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

      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

                  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.

        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

  ”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

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 »

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..

  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 »

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 »

MIGRATORY BIRDS ALONG THE COAST OF BHARATHAPUZHA NO 6 GLOSSY IBIS

.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 »