Lord Sree Subramania
Our Presiding Deity
Sree Subramania Temple
Sree Subramania Temple was built at the premise of Shri T. Rajaratnam Vaidyar, as a followup to the intuitions of forefathers of Thekkeyil family who have been greatly devoted to Lord Subramania. The temple holds some of the rare carvings of ancient Gods. The family of Vaidyars usually conduct regular poojas at Subramania temple as they considered the “LORD SUBRAMANIA” has the final say to many incurables through blessings. Medicines prepared are kept before the deity as ‘offering’ before it is given to patients to have blessing effect. In fact, there is psychological curing effect also when some chronic diseases are treated with blessed medicines. In some of the cases, patients are taken to the temple first before the treatment begins to get direct blessings from the Lord Subramania. There are proved cases of curing effect to confirm their belief. As a routine, poojas are conducted at temple chanting Vedic Sanskrit mantras for two hours to get Sree Subramania’s blessings. Both T.Rajaratnam Vaidyar and Dr. Sanand Ratnam are deeply involved in temple sanctity and devoted to worshiping Sree Subramania. The treatments undertaken after blessings from the Lord Subramania daily has an impact over in the Nursing Home (Chikitsalaya) in the name of Sree Subramania Ayurvedic Nursing Home.
Thekkayil family, living in Kerala (India) practicing the Ayurveda
The Beginning - 1958
Ayurveda is the science of life. It began in 1858 and has been practiced in India throughout the history. Thekkayil family is one of the oldest families living in Calicut, who have gifted some expert Ayurvedic doctors to the country. The steps taken by this family in this domain hold an immense value and left long lasting impacts on the people. The original documents have been lost, but it is believed that our leading Ayurvedic nursing home was founded between the years 1875 to 1880 by the late Thekkayil Achuthan Vydiar, a great Ayurvedic physician and Sri. T.P. Vaidyar, a Kaviraj from Bengal, is an adept Sanskrit and Vedic scholar from the Thekkayil family and a renowned Ayurvedic physician of his times.
Ayurvedic Nursing Home - 1974
The present Sree Subramania Ayurvedic Nursing home in Calicut was founded in the year 1974 by Thekkayil Rajaratnam Vydiar, who was honored with the award of Bhishak Ratna by the Corporation of Calicut in 2009 for his prominence in Ayurveda. This family tradition is continuing to boost with the support of the blessings of his father, Dr.Sanand Ratnam Thekkayil, the latest member of this known family to take up Ayurveda.
Sree Subramania Ayurvedic Nursing Home was formerly known as “Thekkayil Vaidyasala” was established between 1875 to 1880 in Florican Road, Malaparamba, Calicut. The founders of the Thekkayil Vaidyasala founded this Nursing Home in the follow up to bring the treatment facility to the needy in this locality.
As all the family members of the Thekkayil family has followed the practice of Vaidyam or Treatment which is called in the modern times, it has become the nature of the family members to get the needy treated in the length and breadth of their city. They almost strictly followed the traditions of the treatment practices of their elders, which was brought down hierarchically till the present generation of the Thekkayil family.
As the time passed and the modern technique and researches were added to the ayurveda, the present generation of the Thekkayil family members are all professional Ayurvedic practicing professionals with a degree from Government of India for the practice. But the knowledge shared by their forefather’s remains the basic principles in practice.
Ayurveda is the science of life. It began in 1858 and has been practiced in India throughout the history. Thekkayil family is one of the oldest families living in Calicut, who have gifted some expert Ayurvedic doctors to the country. The steps taken by this family in this domain hold an immense value and left long lasting impacts on the people.