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Journey to Chathuragiri to find Siddha Mooligai

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At the top of Chathuragiri (April 12th, 2009)

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Korakkar Siddhar Cave of Chathuragiri

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Vishnu Uppu collected from Rameshwaram Sea

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Application is invited for a 6-month full-time "Post Graduate Certificate course in Siddha Varmam Therapy" under the Division of Siddha, Center for Integrative Medicine and Research, MAHE. Eligibility is Any UG health professionals such as MBBS, BDS, BSMS and other AYUSH, Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, Yoga therapy, etc. Course fees is Rs.60,000 (for Indian candidates) and USD 1600 for International candidates). This introductory offer is only for the first batch. Submit your application by June 30, 2023. Admission is based on first come first serve basis. The classes will be starting from September onwards. The best syllabus has been designed by Siddha Varma experts and students will be exposed to & trained in the clinic. Those who completed the course can apply the therapy and earn immediately after completing the course. For further details and online application - https://manipal.edu/.../Post-Graduate-Certificate-course... For any query, contact Dr.Arul Amuthan, Division of Siddha, CIMR, MAHE through arul.amuthan@manipal.edu

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Varmam or Varma therapy is one of the unique therapies of Traditional Siddha Medicine. It can be safely applied by trained therapists or physicians to many chronic diseases, pain management, emergency conditions, etc. Its potential benefits are yet to be unearthed. More than 120 classical Varma Literature are available in Tamil palm manuscript forms.  India should be proud of the Varma therapy and promote it globally as a CAM therapy. There is an urgent need to train as many healthcare providers (physicians, AYUSH clinicians, physiotherapists, nursing, yoga therapist, and other health providers). Dr. Janakiraman, a cardiologist from the USA (Founder of Harvard Tamil Chair) visited Manipal and discussed the strategy to globalize Siddha Varma Therapy through Medical universities. He and his wife donated Rs.10 Lakhs to start a course at Manipal University. On behalf of Siddha and the Tamil Community, I express gratitude and thanks to his family. This was coordinated by Global Center for Siddha Medicine and Research (GCSMR), North Carolina. As a result, the first batch of the "Post Graduate Certificate course in Siddha Varmam Therapy" will be happening in 2023 itself. The first announcement has been made from Manipal University - https://manipal.edu/.../Post-Graduate-Certificate-course.... Last date for application is August 15 and classes will commence from October 2023.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Siddha Central Research Institute, Chennai has organized a One Day Training Programme on “Development of Key Distinguishing Characters (KDC) of Raw Drugs used in ASU medicines" on 15.04.2023. The training was funded by National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB), Ministry of Ayush, Govt. of India, New Delhi under the scheme of Regional Raw Drug Repository (Southern Plateau) project sanctioned to National Institute of Siddha, Tamabaram in Collaboration with Siddha Central Research Institute (CCRS), Arumabkkam, Chennai and Regional Research Institute for Unani Medicine (CCRUM), Royapuram, Chennai. 71 students from various institutes like National Institute of Siddha - Chennai, Government Siddha Medical college - Chennai, Government Siddha Medical college – Palayamkottai, Shanthigiri Siddha Medical college – Tiruvanathapuram and Central University of Karnataka - Dharwad were participated in the training programme. The training programme was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. R. Meenakumari, Director General (Addl. Charge), CCRS. Programme was started with Tamil Thai Vaazhthu & Siddhar Vanakkam followed by lighting of lamp. Dr.P. Elankani, Research Officer (S) Scientist III & I/c, SCRI and Organizing Secretary of RRDR, delivered welcome address followed by Presidential address by Prof. Dr. R. Meenakumari, Organizing Chairperson of RRDR, special address by Dr. N. Zaheer Ahmed, Deputy Director Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine and Co-Organizing Secretary of RRDR followed by speech by the chief guest Dr. Jitendra Kumar Vaishaya, Research officer (Agro/Medicinal botany), NMPB, Ministry of Ayush, New Delhi. Dr. S. Sivakumar, Associate Professor – Gunapadam, Dr. P. Shanmugapriya, Associate professor – Nanju Maruthuvam, Dr. D. Aravind, Assistant professor – Botany were the guests from Lead institute – National Institute of Siddha, Tambaram; Dr. S. Venkatesan, ARO, Botany is the guest from RRIUM, Royapuram and RO’s of various departments and officers of SCRI were also participated in the programme. The inaugural programme ended with felicitation of guests with mementoes and vote of thanks by Dr. P. Sathiyarajeswaran, Asst. Director (Siddha) and In Charge, Siddha Regional Research Institute, Puducherry and Co-Organizing Secretary of the event. Technical Sessions on Methods for deriving Key Distinguishing Characters of raw drugs on Pharmacognosy and Chemistry were delivered by Dr. KN Sunil Kumar, Research Officer, Pharmacognosy, SCRI and Dr. K Parthasarathy, Research Officer, Chemistry, SCRI respectively. Practical Demonstration of Methods for deriving Key Distinguishing Characters of raw drugs were given to the participants in Pharmacognosy laboratory and Animal and Mineral Drug Research Laboratory”. The program ended with valedictory function where in the participants have shared their experience and feedback about the program. The Chief Guest specially addressed the gathering and distributed the certificates to the participants followed by vote of thanks delivered by Dr. K Parthasarathy. The programme ended with National anthem.
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To rejuvenate the medical system of the most ancient civilization and most ancient language of the indian subcontinent in God's own counry which originated from the Kamandalu(Sacret pot) of Agasthiyar who lived in Agasthiyarkudam and attained Samadhi in Ananthasayanam (Thiruvananathapuram)

Siddha Medicine - A gift for the human being from Siddhars !

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