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A brief history of Chamundi Hill Palace Ayurvedic Retreat

Ayurveda - harmony of body, mind and soul

Sprouted in the pristine land of India some 5000 years ago, Ayurveda, the science of life and longevity, is the oldest healthcare system in the world and it combines the profound thoughts of medicine and philosophy. Since then Ayurveda has stood for the wholesome physical, mental and spiritual growth of humanity around the world. Today, it's a unique, indispensable branch of medicine, a complete naturalistic system that depends on the diagnosis of your body's humours - vata, pitta and kapha - to achieve the right balance.

Kerala, the Land of Ayurveda

Kerala possesses an unbroken tradition of Ayurveda that has surpassed the many invasions and intrusions both foreign and native. For hundreds of years the Ayurveda Vaidyas (traditional practitioners of Ayurveda) were almost the only access for people seeking healing from every kind of disease in Kerala. The legendary eight families of Vaidyas (Ashta vaidyas) and their successors treated the entire state for centuries. Unlike the other Indian states the status of Ayurveda in Kerala is not alternative but mainstream. In fact, today, Kerala is the only State in India which practices this system of medicine with absolute dedication.

Being the only resort of treatment for the people, the Vaidyars of Kerala were challenged to interpret the theories of Ayurveda and adapt them actively into effective healing systems in everyday life. Thus almost all the contemporary procedures and protocols of Ayurveda have evolved in and around Kerala.

The Boons of Nature

Its equable climate, natural abundance of forests and the cool monsoon season are best suited for Ayurveda's curative and restorative packages. Kerala is perhaps one of the few places on earth where a temperature of 24-28 degrees is maintained during a period of continuous rain. This prevalence of moisture in the air and on the surface of the skin makes it the ideal place for natural medicines to work at their highest levels of potency. The land is also blessed with innumerous medicinal plants and provides the continuity and consistency of Ayurveda medicines needed for effective treatment procedures. The same herbs with the same potency are available year after year across every season. The rich alkaloid content of the soil enhances the intensity and potency of many Ayurvedic medicines when compared to places with different soil constitution.

The Advantages of Ayurveda in Kerala

Ashtangahridayam, the practical, user friendly interpretation of Ayurveda, compiled by the great Vagbata is seldom used anywhere in the world as it is extensively done in Kerala. The Vaidyars of Kerala are proficient in this most contemporary treatise of Ayurveda which many scholars consider an advancement over the earlier samhitas of Charaka and Sushruta, the pioneers of Ayurveda. It is in Kerala that Kashaya Chikitsa (treatment with concoction) has become a standardised protocol involving hundreds of Kashayams that were scientifically classified and organised according to various treatment needs. Keralite Vaidyars where the first to focus on the anti oxidant properties of Abayangam leading to the profusion of kizhis. The largest number of Ayurveda colleges and the largest number of practitioners in comparison to any place in the world has led to a tradition of Ayurveda research in a scientific manner in Kerala.

Ayurveda as a lifestyle

In Kerala Ayurveda is not just a healthcare system but it is a part and parcel of every aspect of life, in fact it is a lifestyle in Kerala so to speak. The miracles like paralysed people walk, incurable diseases cured etc. that happen even today inspires respect and awe for the vaidyars of Kerala.

Kerala Ayurveda

CHAMUNDI HILL PALACE OFFERS THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS:

7, 14, 21 OR 28 DAYS REJUVENATION PROGRAM
According to ancient wisdom the therapy endows a person with longevity, better memory and intellect, improved complexion, and the strengthening of the sensory and motor organs.

14 OR 21 DAYS' STRESS RELIEF PROGRAM
The program aims at providing relief from mental and physical stress, insomnia, lack of concentration, headaches etc. The program often does wonders for people who work with computers, travel frequently and work late and irregular hours.

28 DAYS' PANCHAKARMA
Panchakarma is a special purification program which eliminates toxins from the body and tones up the body and improves the sensory organs. It includes five (Punch) purification therapies which also help preventing many diseases.

28 DAYS' WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM
Treatment includes different types of massages, medicated steam bath, special diet with herbal juices and tea, plus yoga and meditation.

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“Ayurveda, a Sanskrit word meaning the ‘knowledge for prolonging life”, is a 5000 year-old holistic medical system, widely practiced in India. Kerala Ayurveda assumes the fundamental sameness of self and nature and as such it is a sister science to yoga, stemming from the same period of Vedic philosophy.

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  • ACCOMMODATION

    All rooms are spacious and
    comfortable, with private
    bathrooms.

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  • KITCHEN

    Native delicacies are served
    along with your favorite
    recipes.

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  • AYURVEDA / YOGA

    The Government
    approved GREEN LEAF
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  • ORGANIC FARM

    Spices, vegetables, fruits etc
    are from our own organic
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  • EXCURSIONS

    On request we arrange
    interesting sight seeing
    excursions.

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