Vamsha Vaidhya Award Winner
Category: Vamsha Bhushan
The Journey of Balli Ayur Grama
The Balli property is densely vegetated for several centuries with more than 800 species of identified and tagged trees. The Balli family has been known to be living here at least for the last five generations. This breathtakingly beautiful slice of an ecologically strategic tropical rain forest is part of the famous Western Ghats in southern India. Balli must have been a natural, intuitive and more than poetic choice for a family name, we believe, considering what you see all around you is trees and a galore of creepers reaching out to the heavens. Balli in the local language Kannada means a vine or a creeper. Etymology of the word can be traced back to the word VALLI in Sanskrit language meaning the same. Apparently the Balli logo is also inspired by the idea of a tendril in a vine. You might have noticed that a tendril reaches out to find support for sustenance and growth for the plant – quietly and intuitively. Similarly Balli Ayur Grama is one place where all of you can reach out and seek support for a sustainable, healthy and flourishing life ahead.
Dr Supreeth remembers his grandmother, herself a healer, has devised some secret recipes which he now inherits. Tracking the forest paths in their backyard along with his grandmother, Dr Supreeth grew up discovering the magical world of herbs and healing.
Period of practice of grandmother : About 60 years
Stomach pain, loose motions, vomiting, insect bites, fever , head ache, burns, cuts , Jaundice, measles, chicken pox, child care and worms.
My great grand father was very close to the nature and mother earth. He found solution to every sickness in the lap of mother earth. Both cared for each other because at that times one could hardly find any hospital in the town. Even they had to walk miles to find a Vaidya. It took a lot of Energy and time consumption, that’s why they found in nature itself the best solution and turned to the nature for every sickness.
Today, he is rightfully passing on this invaluable tradition to his 9 and 4 -year-old sons who are already familiar with a lot of the plants and trees in their forest-like backyard.
Details of Ancestors
Generations of Vaidhyas
The Vision statement of Institution
To be a Centre of Excellence for Shudha Ayurveda and to offer Comprehensive, Complete and Holistic health to the aspirants.
A Memory that's etched deeply in the journey
When I was a 15 year old boy, I had a academic tour to Delhi from our school, while coming back I developed severe low back ache, once I reached home my grandmother gave me ksheerapaka of Kapila cow milk with Eranda and Kurunthotti roots with Jeera..and the pain vanished seconds.
The Constructions of ayurveda hospitals must be done according to Vaastu shastra rather than building them like an allopathy hospital.
Your inspiration to choose Ayurveda
My grandmother and my botany teacher Kayyara Prasanna Rai.
Few words about your Guru
- Dr Mukul Patel, Vice Chancellor, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar.
- Dr Prasanna N. Rao, Principal, SDM college of Ayurveda, Hassan.
- Dr Ravi Narayana Acharya, DG, CCRAS.
Ayurveda must be the first treatment options.
Message to Youngsters
One doesn’t become successful by copying the things, create your own world, Definitely you will be successful in ayurveda , This is my thought and experience.