NAMASTE!

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TAPA, TAPASYA & TAPASVIN

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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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SURYA NAMASKARA

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Surya Namaskara, Salutations to the Sun, is complete Sadhana, spiritual practice, in itself. It includes asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation. It is an effective way of loosening up, stretching, massaging, toning all the joints, muscles and internal body organs.

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NAMASTE

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In Asian culture, people greet each other by joining their palms, termed as Namaste. When we greet one another with Namaste, it means, may our minds meet! The real meeting between people is the meeting of their minds!

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THE COCHIN CARNIVAL

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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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TIRTHA

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For Hindus a place of pilgrimage is tirtha. Tirtha is a sacred space that is charged with divine power and purity. It is a place where you can gain nirvana, true enlighment and also achieve moksha, a liberation from the endless cycle of life and death.

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ARDHANARISHVARA

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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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