Vamsha Vaidhya Award Winner
Category: Vamsha Vibhushan
The Journey of Sri Surya Ayurveda Nilayam
When Shri Palanki Suryanarayana murthy joined Annavaram Devasthanam as its chief physician, he had only one dream in his heart. To establish an authentic, Ayurvedic pharmacy and to serve the needy. Annavaram is a village in the Ratnagiri hill range of Eastern Ghats, which has an abundance of herbs, in their fresh and purest form. And that’s how a 94 years old. Sri Surya Ayurveda Nilayam (SAN), took off. Later he relocated to Pithapuram, where the current set up of SAN is established over two acre campus.
Though he had no formal training in manufacturing, his passion in this science lead him to create new formulations . He was the first one to introduce Ayurvedic tablets, in 1935, with natural ingredients and no excipients. Our tablets are manufactured using these special ingredients till date. SAN never uses chemical ingredients for tabletting.
Dr.Murthy was awarded with Gold Kankans and medals for successfully treating epileptic, jaundice and nephritis patients. Visha vaidhyam was his another forte. The east coast of Andhra had lots of poisonous insect bites cases reporting. He developed “vishamani” in varying strengths to treat snakes bites, centipedes and scorpion bites symptoms, especially to treat such poor patients free of cost and was recognized by the Pithapuram Raja for his work.
Details of Ancestors
Generations of Vaidhyas
The Vision statement of Institution
We, at Sri Surya Ayurveda, always believe in comprehensive approach to health ! Ayurvedic system understands the individual as a complex combination of five elements capable of being brought into harmony. We are committed to enhancing positivity and wellbeing in individuals, the environment, and the global community. Our medicines are the foundation for our beliefs. SAN is standing tall, all these years, because of its policy of excellence in quality manufacturing, through decades ( Tharatharaaluga tharagani nanyatha”). No compromise, at any point of time.
A Memory that's etched deeply in the journey
My grandfather, was a lalithopasi and he used to wake up at bhramma muhurtha, to do lalitha upasana and pen down his thoughts on medicinal formulations. He used to sit hours in meditation and come up new ideas. He spent hours in trying to extract sathva from different plant ashes, to create the tablet base for our proprietary products.
As an experienced Ayurvedic doctor, I feel quality medicines are need of the hour. An excellent diagnosis, cooperative patients and attenders wont yield results unless the medicines are effective and I sincerely feel it is my responsibility as the head of a giant organization, to continue to deliver quality medicines, in midst of challenging situations, as it had been done by the earlier generations.
Your inspiration to choose Ayurveda
Starting from my great grand father to my Father, their interest and passion in what they were doing is a huge inspiration. My Father studied both allopathy and Ayurveda system of medicines, Got his fountain of knowledge from Siddha books and came up with innovative ways to do bhasmams and sindoorams. With his understanding of both the systems, he came up with an excellent formulation using bhallathaka thailam capsule for Psoriasis. We are doing clinical trials with the help of senior dermatologist, Dr.Ramani Oleti (MD, From Madras Medical college) of Tanuku. It was painful to see people not valuing the importance of Ayurveda and considered this as an alternative science. But the determination to bring awareness to the people only grew strong day by day. I am very happy that Ayurveda chose me as one of its ambassador, to do my best to the society. Life is not just about receiving your blessings, but about giving back, too!
Few words about your Guru
Dr.Viswanadha Sharma, our beloved ex Principal and a legend. He saw the potential in us, what we couldn’t figure out by ourselves and encouraged us to study and absorb Ayurvedic principles better
Dr. B.Vaidyanadhan of IMPCOPS, a very close friend of my father and who taught us the nuances of looking everything and decoding into pancha mahabhuthas and integrating with the clinical practice.
I want to bring in the awareness about how deep and scientific is Ayurvedic system of medicine and make people come to Ayurveda as a first and popular choice.
Message to Youngsters
Be patient is my personal advice. Patient in understanding and analysing the diseases and prescription. And understand a disease from an Ayurvedic perspective. (Don’t try to fit into the allopathic window and fail) Focus on giving your best. Every day is a learning process.