Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda museum to showcase the rich traditions of Ayurveda

Vaidyaratnam has set up a museum on Ayurveda to enlighten the public on its rich heritage and evolution. Set up with an investment close to Rs 5 crore at Thaikkattussery near Thrissur, the museum is the first of its kind. Former President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, inaugurated the museum. The museum showcases the rich traditions of Ayurveda, its evolution through millennia and the contribution of Ayurveda acharyas.

A library comprising a vast collection of ancient literatures, scriptures and manuscripts from traditional Ayurveda, including the ones used by the Ashtavaidyas, are preserved in this section. A digital library, along with a big CD collection on Ayurveda is also arranged as part of the library. A picture gallery and a collection of specimen of more than 300 medicinal plants depicting their medicinal property are also displayed. A 3D gallery traversing through the history of Ayurveda is preserved in their natural settings. Detailed descriptions about the 8 branches of Ayurveda are on display at the museum.

The exhibits in the museum have been divided into various sections.  An exclusive section is dedicated to Susrutha, who is considered as the father of surgery.

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