Kerala Festivals

Kerala Thrissur Pooram Festival Photos And Images

Thrissur Pooram

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Sabarimala Swamy Ayyappan Wallpapers And Photos

The hill shrine of Sabarimala and its deity Lord Ayyappan is matchless in Hindu religion and peculiar to the Kerala State in South India. This forest abode of Lord Ayyappan is in the Western Ghats of India.Lord Ayyappan is a symbol of religious unity and communal harmony. Being born out of Mohini (the female incarnation of Lord Vishnu) and Lord Shiva, he is also known as Bhuthanatha, Dharmasastha, Hariharan, Ayyanar and Manikanta.

The kerala dynamic Onam festival and then Vishu also is special for sabarimala. Thiruvonam (falls approximately during the third week of August) is in the Malayalam month of Chingam. Vishu (Apr 13/14/15) is in the Malayalam month of Medam. These are again days when a fairly large number of pilgrims visit the temple. During Vishu, the temple remains open till 20th of the month. During the other monthly opening days of the temple, the flow of pilgrims is less. The surroundings of the temple are much more peaceful and one can visit the temple more peacefully and leisurely.

The most striking aspect about the pilgrimage to Sabarimala is that pilgrims undertake it without caste, creed, position or social status considerations. They go with only one thing “Swami Darshan” on their mind and one mantra “Swami Saranam Ayyappa” on their lips which they chant or shout constantly.

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Ramadan Kareem Wallpapers and Pictures

Ramadan Kareem:  A Day of Spiritual Celebration

The Month of Ramadan brings all Muslims together. Ramadan is an important month for all Muslims. Ramadan is an Islam’s holy month, occurs as the Islamic calendar’s ninth month. Its meaning is due to the fact that the Qur’an is said to have been first revealed in this month. ‘Lailut ul Qadr’ is the name given to the specific night on which the Prophet Muhammad received the revelation, and according to Muslim tradition to pray on this night is more meritorious than many months of worship. Many mosques during the Taraweeh prayers will recite a portion of the Muslim holy book each night of Ramadan.

The month of Ramadan has been blessed by Allah, Muslims believe that good deeds will bring a greater reward than at other times of the year. Ramadan lasts for 29 or 30 days depending on the sighting of the new moon. The month of Ramadan is meant to teach Muslims patience, tolerance and modesty. Ramadan is a month for spiritual teaching during which all Muslims pray and fast for Allah. The significance of the month of Ramadan for Muslims is great because during this month Muslims pray for guidance to follow the right path, refrain from sins, devils temptations, any evil thoughts or deeds and to purify themselves by praying, doing good deeds and restraining themselves against any evil thoughts or actions.

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Kerala: God’s Own Country

Kerala: God’s Own Country

The name “Keralam” comes from two words: “Kera” + “Alam”. (“Kera” means coconut (tree) and “Alam” means land or location). The State of Keralam was formed by the amalgamation of three regions: the Kingdom of Thiruvithamcoore (Travancore), the Kingdom of Kochi (Cochin), and the Province of Malabar.

Keralam – Gods Own Country

Keralam 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.

The state has an area of 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi) and is bordered by Karnataka to the north, Tamil Nadu to the south and the east and the Lakshadweep Sea towards the west. Thiruvananthapuram is the capital and largest city of Keralam. Kochi and Kozhikode are the other major cities. Keralam is also known for its many small towns that are scattered across the state, thus creating a higher density of population. There are 44 rivers flowing through Keralam, most of them are small and entirely fed by the Monsoons. The Keralam Backwaters, an interconnected system of brackish water lakes and river estuaries, lies behind the coast and runs virtually the length of the state.

Keralam is a popular tourist destination famous for its backwaters, Ayurvedic treatments and tropical greenery. Keralam has a higher Human Development Index than all other states in India. The state has a literacy rate of 94.59 percent, the highest in India. A survey conducted in 2005 by Transparency International ranked Keralam as the least corrupt state in the country. Keralam has witnessed significant migration of its people, especially to the Persian Gulf .

The National Geographic Traveler has quoted Keralam as India’s most verdant state with one of the world’s 50 “must see” destinations. “The god who made Keralam had a green thumb”, true to the popular Malayali saying, Kerala’s rich resources have long attracted visitors from across the oceans. It is in fact here that the first seafarers set foot on Indian soil.

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Keralam, God’s Own Country, is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. A state with 100% literacy, world standards of health, and a hard working, determined, dedicated population is always setting standards in all most all the spheres of its activity. In more modern times the Keralites have migrated in large numbers in search of employment to several foreign countries like United States, Malaysia and Singapore in South East Asia as well as to several countries of Africa and West Asia. The professionals of Keralam are among the most wanted experts in the fields of medicine, Information Technology etc.

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Onam Pookalam Designs and Wallpapers

Kerala Onam Pookalam: Colours that Reflects the Culture

Onam is a very famous south festival. The festival often falls around the malayalam month chingam. The biggest and the most happening day in the carnival of Onam is Thiruvonam. There are a lot of activities that takes place all over the state on Onam. The Onam Celebration of the first day is marked by intricate floral carpets called Onam Pookalam.

Onam Pookalm is a colourful collection of flowers like a Rangoli on the floor. Tradition of decorating Onam Pookalm is extremply populr in South India especially in Kerala. Commenly used various flowers are used in Onam Pookalm designs include Kakka Poovu, Chemparathy, Thumba. Hanuman Kireedam, Mukkutti, Aripoo or Konginipoo and Chethi etc…

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