AYURVEDA TRAILS: HARIVIHAR HERITAGE HOMESTEAD & DR.SRIKUMAR

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…)

100+1 SYMBOL: Rudraksha Beads & Flow of Shiva’s Seeds

The Tapasvin practises celibacy, refuses to have se with woman and father children. Thus he destroys his family tree voluntary. No other living creature can do this. Plants are bound by nature to bear fruit and seed. Animals are bound by nature to mate. Humans are the only creatures for whom reproduction is a choice. The male gender of Lakulesh is thus indicative of choice. Shiva strings the seeds of rudraksha around his neck, instead of sowing them under the ground. Thus he prevents germination. Chain of rudraksha beads represents celibacy. (more…)

AYURVEDA TRAILS: SWASWARA RESORT & DR.DAYANANDA

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…)

THE HINDU – “On a common plate”

Published in India, November 22, 2013: THE HINDU – “On a common plate”


Two Slovak chefs scout for recipes from Kerala to recreate at Moshi Moshi, their restaurant in Bratislava

Jan Angus and Zuzana Zwiebel Magdova from Slovakia were friends as school children, but life took them down different paths. Zuzana came to Manipal for a degree in geopolitics, stayed on to travel South Asia, and finally settled in Kochi. (more…)