The Raju Family

The Raju Family are internationally renowned leading experts in authentic Ayurveda (the science of health and longevity).

Practicing for over 13 generations, their speciality is a most refined, accurate and comprehensive patient evaluation through Pulse Diagnosis. They also specialise in creating very effective and individualised treatments using precise knowledge and application of rare and powerful herbal formulas.

The Raju family clinic operates from Hyderabad, India, where they treat thousands of people who travel from all over the world for their expert treatment and advice for everything from prevention to the seemingly incurable. At their clinic they are renowned for transformative Panchakarma treatment.

Members of the Raju family also travel the world to offer their valuable expertise of pulse diagnosis and the unique and powerful Banana Treatment.

The Raju Family

Family Heritage of Healing for Generations

The Raju family comes from a long line of distinguished Vaidyas (Ayurvedic physicians) going back for generations on both the mother's and father's sides. They are native to Andra Pradesh where they have been practicing natural healing through Ayurveda for decades.

Vaidya Dr. B.A. Raju, Institute Founder, "Father Raju"

Served as director of the family health service programs for decades, offering consultations with a specialization in infertility. He was a published author and translator of sanskrit texts and in recent years enjoyed retirement with his family in Hyderabad, who treasured his presence and his wisdom dearly.

He had a passion for education, particularly empowering disadvantaged women in villages to become educated.

He was an expert in pulse diagnosis and treated using the rare technique of pulse vibration therapy.

Vaidya Dr. Sunanda Raju, "Mother Raju"

A master herbalist and key contributor to many of the very special Raju Family herbal preparations.

Vaidya Dr. Lakshmi Narasimha Raju, Maternal Grandfather

A renowned and royal vaidya to many great leaders of state, and prime childhood teacher to our cherished family vaidyas.

Vaidya Dr. Lakshman Raju, Paternal Grandfather

A great vaidya and author, who wrote a famous book on alchemy.

Nadee Praveena Vaidyacharya Dr. J.R. Raju

Dr. J.R. Raju, the eldest brother, was the pulse diagnostician and foremost disciple of the world-famous Vaidya Balraj Maharishi, who had the knowledge of 5000 herbs. They would hold “free camps” for a week at a time where the master vaidya and his students would treat thousands of sick people, then collect plants and process them for three weeks in preparation for the next camp.

Dr. Raju served His Holiness, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to spread the knowledge and benefits of Ayurveda worldwide. Dr. Raju travelled the world over with Maharishi for thirty years, visiting over 100 countries and treating thousands upon thousands of people, including dignitaries and heads of state, all over the globe.

Along with spreading Ayurveda to the West in the 70’s & 80’s, he taught Ayurveda and pulse diagnosis to thousands of medical doctors including Deepak Chopra and Dr. John Douilliard. Dr. Raju currently travels the world and has treated hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide.

Dr Raju has developed strong international connections and has trained thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide in the fundamentals of Ayurveda and pulse diagnosis. He has developed courses for doctors, lay people, and students at all levels. He holds numerous positions including:

  • International Director, Maharishi Ayurveda University, Holland
  • International Program Director for Pulse Diagnosis, Maharishi Ayurveda University, Holland
  • Medical Technical Director, Maharishi Ayurveda Products, India & Holland
  • Visiting Professor, Maharishi Ayurveda Universities Europe, USA and Russia
  • Former Advisor to Health & Family Welfare, A.I.R., Government of India
  • Advisor, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center, Bad Ems, Germany
  • Medical Superintendent at Maharishi Ayurveda Arogyadham in New Delhi, India
  • Leading member of the Council of Vaidyas, Dr. Raju’s Institute of Ayurveda, Hyderabad, India

Institute Director Vaidya Dr. A.V. 'Krishna' Raju

Vaidya Krishna Raju is the director and head doctor at his family clinic in Hyderabad, India, where they treat thousands of people who travel from all over the world for their expert treatment and advice for everything from prevention to the seemingly incurable.

He is expert in pulse diagnosis, and is known in his family as the expert in knowledge of slohkas.

Dr. A. V. Raju holds:

  • Bachelor Degree in Ayurveda from Gulbarga University (1997), Karnataka, India;
  • Diploma in Yoga and Ayurveda (2003), Pune, Maharastra, India;
  • Certificate Course in Kshara Sutra Therapy;
  • M.D. Ayurveda in Panchakarma (2008) from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, India
  • MD Thesis: “A Comparative Study of Shukra Karaka Basti and Madhuka Yoga in Sukra Kshya (Olio Spermia).
  • Faculty head of the Panchakarma Department at PNNM Ayurveda College in Shoranur, Kerala, India since 2008
  • Advisor to Russian Indian Federation of Ayurveda (RIFA), Moscow, Russia
  • Advisor to Amaravati Ayurvedic Retreat, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Consulting Physician, Maharishi Institute of Medical Science (Kosla Hospitals), Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi, India
  • Secretary for Kalyana Karnataka Educational Trust, Bidar, India
  • Technical Director, Ananda Vardhana Ayurveda Arogya Kendra, Sahara States, Hyderabad, India, since the year 2000
  • Board member and current secretary for the development of an Ayurvedic College and Research Center in Humnabad, India
  • Advisor, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center, Bad Ems, Germany

Dr. Padma Nayani Raju, Vaidya, Panchakarma Supervisor and Herbal Master

Dr. Padma is the 'Mother' of the Raju Health Center, supporting Dr. Krishna in day-to-day functions and making sure everyone is happy.

She is an expert in herbology, gynecology, pediatrics, nutrition and is a highly skilled and nourishing chef. She prepares all the menus and oversees meal preparation according to the traditional principles of ayurveda, to provide the best nutritional support for patients during Panchakarma (PK). She is also the lead organiser behind the Vedic Festivals regularly celebrated at the PK Center, and on top of all this is the mother of twins!

She prepares a lot of special medicines for patients and travels the world to offer pulse consultations and Banana Treatment.

Dr. Uma Rani Raju, Vaidya, Marma Therapist, Keeper of Knowledge

Dr. Uma was a skilled Vaidya who trained at home and university. She was renowned for her Suksma Marma Treatments on patients. She was an authoritative keeper of knowledge who would direct her family members in herbal preparations, treatment procedures and ritual procedures. In addition to her skills in Ayurveda, she studied philosophy and received a PhD in Telugu Literature.

She is survived by her daughter Ramya Raju and the rest of her family.

Vaidya Drs. Pavani Raju, Harsha Raju and Aditya Raju

All experts in Pulse Diagnosis and Suksma Marma Therapy, with advanced degrees specialising in both General Ayurvedic Practice and Panchakarma. The three children of Dr J.R. Raju and his wife Devaki lead the way for the younger generation of Raju Vaidyas, with extensive consultation and teaching experience in India, Europe and locations throughout the world. They run their own Panchakarma clinic in Hyderabad.

Raju Vaidyas in Training

Upcoming vaidyas (Ayurvedic physicians) in the Raju family ~ Even the youngest of the younger generation of Raju-vaidyas-to-be have begun their training in Ayurvedic healing.

Ramya P. Raju

The daughter of Dr. Uma Rani Raju and B.P. Raju has been studying this ancient system of natural health care since early childhood, supported by her entire family of experts in Ayurveda. She is currently working towards a Bachelors Degree in Ayurvedic Medical Science and says she can't wait to finish her studies and come home to help at the Institute's PK Center. She also currently travels the world to offer Banana Medicine.

Proper training in Ayurveda requires regular practice from early childhood, starting with the pulse knowledge. They also chant slohkas (vedic hymns) in order to orally acquire the knowledge and embed it in their physiology.

Because it is too late to gain full mastery when study begins later in life, the Raju family has started a foundation to select and educate gifted children in authentic ayurveda from this optimum early age.

Dr. A.V. Raju and Soujanya have two children who are learning. Dr. Padma and Harish Raju have two twins. Dr. Harsha Raju and Sri Lakshmi Raju have two children who are learning.


Please seek advice from a qualified practitioner who hold holistic knowledge before starting any new health practice.


Fluctuating Between a Celibate Monk and Successful Businessman While Exploring the World’s Saints, Healers and Mystics with Conan Mischer {Podcast #005}

What is the most evolutionary thing you can be doing right now?
The need of the time must be attended to in this world. Are you a worthy candidate that will respond to this call from the universe? How much of your energy and time can you give to servicing the community, economy and society at large?

Or is it best for you to recluse and live like a monk? Go live in a cave in the Himalayas or a Sanskrit only speaking village and meditate full time. Go seeking amongst holy places like India to visit sacred sites, meet holy saints and receive unique healings from extraordinarily gifted people.

Conan Mischer has been infatuated with such experiences throughout his journey of life.

I was so astounded and loved hearing his stories that I had to share them with you.


About Conan Mischer

Conan has been an advanced meditator for decades. He has met and mingled with astonishing people which provided profound life experiences. At the same time, he has been successful in university and business.


In this Episode we Discuss:

  • Book that changed Conans life - Andrew Weil - holistic health and meditation. (6:00)
  • Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra - a life-changing book that is a great introduction to Ayurveda. (06:20).
  • Indulging to much in the absolute state of Being can cause lack of integration in the always changing, relative world. (11:10)
  • Householder vs. the Recluse (Sanyasi) - How relevant is it in today's time for westerners to live a recluse lifestyle such as meditating full time in the mountains? (13:30)
  • The vedic saying that sums of the whole Veda quite well: “Established in Being, perform action.” (“Yogasta kuru karmani.”) ~ Bhagavad Gita, chapter 2, verse 48. What technique are you using to become established in Being? It will differ for each individual. Then how will you readjust to the relative, every changing world. (16:30)
  • New Mavericks - Vedic business consulting. (17:55)
  • Vedic Vibration Technology. Subtle therapy consisting of blowing primordial sounds into the body. (20:26)
  • Healing on the subtle level - Vedic Pulse Vibration, Raju family of Vaidyas, Banana Treatment for Women's Health. (21:28)
  • Working at the atomic level (subtle) is so much more powerful than working at the molecular level (gross). Atomic energy vs. chemical energy. (23:17)
  • Sanskrit - An onomatopoetic language, not a symbolic language. The first child of the language of nature. (23:48)
  • Nadi Palm Leaf Readers - Based on a thumbprint, they investigate your past and predict your future. (24:15).
  • Brahmasthan of India - A village in the geographical centre of India which encompasses a concentrate of full time vedic ceremonies and chantings. (27:00)
  • Yoga Asanas (posture) as a tool to integrate and bridge the gap between the transcendent and the relative. Especially for those who are “up in the clouds,” “airy fairy,” or ungrounded. (28:53)
  • The true meaning of Yoga and the difference between Yoga and exercise. An effortless, transcending yoga practice that provides the benefits of blood circulation, flexibility and strength. (29:47)
  • Himalayas - Jyotirmath - seat and home of the Shankarcharya King of the Yogis. Badrinath (Vishnu temple) in Uttrakandh. (31:35)
  • Tiruvanamalai - A mountain in south India that itself is a Shiva Lingam (form of Lord Shiva, the destruction operator in nature). (37:05)
  • Experiences with Amma Mata Amritanandamayi (The hugging the saint), an Avatar of the mother divine. Stepping into a spiritual jacuzzi whenever Conan got near her. (40:00)
  • The course of miracles - community. (43:00)
  • Jesus Christ was a Vedic master. Christ suffered is a faulty conclusion. It doesn’t tell you about his consciousness. A wincing body does not mean the consciousness is suffering. It is rather attributing the consciousness of the person making the claim. (48:55)
  • Mother Meera - A female saint who gives you “Darshan” - simply by looking at you, she lures you to her high state of consciousness, giving you a taste of the euphoria and blissful consciousness that you have potential to move into and Be in, all the time. (52:51)
  • Phillipino Psychic Surgeons - Opening up peoples bodies and removing foreign and detrimental objects and tissues. All with their bare hands. All with the patient feeling mostly nothing, anesthetic-free. And “patching” back up the patient straight away, as if nothing just happened. Read Conans full recount about his Psychic Surgery experience here. (56:09)
  • Panchakarma - Ayurvedic detox and rejuvenation program. (59:28)
  • Conan’s pearl of wisdom - What is the value of these experiences of visiting healers, saints, holy places, doing panchakarma etc.? The main value is to give us a glimpse of our true state of Being. A tangible reminder of our natural essence through experience. This inspires to strive for that state.
  • Ayurvedic Self Pulse Diagnosis - immediately connecting mind and physiology for healing and gaining greater awareness of the body. Learn self-pulse here. (1:06:50)

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Pulse Diagnosis: Ayurveda’s Most Profound Diagnostic Tool

Pulse diagnosis, a healing art and science, is a most refined, accurate and comprehensive diagnostic tool employed to figure out where any imbalance exists in the body, and what the nature of the imbalance is.

In Ayurveda there are 8 diagnostic or examination methods (Ashta Sthana Pariksha):

  1. Nadi Pariksha (Pulse Examination)
  2. Mutra Pariksha (Examination of Urine)
  3. Mala Pariksha (Stool Examination)
  4. Jihwa Pariksha (Tongue Examination)
  5. Shabda Pariksha (Voice Examination)
  6. Sparsha Pariksha (Touch Examination)
  7. Drik Pariksha (Eye Examination)
  8. Akrti Pariksha (Physical Appearance Examination)

Pulse Is Superior

Pulse is #1 because through the channel (nadi) of the radial pulse, a physician (who has the knowledge and capability) can simply and quickly gain an insight into what is going on in the body and mind on a deeper than any other examination method.

The pulse can access the deepest and subtlest aspects in the body and mind, including fathomless root causes of disease. It intervenes very early in the disease process, whereas other examination methods are more delayed.

For example, urine and faeces examination are the next two methods after pulse which provide the deepest insights. They are high up the list for detecting disease early because they are the first waste of the body.

With the pulse however, you don’t need to wait for the waste product to come. You can tap into the earlier four stages of disease before symptoms or waste products manifest.

This is not only useful for prevention but also is valuable for those with niggling health issues or that are poorly responding to treatments.

This, of course, is only possible by a pulse physician who holds mastery in this area. Other physicians may have more experience or mastery with other diagnostic methods and don’t utilise the pulse at all.

Vast Holistic Knowledge

They say it takes within 2-4 minutes for the blood to circulate to every cell all over the body.
The pulse gives information on what is happening physically.

Your pulse is your heart and your heart is your feelings. When the heart beats, it gives information about the emotional blocks, traumas as well areas in life where people thrive.

The heart is the faculty of thought, actions and desires. It is closely connected to one’s mental state.

The heart is the source of Ojas - the physical expression of consciousness. It connects us to the Absolute infinite source of Being that underlies everything. This is why the heart is known as the ”spiritual organ” in many traditions. When you take your pulse you are taking information about the physical connection between your blood and the underlying consciousness stat.

Pulse as Therapy

”After completing the Nadi pariksha, if the physician washes his hands, diseases disappears from the patient like mud washes away from cleaning with water.”
Yogaratnakara, vol. 1 verse 43.

When you connect your body with the underlying state of Pure Consciousness (where perfect health is) through pulse, it heals the physiology. There is even a highly advanced therapy called “Vedic Vibration Pulse Therapy” which my teachers father, Father B.A. Raju was a well known master in.

The Subtle Power of Touch: Sparsha

The epidermis (superficial layer of skin) is closely connected to the nervous system. It contains epidermal keratinocytes (skin cells) that are highly specialised epithelial cells designed to precisely interact with the environment. These cells can feel all the senses. They enable the skin to feel fragrance, light and sound. Similarly, a tail of sperm goes crazy and moves towards a flower.

Continuous practice of pulse promotes one to develop super subtle sensory perception, which essentially enhances ones overall approach to healing, whether it be on yourself (self-pulse) or communicating with a patient and treating a patient (pulse is the pre-requisite to learning marma therapy and special massages as it superbly refines the sense of touch).

“Sparsha (The sense of touch) alone pervades all the senses. It is permanently associated with the mind.”
Caraka Samhita, S.S. Ch. 11,(38).

There Are Many Methods of Pulse Diagnosis

Pulse diagnosis has not only been utilised in India, but also China, Persia, Greece, Egypt and various medical traditions all over the world.

Furthermore, within Ayurveda there are many different methods of feeling the pulse.

The good news is, the Pulse Diagnosis method I utilise and teach, which my teachers teach, and which their disciples* across the world teach, is one of the easiest and mosteffective methods out there which is objective and logical.

Why the Radial Pulse

There are many pulses in the body in addition to the radial pulse (wrist) such as the neck (carotid artery), groin (femoral artery), behind the knee (popliteal artery), near the ankle joint (posterior tibial artery) and on the foot (dorsalis pedis artery).

Why do we use the radial pulse and not the heart? If you put your ear on the speaker, sound isn't good. Better get some distance. Furthermore, the radial pulse is known as “kuma nadi” - the artery giving knowledge.

Sustainable Form of Diagnosis

Blood tests, urine samples, x-rays, MRIs, etc. are polluting the earth and use a lot of energy. Pulse you don't even need electricity. It’s more than biodegradable. Pulse is correlated with natural law therefore we cannot put poison in environment with this form of diagnosis.

Self-Pulse Technique

Taking the pulse is a powerful self-referral awareness technique ~ an open window to what is happening in the physiology.

Learn how to take your own pulse here.

In traditional families of Vaidyas (Ayurvedic physicians), the children start learning at a very young age.

In this photo, Vaidya J.R. Raju teaches his grandchildren pulse diagnosis.

Art depicting Ojas: Alpha Channeling.