Heals Fractures & Pains
:: 2011-01-08 11:28:37 Hours]
religious doctrines advocates that treating and curing the sick
is noble and meritorious. Lord Buddha preached that attending to
sick people is similar to paying homage to Lord Buddha himself.
King Buddhadasa of ancient Sri Lanka was famous for his art of curing
not only ailing people but ailing animals.
days of yore, Vedamahattaya (indigenous doctor) was one
of the most prominent and respected village figures in our country.
Although the existence of that ancient system gradually faded away
with introduction of western medicine, indigenous healing system
did not completely vanish.
the tour across Jaffna, the Jaffna CIMIC team met one kind-hearted
gentleman who cures fractures and pains of people using indigenous
Ayurvedic medicine. Dr. Sivananthiyan Saunthirarajan of
Chunnakam South practices a healing system which is hereditary.
His father, grandfather and greatgrand father had all been old indigenous
the discussion with the CIMIC team, this 49 year old charming personality
said, I studied at Mailany Siva Maha Viddiyalam at Chunnakam up
to Ordinary Level. From my childhood I saw how my father treated
men, women and children for various illnesses. His way of treating
them made me interested in learning this art of healing.
We witnessed how he diagnosed illnesses by touching Nadi
I want my children to take forward this science as a family heritage.
I am happy that my 24 year old daughter Saunthirarajan Linda is
learning it. I have three daughters and two sons. My wife Saunthirarajan
Shanthi is looking after my home while I am seeing patients at my
medicine hall in Chunnakam., he added.
In recognition of his service, Ayurvedic Medical Council of Sri
Lanka has registered him as an Ayurvedic Doctor under the Reg. No.
am visiting patients at Siddha Vishesha Ayurvedic hospital
Jaffna. In addition to villagers, many security forces and Police
personnel are getting medicine from me., Dr. Saunthirarajan happily
He prepares medicine and herbal oil out of herbal plants found from
village. His sister Ms Gnanasaundari is also an Ayurvedic general
physician in Jaffna.
Before giving us leave he said, We are happy that people from South
are visiting Jaffna today. We must develop good relations with each
other. We now enjoy peace. Those days we had to pay taxes to different
groups. But now we can engage in our daily routine without any trouble.
Jaffna CIMIC team wishes Dr. Saunthirarajan long life to heal many
His contact numbers are: 021 5100173 and 077 0391670.