The museum will be inaugurated on December 27, 2013 by former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
A museum that will display the evolution of Ayurveda will be opened soon at Thaikkattussery, near here.
On December 27, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President, will inaugurate the museum, which will showcase the rich traditions of Ayurveda, its evolution through millennia and the contribution of Ayurveda acharyas.
“A library of ancient scriptures, reference books, a 3D gallery traversing through the history of Ayurveda are preserved in their natural settings,” said Astavaidyan E.T. Narayanan Mooss, who supervised the setting up of the museum.
The exhibits in the museum have been divided into various sections, which include display of authoritative texts on Ayurveda, description of various ancient practices of black magic, study of Vedas, Yaagas and Yajnas, Gurukula system, Rasasalas or pharmacies of ancient times, pulse diagnosing and various researches in Ayurveda, said Mr. Narayanan Mooss.
An exclusive section is dedicated to Susrutha, who is considered as the father of surgery.
Practice of surgery
Acharya Susrutha effectively used natural medicines to reduce pain and sterilise surgical instruments and wounds.
He used special techniques to anesthetise the patients before surgery.
Detailed descriptions about various branches of Ayurveda such as Kayachikitsa (general medicine), Balachikitsa (paediatrics), Graha Chikitsa (psychiatry), Oordhvanga Chikitsa (ophthalmology and otorhinolaryngiology), Salya chikitsa (surgery), Damshtra Chikitsa (clinical toxicology), Jara Chikitsa (rejuvenation therapy ) and Vrusha Chikitsa (reproductive medicine) are on display at the museum.
A 3-D gallery is set up to show various pictures connected with varied forms of treatment.
A picture gallery and a collection of specimen of more than 300 medicinal plants depicting their medicinal property are also displayed.
A library comprising a vast collection of ancient literatures, scriptures and manuscripts from traditional Ayurveda, including the ones used by the Ashtavaidyas, are preserved in this section.
A digital library, along with a big CD collection on Ayurveda is also arranged as part of the library.