Wednesday, April 27, 2011



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





All about Elegant Living at the Elephant Court

Getting there:

 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.

Meal Rates:

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

Getting there:

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.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Saturday, January 1, 2011