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Somatheeram Ayurveda Hospital received NABH Accreditation
Somatheeram Research Institute and Ayurveda Hospital of Somatheeram Ayurveda Group have received NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Health Care Providers) Accreditation of Quality Control of India. NABH is the highest National grading & recognition of India Government in the Hospitals and Health Care Providers.
Chairman and Managing Director Mr. Baby Mathew, Mrs. Sarah & Sanamaya have received the NABH Accreditation certificate from Deputy Speaker Sri. V. Sasi & Director NABH Smt. Dr. Gayatri Mahindroo on the ceremony, in the presence of Minister for Health Smt. K. K.Shailaja , MLA Sri. V. S. Sivakumar, Film Director Padma Vibhushan Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Film Actor Padma shri Madhu, Padma shri Dr. J. Hareendran Nair, former Minister Dr. A.Neelalohithadasan Nadar, Secretary Tourism Smt. Rani George IAS, former MLA Smt.Jameela Prakasam & Ayurvedacharya Dr. G. G. Gangadharan. The ceremony, held at Convention centre Hotel Samudra.
"Somatheeram" is the winner of Thirty two National and International Awards for excellence in Ayurveda which includes Three times National Awards from Government of India and Six times state Awards from Government of Kerala . The essence and soul of Somatheeram is the ancient medical science of Ayurveda, Art of Yoga and Meditation.
Kerala StateTourism Award 2015-2016 for Best Approved & Classified Ayurveda Center in Kerala.
Somatheeram Ayurveda Group Wins Again Kerala StateTourism Award 2015-2016 for Best Approved & Classified Ayurveda Center in Kerala.
Health Care Award 2016- 2017
India's most prominent health care award 2016- 2017 won by Somatheeram Research Institute and Ayurveda Hospital for Best Ayurveda Center in Kerala. Sarah Baby Mathew Somatheeram Ayurveda Group Director receives the award from Cricket player Kapil Deve
NABH Accreditation Awarding Ceremony
Venue : G V Raja Convention Centre - KTDC Hotel Samudra Kovalam
Date & Time : 21st December 2017, 6 PM
AHMA Award for Somatheeram
One more prestigious award.
Somatheeram Ayurveda Group Chairman and Managing Director Mr.Baby Mathew
NABH Director Mrs.Gayathri V.Mehando
"Best Ayurveda Hospital Facilities for International Patients"
for Somatheeram Research Institute and Ayurveda Hospital .
Somatheeram Ayurveda Group participated in ITB Berlin 2017.
This year also, Somatheeram Ayurveda Group is participated in ITB Berlin from 8th of March to 12th of March.
Award for the Best Ayurveda Centre in Kerala 2014-2015
Once again, Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort (Somatheeram Ayurveda Group) bagged Kerala State Award for "Best Aproved and Classified Auyrveda Center in Kerala" and for the year 2014-15 consecutively. This award is meant for considering the contributions given to the growth of tourism in Kerala and overall performance of excellence among the Ayurveda and Hospital in the Health and Wellness sector of the state.
The main criteria considered for the award is Overall Health of Humanity, Social Responsibility, Eco-Friendly and Environmental Preservation. The resort spends time and resources in research of Ayurvedic Medicines, Treatments and Therapies.
Kerala Tourism Award for the Best Innovative use of IT in tourism 2014-2015
Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort Once again bagged the prestigious award from Hon. Chief Minister of Kerala, Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan for "Best Innovative Use of Information Technology" for the year of 2014-15. The Director (Overseas Marketing) of Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, Mr. Biju George Received the Award from the Chief Minister.
Established in 1985, the first Ayurveda resort in the world “Somatheeram” has won many national and international awards including Kerala Government Ayurveda Awards continuously, placing Kerala on a significant spot in the global health tourism map.
Award for the Best Hotel General Manager 2014-2015
Mrs. Jayachithra, CGM-operations of Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort won the Kerala State Award for "Best Hotel General Manager" for the year 2014-15 for honouring her contributions to the growth of the Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort. Her dedication and timely bound activities for the overall growth of the Hotel helped her to bag this prestigious award.
Somatheeram Ayurveda Group Wins Again National Tourism Award 2014-2015
Somatheeram Ayurveda Group
emerged again as the winner for
Best Ayurveda & Wellness Centre Award 2015
. The award ceremony was held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on 30th July 2016. Lok Sabha Speaker Ms. Sumitra Mahajan and Minister of State for Tourism
Dr. Mahesh Sharma
presented the award to Mr. Baby Mathew, Chairman & Managing Director and Mrs. Sarah Baby Mathew, Director of Somatheeram Ayurveda Group.
Best Ayurveda & Wellness Centre Award by the Tourism Ministry of India is a covetous feat in the Ayurvedic arena. The new feather in the cap is in addition to the numerous international and national accolades that the group has been presented with since its inception. Somatheeram group is widely recognized for its excellence and quality in treatment, care and environmental responsibility.
Somatheeram celebrates International YOGA Day
Yoga is essnetially a spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science which focuses on bringing harmony betwenn mind and body. Yoga leads to the union of individual consciousness with universsal consciousness. The aim of yoga praactice(sadhana) is to overcome all kinds of sufferings and it lead to a sence of freeedom in every walk of life with holistic health, happiness, harmony and self-realisation.Yoga and Ayurveda are originated in India 5000 years back and is a valuable gift to the world from the vedic sages.
Good Manufacturing Product Certificate (GMP) by the Indian Government
The manufacturing plant at Somatheeram has been awarded the Good Manufacturing Product Certificate (GMP) by the Indian Government in appreciation of its high quality products.
Classified as ‘Green Leaf ’by the Government of Kerala
Ayurvedic Center at Somatheeram has been classified as ‘Green Leaf’ by the Government of Kerala
Classified Heritage Ayurvedic Resort
The Government of India and Ministry of Tourism (HRACC) has found “Somatheeram” as unique in exposing excellent Heritage expressionism and it has been selected for Classification of Heritage hotel. The Government has been examined to uplift Somatheeram in to Heritage hotel Classification reveals the 5 years recognition from 03.6.2010 to 02.6.2015 exclusively for Somatheeram Ayurvedic Beach Resort (P)Ltd, Chowara PO, Balaramapuram ,Thiruvananthapuram. This approval is a big achievement to Somatheeram, while comparing the reality where so many are losing their glare of fame. Somatheeram is enriched with everything to cope with Heritage Classification and it’s a bare fact that there is no substitute in Kerala to coming up to Somatheeram standards.
Tourism achiever award 2009
Mr.Baby Mathew, Chairman and Managing Director of Somatheeram ayurveda Group is receiving "The Tourism Achiever Award 2009" of Association of Tourism Trade Organizations India (ATTOI) from Honorable Minister M.A.Baby
This award is conferred for the achievements in Tourism especially for introducing Ayurveda to Health Tourism
Ayurveda SPA Europe Certificate.
The European Audit Institute Wellness & SPA has verified by mystery check the wellness quality of Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort and certified with the Ayurveda SPA Europe Certificate.
The Somatheeram Ayurveda Group Kerala - Excellence in Conservation of large varieties of medicinal herbs 2012
The Somatheeram Ayurveda Group Kerala received an award for excellence in Conservation of large varieties of medicinal herbs native to Kerala (Horthus Malabaricus), Antique Ayurveda equipments and tools used in preparing ancient Ayurvedic medicines and, for meticulous endeavour in protecting and promoting the significance of the science of Ayurveda and the cultural heritage of India. Baby Mathew, Chairman and Managing Director of Somatheeram Ayurveda Group, received the award from P K Kunjalikutty, Industries Minister of Kerala during the Global Ayurveda Festival held at Trivandrum, Kerala, India on February 14, 2012. The Global Ayurveda Festival was the largest Ayurveda gathering in the world, organized by the Centre for Innovation in Science & Social Action (CISSA), the Government of India and the Government of Kerala.
INTERNATIONAL QUALITY AWARD -Century International Quality Era Award 2010
Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort (Resort of Somatheeram Ayurveda Group) has been selected for the prestigious “Century International Quality Era Award” in the Golden Category - for excellence in the Global Tourism Sector - announced by Business Initiative Directions (BID), Madrid, Spain, the prestigious international organisation involved in quality implementation worldwide.
Business Initiative Directions (B.I.D.) is the most important organization in the world presenting a Quality Award. Business leaders from over 100 countries attend the International Quality Conventions which are organized every year by Business Initiative Directions in Geneva, Frankfurt, New York, Paris and London.
Safari India National Tourism Award 2011
Somatheeram Ayurveda Group has been selected for SAFARI INDIA NATIONAL TOURISM AWARD 2011 of Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) under the category The Best Ayurvedic Resort
Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort wins State Tourism Award 2011
Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort(Somatheeram ayurveda Group) bagged the prestigious Sate Tourism Award in the “Best Approved and Classified Ayurveda Center” category for the year 2010-2011.The award was proclaimed by the Ministry of tourism, Government of Kerala on 09th August 2012 at a function held at Mascot Hotel, Trivandrum. The Hon. Chief Minister, Mr. Oommen Chandy gave away the awards for excellent contributions to the development of tourism in God’s Own Country.Somatheeram, the first Ayurveda resort in the world displayed a unique harmony of Kerala’s spectacular heritage and ancient wisdom. Mrs Sarah Baby Mathew, Director of Somatheeram Ayurveda Group received the award at the Kerala state Tourism Awards Distribution Ceremony.
The coveted award was conferred on Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort in consideration of its overall performance of excellence among the Ayurveda Centers and Hospitals in the State’s tourism sector. Along with Ayurveda Tourism, environmental conservation, international campaign, exhibition of a conscious awareness of national art and culture are aspects that featured in Somatheeram being selected for the award.Since its established in 1985, Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort has won many national and international awards placing Kerala on a significant spot in the global Wellness and Health tourism map.
We would like to share our happiness and express our sincere thanks to you for the whole hearted support in enabling us to achieve this award.
Dr (Prof) M R Vasudevan Nampoothiri joins Somatheeram Ayurveda Group.
“The Ayurveda People,” representing Somatheeram Ayurveda Group targets experienced services in authentic Ayurveda in order to serve people from around the world.
We take this opportunity to introduce Dr (Prof) M R Vasudevan Nampoothiri, BAM (Bachelor of Ayurveda with a First Class & First Rank), M D (Masters in Ayurveda), and former Director of Ayurveda Medical Education, Government of Kerala, as Honorary Consultant (Ayurveda) at Somatheeram Ayurveda Group.
With 30 years of experience in the field of Ayurveda, Dr Nampoothiri has held numerous posts, amongst them, as Superintendent of Government Ayurveda College Hospital, Trivandrum, Principal of Government Ayurveda Colleges at Kannur and Trivandrum, and then as Director of Ayurveda Medical Education. He is also State Program Manager in Kerala for NRHM & AYUSH (Govt of India, Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy).
With his exemplary knowledge in the science of Ayurveda, Dr Nampoothiri became theExaminer for BAMS and MD (Ay) examinations under various universities inside and outside Kerala. He has Guided more than 60 remarkable Post Graduate theses in Kayachikitsa and Panchakarma. The notable scientific presentations by Dr Nampoothiri at global conferences in India and abroad in countries like Singapore, Germany, USA, UK, Middle East and Slovenia have popularized the greatness of Ayurvedic treatments worldwide.
Publications: As a master in Panchakarma, he has authored several text books on Ayurveda for Post Graduate students of Ayurveda and other written works that have been published in key journals and magazines. He has authored text books on the ‘Principles & Practice of Vasthi,’ ‘Ayurveda Medication in Parkinson’s Disease,’ ‘Neurological Sciences,’ ‘Critical Analysis of Certain Formulations in Ayurveda,’ ‘Rasayana and Psoriasis,’ ‘Principles and Practice of Snehanam,’ etc. .
Organizational Activities: Dr Nampoothiri was Organizing Secretary for the National Seminar on Low Back Ache (2002), and actively participated in the National Seminar on Preventive Cardiology, “Hridyam 2003” and the National Seminar on Medical Oncology in Ayurveda (2005) etc.
Social Service: He has served in the capacity of Organizing Secretary and Convener conducting surveys and medical camps in the Vizhinjam-Poovar area of Thiruvananthapuram besides various other medical camps, supervised rehabilitation works in Tsunami-affected areas, and held health awareness classes in the coastal areas of Kerala.
Professional Memberships: Dean- Faculty of Ayurveda, University of Kerala Chairman- Board of Studies (Ayurveda), University of Kerala, Member- Scientific Advisory Committee CCRAS, New Delhi, Member- Central Council of Indian Medicine, New Delhi, President -Travancore Medical Council, Trivandrum, Member-Scientific Advisory Committee Gujarat Ayurveda University JamNagar, Convener - Patent Cell Govt. of Kerala, Convener–Academic committee world Ayurveda Congress December 2010, Member- Governing Body CCRAS.
Awards and Honours: Most obviously, a personality of this calibre has been honoured with outstanding awards and merits for his contribution to the sphere of the science of Ayurveda. To name a few, he was awarded the “Good Service Entry,” the first of its kind in the field of Ayurveda, for his meritorious service; he received the Appreciation Award, on World Disabled Day-2009, by Handicapped Persons Welfare Association, Kerala; He was conferred the Award for Excellence by Sree Sarada Education Society in their Silver Jubilee year. Indeed, he has spent a good part of his life in the science of Ayurveda and in the research & study of various diseases.
Somatheeram is radiantly fortified with the best team of doctors one can find in town. 20 highly qualified and well experience doctors are there to offer the optimum Ayurvedic treatments at Somatheeram Ayurveda Group.
State Tourism Award 2013-2014 by Government of Kerala
Somatheeram Ayurveda Group bagged again the prestigious Kerala State Tourism Awards in the categories “Best Approved and Classified Ayurveda Center in Kerala” and “Best Innovative use of Information Technology” for the year 2013-2014.
Somatheeram has fetched the coveted awards by considering its performance excellence towards the Overall Health of Humanity, Social Responsibility, Eco-Friendly Concept, Environmental Preservation and Best use of IT in the Kerala State Established in 1985, the first Ayurveda resort in the world “Somatheeram” has won many national and international awards including Kerala Government Ayurveda Awards continuously, placing Kerala on a significant spot in the global health tourism map.
The essence and soul of Somatheeram is the ancient medical science of Ayurveda and Art of Yoga.
National Tourism Award 2013-2014 by Government of India
Somatheeram Ayurveda Group bagged the prestigious National Tourism Award 2013-14 instituted by Government of India for “The Best Wellness Centre”.
Somatheeram has fetched coveted awards by considering its performance of excellence towards the Quality and Standard Assurance, Hospital Hygiene and Safe Management policies, Corporate Social Responsibility, Eco friendly Concept, Innovative Ideas in Ayurveda, Environmental Preservation and Customer Satisfaction among the Ayurveda Hospitals and Wellness Centres in tourism sector of India.
Somatheeram is the winner of twenty five National and International Awards for Excellence in Ayurveda which includes Kerala Government Tourism Award for Best Approved and Classified Ayurveda Centre consecutively this year too.
The essence and soul of Somatheeram is the ancient medical science of Ayurveda and Art of Yoga.
Somatheeram Moonsoon Offer 2016 [Valid till 30 Sep 2016]
This Monsoon, Somatheeram Ayurveda Group offers 15% discount on published tariff for Monsoon Ayurveda Packages and all Ayurveda Treatments.
Ayurveda has been defined as the knowledge of life and the science of
longevity. Ayurveda treatment taken during the monsoon time boosts the
immunity and it has a long-lasting effect, as the atmosphere remains
dust-free, moist and cool, which in turn opens up the body pores making
them more receptive to herbal oils and therapy.
The Ayurveda Research Team at Somatheeram Ayurveda Group has designed
and developed most effective packages, medicine and special preparations
for Monsoon period. Contact us for details of packages.
Festivals and Events in Kerala during September - October
Onam (27th August to 5th Sep. 2015): National Festival of Kerala “Onam” is back with its festival excesses, nostalgic priorities and abundance of joy and prosperity in the month of September. It is a 10 days festival.
Onam Celebrations at Somatheeram / Manaltheeram: A 10 days Grand Onam Celebrations will be organized in Somatheeram / Manaltheeram. Traditional art and cultural performance of Kerala will be celebrated extensively from morning to evening with verity performances and grand “Onam Feast”. Snake Boat Race: “Aranmula Uthrattathi Boat Race”- the famous snake boat carnival on the river Pamba is on 1st September 2015.
Temple Festivals: Sree Krishna Jayanthi (Sep. 5): Birthday celebration of Lord Krishna. Amma’s Birthday (27th Sep. 2015): Matha Amrithananthamayi’s birthday celebration at Amrithapuri, Kollam is also falling in these months.
Navaraathri Mahotsavam (13th Oct. to 22nd Oct. 2015): It is a festival, celebrated in honour of Devi or the Mother Goddess. As part of the Navaraathri festival, in the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram, an event involving the procession of Deities and 9 days Music festival.
Deepavali (10th Nov. 2015): The festival of lights is also celebrated during this season. We welcome you to experience this special occasion with our traditional Ayurveda treatment and cultural festivals of Kerala during the months of September and October.
Somatheeram won the Award for The Best Ayurveda Resort at ITB Berlin.
Somatheeram won the Award for The Best Ayurveda Resort at ITB Berlin. The Award was handed over to Mr and Mrs Baby Mathew by Claudia Wagner of Fit REISEN during the ceremony at City Qube Berlin.
World Environment Day Celebrations -2015
Somatheeram Ayurveda Group is determined and glad to continue its mission in planting trees as part of World Environment Day Celebrations. Over the last few years Somatheeram Ayurveda Group has planted thousands of trees with medicinal values.
This year we've selected Jambuh ( Jamun ) for planting 2015 seedlings, in consideration of their medicinal value and environmental benefits.
Jambul, Jamun or Jamblang, Njaval Pazham ( Malayalam ), Black Plum ( English ) is an evergreen tropical tree in the flowering plant family Myrtaceae, native to India and Indonesia.
A fairly fast growing species, it can grow as high as 30 metres, and can live more than 100 years. Its dense foliage provides shade and is grown for its ornamental and medicinal values.
The wood is medium hard and water resistant. This tree can support the water- holding ability of soil and thus sustain water availability during sunner season. Till now we can see most concentration of Jamun tree in warmer regions
Fruits, seeds, stem, bark and Ayurvedic and Sidha medical preparations.
The fruit is universally accepted to be excellent for medicinal purposes, especially in the treatment of diabetics. Fruit can reduce Pita in the body and can reduce body heat. The juice is very effective in treating intestinal ulcers, Piles and helps digestion. Leaves and bark are used for controlling blood pressure and gingivitis. Various parts of the tree are used in folk/tribal medicine to treat fever and liver disorders. The leaves are antibacterial and used for strengthening teeth and gums.
Jamun fruits have a mixture of sweet, slightly acidic spicy flavour. Wine and vinegar are also made from the fruit. The fruits are a rich source of vitamins B and C. They are also rich in iron, calcium, potassium, sodium and magnesium.
State award 2013 - Best Approved and Classified Ayurveda Center in Kerala
SOMATHEERAM AYURVEDA RESORT (Somatheeram Ayurveda Group) bagged again the prestigious Kerala State Tourism Award in the category “Best Approved and Classified Ayurveda Center in Kerala” for the year 2011-2012. It has fetched the coveted award by considering its performance of excellence among the Ayurveda Centers and Hospitals in the Health & Wellness Resort sector of the state.
Somatheeram is the winner of Several State Government Awards, International & National Awards for excellence in Ayurveda. The essence and soul of the Resort is the ancient medical science of Ayurveda and Art of Yoga.
Somatheeram is a Special Place for Ayurveda Health and Wellness:
Conscious efforts taken towards the Overall Health of Humanity, Social Responsibility, Eco-Friendly Concept and Environmental Preservation.
Team of 20 Ayurveda Doctors which includes 03 Former Ayurveda Directors of Govt. of Kerala and 120 well qualified and highly experienced Therapist for the Hospital.
Exclusive Ayurveda menu: Compelled with verity of 360 dishes are fresh & organic as it can possibly be. Alcohol & tobacco is restricted at our Ayurveda Resort.
Ayurveda Academy: Offers special courses on various Ayurveda treatments, Diets and Yoga in our Ayurveda Academy situated within the Resort.
Ayurveda Research Centre and Hospital: With its range of Ayurveda treatments and therapies and the expert hands, the resort makes sure you experience holistic wellbeing.
The resorts also host Ayurveda seminars, Ayurveda cooking and workshops to promote this ancient system of medicine.
It has its own garden of unique medicinal herbs and plants
Almost all Ayurveda Medicines used by our Resorts are prepared in our GMP (Govt. of India) licensed Ayurveda Medicine Manufacturing unit.
Free personal yoga consultation in coordination with Ayurveda Doctors.
World’s first Ayurveda Resort and the only one in India with Ayurveda SPA Europe Certification.
We take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to all our well-wishers for the whole hearted support in enabling us to achieve this award.
European Audit Institute of Wellness and SPA certification ITB Berlin, 2012
Somatheeram Ayurveda Group, Kerala, India, is delighted to announce that the European Audit Institute of Wellness and SPA has certified Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, Chowara, Kerala with the Ayurveda Centre Europe Certificate.It is the first time that the coveted certification has been conferred on an Ayurveda Resort in India.
The audit and evaluation was accomplished at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort by a team of expert specialists in the field of Ayurveda and trained auditors (EU medical doctors) under the supervision of a publicly certified and sworn expert for health & wellness facilities and concepts, which includes, eco-friendly orientation, feel-good ambience, health choice resort, quality of equipment and configuration, professional Ayurveda qualification and customer orientation, price-performance ratio.
Mrs. Sarah Baby Mathew, Director, Somatheeram Ayurveda Group received the certification from Dr med. H J Schmeisser MBA, Director, EAWS at the recently held ITB Berlin, 2012, Germany.
Since its establishment, Somatheeram has amassed several national and international awards and accolades including the recent award for excellence during the Global Ayurveda Festival, all which stands testimony to the untiring efforts of Chairman and Managing Director Mr. Baby Mathew.
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