Brief Introduction

Mahatma Gandhi was introduced to Naturopathy or Nature Cure in South Africa and brought along literature of Naturopathy, when he was coming back to India. He was a strong believer & supporter of Naturopathy and he understood that it is the best medical treatment available to a poor country like India. He wanted to use this therapy as tool to boycott Western Allopathic Medicines. He used to address it KUDRATI ILAAJ or natural treatment.

By the inspiration of Gandhi ji, renowned freedom fighter late Dr. Sadanand Singh, started Prakritik Chikitsa Kendra in his home town, Bhagalpur, on 18 December 1954. The social workers of Bhagalpur SHRI BANARSI KOTHARIWAL and SHRI MADANLAL HIMMATSINGHKA helped Dr. Singh with his endeavour.

The centre was Formally Inaugurated by Loknayak Jaiprakash Narain on 14 March 1955. It was BIHAR VIBHUTI Shri Anugrah Narayan Sinha, who ornamented the Centre by accepting the founder Chairmanship.

Keeping in line with Gandhian philosophy Tapovardhan Prakritik Chikitsa Kendra is kept away from all the buzz and glamour. Despite of limited resources, we have been able to successfully treat various chronic and incurable diseases including Diabetes, various forms of Arthritis, High & Low Blood Pressure, Psoriasis, Eczema, Kidney Problems and various types of Cancers etc. Our success rate of treatment is more or less approximately 98 per cent.

Smt. Sudhavati Aggarwal, a famous social worker of Bhagalpur and wife of the then Legislator Shri Satyendra Narayan Aggarwal, was helped by the centre to regain good health. She was fascinated by the healing powers of this treatment methodology and decided to help with the growth and development of the centre. With the help of her father (Shreeprakash Ji, the then Governor of Bombay & Madras states), she organised a cultural programme, wherein many famous personalities of Bombay Film Industry participated. The new nomenclature of the institute had come into effect and the centre was now renamed as Tapovardhan Prakritik Chikitsa Kendra after Smt. Sudhavati Aggarwal’s late younger brother Tapovardhan. Late Tapovardhan was the grandson of Bharat Ratna Dr. Bhagwan Das and son of Shri Prakash. The name was in agreement with the tapasya – padhatti or the austerity methods of naturopathy. In the year of 1961 the centre bought land from Shri Satyendra Nayaran Aggarwal and Shri Mukteshwar Prasad. Later on15 February, 1962, the foundation stone of the center was laid down by the first prime minister of India Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. Taking note of the organization’s request Bihar government acquired the land areas adjoining those previously bought by us and passed it on to Tapowardhan Chikitsa Kendra; the center then paid the land owners the compensation decided by the Bihar government.

Tapowardhan Chikitsa Kendra was formed under Societies Registration Act and this public welfare organisation started its journey. We are pleased to share that the organisation without the government grant or charity treats underprivileged patients for free. At present our natural treatment center is successfully treating diseases such as diabetes, kidney failure, arterial blockage, arthritis, deafness and other chronic and incurable medical problems. To our pleasure patients from far off parts of the country also come to our center for treatment.