Sree Narayana Guru was born in the year 1854 AD at Chempazhanthy, in the suburb of the city of Trivandrum, the present capital of Kerala State, India. Sree Narayana Guru was a great saint of India. He was a sage, philosopher, poet and social revolutionary. His words have universal appeal and perennial value. Sree Narayana founded two famous Ashrams, one at Varkala and the other at Alwaye, with educational institutions attached to them. One of his teaching is Ask not, Say not Think not caste...
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Hike up the rugged terrains of the Chembra Peak located 2,100 metres above sea level on the southern part of Wayanad. Chembra is the tallest peak in Wayanad and is an ideal area for trekking. There is a heart shaped lake on the way to the top of the peak, which is believed to have never dried up, is a major tourist attraction here. With permission from the Forest Department, one-day treks and two-day wildlife treks are possible. You can have group treks of up to ten people or hike on your own, accompanied by a guide.
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The venue of this boatrace festival is Payippad backwaters, near Payippad in Alappuzha district
This is another spectacular boat race of Kerala held annually on the Payippad River in Alappuzha. The boat race commemorates the legend associated with the installation of the idol at the Subrahmanya Swamy Temple, Haripad. The legend says that the villagers once had a vision, which directed them to a whirlpool in Kayamkulam Lake where they discovered the idol of Sree Subramanya. The Payippad Boat Race is held every year to remember this event.
The race has the largest participation of snake boats after the Nehru Trophy boat race. Apart from the breathtaking race of the snake boats and other country boats the event is made more impressive by colourful water pageants.
Nearest railway station: Haripad, about 5 km.Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 85 km from Alappuzha.
KERALA is a state in India. It is located on the south-western region of the country. It was created on 1 November 1956, with the passing of the States Reorganisation Act bringing together the areas where Malayalam was the dominant language. Kerala is today one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world. Today Kerala Tourism is a global super brand and is recognized as a pioneer and trend setter in the country.
Kerala which is often referred to as 'God's Own Country' has a large number of Hindu temples.
Many of the temples have unique traditions and most hold festivals on specific days of the year. Temple festivals usually
continue for a number of days.
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Ayurveda is the traditional healing system of India, and a part of cultural inheritance. Ayurveda is considered as 'upaveda' of Atharva Veda. Ayurveda means, it discuss Ayu ie. Life in its every aspects. It is not merely a science which deals with diseases and tratments or with a few combinations of them.
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Kerala Astrology is considered to be one of the oldest most accurate and consistent forms of astrology over the world. It is a natural cosmic science based on real astronomy. In India where astrology is taken very seriously it is one of the most important gifts to the Indian culture.
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