The modern day lifestyle of abundance of food coupled with sedentary screen glued automated routine has resulted in a sequence of diseases termed as Lifestyle Disorders or Non Communicable Diseases of which obesity stands out as one of the most evident one. Obesity is termed as Sthoulya and Atisthoulya in Ayurveda and is a category … Continue reading "Ayurveda Treatment for Obesity"
Harivihar Heritage Homestead is one of the leading centers providing authentic Ayurveda treatments in a Kerala traditional ambience of a royal heritage homestead nestled in the heart of the city, yet away from the hustle and bustle of a happening Kozhikode (Calicut). Ayurveda at Harivihar Heritage Homestead – One of the best Ayurvedic resorts in … Continue reading "5 Ayurveda treatments in Kerala you an do in your holidays"
AYURVEDA TREATMENT IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS Ayurveda is an ancient yet trustable healing science, especially in chronic disease conditions. The basic treatment principle of Ayurveda is to address the root cause of the disease and either try to eliminate the cause or to adopt healthy lifestyle changes to reduce the morbidity of the condition. Arthritis is … Continue reading "Ayurveda Treatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis"
Zamorin (Samoothiri;, Portuguese: Samorim, Dutch: Samorijn) of Calicut is the hereditary royal title used by the Hindu rulers of the medieval Kingdom of Calicut on Malabar Coast. The Zamorins ruled for almost six centuries, between 12th and 18th century AD based at the city of Calicut, the one of most important trading centres in South … Continue reading "Zamorins of Calicut and the Revathy Pattathanam"
Thiruvathirakali is a group dance performed by the ladies on the auspicious day of Thiruvathira,the birth day of Lord Shiva, in the Malayalam month of Dhanu(December-January). The purpose of the dance is to attain everlasting marital bliss and for the longevity of the spouse.The dance celebrates female energy (shakthi) which brought back to life Kamadeva … Continue reading "Thiruvathirakali"
Kappad finds mention in history and geography texts as the gateway to the Malabar Coast. Here, on 27th May 1498, 170 men led by the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama (1460-1524) sailed in and stepped into Kerala to create a new chapter in history; the story of a long and momentous socio-political relationship between India … Continue reading "Kappad beach"
Pulluvan pattu is a mystical artform once prevelant in many parts of Kerala.Pulluvan pattu is basically a form of snake worship done either in temples or houses.The Pulluvan and his spouse the Pulluvathi,perform this song to the accompaniment of the Pulluvan veena and kudam.The songs are meant as an appeasement to the snake gods. Legends … Continue reading "Pulluvan pattu at Harivihar"
Beypore- Dhow making tradition and neighbouring environs Beypore ,the small little hamlet situated at the mouth of the Chaliyar river close to Calicut, was once a prominent port.Once upon a time , a few centuries ago,Beypore was an important sea faring center for trade ,attracting Arabs and Chinese and subsequently the Portugese.Beypore has a tradition … Continue reading "Beypore- Dhow making tradition and neighboring environs"
Thira performance at a local temple near Harivihar,Calicut[/caption]Theyyams and Thiras are ritual dance performances performed in a kaavu(grove) or temple premises of Malabar area of North Kerala.While in theyyam ,the performer is deemed as God himself,in thira the performer is deemed as being possessed by God. This more than 800 year old ritualistic festival is … Continue reading "Calicut Temple festivals-Theyyams and Thiras"
Bilathikulam,the residential suburb where Harivihar homestead is located has been blessed with the presence of many artists and scholars at various times. Great sculptors like Artist Nambooothiri, writers like M.T.Vasudevan Nair etc used to live here.One of the same genre is Madanan, our artist next door. The diminutive fifty five year old Madanan is currently … Continue reading "The artist next door-Madanan"
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