Friday, October 23, 2009

Kottakal,Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala,How to reach?

Kottakal is a small town at a distance of about 12 km to the south west of Malappuram one of the northern district of kerala and is home to the renowned Kottakal Arya Vaidyasala.Kottakkal is a town whose name has now become synonymous for the Arya Vaidyasala.Kottakal is a health care center specializing in Ayurveda and traditional/ alternative/ herbal medicines and treatments.
It can be said almost without doubt that Ayurveda now enjoys owes a lot to Vaidya Ratnam PS Varier of Kottakal.Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala (AVS) is a century old Charitable Institution engaged in the practice and propagation of Ayurveda, the ancient health care system of India and was established at Kottakkal in Kerala State of India in 1902 by the visionary physician and philanthropist,the late Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varrier..
AVS offers classical Ayurvedic medicines and authentic Ayurvedic treatments and therapies to patients from all over India and abroad.

Kottakkal Pooram is the annual festival at the Sree Vishwambara Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu in his incarnation as Dhanvanthiri.
Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varier Ayurveda College is affiliated to Calicut University. Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses are being conducted there. Arya Vaidya Sala continues to extend financial support to the College.
There is PSV Natyasangam Kathakali School near to Kottakal Arya Vaidyasala.

How to reach

Air : Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode, about 36 km from Malappuram town.
Rail : Tirur, about 16 km from Kottakkal.
Road : There are frequent bus services from nearby towns like Kozhikode, Malappuram and Tirur to Kottakkal.

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