Princess Gouri in her sixth talk with Zuzana Zwiebel explains, why she believes, that there are things, which we really do not understand.
There are things, which we really do not understand - what is up there, what is out there. People, who do research in astronomy, they find something new every day. All these things definitely have an influence on human body.
There are people, who have to consult astrologer for everything. For example, I am going to talk to Zuzana, so I ask astrologer: “Is a good time? Can I talk to her?” I do not do that sort of things. But for instance if we are going to have a wedding in the family or we are going to start building, then we check an auspicious time. We look at the good time to lay the foundation stone. That we do!
THE TRAVANCORE ROYAL FAMILY is the ruling house of the Indian princely state of Travancore. The family lost the ruling rights in 1949 when Travancore Kingdom merged with the Indian Union and their privileges were abolished by a constitutional amendment in 1971. The Travancore Royalty could be also considered descendants of the ancient Cheras, Ay-Venad, Pandya and Chola dynasties, due to consistent intermarriages with these lines over the centuries. The Travancore royals are among the rare breed of royals who follow the matrilineal system.The members of the family are based in Trivandrum, Kerala and are the ones who keep alive the traditions and rituals of their ancient dynasty including the upkeep of the famous Sree Padmanabhaswami Temple. Read more >>
Personal chard is made, when the child is born. Now they have this computer astrology, but when I was born, it was all handwritten. It is all the matter of calculation, very precised mathematics, little bit of intuition and lot of mathematics. So if you go wrong - just a little bit - all chart can go wrong.
It is a science! Basically Math and calculation – so the human error…
We did not have astrologers in the family. We might have had few those, who practiced astrology for hobby. But we had one western allopathic physician in the family and that was the brother of Maharaja Swathi Thirunal. He used to practice in the Fort Hospital. He was kind of doctor assistant. He was listening and putting his input. There is a beautiful ivory skeleton in the Natural Museum in Trivandrum. He use it to study the bones. Those days it was not considered proper to touch actual human bones, so the ivory skeleton system was made for him to study.
It could very well be, that is why they have specific jewellery for each different dance. In Katakali, you have jewellery from neck to lap. For Mohiniyattam dance it is different, etc. So everything our ancient people did, they did with the purpose and with some knowledge. Somewhere along the line we have lost that knowledge. We should go looking for it.
People, who do research in astronomy, they find something new every day. All these things definitely have an influence on human body.
I tell you one true story. It happened in Philadelphia. My friend told me: “Let’s get manicure and pedicure, it is my treat.” So we went to a saloon, but she had to leave for 20 minutes. Lady who made my pedicure, she was what they call 'White Russian' and she told me that in her country she were foot reflexologist and acupuncture pressurist. She asked, if she could practice on my foot. So I asked her: “Before we start, how much is it, because it was not part of the plan." She said, nothing, she would do it for free. She wanted to keep in touch in the future. So I was going to be sort of guinea pig or a practice run for her. I said: “Go ahead!”
She pressed the soles of my feet and suddenly she asked: ”You felt something, did not you?” I did, but I did not tell her. I said: “Yes, but you tell me, where I felt it”. She replied I felt it in my head. It was quite right! She told me, I had a tendency for migraines and she was absolutely right. Spot on. She discovered, that I have migraines only by pressing the soles of my feet. She advised me: “Because you let me to practice on you I’ll give you a little tip. If you have an ordinary headache just rub gently between your big toe and second toe - just rub gently and headache will go away!”
Traditional forms of medicine, health and beauty treatments; it is an old knowledge, which in the past people practiced on the regular bases. For example, Katakali make-up it is very heavy make-up, but you can clean it off with coconut oil. For each different kind of substance you use on yourself, there is the different thing to clean it off with. There is a special meaning for it, not only use this, use that. But last years all these traditional forms became 'less fashionable', because it is much easier to buy a tube of cream and rub it on you. Anyway, I do not think it would help you much. Specially all these advertisements for 'youth serums', which are promising, that you become 20 years younger.
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The Travancore Kingdom Royalty are considered the descendants of the Gods and ancient Cheras, Venad, Pandya and Chola dynasties, who brought the philosophy of ayurveda to the world.
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