Tuesday, April 1, 2014
A familiar quote in the Indian Wedding scenario on the occasion of marriage is "Marriages are made in heaven". A marriage is an important social occasion for an individual and their family. Indian Weddings reflect the rich cultural heritage of this country and the religious customs associated with marriage. Some typical religious Indian Weddings include the Hindu Indian Wedding, Muslim Indian Wedding, the Christian Indian Weddings, and the Sikh Indian Weddings. Different customs and rituals are associated with marriages in different regions.
Monday, March 10, 2014
SRISHTY GARDEN RESORTS
How to get there
It is 160 km from Madurai, 55 km from Tiruneveli and 17 km from Kanyakumari. From Tenkasi town (which is 7 km from the resort), take the Old Courtallam Road. Go up to Ayiraperi and take a turn on seeing the name board of the resort on the main road.
Things to do
Visit the main Courtallam falls besides fir more-Five falls, Tiger falls, Chembakadevi falls, Honey falls and New falls.
Visit Tenkasi town and take in its old world charm. Visit the Kasi Viswanathar temple.
If you are a wildlife lover, you could visit the Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve after seeking permission.
Take a dip at Papanasam or Ambasamudram.
Connect yourself with the spa, yoga and meditation at the resort.
Deluxe Cottages (4) Rs. 2,500/-; suites (6) Rs. 1,500/-; double rooms (11) Rs. 1,200/-. Non A/C double rooms (10) Rs. 800/-. An extra bed costs Rs. 150/-.
For details, call: 9443120960, 04633-220960.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
THE TRADITION AND THE RATIONALE
Basically the tents of the Hindu Marriage, its conduct, procedures and styles are explicit laid down in the Vedas. Due to Regional cultural influences, pleasant variations have crept in without altering the fundamentals. The Hindu wedding is a balanced blending of Religious, Moral, Cultural and joy making. It is a memorable event. The Vedic rituals solemnize the marriage while indoctrinating specified duties of the couple through life.
The Hindu Wedding Ceremony has a number of rituals and customs, most of which are often labeled as superstitious or time wasting. It is believed to be nothing but rituals and more rituals. But has asked ourselves what a “Ritual” is? A ritual begins as a creative rational action to express a sentiment or an idea like the lighting of a lamp to dispel darkness at twilight or the folding of hands into a “Namaste” to greet an elder. As more and more people in succeeding generation repeat the action, it becomes a convention then A RITUAL. A ritual is thus an action on which time has set its seal of approval and Sanctity.
The Rituals of the Hindu Wedding are each Symbolic of beautiful and noble sentiments. Unfortunately today many parents and couples perform them without an awareness of the rich meanings behind them.
A modest attempt has therefore been made to briefly describe the implications of the rituals of a Tamil Brahmin wedding. Mostly these are applicable to any other Hindu sect. For the elders, this information may be superfluous, but it is hoped the younger generation, especially those yet to be married, may find these as general guidelines.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
HONEY MOON PLACE
THE ELEGANT COURT –THEKKADY
All about Elegant Living at the Elephant Court
The hotel is one km from Kumily in Idukki District, Kerala. Thekkady is 165 km from Madurai Airport and 180 km from Kochi Airport. The nearest railhead is at Kottayam (110 km away). The distance from Kodaikanal is 150 km and Munnar 110 km.
Things to do:
Trekking, boat or jeep safari, jungle camping, bamboo rafting, elephant rides, tribal village and spice plantation visits.
Lounge in library or check out the tribal gallery.
Laze on the roof top for a beautiful view of the Periyar Wildlife Reserve or splurge at the boutique.
Play some indoor games or dive into the swimming pool.
Burn some calories at the gym or try meditation or yoga with the help of instructors.
Enjoy cultural programmes in the evenings.
There are four Executive Enclaves Rs. 7, 000/-
One Family Enclave Rs.8, 000/-
52 Patio rooms Rs. 10, 500/-
2 Honey Moon Suites Rs. 18, 000/- and
3 Pool Studios Rs. 33, 000/-
The charge for an extra person for the first four categories is Rs. 1, 500/- and for the last two Rs. 4, 000/-. Taxes are applicable. There is no charge for children aged below five and those aged between five and 10 to get 50% off.
Breakfast Rs. 350/-
Lunch Rs. 450/- and
Dinner Rs. 550/-
For details contact: 04869/224697/98
For reservations: 0484-4024440
English Elegance-At King’s Cliff, Ooty
King’s Cliff is on Havelock Road Strawberry Hull, Ooty.
Things to do:
Since King’s Cliff is very close to Central Ooty, you can enjoy the tourist places in the Queen of the Hill stations with relative ease. If you want to avoid the crowds, try walking the winding roads or go further a field if you feel like a bit of adventure. Alternatively, hole up in an armchair in the quiet confines of the bungalow with a good book or an iPod.
Luxury Room Rs. 3,575/-
Deluxe Rs. 3,375/-
Semi-deluxe Rs. 2,075/-
Executive Rs. 1,475/-
This message is gathered from an article from English news daily.