The Ayurveda Museum, the 1st of it’s kind, is indented to serve as centre for display, documentation, education and research pertaining to the rich heritage of Ayurveda and also to present a comprehensive picture of the evolution of Ayurveda all over the world especially in India.
The museum is located in Thaikkattussery, near Ollur in Thrissur in Kerala, India. The museum was inaugurated by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India, on 28 December 2013. The museum is for the memory of the late Ashtavaidyan E. T. Neelakandhan Mooss pioneer reformer of traditional Ayurveda in Kerala. Ayurveda Museum is established and manged by the Vaidyaratnam, one of the leading group in the field of Ayurveda.
The museum hosts permanent thematic exhibition on Ayurveda containing statuettes, models and collections of various treatment forms, their evolution, 3D photo galleries, audio visual presentations, replica, treatment instruments and other materials like ancient palm leaf scripts, vintage ayurvedic texts.
Fans of Ayurveda would be delighted to know that the museum is steeped in history and heritage, recounting the evolution of the science from ancient to the contemporary times. For recent converts and doubters, the museum showcases classical treatment procedures. Initiatives to preserve and develop those methods for future generations have been well documented. For example, the museum tells us how an Ayurveda pharmacy (Rasasala) was maintained in the past or how the special hut (Kudi) was built for rejuvenation treatment (Rasayana Chikitsa).
The galleries are provided with state of the art facilities required to showcase the content in an aesthetic, elegant and appropriate manner. Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum is planning to developed as unique centre for the complete information and knowledge of Ayurveda in future.
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