NAMASTE!

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NARAYANA & LOTUS, IN WHICH RESIDES BRAHMA

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

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.

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SHIVA LINGAM & YONI

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

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.

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FISHERMAN EYES

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

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...

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04: Ayurveda Healing

GITA RAMESH

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.

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03: Self-healing Ayurvedic Diet

GITA RAMESH

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.

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ROOTING FOR YOU

ATHEENA WILSON

It’s been a year, I remember how the Palakkad trip was one of my very first trips I went on a solo project. It was exactly after the so called shy five weeks after my wedding. Settling in for my art direction project at Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village with Zuzana.

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TAPA, TAPASYA & TAPASVIN

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

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.

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THE COCHIN CARNIVAL

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

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.

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PAINTINGS OF THE MALABAR COAST

SUSAN BEAULAH

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.

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ARDHANARISHVARA

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

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.

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HARI-HARA

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

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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story   |  THE TALK WITH DR.FIROZ VARUN

THE TALK 05: Diet & Food for a soul

DR.FIROZ VARUN

In ayurveda we see food as Annam Brahma. God is Food, it means your perception of the food should be done with all the senses. You should see the food, smell it, touch it, taste it and also sound is important. We call it Mindful eating.

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