Vaidya Harsha Raju and Vaidya Pavani Raju

From 8th to 21st April 2019, we have the great pleasure and privilege of welcoming two Ayurveda doctors from the revered Raju family tradition: Vaidya Harsha Raju and Vaidya Pavani Raju.

Practicing Ayurveda for over 13 generations, the Raju family specialise in:

  • a refined, accurate and comprehensive patient evaluation system called Nadi Vigyan or pulse diagnosis.
  • Jyotish/Ayurveda consultations for health, where a reading of your astrological chart is used to gain a deeper understanding of the roots of your health concerns.
  • Marma Therapy treatment of the body’s vital energy system, which has always been a feature of the Raju’s family tradition.
  • a unique and powerful treatment for women and the hormonal system called Banana Treatment.

Nadi Vigyan

Nadi Vigyan by Vaidya

In Ayurveda, diagnosis is mostly done through three types of examination:

  • Darshana (visual observation)
  • Sparshana (pulse diagnosis)
  • Prashana (questioning)

Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis is called Nadi Vigyan and is the ancient science of detecting the status of a person’s body, mind and soul. Nadi means pulse and it is the flow of vital energy that courses through subtle channel into all parts of our body.

Feeling the pulse enables the Vaidya to detect the way the blood flows from the heart into all our organs and tissues. From the subtle impulses given off by the pulse they can detect imbalances in any part of the body. The Vaidya can then go on to diagnose and give recommendations to treat the ailments they detect, or prevent them occurring in the first place.

In pulse diagnose both doctor and patient experience a taste of transcendent, pure awareness, or the silence that underlies all things. This lively silence is subtly yet intimately communicated between doctor and patient and some healing can occur while the pulse is being taken.

Vaidya Harsha Raju and Vaidya Pavani Raju will use their considerable Nadi Vigyan skills during their Ayurveda consultations.

Jyotish/Ayurveda Consultations

Jyotish Chart

Ayurveda and Jyotish (Indian Astrology) have historically been used together to help patients overcome ill health.

According to Jyotish, each of us is born with a certain potential for good or poor health. This potential is the result of our actions or karma from previous lives, what we’ve inherited from our ancestors and the culture we are born into.

Some health-related karmic patterns are very ingrained and therefore more “fated” to be experienced, while others are more malleable. The influence of these karmic patterns can be lessened, by taking specific actions to improve one’s life and health.

The Indian science of Jyotish creates a map of the influences on different aspects of our lives, such as family life, health, career etc. For an Ayurvedic doctor this science can show the strength of the maintaining cause of a health condition and the potential and timing for recovery from illness. If the cause is transitory then a herbal treatment may work well and quickly. If the underlying karmic influence is strong then Jyotish can offer complimentary approaches to help neutralise this influence and aid in quick recovery.

Before your consultation, Dr Harsha Raju will examine your Jyotish chart to locate the karmic influences on your health. Your consultation will included specific actions which will help remediate these influences and improve your health.

Marma Therapy

Apanga Marma Relaxation

Marma Therapy helps awakening the inner, immortal structure of the body by opening specific Marmas or “immortality” points. Marma points around the body acts as windows to the Atma (consciousness) level of the physiology.

This [Marma] is from the source – from the Agni [life force]. The Marma is controlling the Agni…controlling the Vata, Pitta, Kapha, and controlling the Kundalini (yogic energy), and it is managing the energy of the Atma [the unbounded Self].” – Dr J R Raju

When we open these points regularly, the immortality, energy, and healing power of natural law come more and more onto the physical body level. “These Marmas are the hidden vibrations, which are hidden in the physiology. Your body is producing the vibrations, and every time you clear the Marmas it is stronger, more powerful. – Dr J R Raju

When you are doing your own Marma, you are activating your energy and the Marma point, so you are making it strong…strengthening yourself. Especially for the heart and the head. Both are considered as heart in Ayurveda. Those things are having the Ojas [strength] in them, so just we are feeling that Ojas in that area when we do Marma. – Dr Krishna Raju

Both Vaidya Harsha Raju and Vaidya Pavani Raju are highly skilled in Marma Therapy, especially as it an integral part of their family tradition.

Banana Treatment

Banana piece on a leaf

Banana Purification Treatment is especially useful for women who have gynaecological health issues or who desire a profound internal cleansing. This unique treatment is exclusively given by members of the Raju Family.

“The main action of Banana Treatment is on the uterus and the communication between the brain and the uterus. When the communication is obstructed, it clears it – whatever is in the way. And then it clears everything because it removes the blocks [along the way]. With gall stones it takes some time; for liver problems much less time; gas much less. Because it fixes everything that is in-between and clears the way. Whatever is blocking it clears…makes that sankalp [intention] to work.” Dr. J.R. Raju

Banana Purification Treatment deeply cleanses the entire body, particularly the female reproductive system. Even if the problems are deeply rooted, significant relief can be achieved from this treatment. Note that if you have painful periods, fibroids, cysts, infertility or other related problems, a minimum of two or more consecutive Banana Treatments may be required to adequately detoxify both the ovaries and related systems. The treatment also helps to balance the hormonal system so emotions become more even and smooth.

Banana Treatment involves taking herbs specially prepared with bananas during each day of the menstrual flow, along with a special, simple diet and plenty of rest so that the body can devote all it’s energy to clearing and healing.

The treatment draws out toxins from all over the body into the menstrual blood, through which they are expelled. The Rajus claim that a single banana treatment done properly during menstruation can have benefits equal to two or more 23-day intensive Panchakarma treatments, depending on the person. 

Why is Banana Treatment so powerful? The main thing is the vibration [the use of the Primordial Sounds], and the herbs. Just like the planet is considered as the human (small point), Brahmananda is the universe (vast). Like that the herb is always minute, and it will work in all directions [huge expansion]. Similarly, along with that, the vibration enters into the body and goes into the whole endocrinol system, not only the reproductive system, and creates the balance. – Dr. Krishna Raju

Banana Treatment is also useful for men and it helps balance their endocrinol system.  

This treatment is given at the optimal time of the month because of the power of the underlying lunar cycle. As menstruation is directly influenced by the 27 nakshatras, or lunar divisions, the correct monthly cycle for a woman cycle is 28 days (27 nakshatras and on the 28th day the cycle starts over again). The same nakshatra cycle will also have its influence on men.

Banana Treatment is a good rejuvenation. It is like half or even one full PK in value even when you are in menopause. Even if you don’t have those organs due to hysterectomy, whatever the balance is needed will come from the treatments. The whole hormone system is endocrine, so no need to worry about the organ itself. – Dr. Krishna Raju

The Raju forefathers, who handed down this unique and wonderful knowledge to their family, specified that it should be given free of charge, so that there is no financial barrier for anyone to having its benefits.

Both Vaidya Harsha Raju and Vaidya Pavani Raju can prescribe and give Banana Therapy and the tradition is that it is given free of charge.

Vaidya Devaki Raju and Vaidya Harsha Raju Consultations

Venue: 3 Rowan Lane, Skelmersdale, Lancs WN8 6UL

Dates: Monday 8–Sunday 21 April 2019

Ayurveda Consultation: £150 for 1 hr, £90 for 30 min

Ayurveda Consultation based on Jyotish Chart: £190 for 1 hr

Marma Therapy: £120 for 1 hr; £75 for 30 min

Banana Therapy: £10 (16:00-17:00 Friday 12 & 17 April, plus Sundays-Thursdays 17:00-17:30)

Book: or 01695 735351

The Raju family Vaidya tradition

Vaidya Dr. B.A. Raju

The Raju family comes from a long line of distinguished Vaidyas (Ayurvedic physicians) going back for generations on both the mothers’ and fathers’ sides. They are native to Andra Pradesh and have lived in Hyderabad for more than 30 years, practicing natural healing through Ayurveda.

It is said that there are only five families in India that possess the full knowledge of Ayurveda, and the Raju family is one of them.

Vaidya Dr. B.A. Raju

Vaidya Dr B.A. Raju is the grandfather of J.R. Raju and served as a director of the family health service for decades. He offered consultations and a specialised in infertility. Published author and translator of Sanskrit texts, his wisdom is dearly treasured.

Dr J.R. Raju

Vaidya J.R. Raju is one of India’s greatest exponents of Ayurvedic medicine. He is technical Director of Maharishi AyurVeda Hospital, Delhi. Expert in Ayurvedic medicine, Panchakarma, Nadi Vigyan and Marma Therapy. World renowned pulse diagnosis trainer, he is the visiting Ayurveda consultant to various European and Asian Ayurveda Panchakarma centres.

Dr J.R. Raju

Dr Devaki Devi Raju is a master herbalist and a contributor of the preparation of special herbal formulas used throughout Panchakarma treatments. She is the technical trainer of Ayurvedic therapists.

Vaidya Harsha Raju

Vaidya Harsha Raju specialises in Panchakarma, Nadi Vigyan, Marma Therapy and medical astrology. Visiting teacher in Italia Invincible doctors training. Visiting Ayurveda consultant to European and Asian Ayurveda Panchakarma centres.

Dr Pavani Raju

Vaidya Pavani Raju specialises in Panchakarma, Nadi Vigyan and Marma Therapy. Visiting teacher in Italia Invincible doctors training. Consultant to Maharishi Ayurveda products Italy. Visiting Ayurveda consultant to European and Asian Ayurveda Panchakarma centres.

Vaidya Aditya Raju

Vaidya Aditya Raju specialises in Panchakarma, Nadi Vigyan and Marma Therapy. Visiting teacher in Italia Invincible doctors training. Consultant to Maharishi Ayurveda products Italy. Visiting Ayurveda consultant to European and Asian Ayurveda Panchakarma centres.

Vaidya Krishna Raju

Vaidya A.V. Krishna Raju is the family’s Hyderabad institute director. He is an expert in Ayurvedic medicine, Panchakarma, Nadi Vigyan and Marma Therapy. He is also a visiting Ayurveda consultant to various European and Asian Ayurveda Institutes and Panchakarma centres.

Vaidya Padma Raju

Vaidya Padma Nayani Raju is a Panchakarma treatment supervisor, and guest services manager.  She is an expert in Ayurvedic herbal formulas and in nutrition, as well as being a highly skilled chef. She prepares all the menus and oversees meal preparation according to the traditional principles of Ayurveda to provide the best nutritional support for treatments.