Sunday, September 26, 2010

Parnasala of Navajyothisree Karunakara Guru at Santhigiri Ashram, Trivandrum

Parnasala of Navajyothisree Karunakara Guru at Santhigiri Ashram, Trivandrum,
The Parnasala, standing at 91 feet tall and 84 feet diameter is the largest of its kind in the world. The shrine constructed in the shape of a lotus in full bloom has 12 petals (representing Twelve ‘Rasi’) in the top, 9 petals (representing nine ‘Griham’) towards its base and 27 pillars (representing 27 'Nakshatrams'). Each petal in the top with 41 feet height, and each base petal with 31 feet height exhibits an exceptional architectural skill compared to its contemporaries
An one month long celebrations are being held at the Ashram in connection with the Parnasala dedication. This inclcude an international conference on 'global warming, climate change, sustainable development and secular spiritualism,' from September 9-11.
Santhigiri Ashram, situated at Pothencode, 21 km north of Thiruvananthapuram, was founded by Navajyothisree Karunakara Guru in 1968.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Culture of Thiruvananthapuram - N G Nair Travel report Trivandrum

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) city is the capital of one of the most beautiful states in India, Kerala. It is situated on the southern tip of Malabar coast in Peninsular India. ‘Thiru-anantha-puram’ means the town of the sacred snake-god Ananthan. It stretches along the shores of the Arabian sea for a distance of 78 kms and an area of 2192 sq kms. Trivandrum, is famous for its enchanting tourist spots including internationally renowned beaches like Kovalam, historic monuments with Gothic architecture, lakes and backwaters, unexplored mountain ranges etc. The city enjoys a notable position in the tourist map of India.
Adivasi Mela, at Kanakakunnu Palace THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Agasthyakoodam, Attingal - "Chittattinkara", Friends at Trivandrum Kerala, Indian Science Congress,Kanyakumari ,Kerala Travel : Trivandrum : Ponmudi, KOVALAM BEACH, Mahakavi Kumaransan Memorial Thonnakkal Trivandrum Mangalapuram Junction (Thiruvananthapuram തിരുവനന്തപുരം (District)) ,Mangalapuram Junction (Thiruvananthapuram തിരുവനന്തപുരം (District)) N G Nair Photo November 2009 ,N G Nair Trivandrum Kerala India,Neyyattinkara is a taluk and municipality in Thiruvananthapuram district ,Sivagiri - is the final resting place of Sree Narayana Guru Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple ThiruvananthapuramThe Beautiful Coastal Kerala The Marvellous South India,Trivandrum: Main Tourist Centres, University College Trivandrum, Kochuveli (a small lake) is near Trivandrum, Kerala VELI Tourist Village, Butterflies of Western Ghats , Indian Science Congress , INDIA IN SPACE , PRIDE OF INDIA , VIGYAN JYOTI,
Main Rivers -
Neyyar, karamana, Vamanapuram.
Backwaters -
Edava, Nadayara, Anchuthengu, Kadinamkulam, Veli.
Atmospheric Temperature -
Between 19.9 degrees C. To 36.7 degrees C.
Tourist Season -
From September to may.
Assembly Constituencies -
Varkala, Attingal, kilimanur, Ndumangad, Kazhakkuttam, Thruvananthapuram North, Thruvananthapuram West, Thruvananthapuram East.

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