Deva Vidya

Siddha System of Medicine

The Siddha System of medicine is the oldest traditional treatment system generated from Dravidian culture. Siddha system of medicine is believed to be the oldest medical system in the known universe. The system is believed to be developed by 18 Siddhas in the south called siddhar. They are the ancient supernatural spiritual saints of India.

Deva Vidya Siddha Centre

Principles of Siddha

‘Siddha Medicine’ means medicine that is perfect. Siddha Medicine revitalizes and rejuvenates the organs, the dysfunction of which is causing the disease. This brings back normal functioning of the organs.

It also maintains the ratio of Vata, Pitta and Kapha, thus maintaining the healthy state of the body. Since no artificial chemicals are involved, it doesn’t cause any side effects. The Siddha Medicine given to practitioners include leaves, flowers, fruit and various roots in a mixed basis. In some extraordinary cases this medicine is not at all cured. For those such cases they recommend to take Phasmas, Chindooras, Pathangas etc.

Council for Applied Siddha

Most of the practicing Siddha medical practitioners are traditionally trained usually in families and also by different gurus(teachers). When the guru is also a martial arts teacher, he is also known as an Ashan.

According to the Siddha medicine various psychological and physiological functions of the body are attributed to the combination of seven elements: first is saram (plasma) responsible for growth, development and nourishment; second is cheneer (blood) responsible for nourishing muscles, imparting colour and improving intellect; the third is ooun (muscle) responsible for shape of the body; fourth is kollzuppu (fatty tissue) responsible for oil balance and lubricating joints; fifth is enbu (bone) responsible for body structure and posture and movement; sixth is moolai (nerve) responsible for strength; and the last is sukila (semen) responsible for reproduction. Like in Ayurveda, in Siddha medicine also the physiological components of the human beings are classified as Vatha (air), Pitha (fire) and Kapha (earth and water). When the normal equilibrium of three humors (vatha, pitha and kapha) is disturbed, disease is caused.

The treatment in Siddha medicine is aimed at keeping the three humors in equilibrium and maintenance of seven elements. So proper diet, medicine and a disciplined regimen of life are advised for a healthy living and to restore equilibrium of humors in diseased condition. The treatment should be commenced as early as possible after assessing the course and cause of the disease. Treatment is classified into three categories: devamaruthuvum (Divine method); manuda maruthuvum (rational method); and asura maruthuvum (surgical method). In Divine method medicines like parpam, chendooram, guru, kuligai made of mercury, sulphur and pashanams are used. In the rational method, medicines made of herbs like churanam, kudineer, vadagam are used. In surgical method, incision, excision, heat application, blood letting, leech application are used.

Benefits of Traditional Siddha Medicine

  • Traditional Siddha medicine upholds balancing, uprighting and eliminating the pathogens as the main principles of treating diseases and maintaining health.
  • Traditional Siddha Medicine plays a good role in the fight against viral diseases, chronic inflammation, functional disorders, endocrine disorders and other diseases.
  • Traditional medicine stresses “prevention before diseases rather than treating diseases”. But Siddha Medicine give equel importance in prevention and curing.
    • According to the Siddha medicine, various psychological and physiological functions of the body are attributed to the combination of seven elements
    • According to the siddha medicine system, diet and lifestyle play a major role, not only in health but also in curing diseases
    • Internal medicine was used through the oral route and further classified into 32 categories based on their form, methods of preparation, shelf-life, etc
    • External medicine includes certain forms of drugs and also certain applications (such as nasal, eye and ear drops), and also certain procedures (such as leech application). It also classified into 32 categories.

Benefits of Traditional Siddha Studies

  • Today there are few Siddha Medical Colleges, run under the universities where Siddha medicine is taught.
  • But they are running the course with very average syllabus compare to the knowledge of traditional Siddha Physicians (Vaidyas).
  • In Siddha Vaidyam there are many toxic drugs and heavy metals are using for manufacture bhasmas and chindooras
  • Lake of proper purification will cause major draw-backs in health.
  • Traditional Siddha Physicians are doing effective purification process. But they hide it as traditional secret and transfer only to the next generation.
  • Deva Vidya conduct Traditional Gurukula Siddha Training programs for students.
  • Deva Vidya Chief Sri. Prem Nath belongs to an ancient traditional Siddha physician family dating around 600 years back in Kerala, India. Many times his knowledge and ancient wisdom has helped patients forsaken by modern medicine.
    • Deva Vidya a science of life & beauty is a philosophy that covers every aspect of being: health, food spirit, occupation, defense and relationship. It teach how to live in the harmony with your inner self and with the world around you. It is a combination of Siddha Vaidyam, Kayakalpa, Kalarippayattu and Prana Yoga and Thantra.

      Deva Vidya was established in the earlier nineties, as a Traditional Gurukula System, under the eminent leadership of Sri Prem Nath. He hailing from a Siddha family of famous physicians, followed the footsteps of his grandfather, Late Sri Narayanan Vaidyar and started practicing traditional siddha science and marma therapies. He uses his large collection of manuscripts for advancing and spreading the Siddhar wisdom to all

      Many times his knowledge and ancient wisdom has helped patients forsaken by modern medicine.