Dhatus, the basic substratum of human life in equilibrium is an indicative of health, vigour and vitality. And over thousands of years, ayurveda , the science of life has affirmed this through the knowledge passed over from the ancient sages. At Amrithakripa, we are currently the 5 th generation of well versed Ayurvedic practitioners providing authentic ayurvedic health care to heal the ailing while enhancing the health of healthy individual up holding the basic principle of our scince “swasthasya swasthya rakshanam,aathurasya vikara prashamanam.”

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Our Journey


Dr. A. K. Sethumadhavan Our guiding light

From the courtyards of the king to the needs of common man, our ancestors have taken the science of Ayurveda for healing several thousands over a century. Looking back at our past, Dr AK Sethumadhavan, grandson of Late Chathu vaidyar pioneered Ayurveda in the entire district of Palakkad and other nearby regions in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. He was the consulting physician to Kollangodu Raja and was an institution in himself for his traits of determination, simplicity, and humility. His efforts in reaching out to the homes of patient and saving hundreds of life during the deadly typhoid epidemic is still lauded. The passion and the austerity with which he practiced authentic Ayurveda and his commitment to the ailing is always a guiding light for us


Dr. S. Narayanan Chief Physician

Now, his son, Dr. S. Narayanan, the chief physician of this age old institution has taken the hospital and the practice of Ayurveda to new heights. Both his sons, Dr. Gokul Narayanan and Dr. Govind Narayan under their father’s guidance are the fifth generation of physicians at the hospital. Amrithakripa Narayana Ayurveda Chikitsalayam is catering to the the changing world and lifestyles without compromising on the core values and invaluable knowledge of ayurveda our ancestors have passed over generations in our family of physicians.

Our institution, located in the village of Chitilamchery, enveloped between the lush green paddy fields and the distant hills of western ghats operates an Out patient department and a 24x7 In patient department. The specialised panchkarma theatre and the well trained masseurs, physiotherapist and nursing staff under the guidance of our doctors ensures a rich experience of authentic Ayurveda leading to a holistic healing of mind and body. Medicines dispensed to our patients are prepared in our own pharmacy meeting stringent standards and quality for effective actions.

A Glance of our journey of healing

  • Shri Chathu Vaidyar

    Vaidyar means physician. In the late 1800s, our great grand father served as the vaidyar of the region.

  • Shri Narayana Vaidyar

    During mid 1900, a er getting trained in Ayurveda from Kottakal, Chathu Vaidyar’s son Shri Narayana Vaidyar started a hospital

  • Dr. A.K. Sethumadhavan

    Dr. A.K. Sethumadhavan, grandson of Shri Chathu Vaidyar, succeeded Shri Narayana Vaidyar. For his efforts and approach to the ailing, he is fondly remembered as the Sethu doctor across the region even now.

  • Dr. S. Narayanan

    Dr. S. Narayanan, in 1978, a er completing his B.A.M degree from Government Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram, started pratising ayurveda under the guidance of his father Dr. A.K. Sethumadhavan.

  • Birth of Amrithakripa Narayana Ayurveda Chikitsalayam

    In 1993, Dr. A.K. Sethumadhavan along with his son Dr. S. Narayanan started Amrithakripa Narayana Ayurveda Chikitsalayam. A small 3 bedded ayurvedic hospital with 10 staff. Being a visionary, he wanted to ensure the needs of ailing is always met with true care and commitment.

  • 3 to 10 bedded hospital

    By 2000, Amrithakripa doubled the number of staff and added 7 more rooms becoming a 10 bedded hospital to cater to the increasing number of patients.

  • Added Deluxe rooms

    With the increasing inflow of our patients, the needs of comfort too changed. We added 8 deluxe rooms by 2006 to provide better comforts for our patients.

  • Dr. Gokul Narayanan

    Dr. Gokul Narayanan a er completing his B.A.M.S. degree in 2006 starts parctising in the hospital under the guidance of his father Dr. S. Narayanan. Later he completed M.D. in Ayurveda.

  • 30 bedded hospital

    By 2011, we added 12 more standard rooms and became a 30 bedded hospital. Along with this we scaled our overall infrastructure and facilities.

  • Dr. Govind Narayanan

    Dr. Narayanan’s younger son, Dr. Govind Narayan completes his B.A.M.S. degree in 2012 and starts practising under his father’s guidance at the the hospital

“Currently we are a 35 bedded ayurvedic hospital with 6 doctors and 40 hospital staff providing 24x7 inpatient medical care.

Our pharmacy produces medicines for both in-patient and out-patient department.

With the blessings of the almighty, Amrithakripa Narayana Ayurveda chikitsalayam is scaling new heights in healing the ailing..”

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Dr. S. Narayanan and family, the current generation of physicians and administrators of the hospital.