – the ayurveda healing village

Vaidyagrama means a healing village. 
An assemblage of Ayurveda Vaidyas sharing a common Vision. 
A community of Ayurveda hospitals.
An Ayurveda hospital that will be & give authentic. 
A hospital that will be green and environment-friendly.
A natural setting with perfect energy conservation and management techniques.
A dream seen for authentic Ayurveda, that will be reality in year 2009.
A hospital; also a learning facility.
An ashram; a spa; a temple of healing.
An optimum healing environment. 
An endeavour, a major step towards the Vision, of Punarnava Ayurveda.

Led by Dr. Ramkumar, Ayurveda Vaidya hailing from a traditional Ayurveda family, Punarnava Ayurveda in Coimbatore - South India is Ayurveda born anew to suit its contemporary role, with no compromise on the valued qualities of tradition. It has a Vision of “Authentic Ayurveda for Universal Well-being”. Establishing an Ayurveda Village in the outskirts of Coimbatore has been one of the activities in pursuit of the objective. For this Vision with which Punarnava Ayurveda has set forth on the journey, there are more hands and minds joining in, with goodwill and support.

There are Ayurveda centers galore & identifying your right Ayurveda healing space is often a difficult proposition. The world is going the Natural way.  Hence the ideal combination of the Ayurveda healing place would be Authentic + Natural. vaidyagrama will be special in that it will cater to the demand of authentic Ayurveda, the traditional way – as well as go natural, the contemporary mode.  It will have authentic Ayurveda made contemporary.


• It will have clusters of healing spaces, several small hospitals, each under the guidance of one Vaidya, your senior Ayurveda Physician, who will be third-generation Ayurveda practitioners.

• Its clusters will have a maximum of twelve rooms under one Physician, thus ensuring a stress-free ambience of being, for the healer as well as the patient. Treatments like panchakarma and shirodhara will be given for various conditions like arthritis, migraine, spondylosis, digestive disorders, skin disorders, hormonal disorders etc. under the supervision of the senior physician

• It will be a  ‘Green’ Ayurveda hospital, environment-friendly in utilizing concepts of renewable energy, as solar energy, wind energy, bio-mass, waste water recycling and management; as also in its construction with a minimum of cement and steel, and more of natural products. It will thus have minimum pollutants in the campus, thus maintaining the air & ambience, pure and healthy.

• It will be self-sufficient in that vaidyagrama will use all Nature’s resources to the best use to create a healthy ambience and it will also make it self-reliant even in terms of Energy as electricity, water.

• It will give pure Ayurveda care with the expert healing team of experienced Vaidyas as well as Therapists.

• It will house all facilities for making classical medicines, especially for you; for catering you with the most refreshing Ayurvedic food.

• It will offer personalized care to the patient, thus making the healing process, more pleasant.

• It will mould your lifestyle and routine in a positive way, as it guides the learning Physicians and healers of tomorrows.

• Its ambience will be charged with the powerful presence of Lord Dhanwantari, the God of Healing, in the temple.

Being created with the strong basis of traditional Indian knowledge systems as Vasthu Shastra – the Indian architectural science, , vaidyagrama will be traditional Ayurveda catering the best way to the modern world..  The plan and the design of vaidyagrAma are in concurrence with the modern architectural norms, as also keeping with the ancient Vasthu Shastra norms as approved by veteran expert from Kerala, Kanippayyoor Narayanan Namboodiri.

Vaidyagrama will also be keeping with the principles of an ideal Ayurvedic center as prescribed in the classic Ayurveda texts. The commitment is to create a truly natural Ayurveda hospital that is based on the textual dictates, and yet that suits contemporary times. The spaces allotted for each specific place for healing, the materials used for construction, the landscaping and even the vegetation will be all for an Ayurveda reason – a good reason for the healing process to be complete.

It is the effort of the team to create and maintain the being of vaidyagrama, maximum in an eco-friendly manner with maximum conservation and management of all sorts of Energy. For the Green hospital vaidyagrama, these will be some of the special, natural and environment-friendly endeavours:

• Use of Solar Energy – Solar energy is energy from the Sun in the form of radiated heat and light. It drives the climate and weather and supports life on Earth. Solar energy technologies make controlled use of this energy resource. At vaidyagrAma, there will be use of solar energy for heating, lighting as well as cooking. It will be used in the kitchen, for street lights, as well as for water heaters etc. Even Solar torches and solar re-chargers, for electrical appliances and even vehicles, are thought of for use in vaidyagrama.

• Use of Wind Energy – Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into useful form, such as electricity, using wind turbines. A suitable wind turbine will be installed to cater to the needs of vaidyagrama;  and it will be used for generating electricity, thus putting Nature’s resources to use. Wind energy is plentiful, renewable, widely distributed, clean, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

• Use of Biomass - Biomass refers to biological material that can be used as fuel. Most commonly, biomass refers to plant matter grown for use as biofuel. Biomass may also include biodegradable wastes that can be burnt as fuel. Burning biomass, or the fuel products produced from it, may be used for heat or electricity production. It will be one of the natural modes for fuel used in vaidyagrAma kitchens.

• Water Management - Water management is the practice of planning, developing, distribution and optimum utilizing of water resources - The treatment of drinking water, industrial water, sewage or wastewater management, water recycling. A water consultant is prescribing the best course of action towards this endeavour, during construction as well as during maintenance in vaidyagrAma.

• Water conservation refers to reducing use of fresh water, through technological or social methods.The goals of water conservation efforts include Sustainability ( To ensure availability for future generations, the withdrawal of fresh water from an ecosystem should not exceed its natural replacement rate), Energy conservation (Water pumping, delivery, and wastewater treatment facilities consume a significant amount of energy), Habitat conservation (Minimizing human water use helps to preserve fresh water habitats for local wildlife and migrating waterfowl, as well as reducing the need to build new dams and other water diversion infrastructure).

• Rainwater harvesting is the gathering, or accumulating and storing, of rainwater. Natural means like planting of trees to avoid soil erosion, as well as other modes like preparing trenches for rainwater processing are thought of, for vaidyagrama.

• As part of being environment-friendly, vaidyagrama will have a pollution-free ambience – There will be no vehicle from outside that will be allowed in the premises. The pollution –free, no petrol, rechargeable vehicles will be used for conveyance in the campus.

• Vaidyagrama will have its natural cultivation of trees and plants, including vegetables as well as herbal medicines. Towards that plants are already being grown in the land in the most natural way, using natural manures and bio-pesticides.

• In keeping with the specifications given in classical Ayurveda texts, a specially prepared herbal Kashayam will be mixed with the natural building materials in construction, which is most ideal in terms of a treatment place as well as in terms of being most natural.

• With the usage of natural mud & binders available, the effort is to reduce the usage of cement upto 3%. A herbal termite treatment is given, thus making even the construction, most eco-friendly as possible.

• The construction will be such that there is maximum usage of daylight as well as natural breeze in the buildings. It will thus help in preservation of electrical energy.

• To further the reduction of consumption of Electrical energy, LED lighting will be utilized.

• vaidyagrama will be saving resources of Nature, further by avoiding use of Plastic in all ways, and replacing it with natural products.

• vaidyagrama will also see usage of recycled paper, thus supporting the cause of saving a tree from being cut, for making paper.

• The construction will be done only in less than 30% of the total area of over 16 acres, thus maintaining the connect with the Earth, thus devoting area to cultivation also.

• Primarily catering to patients, vaidyagrama will keep the construction on the ground level to enable easy movement of patients and also to enable energy conservation by avoiding use of lifts and escalators.

In this self-sufficient Green healing center, special care will be given to facilitate a most natural, stress-free life for the patients as well as the healers and the whole of vaidyagrama team.

• It is with that objective that a most natural setting is created, which would be most ideal for healing.
• It is thus that the Physician is also given responsibility of care of a cluster, thus ensuring stress-free, personalized care of a group of patients therein.
• vaidyagrama will attempt not to discourage usage of communication gadgets as mobile phones and computers, by patients, which would help the patient to be more involved in the process of Ayurveda healing, which in turn would facilitate a happy healing.

An optimum healing environment will be created by the healing team

• with the coming together of the Vaidyas from different healing traditions, who will share their expertise and experience, along with the single Vision of vaidyagrama – all for the cause of the care & cure of the seeker of Ayurveda
• with the authentic Ayurveda treatments, classical medicines as well as an Ayurveda routine to support the process
• with the creation of inner healing too, with practice of Yoga and meditation, in spaces created specially for the purpose.

The sixteen acres of green land in the foothills of the Western Ghats, await the being of a special healing space of Ayurveda, to bring forth happy well-being for all… an ideal setting to heal, vaidyagrama welcomes you to be, to let yourself relish the experience of pure Ayurveda healing!

Since the beginning of humanity, this is the central bhAva of all the great sages of yore who attained that real bliss after becoming one with ‘That’, the Creator. They all wished for the remaining all people who are not in the same place, where they should be. So they prayed for all those people and the common bhAva was saRve bhavantu sukhinA: saRve santu nirAmaya: This is a prayer and at the same time, a great blessing from a totally pure heart. With this selfless bhAvana, a group conceived a great concept in the form of Punarnava Ayurveda and vaidyagrama – for service of all…. To motivate the suffering people to go back to the source through the great knowledge of Ayurveda, imparted by the ancestors.

The plan

lokAh samasthA sukhino bhavantu