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Siddhargal

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Agathiyar

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He is considered as the Father of Tamil Literature. He compiled first Tamil grammer called Agathiyam. It is believed that he has lived in the 6th or 7th Century BC. He is direct dispels of Lord Siva. Specialized in language, alchemy, medicine, meditation & spirituality (yogam & gnanam). 96 books in the name of Agathiyar – Vaidiya Sigamani, Chendhooram - 300, Mani-400, Sivajalam, Sakthijalam etc. Still it is believed that the healings spirit of Agathiya hovers in the mountains of the Courtalam is the southern end of Tamil Nadu.

2.Thirumoolar

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The Prince of Mystics is said to be the disciple of Nandhidevar. His age is fixed approximately between 5th and 8th centuries. His work Tirumandiram, deals with the body and soul. Thirumanthiram is considered as a Bible for Thanthrik Yoga.

Thirumoolar is considered as the Emperor of Siddha system of medicine who is the prime author for the famous literary works of THIRUMANTHIRAM and SAIVA SIDDHANTAM which framed the basic principles of Siddha system. A hypothesis of Thirumoolar in Atomic theory has been reinstated as Nanotechnology in this decade. His principles on Physiology in Siddha system are astonishing. Thirumoolar is the only Siddha who emphasized more on sound mind in a sound body by which one can achieve the mortality by kalpa yoga procedures. Versions of Thirumoolar are certainly appropriate for this present / modern, stressful world. It is helpful in combating non-communicable diseases such as myocardial infarction, degenerative diseases and depressive disorders. Regular practice of yoga will undoubtedly improve the over-all health and human character for the better.

3.Bogar

• • • • • • • His period is ascribed 4th Centuries B. He has attained samathi at Palani.Konganar • • • • Konganar is considered as the son of Bogar. mercurial compounds and arsenical compounds are note worth. His period is fixed between 14th & 15th Centuries. He is considered to be the master of all the fields like astrology. mysticism. He has lived probably in Koganagiri of Kongunadu in Tamil nadu. medicine and spiritual practices. He has also contributed more on philosophy. • • • • • • • . He has mastered all the languages like Telugu. The style of the language is considered as the best as any contemporary Tamil poets. Thulu and Sanskrit. alchemy. His period is said to be 4th and 5th centuries B. medicine and language. The degree of his scholarship is considered to be the supreme. His contribution on the synthesis of mercury. 5. 4. medicine and yoga. It is considered that the statue of Lord Muruga was concocted with Nava pasana (Nine arsenical compounds). His Guru (Master) was Dharmasowmiyar. More than 42 works on Siddha medicine are found to be available on his name. It is believed that he has traveled China and propagated the spiritual philosophy in China.C. He is considered as the descendant of Thirumoolar. His work on medicine especially on classification of diseases with their managements and prognosis are highly praise worthy. Kannada. Tamil. Malayalam. Out of all his works more than 40 deal with the alchemy and the elixir (muppu) of life.Therayar He is the latest siddhar lived.C. He has contributed on the field of alchemy.

His contribution in construction of Tanjore temple is enormous.Karuvurar • • • • • • Period Synonym Place of birth Guru Disciple Contributions - 11 th century AD karuvur thevar Karuvur Bogar/ Kamalamuni Edaikkadar Karuvurar vadha kaviyam Karuvurar siva gnana bodhakam Thiru isaippa • • Samadhi Karuvur Special notes . • 7.Korakkar vaippu (Endangered) Korakkar brahma gnana soothiram Korakkar karpa soothiram Special notes : He has specially used kanja (Indian hemp) in his preparations poorana lehyam/chooranam and so that herb is named after him.Korakkar Place of birth : Trikonamalai/ Sathurakirimalai • • • • Synonyms : korakkanathar Guru : Allama prabu Disciple : Siddha Nagarjunar Contributions : Korakkar brahma gnanam 1 . There is a special siddhar sannidhi for him even now at Tanjore big temple .6.Korakkar kalai gnanam 500(endangered) .

8.Sundaranandar .EDAIKKADAR • • • • • • • Period Synonym Place of birth Guru Disciple Samadhi - 11 th and 12 th century AD Edaikkadu siddhar Thiruedaikkodu Karuvurar/ Bogar/Navanatha siddhars Alukanneesar /kudhambai/kaduveli Thiruedaikkodu Special notes-His contribution towards Rasavatham/Kayakalpam is remarkable 9. He took kalpam to change the body thathuvas and by which he 10.Chatta muni • • • • • • Period Synonym Place of birth Guru Disciple Contributions - 11th century AD Kamblichattamuni/kailasa chattamuni/sattanadar An srilankan nationality is assumed Dakshinamoorthy/ Nandhi Sundarandhar Satta muni pin gnanam 100 Sattamuni vadha kaviyam 1000 Sattamuni vatha soothiram 200 Sattamini gnana vilakkam 51 Thiru isaippa • • Samadhi Special notes- Srirangam or Sirkali His contribution as guru for Alchemy is noteworthy. evolved 96 thathuvas.

Ramadevar • • • • • • • Period Synonym Place of birth Guru Disciple Contribution Samadhi - 6-8 century AD Yacob Mahendra hills/Podhigai hills Pulathiyar Tamarakar Rama devar 1000 Alagar malai His contribution in conversion of Sthula sariram into sukkuma Sariram and devlpment of kayakalpa as art and science was Initiated by Ramadevar Special notes - 12.Pambatti .• • • • • • • • Period 11th century AD Synonym Sorupamendra siddhu Place of birth Mahendra hills/Podhigai hills Guru Chattamuni Disciple Tamarakar Contributions Sundaranandar siva yoga gnanam 32 Sundaranadar vakkya sutram 64 Samadhi Kudal/Thiruvarur/Varaka kundram His expertise in preparation of chunnam is of great astonishment Special notes - 11.

Macha muni Period - 11th century AD Nondi siddhar Machai desam in pandya kingdom Kakapusundar/agasthiyar/pinnakkesar Sundarandhar Machendra nadhar endra nondi siddhar padal Thiruparankundram/Thiruvanaikkavu He is called as samayathitta siddhar as he retained Sivabakthi • • • • • • • Synonym Place of birth Guru Disciple Contributions Samadhi Special notes 14.Atta maa siddhis of siddhars are mentioned by him 13.Marutha malai in kongunadu .All the versions related with gnana siddhi starting with Samadhi Special notes Aadu Pambe sankaran koli .No references .Chattamuni .• • • • • Period Synonym Place of birth Guru Contributions 11th century AD .Kudambai Period - 11 th century AD Mayavaram Alukaneesar Kudambai siddhar padalkal on philosophy of Siddhars • • • Place of birth Guru Contributions - .

Azhuganni siddhar • • • • • • • Period Synonym Place of birth Guru Contributions Samadhi - 11 th and 12 thcentury AD Azhugai siddhar Vaira giri Edaikkadar Siddhar gnanakovai Nagapattinam All his poems are pathetically melodious adressing the lady Special notes - 16.Nandhi devar • • • • • • • • Period Synonym Place of birth Guru Disciples Contributions Samadhi Special notes - 11th century AD No references Marutha malai in kongunadu Lord Siva Thirumoolar/Romarishi/Dakshinamoorthy Nandhi kalai gnanam 1000 Sri sailam at kalahasthi GURU OF GURUS 18.Ahappei Period - 11 th century AD No references Marutha malai in kongunadu korakkar All the versions related with Gnana siddhi starting with Devil mind-Endangered Thiruvalankadu He is different from other siddhars mentioning search inside for peace instead of yoga • • • • • • Synonym Place of birth Guru Contributions Samadhi Special notes - 17.Kakapusundar .• • Samadhi Special notes- - Mayavaram His works are more towards spirtiual bliss and gnanayoga 15.

the culture and the medical system have got greater antiquity.Vaidyam. Though the creation of this system is ascribed to Lord Siva the creator of the universe. He is also considered to be the father figure to the Tamil language and culture. The Siddha and Ayurvedha are twin systems of India and have got greater similarities and both the systems are the great heritage and pride of India. There are evidences to prove that Pallava ruler Nandivarman donated a village – Kumaramangala vellattu to Physician. China. It was nurtured and developed in different point of times by three Tamil academies (Tamil Sangam) of which the First Tamil Sangam dates back 3000 BC.&Vatham ABOUT SIDDHA SYSTEM OF MEDICINE The different cultural traditions in the world had profounded their medical system to cater the needs of their society suitably like. Some of the treatises in Tamil have been named in the names of medicine like Thirikadugam (Three pungent) and Elathy (Cardomom). the sage Agasthiya is considered as father figure of this medical system. Arabs and India. Antiquity of Siddha Medicine Siddha medicine has a background of mythology and geneology. DEVELOPMENT OF SIDDHA MEDICINE Ancient Period • Archaeological Evidences: There are very few monumental evidences available to know the history. Galen were the great philosophers and also physicians.She in turn passed it on to Nandi Deva. As RSH Risely rightly puts ‘Decon itself is one of the ancient geological formations in the world’ and the great Tamil scholar K. who practised Thanthrism contributed and established a Medical system to serve the humanity in general and their own society in particular. The siddhars were also the great philosophers and physicians.A. which has got greater antiquity. Greek. though there is no relevancy with the medicine. Theraiyar and others of Pothigai Hills. It is indisputable truth that the rich Tamil heritage. He has taught Sage Agathiya and Agasthya to Pulathiyar. Mediterranean Origin theory explains that Dravidians belong to Mediterranean stock and due to Aryan invasion moved towards south.Anjanam. The sages of south India. The first profounder of the system God Siva has transmitted the science to Uma Devi . Maruntheeswarar. South Indian Origin theory evinces that Tamilnadu is the homeland of Tamils. The philosophy and the medicine are like two sides of the coin.Appadurai states that the culture of the Tamils is the cradle of civilization. The third Tamil Academy (Kadai Sangam) was established in the 2000 BC. You all know that Tamil is one of the oldest languages in the world.• • • • • • • Period Synonym Place of birth Guru Disciple Contributions Samadhi - 11th century AD Pusundar Vadasalai Agasthiyar Romarishi / Vasinathar Pusundar mei gnana vilakkam-80/pusundar gnanam-19 Kailaya padayam /Nagamalai nadu vattaram Special notes - He is expertise in Thailatham. Even today Lord Siva is named as Vaitheeswaran. HISTORY There are so many theories to explain the Origin of Siddha Science and its antiquity. The books like “Thirukkural” and others are the monumental evidences to evince their antiquity. . According to Lemurian Continental origin theory – Based on the literary work – It is believed that the Kumari-k-kandam was lost in the Indian Ocean. In India we had two distinct cultures one is Vedic and the other one is Thanthric. Those sages were called as Siddhars and the medical system profounded by them is called as Siddha system of medicine. The great philosophers like Aristotle. The oldest Tamil book ‘Tholkappiam’ is also considered to be written in 3000 BC. Bogar.

• Princess Kundavai Nachiar established a free dispensary in the name of her father Sundara Chola MARATHA RULERS PROMOTED MEDICAL SCIENCE King Shahji 1684 – 1712 A. Srinivasamurthi as its first Principal and 120 students were admitted per year. Metha Committee . N.uniform standards. In 1940 Sir Mohammed Usman Committee was appointed for the improvement of the curriculum. Systematizing the existing indigenous medical help. Gave sanction for starting a Research Institute in 1947. The composition & methods of preparation should be standardized. The formation of Government Indian Medical School.I.Chidambaram temple inscription of 13th century gives a list of grants to Vaidyar (physician).G. training for P. Shri Dayashankar Trikanji Dave a committee recommended . Later development of Siddha Medicine in Tamil Nadu . Rukmani Lakshmipathi . Municipal & District board dispensaries.AIM (Associate in Indian Medicine) Constituted a Central Board of Indian Medicine to act as recommending authority to the Govt for registration & supervision of pharmacies & teaching institutions. DOCTOR KOMAN COMMITTEE REPORT Notes on drugs & compounds used in these medicines should be investigated thoroughly. Instituted a Post-Graduate course in 1930 in Indian Medicine for the graduates of Western Medicines F. Unani & Agastyar traditional medicine. G.I. Jatyambashtha. Establish provincial rural dispensaries. The final year was devoted for special clinical training. Siddha & Unani. R. Statement showing the diseases treated at the Govt Hospital should be maintained.recommended for a scientific methods in the development of indigenous system. Fellow of Indian Medicine ALIM Associated Licentiate in Indian Medicine In 1914 .D – Constructed a hospital & employed physicians from Hyderabad & Arabia. The Government Indian Medical School was formed by Dr. Report on analysis of drugs should be maintained. He published ‘Sarabendra Vaidya Muraigal’ The Dhavantri Mahal – Research was practiced in a tantra system like Siddha. Established a college of Indian Medicine in 1947.M. a Govt Hospital of Indian Medicines attached to the school. Sanctioned ‘Village Vaidya Scheme’ in 1947. The Indian Medical Practitioners Co-Operative Pharmacy and Stores (IMCOPS) was established in 1945 at MadrasMfg & Analysis of Drugs. Barber and Surgeon & Mid-wives. Col. Unani & Ayurveda BRITISH PERIOD In 1919 the Madras Mahajana Sabha wrote to Govt about the importance of Indigenous medicines Objectives Sound Vernacular indigenous medical education to the children of this country. A. In 1933 L. Summary of the notes on medicines should be discussed in detail. Chopra committee. In 1948. Funds allotted to up-keep of libraries consisting of books relating to Ayurvedic. King Serfoji – Took interest in the preservation & propagation of Indigenous medicines. Established in 1926.D refers to medical school.the medical school was up graded to college of Indian Medicine.M. Afford cheap and good medical help to the public. course was extended from 4 years to 5 years.the University of Madras approved an Indian Medicine college at Palayamkottai in 1964. and research facilities. Thiruvavaduthurai inscription of Vikrama Chola dating back to 121 A.Minister of Public Health Department. Creation of Indian Medicine Department in TamilNadu Mrs. USMAN COMMITTEE REPORT Established the Govt school of Indian Medicine in Madras in 1925 to teach Ayurveda. In 1955.

The Siddha system of medicine gained its greatest recognition with the Rasayana therapies or Rejuvenation therapies.the Central Council for Research in Indian Medicine and Homeopathy (CCRIMH) was established. Act for registering and regulating their practice. The recorded history of Tamils is thousands of years old. The southern part of India gave birth to great saints in the distant past and they had great achievements in different fields of art and science. The prevention and the cure of illness are the basic aims of all systems of medicine. Siddha Scientific Development Committee was formed –Publishing rare Siddha text books. Bhagawan Das.” “The Tamils had a distinct and unique civilization. During the time of occupation by the British. and the Arabic system. However. both in Tamil and in Sanskrit” says Dr. These therapies and treatments were recognized and sought after even thousands of years ago for their ability to create younger. including Siddha Vaidya. patronized and propagated by saints [Siddhas] of South India. the Central Council for Indian Medicine under L. eating. Persons who have accomplished spiritual perfection are also called Siddhas. “In considering the significant contribution that the Siddhas have made to material medical and pharmacy. time honoured remedies for prevention of illness of the body. Siddha system of medicine defines health as a complete presence of physical.G. Siddha system of medicne is the longest living medical system in the world. Anbazhagan nurtured it. The known history of Siddha system of medicne began with the sage Agathiyar who is believed to be the father figure of Tamil civilization and Tamil medicine (Siddha medicine) and his eighteen disciples. indigenous languages and practices were suppressed. emotional. The basic theories of Siddha system advises each individual on the correct way of living. meant to set right the relationships between living .M. At present Dr. India‘s government recognizes and supports five major medical systems. but are now seeing a revival in their use. which later expanded by his disciples.M. Manmohan Singh. Siddha system of medicine has made unique and significant contribution to therapeutics and pharmacy. The origin of Tamil language is attributed to the sage Agathiyar and that of Siddha medicine is also attributed to him. Ayurveda.I. The herbal and oil therapies from south India gained such a reputation that they were sought by Marc Anthony for his Queen Cleopatra. Annadurai sowed the seed for revival and K. along side with allopathic medicine. Some of the basic principles of Ayurveda and Siddha systems of medicine are common. Schools and colleges exist for most of the natural and holistic systems such as Homeopathy. N. smoother skin and a more youthful overall appearance. ‘Siddha’ is a Sanskrit term. due to their effectiveness. it provides tried and true.gives the Siddha degree and now its being awarded as BSMS (Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery). Medical University. Siddha Vaidya means the "Knowledge of Health". Rajkumar Raghunathan. In 1995 Siddha Medicinal Plants Garden was developed in Mettur Dam.” Dr.C. meditating. Role of Central Government in the development of Indigenous Medicine In 1969.” The Siddhas have developed a discipline called Kaya Kalpa designed for longevity with complete freedom from illness. by being one of the oldest systems for health and longevity. preservation of Cudjon leaves. which means ‘perfection’. His name is found in different puranaas. in addition a concern for the immortality of the body. Siddha. In 1975 Central Research Institute for Siddha in Madras for conducting scientific research. The Siddha system has. Deputy Minister of Health. Like the Siddha the Kahuna was called to 'set things right'-Ho'oponopono. In 1970. mental. India. Unani. often the scholarship between the saints of the north and south was exchanged and therefore it is very difficult to put a demarcation line between Ayurveda and the Siddha system of medicine that was conceived. meditation and spirituality and also therapeutics. exercising. Daily regimes and diet that is appropriate for the individual are the starting point for the indigenous ways of health and life for the people of south India. He contributed heavily by writing treaties and manuscripts on all fields of human biology. and for there rejuvenative abilities. Looking at the individual as a whole of a larger picture includes social and familial health a tradition the Hawaiians observed as well.During the II World Tamil Conference Siddha medical field came to limelight. SIDDHARS Sages who attained ‘Siddhi’ or Heavenly bliss and super natural powers by meditation are named as Siddhas. Being a part of Indian culture. In 2005 National Institute of Siddha in Tambaram was inaugurated by Honorable Prime Minister Dr. and use of massage for their own well being. Course in 1972. one unique feature of the system has to be borne in mind. Then Chief Minister C.G.R. spiritual and social balance. Madurai Kamaraj University started a UG Course in 1966 and P.

etc. seasonal cleanses. Plants and herbs used by Ayurveda and Siddha Medicine can be used by healthy persons as a tonic. Mode of drug preparation is different. This is being called Quantum prevention. Siddha Medicine recognizes eight branches of medicine. preserve it's integrity to the fullest and strive for a full and maximum life span. As we know the human body is a system of inter connected systems of chemical. while the body is maintaining an intricate balance requiring millions of interactions. etc. . as well as the spiritual and family health. These therapies and cleanses use plants and oils derived from plants or the combination of herbs and other plants to activate the body's repair mechanisms. career. where nothing exists separately. To affect a change in the body modern medicine extracts the most powerful or most active chemical. activate. Where the role of the doctor or practitioner is more of an educator and the responsibility of prevention rest with the individual to love and honor his/her body. This is attainable through cleanses of the body with Abhyanga (Massage) and Svedana (steam. whether it is the Chinese. SIDDHA . It's ability to activate dormant repair mechanisms. All the proven indigenous medical systems. Through this knowledge. these are systems for health and living. Modern medicine is at a crossroad looking for new paths for its growth and journey. Kazhangu. or the Ayurvedic and Siddha Medicine use plants or the combination of plants for the medical formulas. so medicine is not needed. and rejuvenation therapies done regularly aid the body and build on effectiveness through the body's cellular memory. whereas Siddha Medicine uses a multiple of plants. is for prevention of illness.members of the family for emotional health. Siddha Medicine recognizes the body's innate ability to adapt to habit. and Kaba are Creation. lifestyle regimes. family. In Ayurveda. Fundamental functions of Vatha. Guru marunthu. This is where the combined wisdom of all civilizations with traditions of using minor doses of a plant or minor doses of multiple plants such as Homeopathy can be investigated. as it is an active approach to health for the individual. with others enhancing the prime herb effect. proper diet. Here the doctor/practitioner is not treating illness but promoting youthful maintenance and rebuilding of the body. In Siddha. In much the same way Siddha system consider all aspects of the individual. neuronal. and treatments to the body with herbs and plants to activate the physical healing were completed all the while stabilizing the mental state of the individual. Hawaiian La'au Lapa'au. The family Gods and the ancestors were summoned. while some will calm. Some supporting the action of the others herbs. Pitha. Pitha and Kaba are different i. American Indian. protection and Destruction respectively. The growing popularity with different complimentary medical systems that use time tested formulas of herbs and medicinal plants may hold the key for future growth of the pharmaceutical and life sciences. the same as western medicine except Geriatrics. The aim of their therapy is to maintain the youth of the individual along with long life. the study of diseases of the aged.e. Our modern medical formulas grew from these village pharmacies. lifestyle. The aim of Siddha and Ayurveda. This homeostasis happens spontaneously at various sites through out the body.FAQs 1. Every change in any part of our body affects every other. whereas modern medicines are meant only for patients and often have side effects. Instead Rasayana or rejuvenation therapy is given. What are the differences between Siddha and Ayurveda? • • • • • Medium of texts and treatise are in Tamil language. or stimulate other systems of the body to achieve the desired results. and Kaba are Destruction. Unique Siddha preparations such as Kattu. Pitha. function of Vatha. function of Vatha. warm compress)and(Pancha Karma) done seasonally followed with rejuvenation treatments (Kriya Kalpa) which activate the body's ability to rebuild and renew itself. hormonal. Chunnam and Muppu. as well as for sick patients as a medicine.

Which is currently in practiced at . Minerals. Primary Health Centers. Taluk and District Head quarter’s hospitals of Tamilnadu and Puducherry. Why Siddha system of medicine is not popularized in North India and European countries? All Siddha manuscripts and texts are in Tamil language. so not yet popularized. Panchaboothas and Thiridosa theory. Leghyam . What are the dietary restrictions during the administration of Siddha medicines? For certain diseases. 9. 7. Why do the patients afraid to take Siddha medicines? Due to Dietary restrictions and metallic drug administrations. Is there any surgical treatment in Siddha? Yes. 4. What is the meaning of Varma in Siddha? Varma is a miraculous treatment in Siddha. Metals and Animal products. CGHS dispensaries of Tamilnadu and Delhi. 11. Siddhars were performed by using different surgical methods such as Blood letting (leech therapy). Sea foods and Brinjal should be avoided in skin disorders. What are the sources for Siddha medicines? Herbs. 8. 10. 3. In which form herbal drugs are in Siddha? They are in Chooranam (Powder). which are having more effective than the single and compound herbal drug preparations.Creation and protection respectively. 2. Thylam (oil) and Saththu (Extract). For an example. 5. 6. The medium of Tamil language in all texts may be translated into Inter national language and modern technique may be introduced to the all Technical Institutions. abscesses. Arsenicals. warts. Where we can easily avail Siddha treatment? Panchayat union hospitals. Silver and Copper for boils. What are the basic principles of Siddha? The basic principles of Siddha are 96 Thathuvas. Muppattai salakai chikitchai (Surgical instrument for eye diseases) and Karanool chikichai (Medicated thread for piles and fistula) Chuttikai (Cauterization by using metal instruments like Gold. Non-veg diets. Municipality and Corporation dispensaries. Why Siddha physicians are liberally prescribing metallic /mineral medicines? Most of the Siddha medicines are based on Herbo-minerals and metallic. the patients are to follow dietary regimens. Tumors etc).

It is one of the creative and curative secret methods of the disease in the body. 2. 7." 6. This is a postgraduate Educational Research Institute for Siddha. Gunapadam (Pharmacology). one Regional Research Institute in Puducherry and one Clinical Research Unit is in Tirunelveli (Tamilnadu) and Santhagiri (Kerala) respectively. Is there any separate Central Government Research Council working for Siddha? There is no separate Council for Siddha. Tirunelveli (1). A Central research institute is functioning at Chennai. which illustrates Drug (Elixir) and Diet (Regimen) for human health care. 3. How many Siddha hospitals and dispensaries are in India? There are 276 Siddha hospitals and 444 Siddha dispensaries.G in Siddha? 5 years and 6 months for under graduation and 3 years for post graduation. ie. Noi Naadal (Pathology). 8. Ezhu udarkattugal and Neer kuri with neikuri.Kanyakumari District in Tamilnadu. Munchirai (1) and Santhagiri (1) at Trivandrum in kerala. 5. What is Siddha? Siddha is a science of holistic approach. What is the course duration for U. Sirappu Maruthuvam (Special medicine). How can we reach the diagnosis of disease in Siddha? Using Naadi Pariksha. 12. Kulanthai Pini Maruthuvam (Paediatrics) and Nanju Nool Maruthuvam (Toxicology). . this is located at Tambram Sanatorium in Chennai. Coimbatore (1). Envagai thervu . How many Siddha Colleges are in India and what courses they offer? There are 6 Siddha colleges are in Tamilnadu and one at Kerala. Maruthuvam (General medicine). They are offering under graduation and Post graduation in Siddha. which are situated at Chennai (3). The CCRAS has Research Institutions for Siddha. 4.G and P. How many postgraduate specializations are in Siddha? There is Six Specialization in Siddha. but the Siddha Research Institutes/Units are functioning under Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha (CCRAS). Whether any Central research institute. OPPORTUNITIES IN SIDDHA 1. Is there any National Institute of Siddha? Yes. Regional Research Institute and Clinical Research Units are in India for Siddha? Yes.

e.What are the scopes for Siddha pharmaceutical Industrialists? In Tamilnadu more Siddha pharmaceutical industries have been developed. 10. herbo-mineral combinations. Particularly. Panchayat Union clinics. Municipality dispensaries. Pharmaceutical industries. These drug developments may attain using modern techniques with Siddha drugs. hospitals. . due to need of Siddha /Ayurveda medicines. such as Malaysia. There are good scopes for manufacturing Siddha medicines. Corporation hospitals. In other side. in southern parts of India and foreign countries. Private colleges and private hospitals are offering them for good settlement of jobs. there are many scopes for Siddha graduates to get the settlements and jobs at State and Central government organizations. and nursing homes.What are the scopes for Siddha Graduates in the near future? Apart from the self-established clinics. since the modern drug industries are expecting some drugs from herbal-based system of medicines for Skin Disorders. Singapore and Srilanka are having opportunities for Siddha graduates.9. Now a day the people are switch over to Indian system of medicine and hence there is lot of scope for Siddha pharmaceutical industries. such as Psoriasis and Leucoderma. Private organizations. i.

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