Sanmathi Rao

The Journey of Shubha Ayurvedic Centre


Shubha Ayurvedic Centre was started in 1995 by my parents Dr. V R Padmanabha Rao and Dr. Shubhankari P Rao. My father, Dr. V R Padmanabha Rao has had a lineage of Ayurveda in his forefathers. But taking it up as a medical practice was quite a huge step in those days when Ayurveda’s popularity was in question. During the 90’s period, the practice of western medicine gained momentum in India with the support of the British and modern education. The practitioners of Ayurveda medicine suffered a great loss of prestige against western claims of being a superior medical system. However, Ayurveda has successfully survived and flourished over these years of torture. 

Dr. V R Padmanabha Rao and Dr. Shubhankari P Rao shouldered the responsibility of reviving the lost importance of Ayurveda by simply showing to the people the amazing results of Ayurvedic medicines. That is when they opened Amruth Ayurvedic Centre and Shubha Ayurvedic Centre. The glory of their aunthentic Ayurveda practice is well known. Continuous dedication to serve people and revive them of their ailments with authentic Ayurveda became their goal. The efforts did not go unnoticed. Their popularity reached new heights with even modern doctors consulting them with their health issues.

I remember as a child (12- 13 years) accompanying my mother to her clinic. Her daily activities of beginning the day with a Dhanvantari prayer with her staff, consulting patients, addressing their problems, writing medical articles to promote Ayurveda or getting prepared with case studies to present at medical conferences, are still fresh in my memories. One activity which is imprinted in my head is preparing medicines for her patients with dedication. These were the times when not all required medicines were available in the pharmacies, rather preparing them vigilantly made a huge impact and results spoke instantly. 

As times went on and I had to select my career stream, my heart and soul had already opted Ayurveda. I started to read the science, understand the principles and it marveled me by the way it impacted my life and living. To practice Ayurveda is my dream and remains so, to learn to heal diseases and watch the joy Ayurveda provides is satisfying. My major uplift was marrying my husband, Dr Puneeth Kumar P. Our dreams, ideologies and dedication matched very well and together we opened Sriranga Ayurveda. Today, I am proud of the way we have successfully come up in practice. I saw the struggle my parents did when they practiced, but I also learnt that they enjoyed this growth that they always dreamt of.

Details of Ancestors

Generations of Vaidhyas

Dr. V R Padmanabha Rao
Dr. Shubhankari P Rao

Dr Sanmathi Rao



The Vision statement of Institution


To make Ayurveda the main stream of medicine the way our ancestors dreamt it to be and the way it is meant to be.

A Memory that's etched deeply in the journey


  • Many memories of our struggling practice days, which left a special feeling of gratitude.

Torch Bearer

Ayurveda is the oldest medical system known to mankind. It is because of our ancestors that we have known this precious life science. It is our duty to pass it on to the next generation with respect, love and humility for the benefit of mankind.

Your inspiration to choose Ayurveda

There has not been a single day where I have felt why Ayurveda? It has always been and always will be Ayurveda.

Few words about your Guru

My parents, Dr. Shubhankari P Rao and Dr. V R Padmanabha Rao. 

Confidence, discipline and perseverance from my mother. 

Humility, friendliness with patients, foresightedness is what I saw in my father.

Message to Youngsters

Live physically, mentally, socially and spiritually healthy with Ayurveda.

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