Akshi Tarpana

The eye works like a camera, each part playing an important role in providing clear vision. By far the most important organs of sense are our eyes. We perceive up to 80% of all impressions by means of our sight. And if other senses such as taste or smell stop working, it’s the eyes that best protect us from danger. The Eye is the organ of sight. Eyes enable people to perform daily tasks and to learn about the world that surrounds them. Sight, or vision, is a rapidly occurring process that involves continuous interaction between the eye, the nervous system, and the brain. When we are severely stressed and anxious, high levels of adrenaline in the body can cause pressure on the eyes, resulting in blurred vision. People with long-term anxiety can suffer from eye strain during the day on a regular basis. heaviness of the muscles around the eyes, including the levator muscles that open the upper eyelids, is similar to fatigue of any muscle of the body. Ocular and brow muscles are especially prone to fatigue because they are active for most of our waking hours.

Tired eyes can decrease productivity or the quality of your eyes. Soon you may have to bow down to spectacles or contact lenses. Chithrakoota Ayurveda, Kundapura has an elegant Ayurvedic therapy to cure your tiredness and relax your eyes muscles. Human Eyes are the precious wonders, working every second. Take care of them by booking your Akshi Tarpana session today at Chithrakoota Ayurveda.

What is Akshi Tarpana?

Akshi-tarpana is most often known as Netra-tarpana. In this Ayurvedic therapy, natural and medicated ghee is retained over the surface of eyes for a particular amount of time. Once the eyes are covered with the medicated ghee, the patient is asked to open and close the eyes several times before it is removed. The ghee strengthens and nourishes the eyes and improves the vision. The therapy also involves a gentle massage of the structures surrounding the eyes such as the head and the face before the ghee is removed. This treatment will provide strength to your eyes and serves as an essential part of eye health procedure. You will feel nourishment in the eyes and freshness and lightness in the eye area. You may also notice more sound sleep and less wrinkles and dark circles around the eyes. Akshi Tarpana is a traditional Ayurvedic Perspective on treating tired eyes.


First, the Ayurvedic practionshists at Chithrakoota Ayurveda heat up the required quantity of natural and fresh ghee at medium temperature using clean and sterile equipment. Then the ghee is let to cool down to the room temperature. The patient is asked to lay down on a table with the head down, then the therapist press the eye cups to your eyes. A thick dough is placed on both the eyes, so that the medicated ghee poured won’t flow down from the eye area. The patient is asked to blink several times so the ghee is completely soaked into the eyes.

Ayurvedic properties of ghee :

The ghee eye bath known as Akshi Tarpana in  Ayurveda not only does it give immediate relief to tension and eye strain, the results can last for weeks. Many Ayurvedic practitioners consider ghee to be such a supreme health tonic that it is often recommended, in small doses, as the first food given to a newborn child.

  • Deeply Rejuvenating to the eyes
  • Ghee nourishes and protects the brain cells
  • Rich in Vitamin A, B and K2
  • Increases life force physically and emotionally
  • Gives a calming and nourishing sensation.

Benefits of Akshi Tarpana:

  1. Clarity of vision
  2. Lightness in the eyes
  3. Better sleep
  4. Improved recognition of all the colors
  5. Tolerance to light
  6. Ease in making eye movements including blinking
  7. Improvement of the eye squint
  8. Lessening the falling of eyelashes
  9. Reduces eye strain due to computer work or air condition
  10. Relaxes the nerves in and around eye area.
  11. Prevent vision loss
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