Arya Vaidya Sala Kottakkal, is a century old institution engaged in the practice and propagation of the ancient Indian healthcare system of Ayurveda. This was founded in 1902 by the great visionary, Vaidyaratnam P.S.Varier at Kottakkal in Kerala. It has gained international acceptance and reputation within the last 100 years. Arya Vaidya Sala has 5 hospitals, 20 branches and more than 1200 authorized dealerships in India. Organization has 3 manufacturing plants, 200 acres of herbal garden, an Ayurvedic Medical college, R&D lab, Medicinal plant research centre with tissue culture lab, Publication department and a traditional cultural art Kathakali troupe. To know more about the parental organization visit Arya Vaidya Sala web site address is

AVS offers classical Ayurvedic medicines and authentic Ayurvedic treatments and therapies to patients from all over India and abroad.

AVS was established at Kottakkal in Kerala State of India in 1902 by the visionary physician and philanthropist, the late Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varier. Started essentially as a village clinic, it has now grown into a multi-unit, multi-disciplinary and multi-crore organisation. It has operations in different areas of Ayurvedic practice.

AVS manages Ayurvedic Hospitals at Kottakkal, Delhi and Kochi. All classical Ayurvedic medicines, therapies and expert medical advice are available there. AVS has two modern medicine manufacturing units, has well equipped quality control labs, has fullfledged research activities, publishes Ayurvedic periodicals and books, cultivates medicinal plants and conducts educational programmes. AVS also runs a Kathakali academy where the classical theatre of Kathakali is taught and performed.

The Beginning​

Sri P. S. Varier, scion of an illustrious family of Kottakkal in the Malabar region of Kerala, was an extraordinary man. He was a multi-faceted personality: a renowned Ayurvedic scholar and academician, an able practitioner; a successful entrepreneur, and a genuine philanthropist… all at the same time!

Sri Varier studied Ayurveda under the classical Gurukula system. He also acquired proficiency in the practice of Allopathy.


In 1933, in recognition of his valuable services to humanity, Sri P. S. Varier was conferred the distinguished title of ‘Vaidyaratnam’ by His Excellency the Viceroy and Governor General of India