For the people of Aranmula, a village on the banks of the Pamba, the next two months are going to be special. The air will resonate with the Vanchipattu (oarsman's song) and the snake boats or palliyodams will cruise down the river to participate in the ritualistic Vallasadya. This feast held at
There were many causes close to Gandhiji's heart. And it was these causes which brought him to Kerala on five different occasions. We follow his footsteps.
Come monsoons and it is time for Ochira Kali, the mock battles between the local groups in the area at the famed 'Padanilam.'
The Holy month of Ramadan is here. A trip through some mosques in North Kerala.
You may not find reference to these two events in your guide book, but it marks the end of Thrissur Pooram.
Thrissur Pooram is synonymous with elephants, parasols, and fireworks. It has garnered international attention.
Artist Shaji Poyilkavu has created magic with his sculptures inspired from the concepts of traditional dance and music of the state.
Festival fanatics from around the globe have descended to enjoy the pooram fervor. But amidst the sea of people, how are you going to get a good view of the festival?
It is festival season in God's Own Country. We give you a list of some popular festivals coming up in March.
It is said that about 800 years ago, Husrath Sheikh Fariduddin Baba, a Sufi saint arrived in these rolling hills along with 40 followers.
Vishu is a time for families to come together and celebrate.
For people in Thiruvananthapuram, Attukal Pongala is not just a temple festival. Nor is it just an event, which goes down in the Guinness Book of World Records.
This is the story of how the statues of seven and a half golden statues of elephants - each about two feet tall were brought from Thiruvananthapuram to Ettumanoor by boat.
Kumbhabarani festival at Chettikulangara Temple is a celebration for small town of Mavelikkara.
It's festival season in God's Own Country. We give you a list of some popular festivals coming up in March.
Sivarathri is one of the 'holiest of nights' for those who profess the Hindu religion. Celebrations
All roads lead to the famous Chakkulathukavu Bhagavathy Temple for the annual Karthika Pongala festival.
This is the story behind one of the most popular among all the Theyyams that take the stage during this time of the year. The Kathivanoor Veeran.
This church, traces its history way back to 835 AD, and has two major festivals – one is on now.
Know these vantage points from where you can get an unhindered view of 'Makara Jyothi' on Saturday.
Women wake up before dawn, keep a fast through the day - and wait for the night to come.
According to the legends St Thomas reached the coast of Kerala way back in AD 52 to spread the word of the Lord.
A pilgrimage to Sabarimala is not just one of piety and devotion. It is one of the most arduous treks that will test your endurance.
The earliest Muslim place of worship in India was established in Kerala in AD 629
Stories and myths about the ghosts and supernatural are held in awe even in Kerala, the God's Own Country. Some ghosts that have become urban legends
The ambalam kathi ulsavam at Poornathrayeesha Temple at Thrippunithura, is a unique festival and as the word signifies, commemorates the fire which engulfed this ancient temple in the 1920s.
A trip to Mannarasala temple near Haripad will fill you with awe. You have to go there to know the difference.
The annual pilgrimage to the hills of Rayiranellur near Pattambi has its roots in Naranathu Branthan, or the madman of Naranam, from the legend of the 'Clan of Twelve' (Parayipetta Panthirukulam)
Navarathri is celebrated in different forms across the country. In Kerala, it is the day when tiny tots are initiated into the world of letters. It is a day dedicated to Goddess Saraswathi.
Navarathri celebrations in Thiruvananthapuram are unique not just because it crosses the state borders, but because it is all about deep-rooted faith.
Onam, the harvest festival of Kerala, envelops certain interesting rituals, all of which symbolizing fertility and prosperity.
When the Kummatti Festival takes place on the Avittam day this year, it would mark 75 years since the Kummatti masks came into existence in Thekkummuri, Kizhakkumpattukara in Thrissur.
Among the many rituals and traditions related to Onam, the journey of the 'Thiruvonathoni' is a spectacular one.
Athachamayam, which kickstarts Onam celebrations in Kochi will be held on Sunday.
People from all religions and faith gather at Manarcad Church for the Ettu Nombu festival. It is a time for prayers and expressing gratitude for favors received.
'Pilleronam' is yet another tradition that is fading away in this fast paced life. What was it?
The Karkidaka Vavubali, the day to revere departed souls, falls on August 2 this year.
The devout undertake a pilgrimage of all the places associated with St Alphonsa's life. All of which are around Kottayam.
The elephants steal the thunder on two days at Vadakkumnatha Temple in Thrissur. One during the Thrissur Pooram and then during the Aanayuttu ritual.
This is a journey to seek the blessings of Lord Rama and his siblings during the month of Karkidakam. Join us.
Each of the four main doors at the historical Vadakkunnathan Temple play important roles during the Pooram fete.
Punarjani guha, a cave in Thrissur district is becoming a hot spot for spiritual tourism.
They are revered, but the theyyam artistes of north Kerala struggle to make ends meet.
Thrissur is known as the cultural capital of the state. And during the last week of April, the city gears up for its grandest festival—the Thrissur Pooram
Easter has become an occasion for happiness and for close to 2000 years, the day is being celebrated as a day of happiness all over the world.
The eventful life story of the powerful priest, Kadamattathu Kathanar.
Heavenly hills, rivers rippling down, lush green forests – add a friendly affectionate people and that will bring you to Malampuzha.
The Pongala festival of the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, one of the ancient temples in South India is popularly described as the Sabarimala of women
Away from the mad rush that the city has to offer, one's senses takes a breather looking at the small waves dancing to the tunes of the wind.
When it comes to untrammeled freedom, ardent bikers are often the first to live and swear by it.