CHAVARCODE VAIDYA FAMILY
The renowned Chavarcode Vaidya Family has its noble origin at Kollam District of Kerala State in South India, and is highly reputed for their knowledge in the great traditions in Ayurveda, India’s ancient and holistic method of treatment. The family has given birth to generations of traditional Ayurvedic physicians of fame and unquestioned eminence, as well as doctors of western medicine, who have made valuable contribution in health care, maintaining a philanthropic approach. The family has through generations preserved ancient scriptures on unique Ayurvedic treatments, handed to them by their predecessors. Physicians here are constantly engaged in research and studies to bring out wonderful formulas to reverse many incurable diseases. The secret medicines prepared by physicians here have been highly effective in treating patients, who have already been disillusioned by the modern methods of treatment.
Vairavan Vaidya (vai.dy.a – traditional physician: an Ayurvedic physician) is the Founding Forefather of CHAVARCODE VAIDYA family. He was born in AD 1834 in a place called Panayara, roughly 2 miles away from CHAVARCODE. His father SANKARAN VAIDYA was a leading Ayurvedic physician. He was brought up in favorable surroundings of Ayurvedic medical practice to become a renowned Ayurveda Acharya (a.char.y.a – a learned teacher and guide). At the age of 10 he gained attention by diagnosing the cause of an incurable ulcer in the eye of a patient who was treated by his father. On close examination he found a black foreign body attached to the sclera. He made a knot in a long human hair and extracted the foreign body from the sclera. He showed it to his father and explained the story. His father was amazed to see the son’s intelligence and embraced him. Further his father decided to educate him under extra ordinary masters of Sanskrit and Ayurveda science.
After his education he settled in Chavarcode and started medical practice. Even patients from far off places were brought in by horse / bullock carts for his consultation. Such patients were admitted and treated till they could be sent off with ease. His fame was well established as a physician at that period of time in the state of Kerala. Ayurvedic students from all over the state craved to become his intern.
Even the Maharaja (King), famous Saints, and Literary Luminaries came for his medical consultation and treatment. He was awarded for his outstanding treatments by the palace.
He cultivated organic medicinal plants for easy access to prepare instant medications.
This is the beginning of the “Chavarcode Ayurveda family” that is continuing today …
Second generation Vaidya
He was born at Chavarcode in AD 1886. He followed the family tradition and stared his expertise in Ayurvedic medical practice. His fame reached the Maharaja of Travancore (the King). He was called to palace in an embarrassed situation, as the eminent physicians of the Maharaja failed. A pet baby elephant of the maharaja never slept or took any food for few weeks and was always shook its head. MARTHANDAN VAIDYA applied his intelligence rather than surfing through the Sanskrit theorems as the failed palace physicians did. He observed the breathing of the elephant very closely and found that it was using the month instead the nostrils. Due to breathing through the mouth, elephant was not able take any feeds despite hunger. His intelligence could sense that the elephant’s long nostrils had some obstacles to inhale. He understood that there could be some irritating creatures bugging the baby elephant causing the nostrils blockage. He ordered to bring a large container and prepare fresh mud solution. The elephant was instructed to put its long nostril tip into the mud solution and hold the solution into the nostrils. A few minutes later the elephant started sneezing repeatedly. It was noticed that there were a dozen of large larvae fell off while the smell of fresh mud entered in the trunk and instantly the elephant stopped shaking its head. It was a surprise to everyone there including the Maharaja.
The MARTHANDAN VAIDYA was posted as the chief consultant physician of the palace.
Later lots of treatment histories he made and received valuable rewards from the Maharaja of Travancore.
KUNJU SANAKRAN VAIDYA
Kunju Sankaran Vaidya was one of the top Ayurvedic physicians in the Chavarcode Vaidya family. He was born in AD 1885. His wisdom in Sanskrit literature, Ayurveda science, as an eminent scholar in applied therapeutics of Ayurveda and a debater in the health science (traditional medicine) was inimitable! At his young age, seeing his aptitude and devotion in the Ayurvedic field, senior saint and gurus advised his Uncle (Vairavan vaidya) to send him for more scientific Ayurvedic studies. The saint has selected and recommended to that time famous acharya- Harippadu Aanandapuram Valiya koyi Thampuran Thirumanas. His uncle sent his eldest son also along with. After the long years of serious study, Kunju Sankaran Vaidya came back and settled in Chavarcode. He started his own practice with the grace of his uncle. The practice went to heights that brought patients from all levels of life-included local rulers, politicians, saints from distant places, eminent literate etc. History is there as he had convened high level seminars on Sanskrit literature and the Vaidya also interacted actively in it.
Lots of Ayurvedic students had internship under the Vaidya. He had separate centre for medicine manufacturing as he needed good amounts of ready medicines on a daily basis. He had selected a few students from his own family circle after close scrutiny. His younger brother’s son – C.N. Karunakaran was among them who later became his predecessor. Panchakarma therapy (systemic toxin elimination therapy) was one of his specialties. He practiced Charity; both rich and poor were equally received. Everyone was served food at free of cost. Enough plantations of rice, fruits, coconuts and vegetables were there along with organic medicinal plants.
Vaidya’s wise diagnosis and treatment is still famous. Once a patient was advised surgery for a salivary gland duct impacted stone in the Trivandrum general hospital. Due to fear for surgery he approached Vaidya for any alternate remedy with him. He ordered an instant paste made with tamarind sour, fresh chilly paddy and salt as balls. The patient was asked to hold the same in his mouth. After half an hour the stone was washed off along with the excess saliva it created. The patient took out the stone and showed the Vaidya.
C.V. MADHAVAN KUTTY VAIDYA
C.V.Madhavankutty Vaidya was a good Vaidya known for his specialty in orthopedic. He was good in bone and joint diseases. Bone fractures and dislocations were wisely immobilized with traditional expertness and the outcome was very good. He was known as “marma” specialist. He also was famous in general practice. Special herbal oils were formulated and are still holding good reputation. These medicated oils were used for pain relief by external use. Fast fracture healing oils were given orally. Even compound fracture infections were not reported as these external oils prevented microbes to establish in the media. He’s survived by his son as his predecessor – Bharathan Vaidya.
C.V. MARTHANDAN VAIDYA
C.V. Marthandan vaidya was born in 1889. He was an Internal medicine practitioner and a famous traditional medical teacher. He used to have numerous students from all over the state of Kerala as imamates for training. His knowledge in the diagnosis and therapy was creating jealousy among other professionals. His medicines were very reputed for its quality and efficiency. He was also keen in treating patients after elimination therapy where systemic toxins of metabolism are processed and let off through appropriate routes as the Vaidya decides. So his therapy results were so high.
One such toxin removal was with the help of a bite of a soft leech specially selected for the medical use only. The leech sucks vitiated venous blood and it gets ballooned. This was his specialty. Irreversible skin diseases like eczemas were healed with his expertise.
Third generation Vaidya
C V GANGADHARAN VAIDYA.
(1905 – 1981) He received his Vaidya Kalanidhi degree in Ayurveda. In true sense he was a scholar in Ayurveda science both in theory and practice. In curing a patient of a certain disease he followed his own style of selecting the herbal ingredients. To boost selective drug effect, he would double some items in his prescription. It definitely showed marvelous therapeutic results. After diagnosis, he was meticulous to do elimination therapy in essential cases of high toxic states. This type of conservative course of internal medication brought unusual fast recovery and relief of the disease. The rejuvenation therapy brings the patient to a better state of balanced organ system with boosting of immunity. The patient feels young compared to his age and disease free for a period of time. Another specialization of Gangadharan Vaidya was the Leech Therapy which let out local toxic collections. For this he had a leech museum where the bio-tech leeches were grown.
BHARATHAN VAIDYA(1909 – 1975)
He had a degree in Ayurveda (Vaidya Kalanidhi). After completing his education he returned to his father’s clinic at Chavarcode and practiced Ayurvedic medicine. Lot of patients would come to consultant him for treatment of various diseases. He gained lot of fame and reputation.
C N KARUNAKARN VAIDYA (1915 – 2000)
Karunakaran vaidyan was directly trained as a Vaidya under his father’s brother, Kunju sankaran vaidya. He fully devoted his entire life to the learning and practicing of Ayurveda. He was the last senior in the third generation. He was known for his practice in pediatrics of Ayurveda holistic medical system. Hence, his medical center was crowded with small children along with their mothers. Majority of the children had Pyoderma (blisters and ulceration of skin discretely) which is secondary to a transient immunodeficiency state in children either due to premature stoppage of lactation or malnutrition. He was a pioneer in curing these types of dreadful states of children. He formulated herbal combinations effective for stimulating the weak immune system. The herbs were prepared in the cow’s ghee that gave nutrition along with medication. For external application he used herbal oils for ulcer healing.
Another area of specialization was “joint diseases”- (arthritis). Osteoarthritis (degenerative type) and dysimmune arthritis (Rheumatoid disease S.L.E etc.) were cured ideally as it sounds unbelievable. Patients with limping problem got cured with these herbal formulae. Total outcome of arthritis cure rate was very high!
Another field that specialized was infertility. He also was successful in treating mental disorders and epilepsy. This type of health problems have remedies that are of herbal origin still available. Karunakaran Vaidya has a son who is a scholar in Ayurvedic and modern medical systems.
At present the traditional herbal business is run by Roy Chavarcode.
Having born to the most famous Chavarcode Ayurveda family, fondled on the laps of the then greatest exponents in Ayurveda, and groomed in the atmosphere, where everything was related to Ayurveda; his growth up to the age of 15, was in the august, soul setting atmosphere of Ayurveda, which instilled in his young mind an earnest interest and unfailing enthusiasm in Ayurveda and was showing symptoms of an exponent in that field.
He went to London, with great enthusiasm and had an excellent academic career there, and got graduated from the Cambridge University. Later he had proceeded to USA for higher study and thereafter turned in to the business field. He has been doing successful business since 1987, with headquarters in USA; of course with integrity, sincerity and fidelity. He has travelled extensively all over the world, which has rendered in him the exemplary experience in International business.
His soul had an inclination and nascent interest towards Ayurveda, the reason of which is nothing other than his noble heritage of the Chavarcode Ayurveda Family. This inherent, nascent and perpetual interest in Ayurveda has led him to take the pondered decision to make the expertise of his Majestic Ayurveda Family, reach the whole world, to alleviate the sufferings of the sick ones.
At present he is earnestly engaged in heading the company with sincere commitment and fidelity towards achieving the unfathomed potentials in AYURVEDA; of course, with proved success and ever increasing goodwill.
Dr. JOSEKUMAR CHAVARCODE
Dr. JoseKumar is a prominent person in the Medical profession belonging to Chavarcode Vaidya family of the present generation, with excellence both in Ayurveda and Modern Medicine. He has received Post Graduate Degree in Ayurveda, in addition to his Graduation in Modern Medicine, which is a rare state of affairs. Afterwards he started medical practice under his famous father: Karunakaran Vaidyan. Later he started independent practice in 1984 integrating both Ayurveda and Modern Medicines. His knowledge and expertise in Modern Medicine and Pharmacology considerably helped to enhance the family traditional recipes to more effective and advanced formulae. This could sharpen their therapeutic efficiency, with foolproof positive results. Presently, he heads the research, development, and manufacturing of the unique products of the company. He continues his Medical Practice along with the company activities.
Presently, the Herbal Ayurvedic Marketing Business is being promoted with headquarters in California, USA wielding perpetual progress and gaining multitudes of satisfied beneficiaries, who have got solace of the highest order.