Origin and Growth
modest beginnings of Sukhodaya date back to the year 1947. Late
Vaidyan C L Varghese started a small Ayurveda center in Kanjirapally,
Kottayam. Equipped with rare insights into the great science of
Ayurveda, Varghese Vaidyan effected miraculous cures for all kinds
of ill health especially eye diseases. The grinding stone used by
Vaidyan Varghese is still preserved as our proud heritage and as
a symbol of the hard work of our founder father, which is the foundation
on which Sukhodaya is built.
Dr. C V James, son of Varghese Vaidyan, and his wife Dr. Reetha
James joined the family enterprise. Along with the traditional knowledge
and experience they brought in modern technological expertise and
Sukhodaya Pharmaceuticals was born under the guidance of this new
team, which went on to formulate nearly 22 patent drugs and the
first ever Ayurvedic First Aid Kit.
In 1983 Sukhodaya Hospital was started in Kanjirapally. A yoga-training
centre was also started. Sukhodaya Gardens,
which was born in 1984, was a pioneering endeavour in popularizing
and spreading awareness about medicinal herbs.
In 1989 the Sukhodaya Charitable Society was formed. Under the aegis
of the society, the group conducts periodical exhibitions and free
medical camps. One of the major achievements of the society was
the Kanjirapally Fest conducted during January 2001. A ten daylong
programme, the fest included exhibition of rare medicinal herbs,
trade fair, amusement park, cultural programmes etc. The society
also conducts courses in herbal medicine, panchakarma therapies
Continuing with our mission of making Ayurveda therapies available
to the common man, Sukhodaya opened its second hospital at Kanjikuzhy
in 1991. Sukhodaya's foray into the hospitality industry started
with Sukhodaya Resorts and Sukhodaya
Sukhodaya Ayurveda Sastra Masika, the Ayurveda magazine for the
common man is the latest of Sukhodaya ventures.
Quest for excellence
From 1947, the year of its birth, Sukhodaya has held on
to ideals of excellence. Today the name Sukhodaya is synonymous
with quality and excellence.
Our medicines are made from raw materials grown in our own herb
farms, which give them the seal of quality. The entire manufacturing
process is subject to stringent quality checks.
Our team of dedicated and experienced staff who share the ideals
that Sukhodaya stands for has crafted Sukhodaya's success story
over the years.
We aim at implementing strategies to increase awareness among
the people regarding the goodness and wisdom of Ayurveda. Our regular
exhibitions, camps, seminars etc and our magazine on Ayurveda are
steps in this direction. We are also developing a comprehensive
e-com enabled corporate website for the group providing detailed
information about the company and Ayurveda in general.
Through these efforts, we hope to spread the reach of Ayurveda in
all corners of the globe and help humanity everywhere to realize
true fullness of life.