Kerala Piravi

Kerala Piravi marks the birth of the state Kerala in India. The very picturesque state of Kerala was formed on 1 November 1956, after India go it’s independence from the British. On this day, malayalees all around the world celebrate the birth of their mother land. The name Keralam is a portmanteau word combining the words ‘kera’ and ‘alam’ which literally translates to ‘coconuts’ and ‘land’. Hence Keralam is known as the land of coconut trees.

Kerala, the home to languid backwaters, long coastlines, sprawling tea gardens and colorful dance forms is famously known as god’s own country. Located on the Malabar coast of southern India, it is a tiny sliver of paradise that is also one of the best tourist destinations one can look for. It is adorned with eminent national parks, serene beaches, ancient temples, quiet villages and bustling cities, and tourist destination that are known to all. The land of simple and literate citizens, Kerala will amuse one with its spectacular dance forms, music and handicrafts. It is considered to be among one of the ten paradises in the world. For holidays in Kerala visit CozyNuk’s Kerala Tour Packages.

Kerala is a 560km long narrow stretch of land with a width of 120km extending from sea to mountains. The state is covered with dense tropical forests, beautiful beaches, backwaters, cliffs fertile plains, still plains and 44 rivers. On one side it has lofty mountains while on the other there is the great Arabian sea in its full glory. Kerala’s spices have lured foreigners from all over the world from time immemorial.

According to archaeologists, the first inhabitants of Kerala had a tint of Negrito. It is believed that they were hunters, and still inhabit the remote mountains of southern India. They possessed a depth of knowledge in herbal medicine, interpreting natural phenomenon etc. Negrito was followed by Austrics, who are the present day Australian aborigines. They introduced farming and cultivated rice and vegetables. Followed by Austrics, came the Dravidians, they absorbed all the skills from the Negrito and aborigines. They strongly believed in mother goddess.

Nathalie and Kaléna, France

Nathalie travel to North India in the month of October 2017 for 15 days with her beautiful daughter Kalena. She visited India on the time of Pushkar Fair.

 

Here are few words of appreciation from Nathalie:

Dear Navin we had a wonderful time in Ranthambore. We saw 2 tigers, and kaléna tooks great pictier that she is so proud, you was right, you made our tour unforgetable, and with our anges helps this trip finish like in paradis, with the white lotus center, witch is in fact an ashram, I could not expect better place to finish our stay. they came to take us at the train station in a VIP van..soon you will see the picture. we got amaising massage I could not it is existe, 4 hands and so much hot oil..kaléna loves it too…we visite also a monk skool in the ashram and gave them the reste of kaléna toy and balloon…thanks a lot lot for your kindness and all our best friendship to you wife son and daughter Sana best indian friend of kaléna..and also to asho, nice guy who has just to learn to keep cool in trafic.. lot of love fro us nata et kaléna, which went back to skool this morning !

Tiger Sighting in Ranthambore - 2017
Tiger Sighting in Ranthambore – 2017

Tiger Sighting captured by our client
Tiger Sighting captured by our client

Nathalie also described her visit to India in her blog:

http://couleurspartages.eklablog.com/depart-et-premiers-pas-dans-le-pays-de-mowgli-a132675480

Elephant ride in Jaipur elephant village
Elephant ride in Jaipur elephant village

Kerala Unveils New Tourism Policy

Canoe boat ride in backwaters of Kerala
Canoe boat ride in backwaters of Kerala

The Govt. of Kerala has come out with a new Tourism Policy to expedite the tourism growth in the state. The policy envisages creation of new customised products for attracting young travellers, professionals, students and artists to the state. It also emphasises on the active participation of the differently-abled and transgenders, while implementing the Responsible Tourism Mission across the State to promote the tourism sector. The Govt has also proposed to establish a Kerala Tourism Regulatory Authority (KTRA) to ensure quality service for tourists and curb unhealthy practices in the tourism sector.

“There is an immediate need to improve the infrastructure facilities across various destinations of the state. The new policy aims to address the key issues of the tourism industry in cooperation with the local bodies such as waste management and renovation of roads. The state has immense tourism potential to attract travellers from all corners of the world. Following the Responsible Tourism Mission, Kerala Tourism has guided all the regional bodies and authorities concerned to implement and follow the Green Protocol at all the destinations of Kerala,” Kadakampally Surendran, Minister for Co-Operation, Tourism and Devaswom, Government of Kerala, said while unveiling the policy.

Venu V, Principal Secretary, Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala said, “The tourism department is keen to appoint a brand ambassador for Kerala Tourism in order to promote the state’s tourism across the globe. The priority has always been to promote Responsible Tourism with active participation of the local bodies and citizens. The new policy would continue to focus on these two main objectives of Kerala Tourism. The sole objective is to double the foreign tourist arrivals and increase domestic tourist arrivals by 50 percent, by 2021.”

P Bala Kiran, Director, Kerala Tourism, and Managing Director, Kannur International Airport said, “With the aim to implement ‘Barrier Free Kerala Tourism’ this year, Kerala Tourism has planned to initiate new infrastructure development projects in order to create accessible and friendly spaces to the differently abled, elderly tourists and transgenders.”

The tourism board has also planned to revise the classification system for ayurveda centres, houseboats and other services with strict norms. In addition to that, a special rating would be introduced for hotels based on the quality of service provided.

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Diwali – 2017

Diwali or Deepavali is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It’s the festival of lights (deep = light and avali = a row i.e., a row of lights) that’s marked by four days of celebration, which literally illumines the country with its brilliance, and dazzles all with its joy. Each of the four days in the festival of Diwali is separated by a different tradition, but what remains true and constant is the celebration of life, its enjoyment and goodness.

Celebrate Diwali in a royal way in Jaipur.

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Diwali - Festival of Lights
Diwali – Festival of Lights


 

Absolute heaven…Golden temple Amritsar..no fire works but lanterns in the sky reflected in the sarovar surrounding the gurudwara..
Amazing view

Diwali - Festival of Lights
Diwali – Festival of Lights

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Turbans in Rajasthan

In Rajasthan, originally people started to wear a turban like cloth to keep their head cool.

Later on it go on becoming the symbol of status.

Turbans of Rajasthan
Turbans of Rajasthan

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People of different caste and of different regions used to wear different type of turbans according to their convenience and local factors at different occasions.

You can identify an individual’s caste, creed , religion, region based on his “Paag” , and ”Style of wrapping”.

The style of turban changes every 15 km. And there are more than 1000 kinds of turban types and their styles of wearing.

In Rajasthan turbans are according to Different Communities and Different Occasions.

Turbans of Rajasthan
Turbans of Rajasthan

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Kerala – Environment Capital of the World

UN secretary yesterday in the world conference declared Kerala as the Environment capital of the world. He appreciated the Environment awareness of the people of this small south Indian state, known as God’s own country.

They voluntarily leave their vehicles in their garages on few days of every month reducing environmental pollution, and Global warming.
He urged all countries to follow this practise, widely known as ‘Hartal’

Kerala in past 6 months had 79 Hartals which help reduce carbon from air tremendously !!

Athirappally Waterfalls
Athirappally Waterfalls

Backwaters of Kerala
Backwaters of Kerala

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Golkonda Fort

Golkonda, also known as Golconda, Gol konda (“Round shaped hill”), or Golla konda, is a citadel and fort in Southern India and was the capital of the medieval sultanate of the Qutb Shahi dynasty (c.1518–1687), is situated 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) west of Hyderabad.

Golconda Fort, Hyderabad
Golconda Fort, Hyderabad

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The Golkonda Fort used to have a vault where once the famous Koh-i-Noor and Hope diamonds were stored along with other diamonds.

During the Renaissance and the early modern eras, the name “Golkonda” acquired a legendary aura and became synonymous for vast wealth. The mines brought riches to the Qutb Shahis of Hyderabad State, who ruled Golkonda up to 1687, then to the Nizam of Hyderabad, who ruled after the independence from the Mughal Empire in 1724 until 1948, when the Indian integration of Hyderabad occurred.

The Golkonda fort is listed as an archaeological treasure on the official “List of Monuments” prepared by the Archaeological Survey of India under The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act. Golkonda actually consists of four distinct forts with a 10 km long outer wall with 87 semicircular bastions (some still mounted with cannons), eight gateways, and four drawbridges, with a number of royal apartments and halls, temples, mosques, magazines, stables, etc. inside. The lowest of these is the outermost enclosure into which we enter by the “Fateh Darwaza” (Victory gate, so called after Aurangzeb’s triumphant army marched in through this gate) studded with giant iron spikes (to prevent elephants from battering them down) near the south-eastern corner. At Fateh Darwaza can be experienced a fantastic acoustic effect, characteristic of the engineering marvels at Golkonda. A hand clap at a certain point below the dome at the entrance reverberates and can be heard clearly at the ‘Bala Hisar’ pavilion, the highest point almost a kilometer away. This worked as a warning note to the royals in case of an attack.

Golconda Fort Clapping Portico
Golconda Fort Clapping Portico

Dussehra

Dassa Hara is a Sanskrit work which means removal of ten bad qualities with in you:

  1. Ahankara (Ego)
  2. Amanavta (Cruelty)
  3. Anyaaya (injustice)
  4. Kama Vasana (Lust)
  5. Krodha (Anger)
  6. Lobha (Greed)
  7. Mada (Over Pride)
  8. Matsara (Jealousy)
  9. Moha (Attachment)
  10. Swartha (Selfishness)

Hence, also know as Vijaydashmi signifying ‘Vijaya’ (victory) over these ten bad qualities.

Happy Dussehara

Dussehra Festival Celebrations
Dussehra Festival Celebrations

Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashmi, is a major Indian festival celebrated on the tenth day of Ashvin month according to the Hindu calendar. This day falls in the month of September or October. The day culminates a 9 day fasting period of Navratri in the Hindu culture. The day also coincides with immersion of the idol of Goddess Durga. The day is celebrated to commemorate the killing of Ravana by Lord Rama. The day also celebrates the killing of demon Mahishasur by Goddess Durga. Dussehra celebration spreads the message of the victory of good over sin.

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Viaje seguro en la India
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LA LÉGENDE DE HOLI

The Legend of Holika et Prahlad

La légende

Il était une fois un roi démon du nom de Hiranyakashyap qui a gagné sur le royaume de la terre. Il était si égoïste qu’il commandait tout le monde dans son royaume d’adorer que lui. Mais à sa grande déception, son fils, Prahlad est devenu un ardent dévot du Seigneur Narayana et a refusé d’adorer son père.

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LA LÉGENDE DE HOLI
LA LÉGENDE DE HOLI

Hiranyakashyap a essayé plusieurs façons de tuer son fils Prahlad mais le Seigneur Vishnu l’a sauvé à chaque fois. Enfin, il a demandé à sa sœur, Holika d’entrer dans un feu ardent avec Prahlad sur ses genoux. Car, Hiranyakashyap savait que Holika avait une aubaine, grâce à quoi, elle pourrait entrer dans le feu indemne.

Traîtreusement, Holika cajolé jeune Prahlad asseoir sur ses genoux et elle se prit place dans un feu ardent. La légende veut que Holika a dû payer le prix de son désir sinistre par sa vie. Holika ne savait pas que le don a travaillé seulement quand elle est entrée dans le feu seul.
Prahlad, qui a gardé en chantant le nom du Seigneur Narayana pendant tout ce temps, est sorti indemne, comme le seigneur l’a béni pour son dévouement extrême.

Ainsi, Holi tire son nom de Holika. Et, est célébré comme une fête de la victoire du bien sur le mal.

Holi est aussi célébré comme le triomphe d’un dévot. Comme la légende représente que quiconque, de quelque manière forte, ne peut pas nuire à un vrai dévot. Et, ceux qui osent torturer un vrai dévot de Dieu est réduit en cendres.

Célébration de la Légende

Même aujourd’hui, les gens adoptent la scène de la «combustion de Holika en cendres» chaque année pour marquer la victoire du bien sur le mal.

Dans plusieurs Etats de l’Inde, en particulier dans le nord, les effigies de Holika sont brûlés dans les grands feux qui sont allumés Il y a même une pratique de hurling bouses de vache dans le feu et en criant des obscénités comme si au Holika. Ensuite, partout on entend des cris de «Holi-hai! Holi-hai! ‘.

La tradition de la gravure «Holika» est religieusement suivie dans le Gujarat et Orissa aussi. Ici, les gens rendent leur gratitude à Agni, le dieu du feu en offrant gramme et les tiges de la récolte en toute humilité.

En outre, le dernier jour de Holi, les gens prennent un peu de feu du feu de joie dans leurs foyers. On croit que, en suivant cette coutume leurs maisons seront rendus purs et leurs corps seront exempts de la maladie.

À plusieurs endroits, il y a aussi une tradition de nettoyage des maisons, enlever tous les articles sales autour de la maison et de les brûler. les bactéries de la maladie d’élevage sont ainsi détruits et l’état sanitaire de la localité est améliorée.

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