The birth centenary of the most famous son of Mayyil, Vaidyar Itoozhi Madhavan Namboothiri was celebrated on 27th October, 2008. The Itoozhi Vaidyasala completed its 100 years of yeoman service in natural healing and traditional medicine, and it has been an intensely spiritual and overwhelming journey for us.
The remodeled and refurbished Itoozhi Namboothiri’s Ayurvedic Nursing Home was inaugurated on the occasion, dedicating the facility to the community that have always been our constant source of support and strength.
This was also followed by a National Seminar on “Infertility with emphasis on Ayurvedic practices”, which was inaugurated by the Smt PK Sreemathi, Hon.Minister for Social Welfare and Health, State of Kerala . Two eminent physicians Ashta Vaidyan Alathiyoor Narayanan Nambi and Edakkad Narayan Vaidyar, patriarchs of the ancient treatises for present generation were honored and felicitated for their meritorious contributions to the field of Ayurveda. The seminar, one of the most informative, exhaustive and insightful academic presentations ever to have happened on the subject in recent times had luminaries like Dr.Jagadish Kumar Reddy, Dr.S Gopa Kumar, Dr.Mamatha Naveen, Dr.Niranjan Rao amongst others.
The academic discussions gave way to an evening that resounded with the cultural sounds of Kerala, with an opening rendition of Sopana Sangeethom by Ambalappuzha Vijaya Kumar, Thayambaka and Malabar Folk percussion by Sreeragam Kalakshethram at Mayyil. Itoozhi Ayurveda stands indebted to the local community of Mayyil and the state of Kerala, who participated and contributed to the Birth Centenary Celebrations of Vaidyar Itoozhi Madhavan Namboothiri, an event that also marks a new era in the history of Ayurveda, for Kerala in general, and Malabar in particular.