Manasa Ayurveda Hospital Manasa Ayurveda Hospital
Manasa Ayurveda Hospital Manasa Ayurveda Hospital
Manasa Ayurveda Hospital Manasa Ayurveda Hospital
Manasa Ayurveda Hospital Manasa Ayurveda Hospital
Manasa Ayurveda Hospital Manasa Ayurveda Hospital
Manasa Ayurveda Hospital Manasa Ayurveda Hospital
Neelammahara Manasika Hela Wedakama
(Manasa Ayurveda Hospital)
Neelammahara is a village 20 miles away from Colombo city and a long established place for a local traditional (Desheeya chikithsa or Hela wedakama) psychiatry treatment According to ola leaf in our tradition, (Ola leaf is a palm leaf used for writing in traditional palm leaf manuscripts in traditional medical presciptions Sri Lanka. The leaves are from the talipot tree, a type of palm, and various age old medical prescriptions were written on them for preserving purposes.It is believed that three thousand years ago the seven rishis, sages, wrote everyone's fortunes on the leaves. The National Library of Sri Lankaholds an ola-leaf manuscript collection) the oldest Psychiatry classification in the world is found in Neelammahara Manasika Hela Wedakama ,(local psychiatry tradition “desheeya unmade chikithsa” ) which is 300 years old.

According to this tradition there are 22 types of psychopathologies. These medical texts explain further the etiology, management and the treatment of the psychiatric disorders. Apparently these facts are etiologically,clinically and symptomatically very close and similar to the descriptions given in modern psychiatry classification.

Apart from these ancient classical text the subject psychiatry has been extensively discussed and elaborate in Ayurveda and Abbihi damma section in Buddhist literature which is merely 5000 years old..This tradition has a history of 300 years and originated from a Royal Physician who served for a famous Sri Lankan King called Rajadi Rajasingha who ruled out the up country in 1890’s. This Physician served as a consultant Psychiatrist and a counselor for the Royal Family and to the Royal Army. Textual facts indicate that the ancient healers used these secret herbal formulas to treat many psychological, psychiatric and medical disorders.


About our treatment
‘Manasa’ Ayurveda hospital is a long established Ayurvedic centre for psychiatric treatment now managed by 7th generation traditional physicians.

They have been following the same Hela Weda traditional ritualistic pattern of treatments as their ancestors did for various kinds of chronic and acute Mental and physical ailments. These time tested and clinically proven secret formulas were taken from an ancient olaleafs endemic to the Neelammahara Hereditary Psychiatrist’s tradition.
This is a very popular story among elephant lovers in Sri Lanka.The reader, you might wonder why this story is relevant to this web page. Yes go through this patiently and let me know whether this is relevant or not. This story was a frequent reciting story of my late father Ayur Dr.D.S.Hettige founder of Manasa Ayurvrda hospital, since I was small. Probably he would have done that with a hidden subconscious intention to motivate me, as I am the only son in my family. Because he had an uncertainty that I would not take over his noble profession, as it had happened to many ayurvedic generations in sri lanka leading a vacuum, no one to carry forward this system of medicine. And what is peculiar is, this sacred system is not given out of family, not even to a family member even though he or she is deserves or unless he or she is physically, mentally socially ,culturally, religiously , disciplinary and ethically fit to carry out this forward

I remembered my father was exaggerated how they went to Mysore province in India to receive this unforgettable reward of gratitude. Mysore (or Mysuru), a city in India's Karnataka state, was the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore from 1399-1947. The palace blends Hindu, Islamic, Gothic and Rajput styles,.