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vaidyagrama ayurveda healing village actually comprises a group of small Ayurveda hospitals each having 12 patient units and a resident medical director. The idea is to increase the physician-patient interaction which contributes immensely to enhancing the healing process. Every medical director is helped by 1-2 additional physicians to ensure that the patient receives the attention and care that is required. Further all the physicians meet every day to discuss regarding the patients, to share experiences and to learn from them. Thus vaidyagrama aspires to also be a learning space where physicians will over a period of time grow into experts.

The first set of medical directors at vaidyagrama are from among the founding members of Punarnava Ayurveda. They all studied together and thus have a common vision, common values and a deep bond within themselves.



Dr. Harikrishnan has carried on the traditions of his ayurveda lineage that has its origin in Kerala. Since 1934, the family has been actively engaged in looking after the health needs of the community through Ayurveda.

After completing his graduation in Ayurveda Medicine from Coimbatore Ayurveda College in Coimbatore, India, in the year 1991, he underwent training for a year in Bala chikitsa (or child care using Ayurveda) from the eminent BalaVaidyan, CNS Gangadharan Vaidyar.

In 1992 he joined his family firm Arogyodayam Vaidyasala, as a consulting Physician in the Palakkad branch in Kerala. In the last several years, his dedication and commitment to all round health has seen him build up a successful practice, treating innumerable patients in and around Palakkad district, as well as from other cities/countries. The major ailments that he has been working with are inflammatory diseases of the joints, arthritis, sinusitis, gastric problems, neurological complaints, skin diseases, respiratory problems, children’s problems, women’s health issues and problems relating to old age.

He is one of the Founding Members of Punarnava Ayurveda and is a medical director at vaidyagrama.


Hailing from Trichur, the cultural capital of Kerala in southern India, Dr. A. R. Ramadas is the medical director of the first hospital block of vaidyagrama. He is also a founding member of Punarnava.

He inherits a strong family tradition of a line of ayurveda practitioners, serving the sick for more than half a century. Dr. Ramadas completed his B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) graduation from Ayurveda College in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. He then underwent three years' training in Nethra Chikitsa (ophthalmology in Ayurveda) under the guidance of the famous traditional Ayurveda Ophthalmologist, Manakunnath Gopalan Vaidyar. He followed this by training under the well-known paediatrician C.N.S Gangadharan Vaidyar in Bala Chikitsa (child care through Ayurveda). He has also done M.S Psychotherapy and Counseling from Institute of Behavioral and Management Sciences in Chittur, Andhra Pradesh. In 1992, he joined as consultant physician in his family firm Rajendra Pharmacy and R.P.M Ayurvedic Nursing Home, which he headed for a while. He managed the first overseas center of Punarnava in Vietnam in 2007.

In more than 3 decades of practice, he has treated over 50,000 patients from various parts of India and abroad for conditions relating to neuro-musculo-skeletal, endocrine, skin, gastro-intestinal, respiratory, cardiac, psychiatric and reproductive health systems.

One of his patients describes him as “a soft and kind soul, full of compassion and an inborn healing ability”. He is also a Founding Member of Punarnava


Dr. Ramanandan belongs to a traditional family of Ayurveda physicians in Kerala. He is an alumnus of Ayurveda College, Coimbatore. This is the only college of Ayurveda that follows the gurukula system (the teacher and the students stay in the same campus during the course).  He took his degree in Ayurvedacharya (bachelor of Ayurveda medicine and surgery) in 1994.

Dr. Ramanandan then practiced for a year under Ayurvedasiromany Sri. Narayanan Vaidyar of Aryavaidyodayam Vaidyasala, Ottappalam. Kerala. He also practiced under Dr. E.K. Vidyananandan, retired senior specialist, Government Ayurveda Research Institute for Mental Diseases, Kottakkal, Kerala, India. In 1996 he started an Ayurveda hospital and ayurveda medicine manufacturing unit called Thulasi Ayurveda Chikitsalayam, Alanallur. He became the Medical Director of Vaidyagrama Cluster II in 2014.

Dr.Ramanandan was the convenor of the International Ayurveda Conference on "Where Science Meets Consciousness" which was held in vaidyagrama in December 2015 in which more than 600 delegates, including 150 international delegates, participated.

Dr.Ramanandan is another Founding Member of Punarnava.


Dr. Harikumar belongs to an orthodox Brahmin family from Kerala. He graduated from the Ayurveda College in Coimbatore India in 1990. After graduation, he trained with Vaidyamadhom Cheriya Narayana Namboodiri for 1 year; and then with Panchakarma Vidagdhan Ashtamoorthy Namboodiri for 6 years. Thus Dr.Harikumar has more than 3 decades of experience as an Ayurveda practitioner and is especially well versed in preparing medicines as also in rendering the panchakarma treatments. Dr.Harikumar has been at Vaidyagrama since 2013.

Dr.Harikumar is the Medical Director of the  Vaidyagrama Cluster that began functioning in November 2019.



Dr.Aruna graduated in 2010 from Dharma Ayurveda College in Tamilnadu, and has been with the vaidyagrama team since then. She is the Medical Superintendent of vaidyagrama now.


Dr. Sajna hails from Kottakkal in Kerala. After completing her graduation in Ayurveda in 2012 from Coimbatore Ayurveda College, she underwent training in Marma Chikitsa for a year under Dr.Sreevats. She has also completed her post-graduate course in Yoga and Naturopathy. She has been in Vaidyagrama since 2014.


Dr. Anupama graduated from the Coimbatore Ayurveda College in 2009 after which she practised as a Medical Officer with Amritha Ayurveda Clinic, Kottakkal Ayurveda Clinic as well as AVP Pharmacy in Kerala. She has been in Vaidyagrama since 2016.


Dr. Mini Sivaprakash graduated from VPSV Ayurveda College Kottakkal in 2006. For almost 12 years she worked in various clinics in India and Europe, and also did specialised courses in paediatrics and women's health. She has been in Vaidyagrama since 2018.

Dr. Vinod is from Palakkad. He graduated from the Coimbatore Ayurveda College, and thereafter worked as a consultant and gained experience at Sanjeevani Vaidyasala, Ayushman Holistic Centre, Acharya Panchakarma Centre, Ayu-astro Centre, Isha Rejuvenation Centre, and Swami Nirmalanandagiri Atreyam Hospital. He obtained special training in Siddha and Yoga from Isha, Astrology from Vasugovinda Pannicker, and cancer and chronic ailments from Swami Nirmalananda Giri.


Dr. Renjisha graduated from Government Ayurveda College Tripunithura in 2016. She worked with Dhanwantari Ayurveda Kendra in Pune, and Haridra Ayurveda Hospital before joining vaidyagrama in 2018 as a Medical Officer.


After graduating from Amrita Ayurveda College in Kollam in Kerala, Dr.Arun practised with Dr.C.Suresh Kumar of Triveni Nursing Home in Trivandrum, for 2 years. He joined vaidyagrama in 2018.


Hailing from a Kerala Namboodiri family, Dr.Vasudevan graduated from Sri Sri College of Ayurveda Science & Research in Bangalore. After graduation, he practised under Ullannur Brahmadathan Namboodiri, and also underwent Ayurveda veterinary training under traditional hasta Vaidya Nakeri Vasudevan Namboodiri. He has been at vaidyagrama since 2019.


After graduating from PNNM Ayurveda College in Shoranur in Kerala in 2016, Dr.Ardent completed CRAV in Asthi Marma Chikitsa under the guidance of Dr.Vijayan Nangelil. He is working in vaidyagrama from 2019 onwards.


Dr. Aruna graduated from Ahalia Ayurveda Medical College in Palakkad, and then went on to do her Yoga Instructor Course under SVyasa University. She is part of the vaidyagrama family from 2019 onwards.


Dr. Prameela graduated in 2019 from Vishnu Ayurveda College in Shoranur. She gained experience at the National Ayurveda Research Institute of Panchakarma and Government Ayurveda Dispensary. She joined vaidyagrama in 2019.


Dr. Sreeji graduated in 2015 from KVG Ayurveda Medical College in Sullia in Karnataka. She then did a certificate course on women's health in Vanita Clinic training program by AMAI, Kerala. She is a part of the vaidyagrama team from 2019 onwards.