The great stories of Kerala are often retold using art forms. It is here that our legends truly come to life. Theyyam is a famous ritual art form that originated in North Kerala which brings to life the great stories of our State. It encompasses dance, mime, and music. It exalts the beliefs of the ancient tribals who gave a lot of importance to the worship of heroes and the spirits of their ancestors. The ceremonial dance is accompanied by the chorus of such musical instruments as Chenda, Elathalam, Kurumkuzal, and Veekkuchenda.
Priceless treasures of Sreepadmanabhswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram have drawn the BJP government at the Centre and the LDF government of Kerala on the same platform. Both the governments are keen on strike a proposal to exhibit the priceless antiques kept hidden in the vaults of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple if the Supreme Court and the Travancore royal family agree.
Swamiye Sharanam Ayyappa, to resonate during the season of 3 months begins on the first day of Malayalam month of Vrischikam.Second highest number of devotees, over 3 crores in short period between November and January, every year is unique in the history.Sabarimala or Ayyappa temple is synonymous with Kerala, the state on the world map of tourism and devotion.Heavy rush of devotees, like every year, this year too witnessed thousands waiting to have darshan and seek blessings of Lord Ayyappa.
Yogi, mystic and visionary, Sadhguru is a spiritual master with a difference. An arresting blend of profundity and pragmatism, his life and work serves as a reminder that yoga is a contemporary science, vitally relevant to our times.