Kerala’s ancient wisdom in healthcare is predominantly based on the principles of Ayurveda. Dating back to over 5000 years, Ayurveda utilises nature’s bounty to create remedies for a wide range of health problems. Ayurveda has been gaining prominence in the modern era and more and more people are opting for natural remedies to treat their ailments. The history of Ayurveda in Kerala is celebrated at a museum established and maintained by one of the leading names in Ayurveda – the Ashtavaidyan Thaikkattu Mooss Vaidyaratnam Group of Institutions.
The Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum is situated at Thaikkattussery, near Ollur in Thrissur District. Visitors interested in the legacy of Ayurveda passed down from generation to generation can observe the same here.The museum is housed in an old traditional spacious two stored main building. The main Museum has separate galleries with presentations about the history of Ayurveda from mythological, Vedic, Sahitha, Sangraha, Medieval period, along with displays on Kerala’s Ayurveda tradition. The museum also has a 3D gallery for traditional education, treatments, medicine manufacturing and its present developments, a library with a massive collection of ancient scripts and texts used by Ashtavaidyas and a Multimedia Touch Screen digital Library with a large collection of videos of Kerala Ayurvedic treatments and digital palm leaf manuscripts.
The audio-visual theatre, depicting the origin, growth and development of Ayurveda with a facility to accommodate 40 persons at a time is undoubtedly the show-stopper of the museum. There are also exhibits manifesting the facts and myths associated with the history of Ayurveda. Moreover, the museum building itself is a 100 years old, a symbol of the rich architectural heritage of Kerala. The richness, the variety and the evolution of Ayurveda in India is perfectly enshrined here.
09:30 to 17:00 hrs., except on Mondays
Adults: Rs. 50
Student (with ID card from the studying institution): Rs. 20
Students Group: Rs. 20/student (free tickets for the teachers)
For details contact:
Ph.: +91 487 2350230, +91 94953 54805
Website - www.ayurvedamuseum.com
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Nearest railway station: Thrissur, about 8 km
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 43 km
Latitude: 10.464222, Longitude: 76.241673