Varmam points are the vital points which present all over the body; many literatures quoted that there are totally 108 varmam points. They are in the pathway of dhasanaadi, dhasavayu, saram. They pass the pranan energy from sole of the foot to universe through the nose. The naadis present in the forehead are 7000, in both ears 3300, in both eyes 4000, in nose 3380, in pidari and shoulder region 6000. There are many classifications about varmam points such as padu varmam, thodu varmam, vatha varmam, adhara varmam etc… now we can see some important classifications.


According to Varma sastras these are 12 in number. These points are mainly situated in the pathway of Vagus nerve, main vessels and internal organs. If a Paduvarmam point hit by humans or weapons the man will die immediately or after some time. If the mathirai level is ¾ or 1 the man will definitely die. If the mathirai level is ¼ or ½ we can save the man by proper treatment and medication. By treatment we can save the life but after some years it may create some problems in our body, by taking medicine for Pazhaya varmam we can definitely save the life. The first varmam point that created in our body Thilartha kaalam, it is in the literature of Narambu vagada suthira thiravugol, varmakandi, varma chuthiram. But some other literatures noted that Uchi padhappa kaalam is the first point, the literatures are Varma beerangi, Varma kannadi.

    The 12 Paduvarmam points

  1. Thilartha kaalam (Centre of the eyebrow)
  2. Natchathira kaalam – near the lateral end of the orbit of the eye
  3. Chevi kuthi kaalam – back of the ear lobule (on the stylo mastoid foramen)
  4. Uchi Padhappam – in the vertex of the skull
  5. Kannadi kaalam – in the centre of the nose
  6. Koombu varmam – Bottom of the sternum
  7. Urumi kaalam – 4 fingers above the umbilicus
  8. Athi churukki kaalam – Just above the hip near superior iliac spine
  9. Mooladhara varmam – in coccyx
  10. Kallidai kaalam – centre of the testis for men, centre of clitoris for women
  11. Thummi kaalam – inter clavicular notch
  12. Adappa kaalam – below armpit

These points are very important, because we can calculate the other varmam points by these points only.


These are totally 6 in numbers. These are very dangerous. If these points are damaged they will cause many sever problems, and after certain number of days the man will die. If the point is injured the man will develop psychic problems. They may cause the following problems deaf, heart failure, lung failure, Asthma, Ascites. The five sense organs will be affected by diseases.

    The Uzhl varmam points are

  1. Ul moolai thattu
  2. Irudhaya thattu
  3. Kumbu thattu
  4. Tharai thattu
  5. Linga yoni thattu
  6. Meitheenda kaalam

They are eight in numbers. These points are mainly used in therapeutic aspect only. The points are situated in the Puratharai 8. If these points are injured It will mainly affect the kalai ottam. That will cause dyspnoea. The pitham will increase if the point injured. The eight points are

  1. Iratha saya varmama
  2. Karunya varmam
  3. Aali varmam
  4. Komberi kaalam
  5. Sangu thiri kaalam
  6. Moothira kaalam
  7. Ulumi kaalam
  8. Siru kudal aali varmam

They are 96 in numbers. All the points are not dangerous, but some points show symptoms like Padu varmam injury. Some points will reduce the number of days in life; some points causes permanent disability or diseases.
                Some points will cause small injury and after some time it will rearrange the sara and kalai ottam itself. For example in ancient age siddhars used Urakka kaalam for anesthesia purpose during surgery. The mathirai to be given in the point for anesthesia was according to the type of surgery. The point induces the sleep according to the mathirai level. After some time the patient will wake up normally. In martial arts the point was used for temporary loss of coordination.

The varma points present in the body are 108, head and neck are 25.A song from a literature which giving details about the location of the points in the head and neck

“Thaanana thalai naduvil kondaikolli
Chanendrathukung keel cheerungolli
Oonana idharku nalangulathin keele
Utrathoru pidari varmamagum paru
Enana uchiyile irundhu ettu viral keel
Charidhi varmamenave solvar
Vanana idharku iru viralin keele
Magimayulla porchai endra kalame”

“Kaalamam adhukkum oru iraikkum keel
Ganamana kuthi endra kalamagum
Moolamam kadhil siruthandarugil thane
Murayan chevikuthi kalamenbar
Kalamam idhil irandiraikkum mele
Gunamana poigai endra kalamagum
Thoolamam kadaikannil iraikkulle than
Thulangugindra natchathira kalamenne”

“Ennave idhukkum irandiraikkum keele
Idhamana kamboodhari kalamagum
Thullave adharku mel valam irai moondril than
Surukkana moorthi endra kalamenbar
Munname sonnadhin keel arai iraikkulle
Murayana thilardhamendra kalamagum
Innume arai irayin keel minvetti varmam
Isaindha karuvizhiyarugil mandhirakalame”
“Mandhiramam kalathodaga varmam
Valuvaga irupuramumenave solvar
Andharamam machai nadu ner varmamagum
Adhukkum arai irayin keel  pachi varmam
Sundharamam nasi mathi kannadi kaalam
Thulliyamai kanda nadu pala varmamagum
Mandhiramam adhanarugil sundigai kaalam
Sollu varmathin arugil kona varmame”

“Kuriyana cheviyin keel angulame naalil
Kurugira udhirakalamadhu agum agum
Neriyana keel naadi ottu varmam
Nindravai arugurandum urakka kaalam
Arivana kural valayil sangu thiri kaalam
Adhukkung keel angulam naalil simai varmandhan
Poriyana poriyadhu than kazhuthin mele
Poonda uchi thanaikkum keel pugalthavare”

  1. Kondai kolli – in the vertex of the skull
  2. Cheerungolli – 8 fingers from the back of kondai kolli
  3. Pidari varmam – 4 fingers from the back of cheerungolli
  4. Charidhi varmam – 8 fingers from kondaikolli in the lateral side of the skull above the ear
  5. Porchai kaalam – 2 fingers below the charidhi varmam
  6. Kuthi kaalam – 1 irai below to porchai kaalam
  7. Chevi kuthi kaalam – back of the ear lobule (on the stylo mastoid foramen)
  8. Poigai kaala varmam – 2 irai above chevikuthi
  9. Natchathira kaalam – near the lateral end of the orbit of the eye
  10. Kaamboodhati kaalam – 2 irai below the natchathira kaalam
  11. Moorthi kaala varmam – 3 irai near to kamboodhari kaalam in the medial side
  12. Thilartham – in the centre between the 2 eye brows
  13. Min vetti kaalam – ½ irai below thilartham
  14. Mandhira kaalam – it is situated between the eye and nose
  15. Neruppu varmam – in the centre of the vertebral column
  16. Pachi varmam – ½ irai below neruppu varmam
  17. Kannadi kaalam – in the centre of the nose
  18. Bala varmam – centre of the neck in the lateral aspect
  19. Sundigai kaalam – near bala varmam
  20. Kona varmam – near sundigai kaalam
  21. Udhira kaalam – four fingers below chevikuthi varmam
  22.  Ottu varmam – in the centre of the mandible
  23. Urakka kaalam – below the mandible, near to neck
  24. Sangu thiri kaalam – in the adams apple
  25. Simai varmam – 4 fingers below sangu thiri kaalam

The treatment method for varma kaayanilai is in many methods, the main methods are

  1. Adangal methods – the treatment that given immediately after varmam injury
  2. Ilakku murai – the treatment that given immediately after varmam injury
  3. Thadavu murai – treatment method for Pazhaya varmam
  4. Marunthugal – treatment method for Pazhaya varmam

Now we can see some Adangal points. Adangal 108, Rathina kodi thiravugol and Narambu vagada suthira thiravugol are the literatures which contain the Adangal points.

  1. Alagu kamoodhari adangal – after varmam point injury if jaw lock happen do this adangal, the mathirai level is ½.
  2. Thavala adangal – after varmam injury if the patient couldn’t take water do this adangal.
  3. Poigai adangal – after varmam injury if the eyes directed upwards and couldn’t hear the sounds does this adangal, the mathirai level is ½.
  4. Uchi adangal – if the patient is unconscious do this adangal, if he does not get conscious that is Asathiam.
  5. Suzhimunai adangal – this adangal is very useful, all varmam injuries in head can be relieved by this adangal.
  6. Alagu sennadi adangal – after varmam injury if the patient is in sleep with snoring do this adangal.
  7. Mudi sudi adangal – after varmam injury if the patient’s mouth deviated with salivation do this adangal.
  8. Kurundhu adangal – after varmam injury if the patient is in the stage of delirium do this adangal.
  9. Prana sadhana adangal – after varmam injury if the patient’s tongue extended away from mouth do this adangal.
  10. Pen kuzhi adangal  – after varmam injury if the patient’s tongue pulled inside the mouth do this adangal.
  11. Udhira narambu adangal – after varmam injury if the patient developing high grade fever and rigors do this adangal.
  12. Eeradangal – after varmam injury if the patient is with fully opened mouth do this adangal
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