Agastyamatah Charitable Trust - AMCT Logo
Symbol of True Traditional Vedic Education Through Guru Shishya Parampara
The design inspiration for Agasthyamath Charitable Trust logo were the ideas of Sadguru Shri Kizhakkekara Thankkapan Vaidyar and Guru Shri K T Sivanandan Vaidyar. The logo delivers multiple meanings and signifies the elements of life – Panchmahabhut, the science of life – Ayurveda, and the guru of Lada Parampara – Agasthya Rishi.
The circular shaped logo embodies resemblance to Earth, and the green color signifies the vitality of nature in balancing the entire world – denoting that AMCT is dedicated to the betterment of entire human society. Core element of this logo is Saint Agasthya, the great Vedic saint and guru of Lada Parampara, who learned the precious science of healing from Lord Shiva’s son Lord Kartikeya.
In the logo, Saint Agasthya is sitting on the ground healing a patient – signifying the importance of being grounded for healing and treating as per Ayurveda, and also denotes being connected with one of the five elements of life – Earth. Saint Agasthya is diagonising the patient through Nadi Parkishan with one hand, providing healing energy from the third eye and the second hand.
The Rishi and the patient are seated under a Banyan tree, a tree of great significance, referred to as as “Kapla Taru” or wish granting tree. As per Vedic texts, the banyan tree is the “king of the forest”, and hence it was used as a place to meditate and entanglement.
The light from the third eye also signifies the traditional guru-shishya learning system where the Guru enlightens the disciples with knowledge. Unlike modern educational and medical systems, the logo encapsulates traditional methods where education was open and transparent for all. The disciples are attaining knowledge from their Guru in an open space, surrounded by nature – signifying the concept of open university as well as treatment.
The multi-dimensional meaning of AMCT logo is in coherence with the organization’s diverse functioning and services, while remaining closely entangled with the roots of ancient Ayurveda, Lada Parampara and Vedic educational systems.