Welcome Kerala ;Jan-Mar 2011

Jan - Mar, 2011
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Welcome Kerala ;Jan-Mar 2011

An Epitome of World Peace and Religious Harmony | Ginger Zone and Jungle Trail at University Campus | Saagnikam Athiraathram 2011 | An Year round Art Camp | The Sindhi Community of Kozhikode | Japanese Marital artists visited Kozhikode | Responsible Tourism Initiative benefits to Local Artisan | Hallegua D’ Art Contemporian opened in FortKochi | Book: Raja Ravi Varma- Painter of Colonial India.

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Sathigiri Ashramam
Jan 01, 2011

Sathigiri Ashramam, established by Navajyothi Sri Karunakara Guru at Pothenkode, a small village in the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram district, is known for its services in the fields of spirituality, social development and health care. A marvelous architectural structure in white marble in the form of a blooming lotus has been dedicated to the mankind by the President of India Mrs. Pratibha Patil on 13/Aug/2010 and opened to the public on 12th of next month. Many of the leaders from different spiritual organisations and the political leaders from different countries have take part in the one month long opening ceremony celebrations of Lotus Parnasala.

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Ginger Zone, Calicut University
Jan 01, 2011

The Calicut University campus, located at the border between Malappurm and Kozhikode districts, is unique with its achievement of having one of the largest campus botanical gardens in India. Established in 1971, the Calicut University Botanical Garden (CUBG) has now being developed as an excellent centre of biodiversity. Having been recognised by the International Consortium of Botanic Garden and Centre for World Conservation Strategy, it has attained international status in 1985. Ginger Zone is one of the prestigious sections in the garden which according to the CUBG officials is the largest live collection of gingers (Zingibereaceae) in India. Another interesting experience is the Jungle trail through the untouched area of forest like land in the garden.

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ARTICLE - HERITAGE
Saagnikam Athiraathram 2011, Panjal
Jan 01, 2011

Paanjal, a small village in Thrissur district, known for its vedic tradition is going to witness yet another Vedic ritual-Athiraathram, from 04 – 15 of April 2011. Organised by a charitable trust called Varthathe, based at Ottappalam, the Yagna is to be held in a common place near Laksmi Narayana Temple in Panjaal. Preparations like training the performers, making different types of vessels, utensils and implements in clay and wood, organising the volunteers etc. are in full swing to make this event a grand success.

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ARTICLE - ART
Kanni_Dinesh Shenoy
Jan 01, 2011

The Indian School of Arts, Ravipuram, Ernakulam, Kerala (India) has designed a very thought provoking programme related to the '12 months in the Malayalam calendar’. The Year-round Schedule has been started in October 2010 and continues till September 2011. Selected artists will get together for 3 days every month and complete their paintings related to that month. An exhibition of the above paintings selected by the participants themselves will be organized after the year-round programme.

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ARTICLE - CULTURE
Sindhi community, Kozhikode
Jan 01, 2011

The microscopic community of Sindhis had settled in Kozhikode(Calicut) about 150 years ago. Coming from Multan, a Sindh province, Sindhis in Kozhikode are also called Multanis. Traditionally they were indigenous bankers. They settled down in Silk Street, which runs parallel to the beach for a distance of about 200 metres. But since recent past, they forced to change in to other professions and trades. The only remaining of Sindh Heritage now in the Silk street is the Sindhi Durbar. K Mohan, Convener INTACH Calicut regional Chapter, who have studied about many communities in Kozhikode (Kerala, India) writes about Sindhi community.

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