JULY 2019

July 30, 2019

Lucky and grateful and amazed: this is how i feel my second visit to Vaidyagrama, it has been a pleasure to see the people again and know and to meet new ones.

I love hearing the cows, the birds (there are many more than 2 years ago), and the music, the chanting, especially love how children are welcomed and cared for as everyone goes about their duties.

Vaidyagrama is truly a model for a better world. I look forward to returning and bringing others here.

So grateful to Dr. Harikrishnan, Dr. Mini, Dr. Princess Lucy, Dr. Vasudevan and Dr.Aruna;

For the complete care of Lakshmi, Athira and Sreeshma, For Shembagam who work tirelessly and the vast army of people who make all this possible.

From my heart to yours


Mary Bradford



July 30, 2019

Many were the days...Waiting for my mind to know the truth.

I had long thought that if i married to my body to my mind...

That would be a perfect love story

So, as an act of love to myself, I decided to go to Vaidyagrama.

Here, the doctors and staff at Vaidyagrama, by administering ancient, time tested Ayurveda, helped my mind know my body’s truth.

Now, to show my appreciation of their utmost dedication, detailed attention, compassion, and commitment to help us heal, my mind takes a vow to my body to practice and study Ayurvedic diet and right living regimens so wonderfully practised on me (except the ghee) Just kidding.  

It really worked as Dr. Harikrishnan promised!

And thank you Dr. Ramkumar, Dr.Ramadas, Dr.Ramanandan, Dr.Mini, Dr. Princess etc. for the regular daily satsangs to knowledge about Ayurveda and healing our soul/spirit.

Dr.Mini and Dr. Princess Lucy, Dr.Vasudevan- Great administrators of Dr.Harikrishnan’s orders-All of you, I was lucky to have you as my doctors.

Your ‘bedside manner’ and approachability was 100%.

Thank you Athira, Lakshmi, Shreeshna.

My therapist Subash was so helpful and his smile is medicine.

Love you all..

Shembagam – my most pleasant and polite room cleaner, Aparna- for all your help.

Chief Dr.Harikrishnan you have helped me


1. Policy for synthetic fragrance free environment:

We respectfully request everyone refrain from the wearing fragrance in public spaces. Our chemically sensitive (allergic) patients are negatively impacted and appreciate your cooperation.

Scented soaps, shampoos, laundry products on clothes, lotions and cologne/perfume, deodorant.

The scents spread from your room, including incense, into the halls.

If this can’t be avoided please inform your doctor, so he or she can notify affected patients to close their doors / windows that open to the hall.

2. Cats may jump onto your porch mattress. You may want to keep a cat sheet on mattress at all times. When you want to use mattress, cover it with a separate sheet or blanket after removing cat sheet.

3 .If your meal is delayed (more than 1 hour) due to treatment or other reasons you may ask staff to reheat food especially true on ghee therapy days

(My meals were barely warm sometimes)

4. On the days of massage treatment, if patient feels anxious, unsettled

(Purgation day for ex :) the therapist with shower, comforting ‘touch’ can be helpful. Please request.

5. For those allergic to mosquitoes or mosquito repellent you may use mandapam (screened room) with fans.

6. For patients with swayback, lower back problems, tight hamstrings or gluteus, provide vinyl cushion (easy to clean), under knees (and ankle if possible) during face up position on massage tables.

Thank you

Nina, Christina Raymond,



July 28, 2019

My visit to Vaidyagrama though it was experimental, I am truly satisfied with the process and care provided by the entire team of doctors, staff and senior people.

The visit has given me a better clarity in living wish visiting soon with my wife for a full cleansing program.

Thanks again to all the members of Vaidyagrama




July 28, 2019

For me it was not good.

May be my lack, may be attitude, and may be specific condition.

I am impressed with the best efforts to follow the traditional Ayurveda.

I am disappointed in the forcefulness of doctors.

After 21 days of eating the diet and taking the medicines, I am left with more troublesome symptoms.

I hope in time, I will feel the benefit of my time at Vaidyagrama.

Vahe  Megerdoonian



July 27, 2019

This is my third visit to Vaidyagrama.

Are there any words to say that my trust in the people and doctors here?

I am very impressed from my 1st visit whenever I leave this place I already decided for my next visit.

This place has everything to get rejuvenated from hectic life of big city.

Thank you all.
The doctors, staffs and therapists.

Ranjan Shroff




July 26, 2019

We are extremely happy with the treatments, doctors, supporting staff, environment and everything in Vaidyagrama.

Our compliments to all of them who made this happen.

We go back healthier, happier and full of satisfaction.

Thanks to all in Vaidyagrama.

Dr.Subba Rao pavuluri and Anantha lakshmi.



July 24, 2019

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge and if I have faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing

If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

It is not rude, it is not self - seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.

Love never fails, but where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.

Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face.

Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (I Corinthians 13)

Grateful from my heart for: Faith, Hope and Love that were bathed on me immensely. Grateful to the entire team that took care of me that I can proceed my life in better health with greater clarity and more open hearted. It is always honour to me to see how this community breathes together with nature and grows

Thank You

Accept - Grow - Contribute




July 23, 2019

I can’t quite believe our time at Vaidyagrama is over already.

I had so long anticipated coming here and it has been a wonderful experience.

I go home feeling relaxed and refreshed and nourished body and soul.

Thank you for the integrity and commitment of your Vision here.

You are all creating great light in the world.

Many thanks for all the care and comfort you provide.

I found the teaching of Ramkumar and the insights of Dr Ramadas very beneficial.

Thank you to all the staff an amazing team effort.

Virginia Reid



July 23, 2019

It’s time to go now, after saving for so long to get here, it’s exceeded all reports I heard about it.

The pujas and satsang were amazing.

Communal dinner was fun. 

Treatments were so nourishing.

The doctors being so continuously attentive.

Definitely I will be revisiting.

It is a community that encourages trust and the amazing community developments are best of all.

Well done & continue the amazing spirit

Shelagh Bradley



July 22, 2019

First I want to say thank you for each and everyone in this place.

I really loved the way, how all the people were so nice and friendly.

It was an amazing experience for me all by myself 21 days.

But I didn’t feel I am alone here.

Whoever they helped me the whole time, I really want to thank you.

I want to come and see this place not as a patient but a good recovered person from my bad health. I learned lot of nice things from this place.

My Dr Ramadas and Dr Sajna helped me so much for my treatments.

My wonderful kids Indhumathi and Dhanya was great.

I love you both as they are part of my family.

Other than that I want to say my heartily prayers whoever they are coming for the treatment to get well soon.

I will really miss this place so much.

God will bless this place all the time that is my wise.

Good bye 

Santhi Natarajan



July 22, 2019

This institute is super, not only in India, but outside the world also.

But there should be some improvement needed like food.

Otherwise everything is ok.

Shashi Grover



July 22, 2019

So happy to see Vaidyagrama emerge as a true healing village.

May the energy from here heal the body, mind, and our being across the spectrum of our living and the known Universe.

Namaste gratitude to all here that make it happen.




July 22, 2019

I am so grateful to the many people who took such good care of me and of the surroundings.

A much needed time to be cared for, in all ways of leaving in a better, healthier, more balanced condition than when I arrived.

My third time here, and feel truly blessed to have this opportunity again.

Thanks especially to doctors Harikrishnan and Dr Aruna for their kindness and excellent care.

Ellen Rennard



21 July, 2019

I truly came here not expecting to get much.

It was an idea and plan made by my parents.

However I can say with all my heart that my seven days experience was one that has taken me by great surprise.

I loved the serene atmosphere that allowed my stress levels to decrease significantly and my thoughts to flow freely.

I was treated with first class service and could meet nicer people.

One doctor even went out of his way and offered me some life advice that changed so much.

I am truly in debt to this place and hope to come back very soon.





21 July, 2019

Me and my daughter Rufina stayed here from 14th July 2019. Very pleasant experience overall.

Our sincere thanks to Dr. Ramanandan, Dr. Harikumar, Dr Anupama, Dr Nishanth and Dr Vinod.

All the housekeeping and therapists are always timely.

Morning prayers and afternoon mandapam interactions are fantastic.

Thank you Vaidyagrama.

Dancy Kulandairaj




21 July, 2019

We first heard about Vaidyagrama back in 2015 through one of our friend R.G Subramaniam who stayed here.

Since then we wanted to be benefitted through Ayurvedic treatment and be a part of this Vaidyagrama ongoing basis. Finally time had come for our family and we are sincerely thankful for this wonderful experience.

Coming back to treatment, my wife Dancy and our first daughter Rufina stayed here for a week and they feel night and day difference with their back pain and allergic problem.

Kudos to everyone of Vaidyagrama team for being excellent human beings and providing awesome service of each and every activity in this village.

It is not just right to mention one or few names or titles. Our family have been to several countries with my work.

This team is unbelievable.

Whole heartedly best wishes for each and every one of you at Vaidyagrama to live healthy and peace.

Thank you and best regards

Valan Arasu Michael




July 21, 2019

Thank you very much, your Vaidyagrama is very good environmentally.

I like this place. Treatment and food are very good.

Divine healing and I felt it.

Founder Dr. Ramkumar and Dr. Ramadas are very kind and friendly explain all our doubts.

I had seen your employee, therapist, doctors all are well motivated and they take care all patients.

I wish you all your ideas future projects to be very great success.

We pray to god you will set good health and mind always.

K. Vinayakan & Meenakshi




20 July, 2019

I heard about Vaidyagrama from my mother who came here for treatment last year. Ever since I heard, it was a dream for me to come and I am so thankful that I got the opportunity this year.

After 21 days of being here, I can definitely say that I feel so much at home and already feel a part of the Vaidyagrama family.

The dedication that each and every one shows here really makes you feel comfortable and positive which automatically starts healing you.

I am truly appreciative of the last 21 days where I have found a few guiding principles, recommendation for healthy lifestyle, a positive environment, magic medicines and a whole lot of care that I am taking back with me to incorporate into my lifestyle.

Thank you to Dr. Ramanandan, Dr. Vinod, Dr. Anupama, Lavanya, Shiny and all other therapists, all the housekeeping staff and the management.

I hope to be back soon.

With love

Sriya Srikrishnan




20 July, 2019

I came to Vaidyagrama upon my mother’s request.

It was more about supporting her rather than expecting anything, as Ayurveda was completely new to me.

However, I was pleasantly surprised by how enriching my experience was.

A holistic healing of the mind, body and spirit. I feel rejuvenated after my stay.


I must thank especially Dr. Ramanandan, Dr. Harikumar, Dr. Nishanth, Dr. Vinod and Dr. Suvedha for their patience, care and dedication, and to my warm and ever helpful therapists.

I have really enjoyed all the satsangs, especially the inspiring guidance of

Dr. Ramkumar, which I know will be very helpful to my day to day life.

I can’t wait for another ghee treatment to lose another 6kg.

I look forward to coming back and wish continual growth and success for Vaidyagrama.

Athira thank you so much for the idly maker.

A special thanks to Athira and Aparna for their kind help and support.

With lots of love from Mom and Deepa.

Deepa Alleck

Santa Alleck



19 July 2019


The perfume of sandalwood, rosebay of Jasmine..

Cannot travel against the wind.


The fragrance of virtue Travels even against the wind,

As far as the end of the world,

Like garlands woven from a heap of flowers,

Fashion from your life as many good deeds.

From the “Dharmapada”

The virtue of everyone at Vaidyagrama will travel to the end of the world.

Thank you for everything and it’s been blessings to be here, under the care of the doctors and all who are involved in the work.

Sanghee Chon




July 19, 2019

My husband was hesitant to start Panchakarma so far away from home and I accompanied him for his treatment.

I was told that I could be a Bystander or get some rejuvenation treatment for myself.

Arriving at Vaidyagrama late evening on 15th July 2019, I was immediately enchanted by the energy of this special healing community of doctors, attendants, therapists and follow patients. I felt reassured that my husband will be taken care of a well here. I too signed up for basic treatment.

I am leaving after 5 days of a wonderful stay here.

I wish to thank Dr.Harikrishnan and his team for everything that Vaidyagrama offers to humanity



July 18, 2019

Thank you all for an amazing experience.

I was not sure about how my mother (80 years) would take to her food exposure to Ayurveda and am happy to say that she not only enjoyed it but also she wish come back.

It is been a holistic enriching experience the doctors are wonderful.

Dr. Ramadas is very personable we both enjoyed and chatting with him.

The therapist Kalpana and Geethu are very caring.

The cleaners were amazing especially shakuntala

Loved all the trees and plants growing around creating a very peaceful environment.

Thank you once again especially for all the care and love showed on my mother.

A little more attention to the food and therapy rooms will make it even better.

Best wishes

Ritica & Usha

New Delhi.



July 16, 2019

A way of wellness and healing that’s been around for 4000 to  6000 years is in itself fabulous.

Vaidyagrama and the doctors here take it to next level with their attention, empathy and caring. It’s great to hear so many stories from other patients and meet like-minded people.

The therapists Shiny, Anita, Lavanya are calm and lovely and seem not only to love their jobs but also the food.

Thank you Dr. Ramanandan and Dr. Vinod.

I hope to be back healthier and happier.

Ritti Jarg




July 13, 2019 

I consider myself blessed to stay at Vaidyagrama for My psoriasis treatment.

I am thankful to everyone here whom I met in person and whom I couldn’t.

I don’t consider this as a Hospital it’s a healing ashram.

I’m blessed to meet Dr Ramadas.

Words are not enough to describe his nature. Wonder how a person of his stature and calibre be always grounded, ready to listen, compassionate and caring.

His medical knowledge is known worldwide. However, his personality of being simple, kind are to be experienced only when we could spend time with him in person. He is terrific overall. 

Dr Sajna is equally very nice and caring. I would like to also mention about the therapists who were very passionate in the job they do. 

Thanks for everyone. People who served food, housekeeping staff and everyone. 

I wish to see you all again.

Thank you 

BS Arun Kumar 

Vijaya Shekhar



July 12, 2019

I have stayed here in Vaidyagrama for 21 days.

Although I didn’t realize it during the first few days of my treatment, I can vouch for the fact that Vaidyagrama works.

The environment was very peaceful and beautiful. The staffs were extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and well maintained.

Our stay here was very comfortable and we are very grateful for this experience.

The people who run and maintain this place has to be commented on their practice.

I was lucky to be treated by the doctors, Dr. Ramanandan, Dr. Anupama, Dr. Vinod and Dr. Nishanth. They are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. They made my treatment bearable.

The environment felt safe and homely.

Sethuram Senthilkumar.




July 11, 2019

The wisdom, integrity, calm, loving, attention and generosity of spirit in Vaidyagrama in each person who works here to create a community, family, home and incredible healing Centre are deeply felt and appreciated.

I am in awe and greatly moved and inspired by what you have created with Vaidyagrama. I am blessed and privileged to have experienced this over the last 4 weeks and hope to return throughout my life.

Much love, joy and satvic energy to all of you

Carlie Angel


South Australia


July 11, 2019

Thank you to all the doctors, treatment team, office kitchen cleaning and laundry staff for taking such good care of us over the past three weeks.

Special thanks to Dr. Ramadas for being such an enthusiastic MC (Master of Ceremony) of the Wednesday night group dinner/karaoke evening.

We had heard good things about Vaidyagrama that did not really know what to expect the improved, diet and treatments were all surprisingly challenging and it took us a few weeks to really appreciate what is taking place.

Now that we have finally settled in to a slower routine, it is time to leave.

Some suggestions, 

It would be good to know the ingredients in our food.

I would have appreciated words and translations to most prayers in order to participate more.

Please provide cards, carom, and scrabble.

Nadine currimjee



July 11, 2019

I want to thank the doctors, treatment team, office kitchen staff and cleaning staff for taking such good care of us. Really enjoyed my time here.

Wednesday night were the most fun.

Very happy with the result of my treatments. I am going to take much better care of my body and mind look forward to returning in the near future.


Michael quane



July 08, 2019

I came to know about Vaidyagrama from Dr. P.S Rekhi, eye specialist based at Madras. He told me about the whole body healing.

I am so happy that I have got what I was told.

My spirituality also improved.

All doctors are well knowledgeable.

I got the opportunity to meet Dr. Ramkumar, a genius.

Dr. Ramanandan has explained everything about the treatments.

Staff are also co-operative.

I am so lucky that I got the opportunity to live here for 12 days.

Thank you all

Lalit kumar Rakhecha




July 07, 2019

A home away from home. Growing like banyan tree giving support to humanities.

Thanks to all, the staff from managing committee to the serving community.

Everybody is great.


Mukundan Pullat,




July 07, 2019

We would like to say many more thanks to all the doctors, Dr. Ramanandan,

Dr. Vinod, Dr. Nishanth, and Dr. Anupama which had given unlimited support and treatment for last couple of weeks.

We are really happy with all therapists and all supporting staffs which we got excellent co-operation and carrying with us.

We cannot forget these few days which we are getting heartfelt support from all the staffs, Doctors, Receptionists, Supervisors and watchmen.

Once again many thanks for given the wonderful and excellent treatment to us.

Heartfelt Thanks from

N.Murugesan and Radha



July 06, 2019

It has been a wonderful experience at Vaidyagrama.

To start with, Dr. Ramkumar and team have to be congratulated for creating Vaidyagrama; truly back to nature ventilation and lightning have been planned in so detail.

I wonder why we need A/C’s in this world, at least in places other than crowded cities. For that matter, I now think why live in a big metro city.

Dr. Ramanandan and his team of Dr. Nishanth Rajendran, Dr. Vinod and

Dr. Anupama was all very attentive and took great care.

The team of therapists were all very good, know their job and very caring. Ranjith especially took great care. So were the housekeeping team, Laundry, Front desk and back office in all interactions.

One very unique feature here are the satsangs. The presentation by Doctors and Question & Answer sessions were all very informative and eye opening.

Besides the director’s, I liked the presentation skills of Dr. Nishanth.

The morning and evening prayers are something I will not forget. The loud strong voice of Dr. Ramdas will keep singing in my ears.

Dr. Vinod was also there every day to support and enhance the prayer experience for all.

All in all a great experience. Hope to be back next year with my wife who will love such experiences too.

Best wishes to all.

G. Narasimhan




July 06, 2019

I would like to thank each and everyone here at Vaidyagrama for making our stay here really pleasant, serene, and comfortable.

Special thanks to Dr.Harikrishnan, Dr.Mini, Dr.Aruna, Dr.Princess and Dr.Vasudevan who took us through this journey. A healing with utmost care and professionalism.

Many thanks to all the diligent and cheerful therapists (especially Lakshmi ) who not only provided us with professional treatments but also took care of our needs.

It has been indeed a pleasure being- here at Vaidyagrama and would definitely be recommending it to friends and family.

Nermala Subhashini



JULY 2, 2019

I would like to thank all of the community and founders here at Vaidyagrama for this opportunity to experience all that it has to offer. I have found all the staff to be kind and inspirational, which has aided in providing a very nurturing environment.

I would especially like to thank Dr. Ramadas, Aparna, and all other doctors and therapist upon whom I had the most contact with your patience, knowledge understanding presence is truly appreciated.

Much love,

Mathew Gallagher

NSW Australia


July 02, 2019

Once again Vaidyagrama touched my soul.

Went back home a year and a half ago from here with lots of gratitude.

Returned now and see the place and the people unchanged.

Compassionate Doctors, gentle therapists, loving staffs, peaceful Brahmakamalam, and vibrant Mandapam (learnt a lot from satsangs and met interesting people from all walks of life from around the world).

Vaidyagrama is a healing temple.

My sincere thanks to Dr. Harikrishnan for his compassion, patience and wisdom. Thanks Dr.Princess, Dr.Aruna and Dr.Mini for your kindness and love.

My therapists Sreeshma, Deekshitha and Lakshmi chechi are the angels. Thanks from my heart, lots of love and thanks to all the other doctors and staffs Aparna, Athira, Krishna, Keerthi and others.

God bless Vaidyagrama community for touching our lives in your own way.

Hoping to see you again.

Kamali Sundararajan



July 01, 2019

A big thanks to Dr. Ramanandan for his kindness and amazing ability for the kind of treatment given, which makes a patient feel safe, comfortable and relaxed.

I thank Dr Harikumar for awesome counselling.it was nice listening.

Dr.  Anupama’s love and care made me feel good.

Thanks to Dr.  Nishanth, Dr. Vinod too.

Thank Ms Aparna for the arrangement of a comfortable stay.

Therapists  Mrs Devaki’s magical fingers and her devotion towards her work is great. Ms Akina , the little girl’s work is too amazing, caring and sincere.

Ms Sanitha is also too good.

Mrs. Baby (Housekeeping) for keeping my room tidy and clean. Thanks to all.

One can see the receptionists, very charming and smiling welcome they give us. All are very friendly here at Vaidyagrama.

This is my 2nd visit which has been splendid as before.

The care and services provide here are excellent.

With gratitude and regards

Valsala Balan

Chennai, India


July 01, 2019

Oh Dear Vaidyagrama.

Wonderful things are happening here.

Thank you  “Nanni” for all your care and expertise during my time here.  

I feel all the benefits of transformation.  I will stay with me on my path forward and I now have a good grounding into a healthier, liver future.

I love Ayurveda and I love the rounded approach to healing here.

And I love the food.

So to all my Doctors, Therapists, Housekeepers, and admin staff…Thank you…!!   All the best for keeping the ball rolling as you expand.