Monday, September 26, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Project Proposal at ---------------------------
1. Teachers Training Centre / Supplimentary Teaching Skills
A. Teachers Training Centre with Moral – Cultural – International Teaching Capability to be immediately started. This will support the school to have high professional teachers. Provide a year Diploma in Teaching Technology (associated with IGNOU Community College?)
B. Create a Multimedia E-Leaning Centre with lot of E-Content Developed / Collected / with students centric Teaching Materials. This becomes the assignments / projects for the aforesaid Diploma Program
2. Holiday Learning Classes (Grade on number of hours of learning) for variety of subjects at different centers of learning with local resources and global-spiritual outlook. This will be of great attractions that are eager to learn utilizing their holidays as summer / winter / X-mas / Onam aiming Non-Resident Keraliates.
3. Development of YOUTH VOLUNTEERS with training on Safety / Security / House Keeping / Catering / Travel & Tours / Ritualistic – Cultural – Social – Awareness
A. Select 50 each in district level and train them in the District Centers. They could be molded to support the volunteer service for external postings as required.
B. Creative a Certified Session / Degree (flexible) on the job learning as part of IGNOU Program.
C. Prefer these professionals for the postings at Associated / Our Contact Centers.
D. This program can be part-time / evening / holiday programs with guest faculty support.
4. CIVIL Service Training Centre - Graduates / post Graduates aspiring for Civil Service / Motivated to get into Civil Service need to be brought to the Centre for A year Residential Program (Registered for a PG of their choice under IGNOU?) . Guest Faculty can be drawn who are at Key positions / Retired as senior Civil Servants.
5. Unique Multiple Co-Existing Centre
E. Geriatric Care + Catering & House Keeping Courses + Hermitage with Health care Support + Volunteers Training Centre can be in a centralized place.
F. Practical Sessions being in all the centers of --------------------------- / Other Old-Age Homes / Hotels / District Hermitages that can be planned.
G. Create NH-Side / Tourism Centered distribution / support stations with clean-comfortable places.
H. Most of the initiatives need to be run by the self-supporting family oriented groups in various centers in collaborative association who will support the man-power – wherein we will be able to organize Training / give Professional Touch / allow Franchise names on Share / Profit models / Fees.
I. A centrally located - like the one that was indicated at --------------------------- / close to KOCHI AIRPORT – centre can support this plan and also can support the YOUTH VOLUNTEER Training & Civil Service Coaching etc.
1. Existing Property cost need to be estimated. Let that be around - ` 60,000,000.
2. We may need another ` 30,000,000 for the development of the centre.
3. Till the centre can run by self sustaining mode we will require a seed money of ` 30,000,000.
4. Total amount required for the project - ` 100,000,000 can be collected / shared by unit share of - ` 500,000. This may be from 20 or 200 members on ` 5,000,000 or ` 500,000.
5. We could make the Director Board / Advisors / Coordinators / Managers.
(Heritage Eternal All-age Resort, Register No……………..)
At Nagaram Village (4 Kms from Bolarum, 6 Kms from Kushaiaguda, 13 Kms from Secunderabad) in a 12-Acre Panoramic land is the HEART being planned.
Governed by a national registered trust, for the service.
A Heritage Center, Activities Guided by Dr T P SASIKUMAR
Lessons on Science of Living
Vegetarian Food including the Vedic Food based on the traditional prescription
Eternal Concept of Energy handled by SEEDLING (Spiritual & Esoteric Energy Dowsing & heaLING, Secunderabad) from Dr T P SASIKUMAR
Residential Holiday / Week-end Cottages for all ages (Kids, Girls, Boys, Family, Old) (constructed in heritage style, without furniture like COT etc.).
Prayer / Meditation / Yoga Hall (covered by white clothes only, no roofing, no walls, shaded by herbal plants and trees).
Play ground (all the facilities and coaches are planned).
Health Treatment / Massage Center to provide the traditional treatment.
Counseling for Good-living (for the Kids, Family, Old-age)
Library with large collection of books on humanity, periodicals, and separate Kids Section.
Swimming pool on a lifted terrain giving a natural running water effect.
Though mixing with the community is planned, facility is provided for privacy.
You can be creative and part of us (in building the facility, parting your knowledge, constructive participation of any kind)
Venue for the talented (your kids with dance, music, drama, etc. or painting etc.)
Kids Club (with activities on Specific Subject wise / activity wise / GK etc.)
Enjoy the nature with the animals in the garden in the hurly-burly.
Expansion plan to create a Residentail School, Old Age Home, Orphanage etc.
To Join Us / To Avail the Facilities
You need to understand us / see the facility.
Join us through recommendations / introduction by friends / relatives. Forms will be available through private circulation / visit at HEART.
You can be a Family / Individual member, for each member at a rate Rs.5000/= as deposit for lifetime membership of HEART. Multiple deposits carry multiple facilities.
Returnable deposit does not carry interest and can be withdrawn with one-month notice.
Non-returnable deposit will carry an interest rate of 10% and will get adjusted in the bills at the HEART.
All the facility is FREE for the members, including the food.
Each member is allowed to bring 25 guests per year. The cards will be issued on every first visit on the calendar year at HEART.
Each member can enjoy five days stay in the cottage as per the advanced booking and availability. For Rs.10,000/= deposit, 10 days stay is free.
One member could nominate / authorize the facility for a non-member for the stay on half concession. (Present stay is charged Rs.2000/= for a day).
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Nalambalam Yatra begins from the Rama temple in Triprayar and ends up at Shatrughna Temple in Payyammal. It is customary to visit the four temples in the order Rama, Bharata, Lakshmana and Shatrughna respectively. Triprayar Temple houses a 6 ft tall idol of the Lord, holding Shankha, Sudarsanachakra, Stick and Garland, in a very ferocious form facing east. He is seen in standing posture. Vedi Vazhipadu is the main offering, but that does not match with the Lord. There are many lunatic beliefs that Hanuman burnt many fire crackers on the ear of the Lord, but as Hanuman can't do any harm to Rama, that is not good to believe it. The temple is under the control of Cochin Devaswom Board, a cruel temple autonomous body. Koodalmanikyam Temple houses another 6 ft tall idol of the Lord, seen in ferocious form, facing east, in standing posture holding the same things as seen at Triprayar. This is one of the rare temples where only one idol is there. The temple has a private devaswom. Moozhikkulam is the only temple in Ernakulam District, and the only one among the four temples, which belong to the 108 Divya Desams, praised by Alwars. The temple houses another 6 ft tall idol, similar to the idol at Guruvayoor, holding Shankha, Sudarsanachakra, Mace and Lotus, in standing posture, facing east. Payammal is the smallest temple, having the smallest idol, also similar to that at Guruvayoor. This is the way to praise them:
Nalambalam pilgrimage is gaining more and more popularity today. Nalambala Darsanam is an annual pilgrimage to four well-known temples in central Kerala during the Malayalam month of Karkkidakam (July 17 to August 16). Nalambala Darsanam involves offering prayers at the Triprayar Sree Rama Temple, Irinjalakuda Koodalmanikyam Temple, Moozhikkulam Lakshmana Temple, and Payammal Shathrughna Temple, which are dedicated to Lord Rama, Bharatha, Lakshmana and Shathrughna respectively, on a single day. Karkkidakam is the last month of Malayalam Era. Salient feature of Karkkidakam is that it is period of famine and illness. To overcome sufferings people resort to medical treatment and spiritual enrichment. A special way of living and worship of Rama is the general trend of the period. Chanting of Ramamantra and recitation of Adyatma Ramayanam Kilippattu written by Thunchathu Ezhuthachan echoes in each and every house. To get rid of the difficulties of this month, people of Thrissur region started the Nalambalm pilgrimage centuries ago. It’s origin was at a time when vehicles were not available and pilgrimage to these four temples – as a ritual it had to be completed within one day between daybreak and noon - was an ardent task, yet devotees did it right out of their deep devotion. Great pains earned them great gains. Now these four temples are well connected with roads. It has become very easy now to visit these temples in a single day. Tens of thousands of pilgrims from different parts of the State will visit these temples every year during Karkkidakam. These temples also attract devotees from neighbouring States.
It is believed that the idols of Rama, Bharatha, Lakshmana and Shathrughna were the pooja idols of Lord Krishna. He worshipped these 4 idols in Dwaraka. At the end of Dwapara Yuga, Dwaraka was swallowed by the sea. These four idols floated over the sea water all together and at last reached the Cheetuva region of Kerala shore. Vakkayil Kaimal, a minister with the Ayirur Kovilakam of Ponnani had a dream one night in which some mysterious person appeared before him and told him about the floating idols. The Kaimal being an ardent devotee hastened to the sea shore. There the fishermen who got the idols handed over them to him. They were duly installed in four temples - Rama at Thriprayar, Bharata at Irinjalakuda, Lakshmana at Moozhikulam and Shathrughna at Payammal - as directed in the dream.
There is special rule to follow during the Nalambalam Yatra. The first temple to be attended is the Triprayar Sree Rama Temple. After the Nirmalyam at 3am there, proceed to Irinjalakkuda to attend the Usha pooja at the Koodalmanikya Swami Temple. From Irinjalakkuda then proceed to Moozhikkulam Lakshmana Perumal Temple to attend Utcha pooja. Devottees must reach the Payammal Shathrughna Temple in the evening to attend Deeparadhana and Athazha puooja there. Devotees must also vist the Hanuman Temple near Chandanakkavu in this yatra.
2.Irinjalakkuda Koodalmanikya Swami Temple
Triprayar Sree Rama Swami Temple
Triprayar Temple, located in Thrissur district is one of the important temples dedicated to Lord Rama. Triprayar temple is located 22 kms south west of Thrissur in between Kodungalloor and Guruvayoor in the mid landmass of Chettuva. The temple is situated on the bank of river Theevra. Theevra river is also called Purayar. Hence this place got the name Thirupurayar (sacred river) and later became Triprayar. There is an interesting legend about the origin of this river. Lord Mahavishnu during his Vamana incarnation visited this place while going to Thrikkakkara and he found no water to wash his legs as the whole place was dry and desolate. Vamana took the water from his kamandalu (a small round vessel used by hindu sages to carry water) and poured the water to wash his legs, that source of water never went dry but kept on flowing as the Thiru Purayar or the Thriprayar (river of divine source) as it is called now. Purayar is also called Nandiyar.
Out of the four idols discovered by fisher men, the Sree Rama idol was the most important. Vakkayil Kaimal decided to install it in Triprayar. It is said that when the image of Rama was discovered and was about to be consecrated, it was divinely ordained that a peacock would appear and mark the exact time for installation. Kaimal and his men waited for a long time for the peacock but it didn't appeared. Apparently the Tanthri (chief priest) installed the idol when a devotee bearing peacock feathers appeared. Soon after the installation the peacock appeared in front of the Sreekovil. It is said that the priests and Kaimal regretted their decision later and to make up for this deficiency the sacrificial stone or the valiya balikkallu was installed at the spot marked by the peacock. Hence the balikkal is said to have the same importance as the deity itself. But this sacrificial stone showed a tendency to spin on its axis. It was Naranathu Bhranthan who fixed it at the spot by hammering a nail through it amidst the chanting of mantras. A mark of a nail can still be seen gives credence to this belief.
In order to prevent any decline in the power of the idol on account of the change in its location Naranathu Bhranthan also arranged to install two goddesses on either side of the deity-Sree Devi on the right and Bhumi Devi on the left. Another legend says that it was Vilwamangalm Swamiyar who is associated with several temples of Kerala, installed the Sree Devi and Bhumi Devi images and shut the Western doors of the temple. One day Swamiyar reached this temple and offered prayers to Lord Rama. During his pooja he noticed that Sree Devi and Bhumi Devi were entering the temple from the western gateway to offer prayers to the Lord. In order to set right the fault in location of the idol he requested them to stay inside the sreekovil. The Goddesses agreed and later Swamiyar installed Sree Devi and Bhumi Devi idols on either side of Rama. He then closed the western doors and left the temple. The western doors of the temple remain shut even today.
The image of Rama (Triprayar Thevar) resembles the Chaturbhuja Vishnu form with four arms, bearing a conch(Panchajanya), a disc (Sudarsana), a bow (Kodanda) and a garland respectively. It is believed that the deity worshipped here possesses some of the aspects of Shiva too. It was after killing the asura, Khara that Sri Rama got both the Shaiva and Vaishnava aspects. Thus Triprayar Thevar is also called Khara Samhara Moorthy. It is also believed that the portrayal of Rama with a garland held in the image's hand is also suggestive of aspects of Bhrahma and hence the deity is said to be a manifestation of the Trimoorthis. The image is adorned with necklaces and other fine jewelry. Images of Sreedevi and Bhudevi are on either side. There is an image of Dakshinamoorthy, in the sanctum facing the south. Dakshinamoorthy is commonly found in Shiva temples. There is also a lamp behind the image which is kept burning all the time. Because of these and also because of the fact that people got relief when troubled by evil spirits chathan-the deity is believed to have a Shiva aspect also.
Ganapathy prathishta is located at the south west corner of the sreekovil. Though there is no separate idol for Rama's best devotee Hanuman, it is believed that his presence is always there at the Namaskara mandapam of the temple. Devotees generally bow before the mandapa imagining the presence of Hanuman there before worshipping Sree Rama. The offering of flattened rice (avil) made from dried paddy is meant for Hanuman. Near the main temple towards the north there is a small shrine of Gosala Krishna. Outside the temple in the southern side of the courtyard there is an Ayyappa (Shastha) shrine. It is believed that the Shastha shrine was located originally at the site corresponding to the temple's sreekovil. With the arrival of Sree Rama, Ayyappa moved to the south in the present location. Now Thriprayar Thevar is the presiding deity of the Arattupuzha Pooram, one of the important festivals of central Kerala. Lord Ayyappa of this temple also participated in this pooram before the installation of Lord Rama. Except Triprayar Thevar, all other participants in this pooram are Sasthas and Bhagavathys of different temples. This also points to the conversion of Shastha shrine to Rama shrine.
The temple opens at 3am in the morning and remains open till 12pm. The temple reopens at 4pm and remains open till 8.30pm. There are five poojas conducted here as in all great temples- usha pooja, ethirtha pooja, panthiradi pooja, ucha pooja and athazha poojaa. There are three sheevelis (a processional image of the deity is carried around the temple). For Ucha sheeveli elephents are not used for procession. In Mandalakkalam (November-December) there will be a Kazcha Sheeveli instead of Ucha sheeveli. Nirmalya darshan (early morning when the sanctum opens for the day) and athazha pooja are considered very sacred. For athazha pooja especially devas and rishis are supposed to be present to have darshan of the Lord. The original idol of Rama was subject to evere wear with the passage of time. Astrological investigations however revealed that the Lord did not desire to have change of the vigraha. Therefore a raiment was made in Panchaloha and the same now covers the original stone image. Ekadasi in Vrischikam (November- December) and pooram in Meenam (March-April) are the two annual festivals conducted in the temple.
The Ekadasi festival in the month of Vrischikam(November - December) is the main festival. Ekadasi celebrations start on Dasami day(day before Ekadasi) itself when Ayyappa is taken in procession. This shows the importance of Ayyappa whose temple it was before the installation of Sri Rama. On Ekadasi day, Sree Rama is taken in procession with as many as 21 elephants participating. Thousands of people from far and near will gather here to witness the celebrations.
The best way to escape from the clutches of the frolicsome spirit is to worship Thriprayarappan and please him with the offerings. The name itself of the strong of the temple is known as Chathan Bhandaram. It is a common sight that people afflicted with spirits perform various kinds of offerings at the temple to get them eradicated from their bodies.
Firing of kathinas or Vedi vazhipadu is an important offering here. It is to commemorate the return of Hanuman after the search of Sita, with the words, 'Drishta Sita'-seen Sita. There is a belief among Hindus that if anyone sets apart some money as an offering to the deity for firing crackers, the delivery of a pregnant woman in his family will be easy and comfortable. Besides Palpayasam, Chandanam Charthu(smearing of the idol with sandal paste), different archanas and meenoottu(feeding fishs in theevra river) are other important offerings to the deity.
The performing art Chakyar Koothu is very much associated with this temple and is an important offering here. It is said that the once king Samoothiri visited this temple and watched this art and he expressed his wish to see the Hanuman’s mischieves in Lanka in detail. Thus the Koothu was extended to a twelve day performance. The Koothu performance starts on the first of Vrichika month(November). To stage Koothu there should be at least one Brahmin present in the audience. Once there was no Brahmin at all available and the Chakiyar, the performer of Koothu, did not know how to proceed. He stood perplexed, not knowing what to do. Suddenly a voice came from the sanctum saying that 'Koothu is not for Brahmins but for me. Therefore perform Koothu in my presence.' Since then Koothu, which was, being staged in the specially erected Koothambalam on the south-east corner of the temple started being staged in the mandapa itself inside the temple. And only angya Koothu(pantomime) is performed and the sanctum remains open throughout the performance. From Vrischikam 1 (mid-November) kuttu is presented for 12 days by the temple management itself. The subject enacted is Anguliyangam in the Ramayana, that is, Hanuman taking the ring from Site after finding her in Lanka and taking it back to Sri Rama. The major Part of the performance is devoted to a conversation between Hanuman and Sita.
Triprayar temple is rich in wood carvings. The sreekovil is circular in shape with a copper covered conical roof and is surmounted by a golden Thazhikakkudam. The circular sanctum has several sculptural representations of scenes from the Ramayana with a dynamic and lively vitality of design and form a lavish decoration and an integral part of the architectural edifice of the temple. Its walls are decorated with beautiful mural paintings. The namaskara mandapa, which is copper-plated, is profusely sculptured -having 24 panels of woodcarvings representing navagrahas.
The Triprayar temple was originally under the domain of the Zamorin rulers of Kerala. It later came under the posession of the Dutch, the Mysore sultans and the rulers of Cochin. Triprayar temple is situated in what is called Chettuva Island, which was formerly under the Zamorins. In 1719 it was annexed by the Dutch. Then Tipu Sultan defeated the Dutch and annexed the territory. Tipu Sultan did not spare Triprayar Thevar also. To test the divinity of the idol he struck at one of the hands. Blood started oozing. He repented his action and developed faith and devotion to the god. To make amends he donated to the temple some of the landed property he had annexed. Later the territory became part of Cochi and the Cochi King gave the ownership of this temple to local Nampoothiri community. Thereafter this temple was owned by three important Nampoothiri families - Jyanappally, Chelur, and Punnappilli - and the administration was carried out by Blahayil Nair. But unfortunately due to continuous conflict between the owners and Blahayil Nair, the government took over the charge of the temple. Now it is under the administrative control of the Cochin Devaswom Board.
Payammal Shathrughna Swami Temple
Sathrughna Swami The Payammal temple, 6 km from Vellankallur along the Irinjalakuda-Kodungallur route, is one of the few Shathrughna shrines in the State. The Payammal temple is about seven kilometers from Iringalakuda Koodalmanikya temple in the Iringalakuda Mathilakam route. Shathrukhna is considered to be the reincarnation of the Sudarsana Chakra(disc) in the hands of Mahavishnu. This is the smallest temple among Nalambalams. Of the four idols retrieved from the sea by the fishermen this idol is the smallest. All the other three temples have circular sreekovils but here sreekovil is in rectangular shape.
The idol of Lord Shatrughna is housed in a squarish granite sanctum sanctorum in the Shathrughna temple. The original Panchaloha (Five Metals - Brass, Bronze, Copper, Gold and Silver) has been untracable though efforts have been made to retrieve it from the temple pond situated in the back yard of the temple complex. The existing idol made of granite exudes a rare
Ramapuram Sree Rama Swami Temple
This temple is situated at Ramapuram near Palai, located about 40 km from Kottayam and is well connected by bus. Devottees can reach here from Koothattukulam in M.C road. Main deity is Rama.This temple is managed by a Temple Trust of 3 Nampoothiri families on rotation, viz. Amanakara, Kunnoor and Karanattu Mana.
Thirumarayoor Sree Rama Swami Temple
Thirumarayoor is a small village situated around 5 km from Piravom in Ernakulam district. The name "Thirumarayoor" originated from an event linked with the epic of "Ramayana". Seetha was attracted by a golden deer, which was originally the Mareecha who disguised as a deer, as part of the plot of Ravana to keep Rama away and steal Seetha. While Rama was chasing the deer, it disappeared at this place. The word in Malayalam for "disappear" is "marayuka". "Thiru" is indicating something related to God and "ooru" is the place. Thus the name Thiru-mara-ooru (Thirumarayoor) was originated. Thirumarayoor Sree Rama Swami temple is a beautifully sculptured ancient temples and is situated in a tiny land surrounded by paddy field.
Mulakkulam Lakshmana Swami Temple
Mulakkulam Lakshmana Swami Temple is situated at Mulakkulam in Kottayam district. This temple is closely associated with Thirumarayoor Sree Rama Swami temple. This temple have a copper dwaja prathishta and Manayathattu Nampoothiri is the Tantri.
Bharathappilly Bharatha Swami Temple
Bharathappilly Bharatha Swami Temple is situated at Memmury around 7km from Piravam in Ernakulam district.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Plan is to get the best link of people with social commitment
(Non-political, non-religious people, who are seniors are rare !!)
YOUNG who are not active in these cast/political/corruption life...
Get them in the local regeneration activity.
take 8th class brighter ones in the village.
gather them on holidays to educate them the best of all in the world.
use electronic / net / computer support..
financial support from the local resources / rich man's contributions from local.
pay good for the youth in the local for the support / time they are on this.
8th class is the icon
9th to 12th can be the shadow icon
b next five years we would have the good group of volunteers in Kerala
every village / panchayath must have the best educated
who shall be leaders / all India service / teachers / judicial / all walks of life like this...
educational / value based / social commitment / ..
bright brains shall build Kerala by next 15 years..
Sample Project in Home State : Kerala Vision – 2020
2011 – Create - ICON- Youth Skill Development Centers.
Central Secretariat : Central Kerala / TRICHUR
Class room / Office / Computer Connected with Internet. PAS and a Projector . Full Time (24 hours) single Manager Staff (paid Rs.10,000 per month). Funded by local resource. Manager shall be selected / trained / posted / governed by ICON Central Secretariat.
Advisory Board / Resource Board
20 Member, who are not office bearers of any Politics / Religious Group. Social Commitment in heart. These are the one who will drive the fund required to run the activity. Support the infrastructure development etc.
Young / Energetic one who have commitment towards the vision. Trained by ICON-TP. Locally identified youth shall be trained at Sobha for unpating E-learning / multimedia and provide/share the digital learning aids.
Selected 100 students of 8th class, who are called ICON students. 50:50 is boys : girls.
ICON-Shadow will be the sessions for the 9th to 12tgh class for the next few years to patch-up the gap in service.
ICON students will not go for any other sessions when ICON program is in action. ATTENDANCE is 95 % for the next year / continuous participation eligibility.
Paid and unpaid 50:50, Merit + Income is the criteria for the non-paid scheme.
Selection will be with a entrance / aptitude test / interview / test conducted with a clean vision.
holidays / evenings / without disturbing the class sessions will be conducted with lot of activity / tour, interaction with professionals etc…
Learning Beyond Limits is the mission. Encourage to ask questions and create a creative thinking group on INDIA Development.
FIDCO – Future India Developmental Council + SHIKSHA I2A2S2L2 implementation
9400105373 / 9502038875 / 9447437948 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, August 20, 2009
According to Ayurveda, the first requirement for healing is the understanding of the three doshas. Tridosha Concept inside the body govern the phyico-chemical and physiological activities. Three doshas are Vata (from ether and air), Pitta (from fire and an aspect of water), and Kapha (from water and earth). A balance among the tridosha is necessary for health. For example, the air principle kindles the bodily fire, but water is necessary to control fire, otherwise the bodily fire would burn the tissues. Vata moves Kapha and Pitta, since Kapha and Pitta are immobile. Together, the tridosha governs all metabolic activities; anabolism (Kapha), catabolism (Vata), and metabolism (Pitta). When Vata is out of balance, the metabolism will be disturbed, resulting in excess catabolism, which is the breakdown or deterioration process in the body. When anabolism is greater than catabolism, there is an increased rate of growth and repair of the organs and tissues. Excess Pitta disturbs metabolism, excess Kapha increases the rate of anabolism and excess Vata creates emaciation (catabolism).
Ayurveda has the ability to detect disease at the very onset. For example let’s say that excess pitta has accumulated, perhaps because you are a pitta type wgo finds himself under heavy stress or just suffering through the discomfort of a very hot summer. Once there is enough excess pitta has accumulated, it starts to move around the body, leaving the places where it is supposed to remain. In short order it finds a place where ama (toxic residue) is present; it now gets stuck to the ama. This event concludes the first three stages of disease. At this point, as no text book disorder is present, no symptoms of disease can be detect by a normal medical doctor. But ayurveda terms the body is no longer healthy, and prescribes medication. If you are evry much aware of your body, you can sense the initial onset of the dosa imbalance. Everone recognizes the subtle changes that indicates a cold of flue is diseases, feeling out of sorts registers as a vague discomfort that cannot be localized or identified. It usually baffles the doctor, who tries to find overt symptoms like muscle weekness, low-grade fever, or simply lingering fatigue. This sort of vague premonition in the body holds true even for a sudden heart attack of stroke, which is rarely sudden at all. The victim is usually given warning in advance about his dosas but doesn’t heed them.
Once a dosha gets stuck somewhere, it generally ushers in the fourth stage, where the first distinct symptoms of sickness begin to appear. If pitta is lodged in the skin, you may feel a little inflammation or itching. If it is in the stomach, you may feel heart burn or upset stomach. (We are not blaming just pitta for disease symptoms. Any dosha can lodge anywhere. If excess vata has lodged in a joint, one of the most likely places for it, since joints readily pick up ama, you might feel a twinge of arthritis). Except for such vague signs, there is still no indication that a serious disease might be in the offing.
Because ayurveda works at such a subtle level of our bodies, symptoms can be relieved that are often quite mysterious, including unexplainable pain, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and so on.
Factors that increase vata
Explosure to cold , no routine in yur life, eating to much dry, frozen or leftover food, or food with bitter, pungent or astringents taste.Fasting, too much traveling, too much or inappropriate exercise, suppressing natural urges, abdominal surgery.Not oiling the skin.
Factors that increase pitta
Exposure to heat, eating too much red meat, salt, spicy or sour foods. Indigestion and irregularity of meals. Exercising at midday, Drugs especially antibiotics. Too much intellectual work/thinking. Alcohol, Fatigue.Anger,Hate fear, emotion.
Factors that increase kapha
Exposure to cold , eating too much sweet ,meat ,fats, cheese, milk, ice cream, yogurt, fried food, excessive use of salt. Excessive intake of water , taking naps after meals. Doing nothing. Sedative and tranquilizers. Doubts, greed, and possessiveness. Lack of comapation.
Mansoon Month is Poor Mans’ Days
It is widely regarded as the most inauspicious of months on the Malayalam almanac. The Malayalam month of `Karkidakam' has a tradition of evoking varied responses from the devout- minded and spreading panic in the minds of the superstitious. But for many, it is a different one. The monsoon months of June and July were exclusively reserved for rejuvenation therapies that helped to relax and unwind the tired body and soul of the health. The rain fury would keep the people indoors relieving them from the daily grinds of cultivation activities in farms and the paddy fields. The Malayalam month of ‘Karkidakam’ (July) is also known as Ramayana month during which the epic would be read out in temples and all Hindu homes at crack of dawn.
Women, after taking an early morning bath wear shoots of ten specific plants (‘dasapuspam’) in their hair and wear home- made kajal in their eyes and the dark green juice of ‘mukutti’ leaves (a small shrub with yellow flowers seen in Kerala) on their forehead.
Karkidaka Chikitsa (Monsoon Treatment)
In monsoon season all the Tridoshas (Vata, Pitha, Kapha) aggravates. It is the ideal time to flush out all impurities and to bring back all the tridoshas to balanced state. `Karkidakam' is usually referred to as the month when the resistance power of human body drops dramatically. Most persons reinforce their worship of the Lord to help tide over the gloomy month with minimum hardship. There some who go the spartan way, proclaiming a month-long abstinence from indulgence of any sort. For many a fatigued body and mind the season is considered ideal to undergo ayurvedic treatment.
Ayurveda Health Maintenance in Season
First Process is cleansing, this comes under Sodhana Chikitsa (Elimination and purification). This therapy purifies the whole body to attain proper balance of Thridoshsas (Vata, Pitha, Kapha) and enhances immunity thus to maintain health. Treatment includes Snehapana, Abhyangam (General Massage), Nasyam (Medicated Oils poured through nostrils), Pizhichil, Dhara, Virechanam, Njavarakizhi, Tharpanam (Medicated ghee or medicines kept over eyes), Karnapooranam (Medicated fumes applied to ears), Medicated steam bath and Vasthi.
Many herbal oil massages and ayurvedic treatment regimens puts them back on their feet to get along with the demanding daily routines for the rest of the year. Though the life style in this part of the world has undergone a sea change with many traditional customs and life styles fast eroding with the onslaught of time, Keralites still value the timeless charm of rejuvenation therapy known in local parlance as ‘sukha chikitsa’ which would roughly translate as pamper sessions.
Special Ayurveda Food
Rice porridge enhanced with an array of ayurvedic medicines along with homegrown vegetable and sprouts forms the lunch. During this month, the body is ensured plenty of rest and relaxation. Tender shoots and leaves of countless useful plants including pumpkin and drumstick are lavishly included in the vegetarian food through out the month (if u ask me its same through out the year, they do not know any other vegetable). The abstinence from alcohol and smoking are strictly propagated during this period.
Made up of as many as 27 medicinal herbs including `Muyalcheviyan' , `Cheroola', `Poovamkurunnu', `Kodiyaavanakku', `Kurunthotti', `Nilappana', `Uzhinja' and several others by boiling with `Njavara rice', the `Oushadakkanji' is being sold like hot cakes in the afternoons.