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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Coimbatore Arya Vaidya Pharmacy

The Arya Vaidya Pharmacy & Chikitsalayam (hospital) was started in the year 1957 in the heart of Coimbatore City.This is one of the first Ayurvedic hospitals to achieve ISO 9001: 2000 certification for its compliance with international quality standards. The hospital provides classical Panchakarma and traditional Kerala & classical ayurvedic treatments for a wide range ailments. It also offers a range of relaxation & rejuvenation therapies.
There is a beautiful Dhanwantari Temple inside this campus. Dhanwantari is an Avatar (reincarnation) of Vishnu in Hindu tradition. He appears in the Vedas & Puranas as the Physician of the Gods & is also considered as the God of Ayurvedic medicine. In Hinduism people pray to Dhanwantari for good health. We visited this temple on Pongal day to offer special prayers and could take a few pictures:
1.Statue of Dhanwantari at the entrance of the New Block:
2.Deluxe cottages for the patients/families to stay
3.Entrance to the Dhanwantari Temple
4.View of the inner sanctum of the temple
5.View of the beautiful stone oil lamp at temple entrance
6.Lord Ganesa being worshipped at base of peepul tree7. Enclosure of the Nagas (serpent gods)
8.Shelter for visitors to relax in shade
9.Nice tree in the campus
10.Bamboo Grove
11.Money plant creeping up a big tree
12.Relaxation bay at the base of the tree

37 comments:

  1. excellent photography..
    tempted to fall sick...
    :-)

    sir u can remove this word verification ..it will be easier for the followers to comment.

    ragards.

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  2. That's a lovely hospital - you took some great pictures of it.

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  3. Looks and hears like a wonderful campus. A great set of pictures. Beautiful work again, my friend

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  4. Wonderful pictures. The whole place looks so serene. :)

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  5. excellent clicks, sounds like its a well maintained and nice hospital..

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  6. @Vidya: I am not sure about the procedure.Shall try to remove word verification.

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  7. I love the shelter for visitors. What a peaceful atmosphere it has.

    Tomoko

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  8. I ve been to this green surrounds, that is seldom seen from outside.
    Looked pretty well maintained

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  9. Love the ambience of the place. those bamboo reeds and greenery are inviting.

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  10. Interesting information and excellent photos. Lovely,serene place of worship.

    Best wishes,
    Joseph

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  11. Love the serenity this post is exuding, beautiful pictures.. Never heard of dhanvantri temple in India. Many thanks for the wonderful virtual tour :)

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  12. Wonderful shots of the place, very scenic.

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  13. If its a place of healing, I like how "homely" it looks. It's called "money plant"? Wonder why?

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  14. My Dad stays in Coimbatore. I have visited this place many times.

    I love going there...and I spend hours in the temple. So serene...and tranquil..:)

    Nice clicks

    Gayu

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  15. @eye in the sky: One may wonder - why "Scindapsus Aureus" is called the money plant? There is a popular belief if money plant thrives well it brings prosperity. Hence, the good growth of Scindapsus Aureus in any household is an indicator of wealth. Conversely, if growth of the money plant is stunted or retarded, it indicates financial crisis ahead for inhabitants. It is understood that plant is called money plant because its leaves (round, flat, heart-shaped, dark green and plump) resembles with the coins.
    (Information taken from the web !)

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  16. @Gayu: Welcome to my blog. Thanks for your comments. Yes the campus is indeed serene,tranquil. Spending some time there does give you a sense of peace & relaxation.
    Best Wishes Ram

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  17. I don't wish to be sick but the place is very tempting to spend some time. Great clicks...

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  18. Wonderful photos and so interesting!!!!
    The hospital is very nice!!!
    Many greetings my dear friend!

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  19. @ Vidya, Saru: You do not have to fall sick to visit here. They also offer relaxation & rejuvenation therapies/massages for perfectly healthy people !

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  20. The campus looks lovely especially with all the trees and comfortable places to sit and relax.

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  21. Hi, I'm pharmacist from Indonesia, permite me to read this blog, to got some knowledge.

    salam umaee :D
    my blog too, http://umaeenews.blogspot.com/

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  22. interesting information about cbe arya vaidya pharmacy. Ayurveda is our traditional medicine... there are much ayurvedic medicine are available to cure all the problem of human. Nice photo shot

    thanks for sharing

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  23. though i have been to coimbatore...but it was a drive through mostly and landed there for a project and drove to nilgiris and then back for the flight...so next time..(if i have the time)..will check out some interesting places including this one

    http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.com/

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  24. in a hospital environment like that, one is bound to healed and uplifted!!

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  25. Looks like a lovely place.
    Great series of beautiful photos.
    Have a great weekend.
    Mette

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  26. Lovely pics! you have great photography skills indeed.

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  27. Besides offering treatment, there is respite in the serenity of the campus. May the good work prevail.

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  28. Beautiful pictures with emphasis on Dhanwantri temple.A few details about the pharmacy would be welcome

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  29. How nicely and thoughtfully everything is there - all hospitals should be like this! Inspiring healing instead of sickness.

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  30. A perfect place for healing and rejuvenating .The greenery aroud the place is so soothing to eyes.Beautiful pictures , thanks for sharing .Have a great week ahead.

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  31. Splendid. I also visited this place while at CBE and was impressed. I was thinking of penning down my own feelings but it seems that you have done it superbly. Thank you.

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  32. falling sick shud be like taking a vaccation, if we get admitted here :)

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