Aranmula Boat Race

December 21, 2015

Aranmula is also known for the watersports involving a spectacular procession of snake boats. It is also linked with legends from the Mahabharata.It is one of the most important Krishna temples in Kerala, the others being at Guruvayur, Trichambaram, Tiruvarppu and Ambalappuzha.Aranmula Vallamkali, the water fiesta of Aranmula (10 kms from Chengannur and 16kms from.. read more →

Aranmula Kanadi

December 21, 2015

Aranmula kanadi it is a front surface reflection mirror, which eliminates secondary reflections and aberrations typical of back surface mirrors. The exact metals used in the alloy are unknown to people and is maintained as a family secret; however metallurgists suggest the alloy to be a mix of copper and tin. It is then polished.. read more →

Nehru Trophy Boat Race

December 21, 2015

Nehru Trophy Boat Race, Alappuzha- The Nehru Boat Race is Kerala’s most looked forward to sporting event, and attended by participants and tourists from across the state’s borders. Held at Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha on the second Saturday of August every year, the event took shape after such an affair was organised in honour of.. read more →

Margamkali

December 21, 2015

Margamkali Margamkali is a very ancient and the most popular artistic performance prevalent among the Syrian Christians of Kerala. The word ‘margam’ means ‘path’ and it was meant for the propagation of Christian religious ideas. Margamkali is performed mainly by men on festive occasions, especially during the time of marriage. The dance is performed by.. read more →

Duff Muttu

December 21, 2015

Duff Muttu The Duff Muttu or the Dubh Muttu, or the Duff Kali is a folk entertainment item popular among the Muslims of the Malabar region in Kerala, performed to commemorate their festivals, nuptial ceremonies or Urooses (festivals and occasions connected with Mosques) and also for social entertainment. The art form is also known as.. read more →

Kalaripayattu

December 21, 2015

Kalaripayattu Kalaripayattu, the vibrant traditional martial art of Kerala, has been a part of the history and culture of Kerala from time immemorial. Kalaripayattu’s origin in Kerala is traced back to the mythological incident of the 6th avatar of Vishnu, Parashurama. Parashurama created the land now called Kerala by throwing his axe into the heaving.. read more →

Theyyam

December 21, 2015

Theyyam Theyyam, a colorful ritual dance of Kerala that attributes great importance to the worship of heroes and ancestral spirits, is a socio-religious ceremony. The Theyyam festival usually held in from October to May every year. Every village in North Kerala was bound to perform it in connection with the local shrine (Kavu). Theyyams are.. read more →

Kerala House Boats

January 8, 2014

Renting a houseboat designed like a kettuvallam (rice barge) could be one of your most interesting experiences in Kerala, India, but it’s worth of money. Drifting through quiet canals lined with coconut palms, eating deliciously authentic Keralan cuisine, meeting local villagers and sleeping on the water under a galaxy of stars – it’s a world.. read more →

Kathakali

January 8, 2014

Kathakali is one of the oldest and unique theatre forms in the world. It originated in Kerala, the area of southwestern state in India. Kathakali is a group presentation, in which dancers take various roles in performances traditionally based on themes from Hindu mythology, especially the two epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Popular belief.. read more →

Mohiniyattam

January 8, 2014

Mohiniyattam is a classical dance form of Kerala was first performed by women in temples over a thousand years ago, as an offering to God, their beloved. The word Mohini means a maiden who steals the heart of the onlooker. It is thought that Vaishnava devotees gave the name of Mohiniattam to this dance perfomance… read more →