Sreedhareyam Ayurveda | Eye Care,Clinics & Research Centre
Sreedhareyam Ayurveda | Eye Care,Clinics & Research Centre

Sreedhareeyam Corporate

History and Tradition

Sreedhareeyam Corporate

History and Tradition

History of Nelliakkattu Mana

Nelliakattu Mana is a revered traditional Vaidya family that traces its roots from the northern regions of Kerala, India, to the heart of Kerala in Koothattukulam. Recognized as the "Desavaidya" (Regional Vaidya family) in the 12th century by the regional ruler, the Nelliakattu Vaidya family specialized in Netra Chikitsa (eye treatment) and Visha Chikitsa (poison treatment). By the 18th century, the family ceased practices of Visha Chikithsa, dedicating their expertise solely to Nethra Chikithsa.

During the early 19th century, Vaidya Valiya Narayanan Namboothiri, a prominent member of the family, passed on his knowledge to his son, Vaidya Thrivikraman Namboothiri. After comprehensive training in Ayurveda and Ayurvedic eyecare under Vaidya Madham Sreedharan Nambooothiri, Vaidya Thrivikraman Namboothiri assumed the role of Pradhana Vaidya, leading Nelliakattu Mana into a new era of healing.


Foundation of Sreedhareeyam

A Vision Realized

In 1931, on the sacred day of Vijayadasami, Vaidya Thrivikraman Namboothiri and his brother, Vaidya Parameswaran Namboothiri, laid the cornerstone of Sreedhareeyam. The institution was named in honor of their guru, Vaidya Sreedharan Namboothiri. Sreedhareeyam began its journey humbly, with Vaidya Thrivikraman Namboothiri providing Ayurveda Ophthalmology services at the ancestral home of Nelliakattu Mana. Simultaneously, Vaidya Parameswaran Namboothiri focused on preparing high-quality Ayurvedic medicines to complement the clinical care.

Late Sri Trivikraman Namboothiri

Co-Founder - Ancestral Ayurveda Clinic - 1931

Late Sri Parameswaran Namboothiri

Co-Founder - Ancestral Ayurveda Clinic - 1931

A Resilient Resurgence

Sreedhareeyam's Transformation into a Comprehensive Eye Hospital and Research Center

Following a period of slow progress, in 1988, Sreedhareeyam's activities were halted, including the manufacturing of Ayurvedic medicines and traditional practices at the Nelliakattu Mana home. However, in 1999, on the auspicious occasion of Vijayadasami, Dr. NPP Namboothiri, the family's Pradhana Vaidya, and his elder brother, N.P Narayanan Namboothiri, resolved to revive their parents' dream. Sreedhareeyam was reborn as a full-fledged Eye Hospital and Research Center, blending ancient wisdom with modern medical practices and diagnostic technology. Since that point, Sreedhareeyam Ayurvedic Eye Hospital  has been treating  patients from all over the world with all imaginable eye ailments. Today, Sreedhareeyam houses over 150 doctors who are professionally qualified in ophthalmology and their knowledge is amplified by the repository of vast traditional knowledge of Nelliakkattu Mana.

Sri N.P Narayanan Namboothiri

Co- Founder - Sreedhareeyam Group

Late Dr. NPP Namboothiri

Co - Founder - Sreedhareeyam Group

Temples and Devotion

Sacred Grounds

At Nelliakattu Mana, reverence for gods Siva, Dhanwanthari, and goddess Bhagavathi is paramount. Nestled within the Sreedhareeyam campus are two magnificent temples – Thalikkunnu Siva Temple and Nellyakkattu Bhagavathi and Dhanwanthari Temple. These temples serve as spiritual anchors, with daily rituals conducted by the family members, symbolizing their dedication to the well-being of patients.

Guiding Sreedhareeyam's Mission

Distinguished Leadership

Under the sagacious leadership of Chairman NP Narayanan Namboothiri, Vice Chairman Hari Narayanan Namboothiri, Managing Director N Parameswaran Namboothiri, and Medical Director Dr. N Narayanan Nambothiri, Sreedhareeyam Ayurvedic Eye Hospital and Research Center flourishes. Supported by a dedicated team of executives, including K S Bijuprasad, Rajan N Namboothiri, Sreejith N.P, Sreeraj N.P, Jayasree P Namboothiri, Dr. N.P Sreerag, and Udaneswara Prasad, Sreedhareeyam is committed to the holistic well-being of its patients.

The roots, vision and future

Salakya Tantra & Ayurvedic Ophthalmology

Sreedhareeyam, deeply entrenched in Nelliakattu Mana, stands as a beacon of traditional expertise and unwavering dedication in the realms of Ayurveda, specifically Salakyathanthra (dealing with ailments of eyes, ears, nose, and throat), and Ophthalmology. This harmonious fusion of ancient traditions with contemporary healthcare strives to provide a brighter vision and a healthier tomorrow for all, casting a luminous legacy in the realm of Ayurveda and Salakyathanthra.