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C6 Kakkayam Dam C7 Kakki Reservoir C8 Karappuzha Dam C9 Kundala Dam C10 Malampuzha Dam C11 Malankara Dam Waterfalls Aruvi Waterfalls B1 Aruvikuzhi Waterfalls B2 Athirappilly B3 Attukad B4 Chethalayam Waterfalls B5 Dhoni B6 Kanthanpara Waterfalls B7 Kesari falls B8 Meanvallam B9 Meenmutty Waterfalls B10 Palaruvi water falls B11 Perumthenaruvi B15 Thusharagiri B16 Valara B17 Vazhachal B18 Vellari Mala Palaces and Museums Arakkal Kettu K1 Archaeological Museum.. K2 Art Museum K3 Hill Palace K4 Kanakakkunnu Palace K5 Kowdiyar Palace K6 Koyikkal Palace K7 Krishnapuram Palace K8 Kuthiramalika Palace K9 Mattancherry Palace K12 Nilambur Teak Museum.

K13 Nileswaram Palace K14 Parikshith Thampuran Museum K15 Pazhassiraja Museum.. K16 Poonjar Palace K17 Shakthan Thampuran Palace K18 Wayanad Museum Birds Sanctuaries Kadalundi J1 Kumarakom J2 Pakshipathalam J3 Thattekkadu Forts Anjengo Fort F1 Bekal Fort F2 Chandragiri Fort F4 Palakkad Fort F5 Pallipuram Fort F6 St. Angelo Fort F7 Thalasseri Fort U Parks D National Eravikulam Hill Stations Anamudi A1 Agasthyakoodam A2 Chembra Peak A3 Devikulam A4 Lakkidi A5 Nelliyampathy A6 Peermede A7 Ponmudi A8 Munnar A9 Pythal Mala A10 Ranipuram A11 Vagamon A12 Vythiri Wildlife Sanctuaries Aralam E1 Chimmini E2 Chinnar E3 Idukki E4 Neyyar E5 Parambikulam E6 Peechi-Vazhani E7 Peppara E8 Periyar E9 Shenduruney E10 Wayanad Backwaters Alappuzha D1 Kappil D2 Kochi D3 Kollam D4 Kozhikode D5 Kumarakom D6 Thiruvallam D7 Valapattanam D8 Valiyaparamba Mangalam Dam C13 Mullaperiyar Dam C14 Neyyar Dam C15 Pazhassi Dam C16 Peechi Dam C17 Peruvannamuzhi Dam..

C18 Pothundy Reservoir Area: 38, sq. L3 Cherai L4 Chowra L5 Fort Kochi L6 Kappad L7 Kappil L8 Kanwatheertha L9 Kizhunna Ezhara L10 Kovalam L11 Kozhikode L12 Meenkunnu L13 Muzhappilangad L14 Nattika L15 Padinjarekara L16 Payyambalam L17 Payyoli L18 Poovar L19 Sankhumugham L20 Vadakara Sandbanks L21 Vallikkunnu L22 Varkala L23 Thirumullavaram In the modern age, man wanted to move around as he wanted to see places which had been alien to him hitherto.

Kerala is one of the prime places to fulfill the natural instinct of man to move from one place to another and get unperturbed. Now he is exploring places not only for satiating his thirst for seeing newer lands alone but people travel across the globe in search of health destinations as well. With the most sought after professionals and excellent network of hospitals Kerala is becoming the very hot health tourism destination in the world. With its moderate weather throughout the year, advanced hospitals with world-class facilities, renowned doctors specialized in major disciplines, trained para medical staff and technicians and international connectivity, Kerala is ideally equipped to be an international medical hub.

Kerala also enjoys other advantages like high standards of hygiene maintained, a well entrenched tourism industry, competitive costs of packages for the medical treatment and an ideal location for holidaying. Comfortable and low-priced international travel alleviate the health tourism industry in Kerala.

The three international airports facilitate the arrival of health tourists from abroad to the Kochi, Malabar and Travancore regions. Traditional systems of medicines also gear up Kerala as a health tourism destination. The number of tourists who come to Kerala exclusively for undergoing Ayurveda, Sidha and Naturopathy treatments have gone up significantly recently. Till recently, it was mainly the Europeans who come to Kerala seeking alternative treatments. But the trend is slowly changing with those from the middle-east also started to flock to Kerala for taking Ayurveda and other alternative treatments.

The Western Ghats at an average altitude of meters from the sea level, with a number of peaks well over 1, meter in height and their slopes and valleys are known for its exotic spices like cardamom, pepper, cinnamon, and cash crops like tea, coffee and rubber. The Midlands, lying between the mountains and the low lands, is made up of undulating hills and valleys which are rich in cashew, areca nut, tapioca, banana, rice, sugarcane and vegetables of myriad varieties.

These areas have now become hotspot of plantation tourism. Many of the plantation estates are in the scenic locales of the Western Ghats. The breathtaking panoramas bring one to a world of wonder. Though plantations are the lands of leisure, it also imparts cognition about the cultivation and processing of these great crops. The opportunities for trekking, fishing, swimming and other recreations proffer an experience of being one with the virgin nature. Just as the Chinese left behind the fishing, and the Europeans including the Portuguese, Dutch and British left behind plantations and homesteads.

The tourist value a stay in these old, colonial plantation bungalows situated in locales with picture perfect surroundings. Lakes, mountains, waterfalls and lush greenery are associated of Kerala topography which the visitor relishes. Many of the plantations and homesteads are over a century old with the bungalows possessing fine wood work and period furniture, while others are mid-twentieth century pieces of good architecture, very often built along the same lines.

Idukki, Wayanad and Kottayam are the major plantation centres in Kerala. The exotic smell of the spices elates to a heavenly ecstasy. Sense the spirit of eco-tourism and adventure tourism through the green plantations. Stay with nature, dine with nature and rejoice with nature.

The four month-long, copious monsoon and recurrent flurry make this land a perfect nursery for all living being. The word monsoon imparts a festive spirit to the whole world.

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The smell of the dry earth getting soaked elates you to an exotic experience. It becomes the best time to explore the virgin nature intact. A land which is very precious to God with a vast network of 44 rivers and its tributaries welcomes monsoon with much exuberance. Yes, Kerala eagerly expects the sound of splashing waters after a long summer. The farmers exult in the drops of prosperity that shower a new beginning. It is the queer season which can refresh you completely. Monsoons the season of rainbows and raindrops is certainly not to be wasted indoors.

The very special season of the year, Monsoon ignites the land with freshness that is not to be wasted indoors. The washed streets, the fresh leaves and fun that the rain drops bring are waiting to service the guests. The aplomb air cools your body and mind. Monsoons in Kerala are the most enchanting in India.

With green pastures at its best, it is the most sought after destination during rainy season. The best way to rejuvenate your soul and replenish your body, Ayurvedic is a great option for monsoons. Monsoon is a season for rejuvenation, when the people take undertake the Ayurvedic treatment. According to Ayurveda, monsoon is an ideal season to take treatments for various diseases.

The equable climate during Monsoon and natural abundance of herbs and medicinal plants in its flora, Kerala is fast capturing the attention of International tourists as a prime destination to visit during the Monsoon Season. Get wet in the dribs of rain and sail the paper boats in the water. Walk through drenched beaches and find merriment of getting wet. Swim in the pure water which is given to you by the Mother Nature.

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Arati: It is performed as an act of veneration and love. It is often per-formed as a mark of worship and to seek blessings from God, to welcome the guests, for children on their birthdays, family members on auspicious occasions or to welcome a newly wedded couple. For performing Arati, five small lamps called niranjanas are filled with ghee or oil and arranged in a small tray made of metal. A wick is made out of cotton wool and placed in the lamps.

A conchshell filled with water, auspicious leaves or flowers, incense or lighted camphor are also placed in the tray. The lamps are lit and the tray is rotated in a circular motion in front of the deity or the person to be welcomed. The purpose of performing arati is to ward off evil effects and the malefic influence of the evil eye. Namaskar: Namaskar or Namaste is the most popular form of greeting in India. It is a general salutation that is used to welcome somebody and also for bidding farewell.

While doing namaskar, both the palms are placed together and raised below the face to greet a person.

It is believed that both the hands symbolise one mind or the self meets the self. While the right hand represents higher nature, the left hand denotes worldly or lower nature. Other common forms of greetings by various communities and regions in India are : Sat-sri-akal by the Sikhs, adaab by the Muslims, Vanakkam by the Tamilians. Juley by the Laddhakis and Tashi Delag by the Sikkimese, among others. Bindi: A bindi is an auspicious mark worn by young girls and women. Bindi is derived from Bindu, the Sanskrit word for dot.

It is usually a red dot made with vermilion powder which is worn by women between their eyebrows on their forehead. Considered a symbol of Goddess Parvati, a bindi signifies female energy and is believed to protect women and their husbands. Traditionally a symbol of marriage, it has also become decorative and is worn today by unmarried girls and women as well. No longer restricted in colour or shape, bindis are seen in many bright colours and in different shapes and designs.

They are also made of coloured felt and embellished with coloured glass or glitter. Mangalsutra: It is a necklace made of black beads, worn only by the married women as a mark of being married. It is the Indian equivalent of the western wedding ring. Mangalsutra is generally made out of two strings of small black beads with a gold pendant. The black beads are believed to act as protection against evil. The married women wear this to protect their marriage and the life of their husbands. In southern India, the mangalsutra is called tali.

Nose Pin: Many Indian women wear a pin on their nose studded with stones, called a nose pin. Garlanding: Flower garlands are generally offered as a mark of respect and honour. They are offered to welcome the visitors or in honour to the Gods and Goddesses. The garlands are generally made with white jasmine and orange marigold flowers. They are weaved in thread tied in the end with a help of a knot.

Tilak: Tilak is a ritual mark on the forehead. It can be put in many forms as a sign of blessing, greeting or auspiciousness. The tilak is usually made out of a red vermilion paste kumkum which is a mixture of turmeric, alum, iodine, camphor etc. It can also be of a sandalwood paste chandan blended with musk. The tilak is applied on the spot between the brows which is considered the seat of latent wisdom and mental concentration, and is very important for worship.

This is the spot on which yogis meditate to become one with Lord Brahma. It also indicates the point at which the spiritual eye opens. All thoughts and actions are said to be governed by this spot. All rites and ceremonies of the Hindus begin with a tilak topped with a few grains of rice placed on this spot with the index finger or the thumb.

The same custom is followed while welcoming or bidding farewell to guests or relations. Vocal Music Music and dance in India are among the oldest forms of classical arts with traditions that date back several centuries. Indian music has deve-loped within a complex interaction between people of different races and cultures. Today, Indian classical music can be classified into two broad traditions, North Indian and South Indian. The north Indian tradition is known as Hindustani Sangeet.

The south Indian tradition of music is called Carnatic Sangeet. Both traditions are fundamentally similar but differ in nomenclature and the way they are performed. Indian music is based upon two pillars. They are Raga, which is the melodic form, and the Tal, the rhythmic form. They are sung at an appointed hour of the day or night. Ragas are made of different combi-nations of some or all of the sapta swara the seven notes. These sapta swara are fundamental to Indian classical music, both Hindustani and Carnatic. Carnatic Music Carnatic music is considered one of the oldest forms of music in the world.

Imbued with emotion and the spirit of improvisation, it also contains a scientific approach. This is mainly due to the contributions of inspired artists such as Purandara Dasa, known as the Father of Carnatic music. The important element of Carnatic music is its devotional content. The lyrics of traditional compositions are set entirely against a devotional or philosophical background. Three saint composers Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshatar and Shyama Shastri have composed thousands of songs that remain favourites among musicians and audiences.

The Melakarta Ragams are the sixty two basic roots for all Carnatic music. This system is divided into two sets of thirty one ragas. This is very similar to the Western concept of scales and the circle of flats. The Sapta Talas is the basis for rhythm in Carnatic music. Using these sapta talas, all of Bahar Bhairav the one hundred and fifty Carnatic Bhairavi Darbari talams can be derived. A typical Sindhu Bhairavi Desh Carnatic classical vocal performance Bhimpalashri Khamaj begins with a varnam a composition Darbari Kannada Jaijaivanti with three parts: pallavi, anupallavi Hamsadvani Todi and chitta- swaram , followed with Shyam Kalyani Pilu one or two short kriti songs to build Megh Malhar Yeman up a tempo.

Hindustani Music Dhrupad is an ancient style of Hindustani vocal music. It pre-dates other forms of vocal music like Khayal, Dadra and Thumri by a number of centuries. In the Dhrupad per-formance, the singer is accompanied by a tanpura and a pakhawaj. The per-formance begins with a long, complex alaap and the treatment of the compositions is different from the khayal. It focuses more on the nuances of the raga and the text and less on technical feats.

Khayal is the most popular type of classical vocal performance today. The singer begins with a short alaap in which the characteristics of the raga are developed. No words are sung, but the singer concentrates on the notes of the raga while improvising within its structures. Each phrase that the singer sings may be repeated by the accompanist. When the raga has been properly introduced, the first composition, bandish Bada Khayal begins.

The tabla enters in a very slow tempo - one cycle of the tal may take a minute or more. Although the singer is presenting a composition, most of the music is still improvised, with the composition acting as a refrain for the improvised material.

Thumri is a lighter classical vocal style that developed around the middle of the nineteenth century from a style called Lachari. Thumri has grown so significantly, that it can be divided into a variety of sub-genres. Dadra, Hori, Chaiti, Kajri and Jhoola are some of its prominent forms which are heard separately in a performance. Other light classical music is usually rendered in a medium madhya kaal or fast teevra gati tempo and will not have a lengthy alaap. The emphasis is on presentation of the text, rather than nuances of the raga.

Ghazal The Ghazal is a form of Urdu poetry that is sung. Eloquent shayari poetry , gentle mausiqui music and fragile jazbaat emotions combine to create the Ghazal. The music for the Ghazal is slow paced and the lyrics are often repeated twie or thrice. The first couplet of a ghazal is matla and the finishing couplet is called makta. The remaining couplets are called misra and antara. Qawwali Qawwali is a high-pitched and fast paced style of singing that was developed in the thirteenth century. During that period, sufism was becoming popular in India and Qawwali emerged from the mystical sayings of Sufi saints.

The followers of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Garib Nawaz, the famous Sufi saint of Ajmer Rajasthan , adopted and improvised Hindustani classical music to popularise qual or the sayings of Sufi saints which resulted in a style of singing called Qawwali. Despite originally having developed from mystical music it later also began to include romantic themes. Folk Music Folk music of India is the most natural representation of the emotions of the masses. It resonates with the vibrant diversity of the land and the traditions of simple folk.

These songs are associated with every event of life. Be it festivals, advent of new seasons, marriages, births or even every day affairs like wooing a loved one or admiring nature etc. Although folk music originated within small regional confines, it has reached out to touch the hearts of masses across India. Musical Instruments Sarod: It is a string instrument made of wood with one end rounded and covered with parchment.

There are six main metallic strings fastened to pegs at the neck of the instrument. It is played with a plectrum held in the right hand while the fingers of the left hand are used to play the notes. The Sarod has secured an important place in Hindustani classical music for its deep and rich tone and a distinctive sound. Flute: This is a wind instrument that is common since the ancient days in India.

It has a religious context as Lord Krishna is pictured with a flute and the instrument is also embedded in the music of the Buddhists. Furthermore, the ancient frescoes of Ajanta and Ellora depict the flute or Bansuri as an accompaniment to vocal and instrumental music in ancient India. In India, the instrument is made from a cylindrical bamboo pipe of uniform bore and contains six holes for movement of fingers and a bigger hole for blowing air. Ghatam: An ancient percussion instrument often heard in Carnatic music concerts. The instrument is a mud pot with an open mouth that is played by hands, wrists and fingers.

The player of the Ghatam can elicit various volumes and tones by executing the finger strokes at different parts of the instrument-neck, centre and bottom. It consists of a wooden mouthpiece into which air is blown. This air is released from the lower end of the gourd through two bamboos or metal pipes producing sound.

The Nadaswaram formed an integral part of temple music and was extensively used in the 15th and 16th centuries. It still plays an important part in Carnatic music. Ektara: The Ektara is the simplest stringed instrument as it only has a single string that is plucked by the fingers.

The string serves as the drone as well as the rhythmic accompaniment to the chanting of the mendicants and wandering minstrels. It is made from a single piece of bamboo with a large gourd attached to it. Edakka: Edakka is a verry sensitive percussion instrument. Made of wood a quarter metre long, the drumheads are held in position by interlacing cotton threads. The player beats the drum with one hand while simultaneously manipulating the strings with the other, thus creating a variety of musical notes.

Violin: The violin is the only western instrument that has been completely absorbed into Indian music. The strings of the Violin in India are tuned to different notes than its western counterpart. The light tone of the steel string and the deep, almost human tone of the fourth string embellishes the peculiarities of Carnatic music.

Veena: This southern instrument is associated with the Goddess Saraswati, the deity of learning and fine arts. The body of the Veena is made from a hollow block of wood, with its neck attached to the stem resulting in a figure that looks like the head of a dragon. The instrument consists of twenty-four fixed frets and seven strings. It has a broad stem and six main strings that are fastened to wooden pegs fixed to the other end. The Vichitra Veena is played by a plectrum and is capable of producing delicate nuances. The instrument consists of about eighteen porcelain cups of different sizes, each possessing a distinctive tone.

The cups are arranged in a semi-circle in front of the performer, beginning from the largest to the smallest. The bigger cups produce a deep pitch while the smaller have a higher pitch. The level of water in the cups also helps to control the pitch, a higher water level contributes to a lower pitch. Dholak: The Dholak is a drum used to accompany light forms of music like bhajans, ghazals, qawaali and most of folk music. It is made of a trapenzoidal wooden box and has thirty bridges and a set of four strings of metal which are stretched over each pair of bridges.

The instrument is played with a pair of flat wooden pieces. Mridangam: Commonly used in south India, it is among the most highly developed and most ancient of all percussion instruments. It is a cylindrical hollow block of wood with hide being used to cover the two ends. A wide variety of tones can be obtained from different parts of the instrument.

Shehnai: Of Persian origin, the Shehnai is a one reed instrument with six holes yielding a soft and melodious sound. Made of a smooth dark-grained black wood, the tube is narrower on the top and widens towards the bottom affixed in a cup. The notes it produces are continuous and generally used in classical and light classical music. Pakhwaj: The Pakhwaj originates in north India and is similar to the Mridangam except for slight differences in construction and playing techniques.

The Pakhwaj is played with an open left hand, whereas southern musicians use the left side similar to the tabla players. Chenda: The Chenda is a hollow cylindrical instrument made from softwood, the ends of which are covered with cow hide. It is the chief accompaniment in Kathakali, and is the most important instrument which is played in temples Tabla Banya: The Tabla, as it is often called, consists of a set of two drums. Both the drums are hollow from inside and are covered with hide fastened to leather straps stretched over the body of the drums by leather braces. These straps are pulled to raise or lower the pitch.

In the hands of a master, the Tabla is capable of producing all patterms of rhythms with well-established time cycles talas. Sitar: Invented in the 13th century by Amir Khusro, the Sitar is one of the most famous Indian instruments. The instrument is made from seasoned gourd which acts as a resonating chamber and teak wood and has six to seven main strings. The main playing strings are firs two and occasionally the fourth for creating melody. Below the upper tier of seven strings there are thirteen strings meant for sympathetic resonance and are known as Taraf.

Ayurveda is the ancient Indian health science developed through centuries long research works of sages, who were eminent scholars. Keen observation and study of nature including all kinds of life in the world for hundreds of years could only have formulated such a life science which has a concrete basis in Indian philosophy and wide reaching applicability in life of all sorts. The dynamic equilibrium of these leads to perfect health and imbalance of any of these leads to disease. To attain perfect health we have to maintain the original, natural balance of these.

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The role of a physician is to understand the imbalance happened to this dynamic equilibrium and to correct or give advice as how can it be brought to the original state, whether with medicine or with changes in life style. He studies the patient; not only the disease, with some special techniques and gives you some medicines and lot of advice, after which you may feel healthier and no. Though Doshas Dhatus and Malas are equally important, Doshas have added dominance; because human body and everything in it are influenced by doshas and maintenance of their balance will correct the defects of the other.

Doshas are three - vata, pitta, and kapha and they may not be equal and same in all. According to the dominance of each dosha every man is categorised to different types. There can be single dosha types - 2 dosha and 3 - dosha types. A lot of rearrangements and adjustments we can do in a positive way in our life style, food habits etc; according to our body type to attain a stage of perfect health and to resist illness. So nowadays, in the age of dreadful diseases the ayurvedic system of identifying body types have unfathomable importance.

Physical and mental co-operation of the patient to make necessary changes in his life style and food habits also are essential to procure the natural dynamic balance of the doshas and once that balance is maintained the illness is gone. So every ayurvedic doctor is making his patient very healthy and not treating the disease. Ayurveda gives special emphasis on prevention on disease. Signs and symptoms by which we can foresee an illness are well described in the texts so that can take necessary steps to avoid it or lessen the strength of it.

More over it describes how to live to avoid disease in each climate and how can perfect health be maintained throughout the life. A strict follower of these advices can enjoy an ill-less enthusiastic life with high quality physical, mental and spiritual health. Treatment of Making you healthy The treatment in ayurveda is classified mainly into two Samana and Sodhana.

Samana is the pacifying way of treatment and sodhana roots out the disease from the body. Oral therapy and easier means of treatment are prescribed under. Samana treatment. But Sodhana treatment is extensive, time consuming procedures to change a diseased man to the original healthy man. These are widely used all over India for patients with chronic illnesses.

Medicine You are what you eat - according to ayurvedic principle. So much significance is given to the food habits and life style. Natural herbs are widely used as medicines. In fundamental principles of Ayurveda 5 basic elements are very important. The universe, and anything in the universe is believed to be made of these 5 elementsair, water, earth, fire and space. Quality and nature of everything varies according to difference in the proportion of these elements.

According to the dominance of these elements each plant or each mineral exhibits its own physical and chemical characters. This basic principle is made use of in the formulation of medicines in Ayurveda. Since natural herbs being the main ingredients of the medicines, side effects or ill effects are negligible. So it is more or less safe to use ayurvedic drugs in any condition.

In modern medicine side effects of drugs are the most scaring nightmare these days. Powerful chemicals used to cure simple illness usually. There is a branch of ayurveda where solely chemicals are used as medicine. But on every step from the purification of the chemical to the directions for the usage, special care is taken to avoid any side effects and if used in the prescribed manner these are also reliable. Panchakarma and Kerala Treatments Panchakarma is a term most mistaken among European people.

It is really 5 main treatments, by which viciated doshas are expelled from the body. They include Vamana induced vomiting Virechanam Purgation Asthapanam enema with decoction Anuvasanam enema with oil and Nasyam Nasal application of oil. According to another school, both the enemas are included under common title Vasti and 5th one is Rakta-moksham Blood letting. Oleation of the body and steam bath are performed before Vamana induced vomiting Vire-chana Purgation etc.

The viciated doshas, waste materials and toxins are expelled by panchakarma. But for the convenience of the complete expulsion they are collected at particular sites by these pre-panchakarma process. There are particular, prescribed procedures and steps by which these are carried out.

Kerala is a small state situated at the south west of India. If anything new comes, it will sow the seeds of that in its own soil and cultivate with its own water and air and then will reap the results and that will be used. This happened in the case of ayurveda also. Apart from all over India, Kerala has a special method of treatment.

Though the lessons and texts studied are same, the system of treatment is entirely different and far more effective as well. So it is very effective and essential in diseases where the basic cause is blockage. There are prescribed preparatory procedures and post treatment regimen for all intensive ayurvedic treatments.

If it is not observed, these treatments may make serious ill effects on the body, which are very difficult to get rid of. Some very important points to be borne in mind before undergoing intensive ayurvedic treatments: Pizhichil oil bath is contra indicated in serious liver and renal problems. After each set of 7 oil baths a purgation is essential, because the toxins and waste materials collected in the intestine, as a result of the oil baths, should be expelled or it will be reabsorbed in the body.

Blood parameters should be checked and kept in safe level before starting any of the intensive treatments. Whole body rice bundle massage is contra indicated in diabetics, obese and patients withserious cardiac, heptic and renal problems. In summer and in patients with elevated pitta, leaf or medicated powder bundle massage whole body is not good. Sirodhara should not be done in cerebral thrombosis or may lead to fatal embolisms. Sirovasti has strong impact on brain. So it should be done with proper care and under the guidance and presence of a physician and only in serious brain and nerve diseases.

Perfect rest, regular oil massage, oral drugs and. Steam bath should not be done: If you are not treated with oil inside and outside OR if you are: obese, too lean, too weak, having loose motion diarrhoea or bleeding of any sort, After trauma, alcoholic having cataract, ascitis, some of skin conditions, tuberculosis, arthritis, prolapsed rectum, fatigue, anger, depression, fear, hunger, thirst, jaundice, hepatitis, anaemia, diabetes, excessive pitha and preganancy.

Healthy mind is seen only in a healthy body - ayurveda believes. Mental derangement can lead to ill health and contrariwise. Mind - body relation is well explained in ayurveda with an example of ghee in a pot. The heat of the pot may conduct to the ghee inside and the heat of the ghee vice versa. Thus any mental aberration can lead to physical abnormalities and physical problems to mental distortions. Then one eminent physician teach a group of selected students accommodating. Thus they could gain a thorough theoretical and practical knowledge in every aspect of the system from the basic principles of different ways of management.

Whenever he felt them to be fit to practice he would let them to start their own practice. This was the right and effective means to study ayurveda well. But as time changed started to function under various universities where ayurveda is taught now. In south India there are a lot of ayurveda colleges now. After matriculation interested ones can seek admission there by passing an entrance examination.

The duration of the course is usually 5 years and after passing the qualifying examination they can have an internship for 6 months in hospitals attached to the college. Thus ayurvedic doctors are made now.


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Still after finishing studies most doctors approach skillful and renowned doctors for better practical knowledge and experience. In India we have got enough such physicians with skill and fame. This makes the thinking lot of South India to seek ayurveda for help when they have health problems. Now it is the time for retreat. So everything natural is becoming precious and here comes the importance of ayurveda - the natural way of healing physical mental and spiritual illness. Courtsey - Dr. One who visits Thiruvananthapuram, visits heaven experiencing the ecstasy of being here.

Travancore and Kochi were two princely states while Malabar was a province of Madras. It was in that these three territories were put together and made into the state of Kerala with Thiruvananthapuram, the remote south, being her capital. The wooded highlands in the Western Ghats in the eastern and northeastern borders give Thiruvananthapuram some of the most enchanting picnic spots.

A long shoreline with internationally renowned beaches, historic places, backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage make this district a much sought after tourist destination. Thiruvananthapuram which got this name from Anantha, the serpant king of Hindu mythology has three major rivers, namely Neyyar, Karamana and Vamanapuram. Rich with greenery backwaters of Veli, Kadinamkulam, Anchuthengu and Edava Nadayara canals Thiruvananthapuram gives a heavenly experience. Traditional buildings and monuments stand as great examples of culture and overwhelming splendour.

Transport and Communication Air - Trivandrum international airport 6 kms from the city. International and domestic flights of major companies operate to cities and countries from here. Airport International Ph : , Domestic - Rail - From the central railway station there are direct trains to all the main towns in Kerala and to the major cities in India. Railway station, Thampanoor - Ph: Railway enquiry - Ph: , Road - Thiruvananthapuram is connected by road with several tourist centres and cities in India.

The minimum charge Altitude : Sea Level for buses is Rs. Taxi fare - Rs. Telephone Access Codes Autorikshaws fare - Rs. Tourist information centre,. Tourist information centre, domestic airport - Tourist information centre, international airport - Tourist Facilitation Centre, Kovalam - Places Interested Napier Museum: Open - hrs. Closed on Mondays, Wednesdays forenoons, January 26th , August 15th, Thiruvonam and Mahanavami Napier Museum is a reservoir of bronze idols, historical ornaments, ivory carvings, temple chariot and other archeological treasures.

The use of plastics is banned in the museum premises. Kerala State Science and Technology Museum: The museum which has more than attractions on science and technology was established in Galleries for electricity, electronics, mechanics, biomedical, solar energy etc are the attractions here. Ph: Natural History Museum: The Natural History Museum is housed in a modern spacious 2 stored building at an elevated ground at the eastern end of the Museum and Zoo complex, Thiruvananthapuram.

The varied and rich collections in Natural History which started with the personnel collection of minerals and books presented by General Cullen in has found satisfactory housing in this new building in The Museum has separate galleries for Mammals, Birds, Lower Vertebrates, Invertebrates, separate room for Index collections, Skeleton gallery, Ethnology gallery Library, Laboratory and office accommodations.

There is also an outdoor exhibit of Fossil tree trunks near the entrance of the Museum. The museum which established in displays a vast collection of dolls, stamps and masks from all over the world. Ph Observatory: Open hrs. The observatory which is situated 60 mts above sea level in one of the oldest in India.

Ph K. Panicker who is nominated as one of the nine eminent artists inIndia. The bhavan is attractive with its Padipura and Koothambalam which have wooden flooring and distinctive lamps. Kuthiramalika Puthenmalika Palace Museum: Open : - hrs and - hrs. Closed on Mondays Entrance fee : Adults - Rs. It was the Maharaja, one of the outstanding poets of classical lyrics and a greate musician, who revived many of the classical arts from death bed.

A multi-linguist, the Maharaja composed kritis in elegant Sanskrit, pure and lucid Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil and Hindustani. The annual Swati music festival is held here. This Palace is a rare specimen of artistry in the traditional Travancore style of architecture and also contains splendid wood carvings. Priyadarsini Planetarium: Show times , , and hrs. Entrance Fee: Adults Rs. A good collection of original paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, the piccasso of Kerala, Svetlova and Nicholas Roerich are the real treasures preserved here.

Copies of Rajput, Mughals and Tanjore schools of arts and painting of Ajantha Caves, collections of eastern paintings from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali are also exhibited. Entrance Fee : Adults - Rs. Sankhumukham Beach: 8 km from the city Sankhumukham beach adjacent to the airport is a lovely beach which attracts many people, particularly during the evening time. An indoor recreation club, the matsyakanyaka a gigantic, 35 mt long sculpture of a mermaid, choreo- graphed by Kanayi Kunhiraman, the celebrated sculptor and a restaurant shaped like a star fish are some of the attractions here.

Chacha Nehru Traffic Training Park nearby provides opportunity for children to learn the traffic rules.

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Padmanabha Swamy Temple: Open : - hrs, - hrs, hrs, - hrs, - hrs, - hrs Dress Code : Men Dhothi without any upper clothing, Women - Saree and Blouse. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple. Located inside the East Fort, this Vaishnava temple is very famous in India attracting countless devotees from all parts. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu sleeping on Anantha, the Serpant King, this temple is a rare blend of Dravidian architecture and the Kerala style. It is also known for its murals and stone carvings. In front of the temple on the south of the Pathway one can find hawkers of handicrafts and other items.

On the other is a vast pond Theerthakulam meant for the devotees to bathe before enter into the temple. In Theerthapadamandapam one can participate in any classical art presentation everyday. Secretariat: This is centre of administration of Kerala Government. The building is the best example of Roman Architectural style. Varkala: 40 km from Thiruvananthapuram Varkala is a religious, spiritual, pilgrim and tourist spot. High cliffs with mineral springs rise majestically from the coast line of Varkala.

Myth explains that a group of mendicants who committed certain sins approached Narada, the celestial Saint and sought his help. The seer threw his Valakalam Clothe made of the bark of a tree into the air and the place where it landed came to be known as Varkala. The mendicants were advised by Narada to offer their prayers in the newly emerged place near the sea shore.

That is Papanasam. The Guru breathed his last here in AD, his Samadhi resting place continues to be thronged by thousands every year. The Sivagiri pilgrimage is conducted in between December 30 and January 1. Rock Cut Cave: 17 km from Thiruvananthapuram There are rock cut sculptures of the 18th century in the cave temple Vizhinjam. The granite cave envelops a one-celled shrine with a sculpture of Vinandhara Dakshin-amurthi. Chowara: 8 km south of Kovalam This fishing hamlet near to Kovalam has many picturesque spots.

The Chowara Ayyappa Temple atop a hill overlooks the beach and offers an amazing view of the beach. Chowara is also home to the ancient Amalothbhava Matha Church. Poovar : 12 km South of Kovalam An isolated but spectacular beach, Poovar is situated close to the Neyyar River estuary. A trading port in its early days, it is today an important tourist destination. Akkulam Lake and Tourist Village: 12 km from the city. Open - hrs This is the another interesting picnic spot with natural splendour. Boating facilities are available here. There is a swimming pool for adults too.

Ph Veli Tourist Village: 9km from the city. Open : - hrs Veli tourist village, situated by the sea side, is an exotic picnic spot. The gardens and the lovely wading pools are very fascinating. One can avail the benefit of boating and water sports in the lake here. The boat club has pedal boats, row boats and motorized boats. Children can enjoy climbing over huge sculptures which dot the landscape. Veli youth hostel - Boat Rentals - hrs : Safari boats -Rs. The evolution and geographical-socio-cultural history of Travancore State are explained with the help of audio-visual presentation.

The belongings and artifacts of royal family are also exhibited here. Kanakakkunnu Palace: This palace is a great museum showing glorious history and tradition of Kerala. Now, the palace and its premises are also venues for manycultural meets and programmes. Ph Kovalam: The Kovalam beach is a paradise and all experience golden moments in this world renowned beach. Idyllic and dreamy, this sea-shore village was very tranquil and deserted once, except the fact that it was a fishing center. Today it has been printed with golden letters in the history of world tourism, drawn in golden ink in the world map of tourism.

Thousands of tourists from all parts of Europe, England, USA and elsewhere throng into Kovalam every year to enjoy the unforeseen experience. Kovalam consists of two palm fringed cover, Light-house beach and Hawah beach, separated into north and south by rocky headlands. Padmanabhapuram Palace: 52 km from the city. Closed on Mondays This was once the seat of the erstwhile rulers of Travancore. This superbly built palace with teak, granite etc.

The architecture is a class apart, unbelievable for the current day architects. Ceilings carved in floral pattern, windows laid with jewelcoloured mi ca, floors finished to a glittering polish with a special compound of crushed shells, coconuts, this palace invite envy from others. Now this palace is situated at Thuckalai, in Tamilnadu,on the way to Kanyakumari but hardly 52 kms from Thiruvanan- thapuram city. Ph: Thiruvallam: 10 km from Thiruvananthapuram A temple dedicated to Saint Parasurama situated here and it is a famous pilgrim centre for Hindus.

Thiruvallam is also a serene, sapphire like backwater stretched on the way to Kovalam and famous for its canoe rides. Zoological Garden: Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, one of the oldest in the country, was established as an annexe to the Museum in by the erstwhile Maharaja of Travancore in order to attract more visitors. This Zoo was originally set up for recreational purpose only.

It is the least dense of all planets considering the average between its rocky core and all of its gases. Its colors are mostly bland, yellowish, but Saturn has a most unique hexagonal cloud structure around its northern pole. Saturn is societal in that it seeks to establish itself within society, rather in consideration of its prevailing winds or closely in tandem with it.

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It is intrinsic in that its function is more discreet and discriminative by nature. Saturn is mainly the structural function within society. It is the planet that structures society and upholds it, through organization, persistence and determination, caution and supervision. It tends to identify itself with authority and order. It is managerial by its nature. It is mainly a planet of hard work and responsibility, maturity. It can also lessen sensitivity to all suffering by crystallizing the emotions, sometimes also having some underlying masochistic psychological twist to it.

In a strongly emotional chart it may bring forth a more contorted, problematic nature. It is more disciplinarian in nature, believes in proper punishment. It can be dictatorial towards its subordinates, especially in a chart that lacks mitigating influences.

More generally, Saturn is the seat of law and order. It has a penchant for societal issues, and often imparts claims of legitimacy to exercise critical power. Those that are born under its rays may be all but too keen to be judge and executioner. In non-natal charts Saturn can reflect difficulties, especially as they rise from lack of tact and sensitivity, lack of consideration, excessive self-interest and other cold calculations, if from the person in question, others in his surroundings, or both. Nevertheless, Saturn tends to push in these direction.

Corporate management or Administration Business and related entrepreneurship — especially with the enterprising 9th. Self-employment, in relation to the house focus of the Sun and Mercury. This article offers a list of planets shown in their symbolic and esoteric perspectives. In this light, we look at the personality of each planet to gain a deeper understanding of the influence they have in our lives.