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Vaidyashrama

Vaidyashrama, the Ayurveda division of Swami Chidananda Sevashram aspires to be a healing village. A community that practice and promote Ayurveda as a way of life.

Vaidyashrama follows the principles of an ideal Ayurveda center as prescribed in the classical Ayurveda texts. The commitment is to create a truly natural Ayurveda centre that is based on the textual dictates, and yet that suits contemporary times.

Being created with the strong basis of traditional Indian knowledge systems as Vastu Shastra – the Indian architectural science, Vaidyashrama is traditional Ayurveda for the modern world. It 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”. 

Dr. Ramkumar is the driving force behind Vaidyashrama. An Ayurveda Vaidya hailing from a traditional Ayurveda family in Coimbatore – South India is the founder of Punarnava Ayurveda and Vaidyashrama.

After successfully Establishing Vaidyagrama in the outskirts of Coimbatore, Dr. Ramkumar now sets forth to further this journey with Swami Chidananda Sevashram.

There are Ayurveda centres galore and 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. 

Here authentic ayurvedic therapy is provided in a space that follows the principles of Ayurveda, and is in a natural setting with maximum energy conservation and management techniques, a healing village; also a learning facility, an ashram; with an optimum healing environment. Shareeram Aadyam Khalu Dharmasaadhanam – the body is the first instrument of dharma. “Healthy mind in a healthy body” is another saying that we have all heard several times.

The spaces allotted for each specific place for healing, the materials used for construction, the landscaping and even the vegetation are all for an Ayurveda reason – a good reason for the healing process to be complete.

Ayurveda is essential for maintaining the health of the body; so that one can then go on to greater spiritual pursuits using Yoga and Vedanta. Achievement of moksha or liberation is the common vision of all these knowledge systems; in its pursuit, Ayurveda focuses on physical well-being, Yoga focuses on mental well-being and Vedanta focuses on spiritual fulfillment.

To achieve this vision and in pursuit of this objective Vaidyashrama sets forth on the journey hoping to have more hands and minds joining in with goodwill and support. 

Vaidyashrama

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.

  • It will be the first ‘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 Vaidyashrama 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.

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

It is the effort of the team to create and maintain the being of Vaidyashrama, maximum in an eco-friendly manner with maximum conservation and management of all sorts of Energy. For the Green hospital Vaidyashrama, 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 Vaidyashrama, 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 Vaidyashrama.
  • 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 Vaidyashrama;  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 wastesthat 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 Vaidyashrama 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 orwastewater management, water recycling. A water consultant is prescribing the best course of action towards this endeavour, during construction as well as during maintenance in Vaidyashrama.
  • 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 Vaidyashrama. 
  • As part of being environment-friendly, Vaidyashrama 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.
  • Vaidyashrama 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.
  • Vaidyashrama will be saving resources of Nature, further by avoiding use of Plastic in all ways, and replacing it with natural products.
  • Vaidyashrama 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, Vaidyashrama will be keep the construction on the ground level.
  • The cultivation at Vaidyashrama is done by planting herbal, aromatic as well as flowering plants and trees – even the spaces specified for each of these, like the flowering ones on pathways, the trees on the borders etc.
  • 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 Vaidyashrama 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.
  • Vaidyashrama will not encourage 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 Vaidyashrama – 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.