Best and Largest Carnival in India at Goa 13th Feb to 16th February 2021

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All travellers should be aware of Covid -19  travel advice and recommendations Location : Goa, India Goa is called Pearl of the orient. The Portuguese colonization had brought to Goa different catholic celebrations . One such festival is Goa carnival which happens before lent days . This is open to all and no tickets required. Read More…

Auspicious temples, where Keralites celebrate navratri

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Navaratri, which means nine nights, falls in the months of September / October, every year. Traditionally this is an auspicious time for starting new ventures.The last three days of Navratri are considered important. Durgashtami Durgashtami evening (Poojavaippu) Just before the Poojavaipu, all studies and work which mainly require skill, are suspended.Durgashtami day, is the day Read More…

Navaratri

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Navarathri

The word Navaratri means ‘nine nights’ in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights Navaratri theoretically falls twice or four times a year. Of these, the Sharada Navaratri near autumn equinox (September–October) is the most celebrated The festivities extend beyond goddess Durga and god Rama. Various other goddesses such as Saraswati and Lakshmi, gods Read More…

Sivagiri, Kerala

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Sivagiri is a pilgrimage centre in Varkala in Trivandrum(Kerala,India) where the tomb of Sree Narayana Guru is kept inside a Shiva temple. Gurudevan’s association with Sivagiri in Varkala in south Kerala dates to 1904. Varkala used to be known as the southern Benares. A lover of nature and places radiant with natural beauty Narayana Guru Read More…

Kerala Kalamandalam

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  Kerala Kalamandalam was founded in 1930 by Sri Vallathol Narayana Menon and Sri Mukunda raja at Cheruthuruthy. Currently, it grew up to become a  premier public institution in India imparting training and conducting performances of the classical arts (500 BCE) of Kerala.   It was founded when the visionary poet and nationalist envisaged the Read More…

Oppana the unique Muslim wedding dance in Kerala

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Oppana is a dance form practiced among Mappilas (the muslims) of Kerala. The term Oppana is supposed to be originated from Arabic word Affna – means two hands are stretched to one side and closing the palms together History of Oppana The special type of play in connection with the marriage of Arabic ladies could Read More…

Taj Mahal – the tourist attraction that awed world leaders and celebrities

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Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world had attracted not only common tourist but also so many celebrities around the world. Its often visited by famous artists, singers,businessmen,sports persons, political and religious leaders etc. Famous author Rudyard Kipling had once noted that Taj Mahal is “the embodiment of all things pure Read More…

Styles of Kalaripayattu

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Styles of Kalaripayattu

Vadakkan (Northern) Kalari Thekkan(Southern) Kalari Thulunadan(Tulu region) Kalari The schools are primarily divided according to the geographical region of Kerala where its practiced. The ola or palm leaves in which the the fighting techniques were written and different families or Kalaris ( training schools ) kept them for generations. 1.Vadakkan Kalari This is prevalent in Read More…