Harivihar which literally means abode of the divine is a 170 year old painstakingly restored royal heritage homestead located in Calicut, the old seaport city in Kerala through which Vasco de Gama entered the fabled Indies. Harivihar is a former royal manor-house built around 1850 by the Kadathanad royal family, who had ruled the northern parts of Kerala. The house was built according to Vasthu principles in traditional padinijitta (west-facing) style, as was prevalent then. On the south-west side was the family temple with Durga as the presiding deity, and a large traditional pond on the north-west side with perennial water supply, was used for swimming and bathing. Harivihar Ayurveda resort offers its guests the unparalleled experience of staying in a heritage ambience and benefit from the goodness of Ayurveda and Yoga, two great contributions of India to mankind. Harivihar is a Green leaf accredited centre of excellence for Ayurveda treatments and panchakarma therapies. (more…)
We live unaware of the inner sound of our being, drowned out as it is, by the din of daily life. Only when everything else quiets down and we are at peace can we hear it. That’s why we’ve made sure, that the shouts of the modern world die down to whispers, at SwaSwara.
The inner voice of the Self. That echoes on a fabled beach, shaped like the very first sound of creation, Aum. A perfect setting, for communion of mind and body. Come, say hello to the song and celebration within you. (more…)
Dedicated to all friends, who had the honor to meet Mr Kuttan personally at Galle Face Hotel in Colombo. Sri Lanka. I had that honor to meet him during cooperation with Petr Horky on documentary for the Czech TV – Rituals of Sri Lanka, our guide in Galle Face Hotel was Mr Kuttan (Watch online: Czech TV – Rituals of Sri Lanka) (more…)
SHAKTI TRAILS is Zuzana Zwiebel Magdova’s private collection of (extra)ordinary people and their stories, whose experiences are transferred into various trails shared by travelers. (more…)