Lotus farms of Thirunnavaya

“Amid much din and firing of guns the Morituri, the Chaver Nayars, the elect of four Nayar houses in Waluvanad, step forth from the crowd and receive the last blessings and farewells of their friends and relatives. They have just partaken of the last meal they are to eat on earth at the house of … Continue reading »

Thira Poothan folk art of Valluvanad.

THIRA FOLK PERFORMANCE IN VALLUVANAD. It is believed that various forms of arts worshipping goddess Bhadrakaali prevailed much before the origin of temples. Once the worship of gods and goddesses started at the temples, various types of arts used to be performed to please goddess Bhadrakaali at Bhadrakaali temples. By and large, many of them were … Continue reading »

Kavalappara palace ,Kavalappara swaroopam

Kavalappara swaroopam  was the confederation of 96 Desams that lies in between Kaniyampuram thodu eastern side and  Ongallur thodu in the west.it stretches around Mundakkottukurissi towards the  north and Bharathappuzha flows as the southern boarder.the southern boarder stretching  area s of the eight-acre of the Kavalappara .Kavalappara swaroopam was a unique state that was in … Continue reading »

Karinkali , a folk performance of Paraya community

VIDEO CLICK HERE TO WATCH  karinkali in action The summer as it comes bursting  up of  born fires in Asokam, wild yellow  puffing of shower golden trees,booms from the large drums shakes the Thiras,,sounds from the majestic trumpet rent the air andColourfully attired electrifying karnkalis of course, they are black of the black! pulsate  the … Continue reading »


.It was Ayilakkad wetlands near Ponnani.The water stretches have grown  leaner and drier under   the trail blazing April  sun.The sky was partly over cast. I could spot a bird in the shallow muddy waters amid egrets and other shore birds..it was more than half  meter long and seemed bigger than egrets .it had been … Continue reading »

Chulannur Peafowl sanctuary

  Chulannur pea fowl sanctuary stretches over 3.42 sq kms. It was established 2007 . it comprises related forest divisions in districts of Thrissur and Palakkad ensuring the long term protection of the natural populations of the pea fowl  occurring in the area and its natural habitat.The sanctuary was renamed as Chulannur wild life sanctuary … Continue reading »

Kothayur Rockcut Chamber Or Muniyara

KOTHAYUR MUNIYARA OR ROCK CUT CHAMBER. The Megalithic monuments in  Palakkad district are fading into oblivion with the authorities responsible for maintaining them, showing grave negligence in preserving them.  The Anakkara  Ponnathannira excavation ASI site which yielded significant proofs are facing neglect of the authorities. It is reported that the monument itself has been completely … Continue reading »


INDIAN GOLDEN ORIOLE, EURASIAN GOLDEN ORIOLE, Oriolus kundoo It was the first week of the summer holidays in 2014. April 8th of 2014.The overcast sky  presented and the sultry morning and promised a drizzle. The splendid growing of the tree was not  alone on the  hedge. I haven’t seen such a fruit tree before.I haven’t noticed  … Continue reading »

White-throated Ground-Thrush (കുറിക്കണ്ണന്‍ കാട്ടുപുള്ള്)

KURIKKANNANKATTUPULLU Orange-headed thrush / Zoothera citrina cyanota / Kurikkannan kattupullu ”A bird came  down the walk, He did not know I saw, He bit an angle-worm in halves And ate the fellow raw. And then he drank a dew from the convenient grass, And then hoped side wise to the wall, To let a beetle … Continue reading »

Happy Vishu! Happy New year! A prosperous year ahead !

  Autumn is a second spring.when every leaf is a flower. Albert camus let every leaf of you turn to bloom ! Happy Vishu !! “The bird dares to break the shell, then the shell breaks open and the bird can fly openly. . You dream, you dare and and you fly.” ― Israelmore Ayivor you … Continue reading »