Welcome Kerala Jul-Sept 2012

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Welcome Kerala Jul-Sept 2012

Restoration of ancient murals
200 year old Anglican Church of Kannur
The Healing Fabrics of Balaramapuram
A Heritage Recognised

News & Notes
Kalarippayattu training resumed at Kanathur Kurumba Kavu Kalari
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ARTICLE - MURALS
Artist at work- Naveenkumar Meppayur at BalusseryKotta
Jul 01, 2012

The 300 year old murals at Balussery kotta have a special significance in the mural heritage of Kerala. Recently under the initiative of the Government of Kerala, artists and conservation specialists renovated these murals to bring them back to its original glory. The conservation work was done by the Department of Archeology, Government of Kerala under the leadership of K Krishnaraj, the Designer in the department and assisted by mural artists Naveen Meppayur and team. The team also got the expert consultancy from Selvarehai, Conservator & Art Restorer at Regional Conservation Laboratory, Mysore.

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ARTICLE - CHURCH
St.John's CSI Anglican Church- Kannur
Jul 01, 2012

St John’s CSI Anglican Church, the first Protestant Church in Malabar, established in 1811, is one of the oldest British monuments in north Kerala and is situated in the Kannur Cantonment.  The church, the tomb stones in the graveyard and many documents related to the church like Baptism register, Cemetery register, Books on Prayers and songs, utensils etc. take us back to the glorious past of the British in India.

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ARTICLE - BALARAMAPURAM
Komala kumaran (left)-Secretary Handloom Weavers Development Society- Ayurvasthra  Balaramapuram with a foreign visitor
Jul 01, 2012

The concept of Ayur Vasthra – the Ayurvedic cloth-has been introduced by Kuzhivila family with the help of the Handloom Weavers Development Society at Balaramapuram in Thiruvananthapuram. The use of such eco-friendly medicinal fabric is believed to be good for reducing high blood pressure controlling, diabetes, rheumatism, arthritis or psoriasis. Established in 1989, the HWDS has then developed more than 700 self help groups in and around Balaramapuram with a mission to provide employment to weaver families and women empowerment.

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ARTICLE - HERITAGE
Over 100 yr old spice godown- now an art gallery
Jul 01, 2012

Gallery OED, a reputed contemporary art gallery that used to operate from the mainland of Ernakulam, is all set to open its doors in Mattancherry. The new gallery is a 146 year old pepper godown.

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NEWS - KALARIPPAYATTU
 kanathur kalari
Jul 01, 2012

The training of Kalarippayattu, the martial arts, has resumed at the traditional Kalari ( the arena for training Kalarippayattu) at Kanathur Kurumbakkavu, Kannur, Kerala (India).

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