Fisherfolk in Kerala come from three different religious groups, Hindus, Muslims and Christians. Each of the groups has its own social organisation and mostly occupies separate places in a typical fishing village, although they do share some commonalties.
The story begun in the Blue City. It should be blue, but soon after the first words were born, rain drops wanted to wash them away and the Story had to be hidden under the umbrella with two women, who could not see her.
Narayana’s slumber represents a state when the consciousness is totally unresponsive to the world around. So deep is the slumber that Narayana is not even aware of himself. Things have no form or name. Space collapses.
The marriage of Shiva and Shakti transforms both God and Goddess. Linga means phallus. Yoni means womb. A Shiva temple, and by extension the whole world, is the yoni of the Goddess. The Goddess thus draws Shiva’s phallus into the world.
Prays, Scars & Faded Memories of the Boats - Have you ever looked deep into the fisherman eyes? Sight, you can not catch into the nets, only feel it. Darshan of the God, sending his avatar with every fish. The boat during the dark storm on rough sea...
Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village received NABH, National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Health Care Providers, the highest recognition of the Indian government in the hospitals and health care sector and is listed among the India's Leading Spa Resorts.
I have published The Ayurvedic Cookbook, which is introducing a very similar diet which we are offering at the Kairali, The Ayurveda Healing Village. It is a very simple purely vegetarian diet. Anyone can visit us, learn it during the stay in our resort.
Tapa cleanses the mind, so that it experiences sat-chitta-ananda. It makes the body radiant, youthful and prevents it from aging. Tapasya is the process of lightining this fire. Shiva and his followers were Tapasvins, fire-churning ascetics.
Time of year when the city of Kochi transforms into a madhouse! The Cochin Carnival is the biggest gala of Fort Kochi and a great time for merrymaking and feasting along with hundreds and thousands of people before stepping into the New Year.
As a landscape painter who paints outdoors from direct observation, Susan Beaulah has documented Chakara, a unique fishing phenomenon, gracefully captured the lives of the fisherfolk and other bustling activities on the coasts of Kerala.
Ardhanarishvara symbolizes that the male and female principles are inseparable. The composite form conveys the unity of opposites in the universe. The male half of Ardhanarishvara stands for Purusha and female half is Prakriti.
Hari-Hara is composite form of God Vishnu (Hari) and God Shiva (Hara). Shiva, the ash-smeared ascetic, represents the realized soul who withdraw from the world. Vishnu, the gold-bedecked king, represents the realized soul who participates in the world.
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