Angadipetty in Thekkady
Angadipetty is popularly known as The Kerala Ayurveda Museum. It has been drawing the attention of many Ayurveda enthusiasts all over the world for some time. Angadipetty is located near Thekkadi, Kumily, where the Periyar national park- one of the most important tourist attractions of Kerala is situated, Angadipetty helps the tourists to get a thorough knowledge of Ayurveda. Being a traditional branch of medicine that dates back its practices to a long way back, there aren’t many places for one to go and understand it from its roots. At this point, the vast sources of information that have been collected and put on display at Angadipetty become significant.The term Angadipetty refers to a ‘rectangular wooden box’ that is designed to help one store Ayurveda herbs for long term use. The herbs are packed and stored in small pouches. People from the olden times used to have their own Angadipetty for personalized health care. The term Angadipetty is therefore incredibly appropriate for an Ayurveda museum that aims to provide one with authentic information about the Ayurveda healthcare practices. The museum was started by Mrs. Jessy Mathew, a retired Botany professor and her husband Dr. Jacob Thomas, Head of the Department of Ayurveda at Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady in 2017. The vast knowledge both of them have in their fields might have helped one realize how authentic and credible this museum can be.
With 800 sq ft area, Angadipetty is featured with descriptive visuals, models and also a herbarium. The displays are then classified into 18 sections and set in a logical order to help people visiting, take a short trip across Ayurveda, understanding all its relevance, growth, excellence, versatility and holistic nature. Some of these sections are Ayurveda ethics and codes, native medicines, Asthanga Ayurveda and world surgical mastery.
It is always highly recommended to pay a visit to Angadipetty while visiting Thekkady, Kumily, etc. When you plan your stay at the best resorts in Kumily, the people at the resort would give you even more histories behind this. When you plan a trip, always choose the best resorts in Thekkady or the best hotels in Thekkady so that you get to experience your trip to the fullest.