July 2016

July 31, 2016

It was an excellent experience of having my revival at Vaidyagrama.

Some suggestions for improvements are (not faults or complaints!)

Food needs not to be spicy but a little tasty. Now most items are tasteless. So when the mind is not happy, since the sense is not happy and assimilation into the body becomes difficult.

It is a great thing that in the wee hours of morning Vishnu Sahasra Nama and at dusk Lalita Sahasra Nama are chanted in the in-home temple.

But if the sound of such chanting can be reduced- to be audible inside the temple hall only it would be better that way.

People who want to listen the Chant can come to the temple.

We are not forcing this on all.

True to your own commitment at dawn and dusk all can listen to the birds and crickets etc. the nature’s sound and silence without man-made sounds.

Any Mantra Japa has maximum powers when it is chanted mentally with silent lip movements.

All the above are just suggestions. I had taken such treatments from many such places. This was my second best Ayurveda experience.

N. Nandakumar

Kochi, India


July 31, 2016

To the Vaidyagrama team,

I came here 35 days ago with anxiety and fear of being in an unknown place with just my mom to accompany me. I can’t believe that I’ve become wiser in the area of Ayurveda. Doubts still crop up but I get answers whenever I ask the doctors. I only wish that people who work here at Vaidyagrama also trust and accept Ayurveda medicine as much as the patients do.

I am still in the process of healing but would like to extend my gratitude to my doctor, Dr. Harikrishnan as well as the other doctors who I consulted with especially, Dr. Arundhati (always had a smile on her face), Dr. Arsha and Dr. Kesari. My therapists, Indu, Vidya, Kalpana, Lakhsmi, Anitha, Shiny, Shiny mol, Reshma and Pradeep – A big thank you to all of you for making my stay here as pleasant as possible.

 Until next time,

Sylvia and Banedicta

Virginia, USA


July 31, 2016

Thanks to Vaidyagrama family,

My 12 days stay in Vaidyagrama was very different. I felt very happy. All the doctors and staff members were very affectionate and taken care of us very well.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,

Mr. and Mrs. Srinivasan

Sri Lanka


July 28, 2016

I have no words!

But to have a place to retreat from this crazy world to recover and strengthen my health- to have place to retreat from the world and find myself again is a gift!

I consider myself lucky to have found you.


Suraj Mcnamara



July 26, 2016

It’s been a nightmare here. But I will always be grateful for choosing to stay here as I feel I may indeed be at the beginning of the process, which will culminate in my good health. I’m not sure I can stomach the food indefinitely though.

Dr. Ramanandan, you’re a lovely person and maybe we have met before as you once said. Who knows? Anyway, look after yourself. I’ll see when I get some cash!


Sophie, England


July 26, 2016

The wonderful people at Vaidyagrama,

Much has been said so I won’t repeat myself. It is a gorgeous place and the amazing warmth.

Thank you for the start of this wonderful journey within for the warmth and the patience. Very special thanks to Dr. Ramanandan and Dr. Harikumar for your patience.

Hope that Vaidyagrama is able to touch many lives in the way in which you have touched mine.

My Therapist Devaki, Praveena, Reshma, everyone are wonderful in your ability to care.

Rasika Batra

Delhi, India


July 25, 2016

Our three weeks at Vaidyagrama, for Pia and myself can be called life transforming. What a lovely space you have created. It is so simple and therefore, so elegant.

We were very happy here and we feel greatly enriched by our experiences with all the people who man this wonderful hospital.

Our very special doctor, Dr. Ramadas, and his team of Dr. Krishnadas, Dr. Aruna and all the therapists and other staff of Block No.3- a very THANK YOU! You all were so caring, so attentive, and gracious.


Nira Benegal and Pia Benegal

Mumbai, India


July 24, 2016

To all at Vaidyagrama,

We are at a loss of words to describe the absolute peace we felt while at Vaidyagrama. It really is a home away from home. All the staff always so polite and we felt so safe being in the competent hands of Dr. Harikrishnan. Though I grumbled about the food it was surely in a good natured way and knew it was definitely a big part of the treatment.

Dr. Arsha and Dr. Arundhati were always there when we needed them. All the therapists were very good. Special mention must be made of Lakshmi amma who was very competent. A very big thanks to all at Vaidyagrama particularly to Dr.Ramkumar, Dr. Harikrishnan, Dr Ramadas who are behind this wonderful place.

Anusha and Srini

Coimbatore, India


July 22, 2016

It has been the most wonderful experience here. My heartfelt thank you to all members at Vaidyagrama for being cooperative and helpful all the time. The surrounding is so peaceful and it aids in the healing process.

I would like to thank the doctors, Dr. Ramanandan and Dr. Harikrishnan for being very understanding and guiding.

I would also like to thank the staff, Reshma for being very supportive.

The person who enjoyed the most here was my daughter ‘Gowri’ who was cared most by Reshma.

With lots of love,

Gowri, Uma and Abilash



July 20, 2016

My stay here was indeed an experience- a first of its kind. The doctor, therapists were all very understanding, accommodating and professional.

The support staff is very co-operative and helpful at all times.

The treatment per se was first class! The entire process was executed in a red traditional manner and the effects are showing!

The location and the peaceful surroundings did add up to mental peace which only nature can provide.

My special thanks to Dr. Ramadas for his heartfelt treatment and wish him and his entire team the very best in life.

And finally my interaction with the “guests” here has embedded pleasant memories.

Wishing Vaidyagrama and all of their ventures a great success.


Mathew Joseph



July 20, 2016

My fifth stay at this healing space that rejuvenates and vibrates with compassion and care. With my deepest gratitude to all who make this possible where simplicity is valued, where new possibilities are created.

With love to you all,

Yazdi Jehangir Bankwala



July 17, 2016

Just before entering the Vaidyagrama door I saw Dr. Ramadas coming on a motorcycle and smiling at me. I was getting out of the cab and my journey- treatment started with that lovely smile.

I say journey because this place and Ayurveda is not only 2-3 weeks treatment. It is a life science and all of the staff and doctors carry this message to the patients very well.

Lovely, peaceful, family atmosphere is everywhere and till the end you can feel that.

I’m also amazed with how dedicated Dr Ramadas and his team of doctors and therapists to their work. It’s very respectable and decent attitude of helping the village people, giving prayers to patients and at the same time at the temple.

I also want to Dr. Ramadas and Dr. Aruna answering all of my silly questions.

Last night I shared a quote with my quote and I would like to end my long treatment with that J

Perfect balance!

“The guiding principle of Ayurveda is that the mind exerts the deepest influence on the body and freedom from sickness depends upon contacting our own awareness beginning it into balance and then extending that balance to the body.

Thank you very much for helping me to achieve that.


Deniz Dirlik

Istanbul, Turkey


July 17, 2016

Restful! Peaceful! Wonderful!

It was a most beautiful experience of rejuvenating one self in an absolute family environment. All the staff members are affectionate, loving and caring. We enjoyed and relaxed at Vaidyagrama which offers an ashram like ambience.

Thank you all for making our life worth living.

God bless Vaidyagrama!

We appreciate your genuine community services!

V.P Dhananjayan and C.P Shanta Dhananjayan

Chennai, India



July 13, 2016


What a peaceful and beautiful place! Well done!

All the staff members were very friendly and generally very efficient.

I would like to suggest the following-

A ‘patient’ should be initially informed about the reasons for the simple and bland diet.

‘Quiet voices’ or silence should be maintained in all areas.

There should be a ‘live’ voice instead of a recorded audio for Yoga Nidra meditation.

The abundance of flies to be addressed.

Overall I feel very revived and centered-- physically, mentally and emotionally.

Denise Miller



I am sure to suggest Vaidyagrama to friends and family.


July 13, 2016


I feel very fortunate to have spent 18 days here in this beautiful green garden.

A deep gratitude to everyone involved in bringing it all together.

My only request is that you keep mobile phones out of the rooms- very disturbing!

Hope to see you all again in a few years. All my therapists were perfect and nurturing.


Georgina Denkins



July 12, 2016

We are very happy with the treatment, cooperation of doctors and employees.

Slowly, my health is improving. We wish this institution to grow by leaps and bounds.

With love,

R. Palanivelu



July 10, 2016

Dear Vaidyagrama family,

With deep gratitude and blessings,

Special thank you for all the sacred prayers and pujas that were very healing.

Vaidyagrama is a beautiful place that finds its way into the heart, bringing transformations from the inside.

Wishing you all the best, always.

Love, Light and blessing




July 7, 2016

Dear Vaidyagrama family,

Dr. Ramadas has diagnosed the root cause for my illness and treated it well.

I bow my head to his feet for his simplicity and kindness. All the attending staff members were great. All of them did their work with full dedication. The atmosphere is good. It creates peace of mind and gives energy. I stayed at Vaidyagrama for 4 days with pleasure.

Thankful to all Vaidyagrama family,

With regards,

D. Ramesh

Coimbatore, India


July 6, 2016

Dear Vaidyagrama doctors and all staff members,

Thank you all for ‘BEING’ the concept, execution and thereafter creating Vaidyagrama. Hats off to Dr.Ramkumar and his associates for providing us heavenly, healing abode for Body, Mind and Soul.

My special thanks to Dr. Ramanandan and Dr. Harikumar for being patient and answering all my queries with a smile (some of these may have been stupid). With their dedication they have enabled me to stand on my feet and go for my favourite hobby- walking without any pain.

My thanks to my therapist and other staff members at Block-2 for catering to my whims and fancies as regards to my food choices. I

I am not new to Ayurveda but the detailed diagnosis and treatment given at Vaidyagrama by dedicated and knowledgeable doctor, Dr. Ramanandan and Dr. Harikumar have really given a new leash of life- ‘Punarnava Indeed’.

Thanks not once but million times.


Sarla Jaisinghani

Pune, India


July 5, 2016

Dear everyone in Vaidyagrama,

You are wonderful!!

Thank you for the beauty, the peace, the care and gentleness. You all made me feel so taken care of and safe. I am deeply grateful for my doctors, my therapists, my room cleaners, the cooks and everybody who makes this place into a heaven. It supports in the whole healing process.

The holistic nature of medicine, Satsangs, treatment and prayers is rare to be found. I am so grateful that I had the privilege to experience it.

Being here feels like a journey, and its not over.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart and I hope we’ll meet again in the future. Namaskar,

Yael Treidel



July 4, 2016

I come every year and it more and more beautiful. It’s not just what you all do externally but also the internal process. Silence speaks. Please accept my gratitude.

Dear Dr. Ramkumar for being the INVISIBLE ANCHOR.  Dr. Harikrishnan for being my doctor-in- charge. Thanks to Dr. Ramadas, Dr. Ramanandan.

Thanks to Kalpana, Nimmi Mythili, Arun, Indu, Anita, Hakim the whole team were loving, caring and patience.

Also regards to dear Aparna, Kavita and Dr. Aruna(Vasthi Head)

Dr. Arundhati, Dr. Kesari and Dr. Arsha.

Also the backstage cooks, cleaners and gardeners and all others I may have not mentioned.

Nandri. Thanks.

love you!

Poonam Sareen

Mumbai, India


July 3, 2016

Gratitude, so full of gratitude!

Thank you for creating and maintaining such an incredible healing space here at Vaidyagrama.

Thank you, each one of you, for your dedication- may all of you receive as much if not more than what we take away from here.


Neil and Sandra



July 3, 2016

Staying at Vaidyagrama was one of the best things that happened to me in life. To start with, I have to thank the doctors. Each one of them always had a smile on their face and was eager to help in anyway they can. They never mocked at our ignorance about Ayurveda, but explained in detail when we questioned things. I learnt a lot and am glad I did. To add to this experience, Vaidyagrama has a great team of people, always ready to help with a smile on their face. It feels like I was part of a great joint family here. The best part of was the environment, the trees, the plants, flowers, gentle breeze, clean rooms and just about everything. On the whole,

Vaidyagrama is like a home faraway from home!!


Virginia, USA


July 2, 2016

Baby, Archana, Bindu, Dr. Krishna das, Dr. Aruna and Dr. Ramadas I have so much gratitude and respect for each of you. Your smiles, patience and care made my time at Vaidyagrama very relaxed and restful. I have never been asked to relax so fully. That was a gift that will remain with me and that I will hopefully continue to gift to myself with Vaidyagrama spirit renewed in my heart.

I also want to thank all of you many people who were not in my daily life but made my time here so welcoming- Aparna, Dr. Ramkumar, the front desk crew, the kitchen team and the gardeners.

You have created a very special place here, which is radiating out into the world healing and healed bodies, minds and souls. Hats off and a deep now of gratitude to your vision and daily (day to day) energy invested in us, me and this space.

Gentle steps,

Elizabeth Sipple

P.S I will even miss Kanji and plan to make it once home!


July 1, 2016

Vaidyagrama is your home far from home with good visuals, love, happiness, sharing (generosity). Thanks to all staff members, especially to Shiny who is very professional and dedicates. She really loves her job and one can feel it. Thanks to Dr. Ramadas and his wonderful smile that makes us happy everyday. I have also made good friends here and they will always keep a very special space in my heart.

I feel very lucky and grateful to have spent the whole month here.

Hope to come back.

Thank you,