INDIAN GREY HORNBILL or Nattuvezhambal or Ocyceros birostris

INDIAN GREY HORNBILL or Nattuvezhambal or Ocyceros birostris

                      What is the payment for blowing horns?  The cross word puzzle goes like this.      Answer is Horn bill. \Many myths  and stories are woven around Horn bills throughout the world..In Kerala Vezhambal suggests the endless  waiting for rain. People believe that they … Continue reading »

MARAYUR DOLMENS

MARAYUR DOLMENS

      Iron age is commonly  named Megalithic age characterized by the practice of raising big stone monuments to the dead.Megalithic tradition reached Kerala around the mid -first millennium BC and  continued to prevalent till the mid first millennium AD about ten centuries.Various types of burials such as urns, cysts,stone circles,cap stones ,umbrella stones,rock … Continue reading »

COCHIN BRIDGE AT SHORANUR

COCHIN BRIDGE AT SHORANUR

                  You may think Cochin bridge in Eranamkulam district..you are wrong .It is situated 100 km north of Kochi and provided connectivity  to the princely state of Cochin and erstwhile British rail head of Shoranur across Bharathappuzha.It is situated in between Cheruthuruthy  and shoranur.Many noble persons and … Continue reading »

KAITHALI TEMPLE ,  Pattambi .A.S.I. SITE IN PALAKKAD District.

KAITHALI TEMPLE , Pattambi .A.S.I. SITE IN PALAKKAD District.

        There remains a myth still woven around the construction of Kaithali temple. The myth holds that Pattambi kaithali temple was built by globins or Bhooothathans.The sanctum sanctorium ( Sreekovil) of the temple is   a monolithic structure.It’s really an unfinished construction. The legend runs like this. Kattilmadam was the roof of kaithali temple … Continue reading »

ANCHURULI TUNNEL

ANCHURULI TUNNEL

  ”I found myself in what appeared to be a large tunnel with a small white light at the other end. I was moving towards this light. I was surrounded by a feeling of absolute peace and what I can only describe as cool revelation. It felt wonderful to be there. “. It is so … Continue reading »

EDAKAL ROCK ENGRAVINGS

EDAKAL ROCK ENGRAVINGS

Art as a mark of divinity distinguishes human beings from the rest of the animal community.It is a non verbal language with non conscious meaning but a medium that communicates with people of all the ages. Thus prehistoric art throws light into prehistoric life. Cave art is divided into three phases the first phase  comprising … Continue reading »

EDAKAL CAVES

EDAKAL CAVES

  Ambukuthy mala or Edakal Mala is one of the principal hills of Wynad  that lies beside the ancient trade route connecting ports of Kerala and high mountains of Mysore. The route was constantly  used  during different  periods of history.The Edakal caves on the Ambukuthy hills, near Ambalavayal, are famous for their Neolithic rock engravings … Continue reading »

SMALL GREEN BILLED MALKOHA OR BLUE -FACED MALKOHA OR PACHACHUNDAN was spotted at Ottappalam

SMALL GREEN BILLED MALKOHA OR BLUE -FACED MALKOHA OR PACHACHUNDAN was spotted at Ottappalam

  It was a sultry afternoon of hot April month..I signed up for bird watching .I was walking slowly along the trail that led to the thickets, sacred groves around  Manissery near Ottappalam.Our fethered freiends were already active along the groves..The Magpie robins were bending the last rays of the sun with its sharp whistling.Red … Continue reading »

Dhauli hills..Viswa shanti stupa..

Dhauli hills..Viswa shanti stupa..

  It was here  at the foot hills of by the side of Daya river that the valiant people of Kalinga defended their territory till their last breath… It was here the river of Daya turned blood red coloured…It was here the pangs of the deceased reverberated . It had influential consequences in Indian history. … Continue reading »

HAPPY VISHU !happy new year ! Aprospeous year ahead !

HAPPY VISHU !happy new year ! Aprospeous year ahead !

”March winds, April showers and brings forth may flowers!!!” HAPPY VISHU ! ”May the sun bring you new energy in the new year by day, May the moon softly recharge you by night.”HAPPY VISHU! ”May the rain wash away  your worries May the breeze blow your strength into being…”HAPPY VISHU! ”So darkness shall be light … Continue reading »