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Navratri- Celebrations in Kerala

21 Sep

Navratri exactly means “nine nights” is one of the best celebrated Hindu festivals in India. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil. In Kerala, Navratri signifies the starting of proper education for each child, aged between 3 -5 years. In temple during the celebration of Navratri, a separate puja will be held on all ten days. But the last three days puja has very great importance.

The last three days of concluding the puja are known as Durgashtami, mahanavami and vijayadasami. It is said that Durgashtami is the day of ayudya puja. At this day all the tools and vehicles of the home are worshipped. On the day of Durgashtami, a traditional event called Pujavaipu is performed in the evening and due to this service any effort associated to studies is kept suspended and books are reserved away. Trodden rice, roasted paddy (malar), jaggery, fruits and so on are presented to Saraswati, as worshipping the divinity of knowledge in the next day called Mahanavami. Next morning of Vijayadasami after the puja, the books and the study materials which are kept for puja are taken away from the room and this ceremony is called `Puja Eduppu’.

At the last three concluding days of Saraswati puja in Kerala, the little children are taken to the temples where they are introduced with the alphabets before the image of Goddess of knowledge and language- Saraswati. From there they are to write for the first alphabets on the sand or rice and this observance of enlightenment of the child is known as `Ezhuthinu Iruthu’ or ‘Vidyarambham’. All the kids are prepared to stand in a line. The head priest tells the children to stick out their tongues, on which he writes ‘Shri’, using a gold ring. Every child has to bring a thali of rice from home, on which the parents, holding the finger of the child, help him write ‘Harishri Ganpati Namaye’. A child can start reading and writing only after this ceremony.

Navratri Festival 2011- September 28, 2011 to October 5, 2011

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Ayurveda in Kerala

20 Sep

Kerala often have a great number of tourists each year coming for Ayurvedic Holidays in India. Ayurveda in Kerala is very famous whole over the world now a days. Ayurveda is the science and Art of existing life it is dealing with principles for preservation of physical condition; it has also developed an extensive variety of healing actions to struggle sickness. The state has a tropical type of weather and covers a whole area of about 38, 863 square km. It is well-known as God’s own country which is bounded by the Eastern Ghats in the East and the Arabian Sea in the West and has a set of connections of 44 rivers, lakes, and estuaries mainly accepted as backwaters, which drains into the Arabian Sea. It has got an extended beach with tranquil beaches which draw the tourists from all across the world. As well these, it is also well known for its age-old Ayurvedic therapy. Ayurveda in Kerala is certainly gaining momentum worldwide for its holistic result on the corpse and mind. These principles of positive health and therapeutic measures relate to physical, mental, social and spiritual welfare of human beings.

The very natural treatment of Ayurveda in Kerala rejuvenates the exhausted spirit of the body giving a new sense to exist life in a good way. People are getting alert of the significance of Ayurveda therapy and are coming from all the nook and corner of the earth to practice the enchantment of this exclusive treatment. Kerala Ayurveda resorts suggest several Ayurveda packages according to the requirement for the treatment of the diseases of the tourists and people. The truth is that everybody knows that the Ayurveda can give rejuvenation to both mind and body and give them a chance to life in the ideal harmony of the surrounding.

During the Ayurveda treatment, even an easy massage session will be actually an incredible rejuvenation for everybody. It helps ease muscle anxiety, decrease pressure, and inducing feelings of calmness. Numerous types of massages are there for everybody and are provided according to the needs of the people. It is correct that people does their job in heavy pressure, so to take back your mind fresh one can have oil massages for their heads. They typically can promote from incessant torrential of any one of medical oil, dilutedcurd buttermilk, and sirovasti with an especially designed cap.

Today Kerala Ayurveda is on the peak of the world of Ayurveda. Here it continues to bloom with every coming year and Kerala medical tourism has been really blossoming at a rapid pace. Kerala is also home to families that have been using and working Ayurveda for more than ten generations. This fact alone lends Kerala Ayurveda all the honesty in the world. They certainly know what they are doing for this gorgeous state of India Kerala as Gods Own Country.