Learn the different rituals of a new born in Kerala such as Naming ceremony of babies, Choroonu - 1st meal of the baby and Vidyarambham - initiation to the world of learning
Author: Renuka Devi (Renuka Devi)
Muziris was the Headquarters of the powerful Chera Dynasty, which had under its reign almost all the principalities of ancient Kerala, till around 5th century before AD and from 8th till 11th AD. It was a prominent port city for spice trade and maritime relations until 1341, when a devastating cyclone and flood in the...
For Keralites, Onam is an emotion, revitalising the bonding with Nature and the society. The rich and the poor celebrate Onam with much fervour by whatever means they have with them.
The sacred groves are patches of green eco-systems which shelter exotic flora, and fauna, including ferocious snakes and various other reptiles. Local people consider Snakes as messengers of mythical and divine serpents, and therefore sacred groves are revered as places of worship of serpents.
KOTTAYAM, one of the most prosperous towns of Kerala is located at its central part, in the midland of hills and plains and surrounded by Meenachil river on the north, the Western Ghats on the East, the Pampa River on South and the Vembanad lagoon on the West. Kottayam is one of the oldest human...
The geo-socio-cultural diversity of Kerala has deep influence on its kitchen, cuisine and culinary art. As we travel exploring the beaches, the rivers, the hills and the Forests of the mighty Western Ghats, we can vividly experience influence of the Jews, Arabs, Portuguese, Dutch and the British, on the Gastronomic culture of Kerala.
Keralites enjoy the pompous and exuberant festivals. Pageantry of elephants, boats and cultural extravaganza are integral part of the culture since time immemorial. The spiritually inclined rulers of various dynasties used to find time for expressing their gratitude for the blessings for their victories by performing various Vedic rituals, indulging in social commitments, promoting cultural programs and community welfare events.
Kerala, The God’s own country, upholds the most holistic tradition of health care practices of ancient Ayurveda-evolved over the centuries
Coir, the environment friendly yarn, spun of the natural fiber of Coconut husk, is the life line of villagers along the coast of Kerala - the land of Kera (Coconut), from time immemorial.
Kathakali plays the stories from the Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. There are around 200 characters in Kathakali repertoire, symbolising the mythological worlds: heaven, earth and netherworld.
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