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Sri Sarada Ayurvedic Hospital

Derisanamcope, Azhagiapandiapuram Post , Kanyakumari- 629851
Tamil Nadu , India  India
+91-4652 2822399751691516


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Sri Sarada Ayurvedic Hospital - Kanyakumari

Dr. Y. Mahadeva Iyer Founder of Sri Sarada Ayurvedic Hospital A visionary ayurvedic physician Dr. Y. Mahadeva iyer was born in a vedic and religious family in 1901.His father Sri Yagnanarayana Sastrigal was a vedic scholar and a teacher too. Many students studied the vedas in the traditional style under him. Yagnanarayana Sastrigal had three sons and three daughters. The eldest and the third son joined government service.

Mahadeva Iyer was highly intelligent even during his school years. Mahadeva Iyer and his brothers could not continue their studies in the college due to financial constraints. Therefore he along with his brothers and other students took lessons in veda under his illustrious father and helped his father in his vedic duties.

The situation prevailing in the family compelled him to go for some employment, so he joined the postal department as a mail runner (in those days mail bags used to be carried from the post office to the nearest bus stop and loaded in the bus). But Mahadeva Iyer always had a temperament to be independent and so he left the job and went to Kerala to study vedic philosophy under his relative Sri Harihara Sastrigal, who was the principal of the Sanskrit School of the Royalty.

Then he went to northern Kerala and studied Ayurveda under the famous vaidyas of that place. From there he went to Nelluvaya, in Trichur district of kerala where there is a famous temple for Lord Dhanwantari, the God of medicine. There he remained for some time and did penance. There he got a vision to practice Ayurveda in the traditional way. He got the guidance from his maternal uncle Sri Lakshmana Iyer, the palace physician of Travancore.

Later he came back to his village, Derisanamcope in Kanyakumari district, and started the clinic in the year 1920 and assiduously practiced the science. Dr. Y. Mahadeva Iyer's Sri Sarada Ayurvedic Hospital has been providing health services since then. He slowly earned reputation as a foremost Ayurvedic practitioner in this remote part of India, which is a proof for his faith in the science and the ethics he strictly observed in this profession.


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Elegant room with two beds, colour TV, Mineral water facility, fridge and attached bath room. Air conditioner requirement as per the patient's need.After thorough investigations and examinations by the physician, type of treatment is decided. It may be either doing panchakarma along with medicines or only by internal medicines. Treatment will continue upto to 2-4 weeks which depends upon patient's conditions. In order to confirm the room, the patients are requested to contact the phone 0091-9488341852.

Spot admission is not allowed is the hopsital. At the time of admission, the patient has to provide their address, phone number, contact number in the office on admission.South Indian vegetarian meals will be provided.This food appreciated by patients, but some are not satisfied.Since it is a small village it is difficult to provide a variety of food for all. Those who want very personalized meal, can cook by bringing required utensils etc, including LPG. Purified mineral water will be provided in the campus.

Approximate food expense for a person including breakfast, lunch and dinner will be around Rs.100/- per day.If the patient requires fruits, corn flake, etc., that will be provided. But they will have to pay for the same.Approximate expenditure for three weeks will be around Rs. 45,000/- (Treatment charges, medicines, doctor's fee and 1 month take home medicines). Room charges not included.On the first day itself the patients are requested to have a thorough discussion about expenditure regarding food, accommodation, physiotherapy, total bill etc.

A bystander is usually needed for every patient.Any patient who is coming alone may not be admitted.Male masseurs will do massage for male patients and female messieurs will do massage for female patients.Discharge summary will be provided to every patient at the time of discharge.Duty doctor will come and take rounds 2 times a day.Patients are requested to bring their personal medicines they are taking, vessels, torch light, flask, books, tape recorder etc, as per their needs.

Internet facilities are available in the hospital campus.There will be general a phone in the hospital ward where patients are admitted. The number is 04652 – 281584.Most of the insurance companies are not covering the expenses for ayurvedic treatment. This is also for your kind information. So don't come and get admitted with the hope of having insurance. you may inform your insurance company.

Panchakarma will not be done for women during their menstrual periods.Procedures like oil massage and nasya are not done during heavy rain.All the diseases are not curable by Ayurveda. Even Ayurveda can produce adverse effect in some cases. Idiosyncrasy of drugs are recorded. Certain diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Myopathy, Motor Neuron Disease are difficult to cure even thorough Ayurveda.



Varma (Sanskrit: marma vidya, Sinhala: maru kala) is a south Indian word meaning "art of vital points". It is a component of traditional massage, medicine, and martial arts in which the body's pressure points (varma or marma) are manipulated to heal or cause harm. The healing application called vaidhiya murai is used to treat patients suffering from paralysis, nervous disorder, spondylitis and other conditions.

The hospital has an integral medicine manufacturing unit, catering to the needs of its patients for the purpose of the treatment.Medicines prepared by Sri Sarada Ayurvedic Hospital are not sold outside the hospital.The hospital maintains a herbal garden containing around 150 herbal plants, which serves as learning tool for the new comers of Ayurveda. A small hut constructed in the middle of the herbal garden serves as a ambient environment for meditation.

It is interesting to note that a few elements of Panchakarma were prevalent during the vedic period itself though the word Panchakarma appears only in Ayurvedic literature. There are references tovirechana and vamanadravyas (materials for emesis or purgation) in the vedic and post-vedic literature.Dhanvanthari, the lord of Ayurveda holds a jalooka (leech) in one hands symbolizing surgical procedure. It is understood that different forms of blood letting as a purifying method were prevalent even during ancient period.

Similarly one can see references to nasya (nasal medication) in pumsavana(eugencies) in vedic literature. For example, to achieve conception by an infertile woman, nasya is done with root juice of white flowered Brihati (Solanum anguivi) collected on Pushya nakshatra (Tewari 1992:72). Even though some of these techniques have been described in vedic period itself,Panchakarma as a comprehensive system of therapy took shape in Carakasamhita period.

Panchakarma is a unique contribution of Ayurveda. One can see extensive references to Panchakarma in the earliest classical texts available on Ayurveda. Caraka samhita, Susruta samhita and AshtangaHrdayam of Vagbhata known as Brihathrayi. As a living tradition, Panchakarma is widely prevalent in theAyurvedic practice of Kerala.

Not only in Ayurveda, but in other different medical cultures as well, one could see treatment such as Panchakarma used for purification purposes. Techniques like Panchakarma are mentioned in the other systems of medicines as well. For instance, catharsis in the Greek medicine is a method of purgation or purification. Till recently, in Western Bio-medicine there was practice of medicated enemas for conditions like arthritis, asthma described in the form of high rectal or low rectal enema.

Even in other medical traditions like Unani, Tibetan, Siddha, Chinese, Kampo in Japan and Indonesia, or the different African healing traditions, some of these techniques are used for purification purposes.Treatments like emesis or purgation are techniques that support or activate body's natural processes. One can see techniques like induced vomiting being used by animals as well. when sick Cats or dogs eat grass and induce vomiting.

This is a practice of emesis followed in a Siva temple of Southern Kerala for treating mental disorders. A paste made of specific herbs is given along with milk to the devotees suffering from mental disease to induce vomiting. A milk pudding is also given which would facilitate emesis. Apart from inducing emesis, these medicines would also cause bouts of purgation, which would last for two to three hours. Following this a specific type of rice gruel is given to strengthen the body without any other diet restrictions. This practice is commonly done in artificial poisoning. There are number of such practices of emesis, purgation, bloodletting or enemas in these local health traditions.


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Treatments For:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Joint Diseases
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Pain
  • Paralysis
  • Spondylolisthesis

Consultation Type: Direct ConsultationAll patients have to come to the practitioner's location.

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