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Museum on ayurveda ready for inauguration near Thrissur

Our Bureau Kochi | Updated on December 22, 2013

Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum at Thaikkattussery near Thrissur.

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, the first of its kind, will be inaugurated by former President A.P.J.Abdul Kalam on December 27.

Astavaidyan E.T. Narayanan Mooss, who supervised the setting up of museum, said the idea is to link the ancient tradition of ayurveda with its promising future as a safe medicinal system. The past and contemporary treatment, medicine preparation and impart of education are shown at a 3D gallery.

The exhibits in the museum include authoritative texts, description of various ancient practices of black magic, study of Vedas, Yaagas and Yajnas, Gurukula system, Rasasalas or pharmacies of ancient times etc.

The museum also has audio visual shows and presentations, a picture gallery and a collection of specimen of more than 300 medicinal plants. The history and evolution of ayurveda is covered through audio-visual presentation in a mini-theatre.

sajeevkumar.v@thehindu.co.in

Published on December 22, 2013

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