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Old June 4th, 2011, 10:23 PM   #41
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Good Work Adarsh….

Thanks for the pictures…
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A video about Konni Elephant Park

A video about Konni Elephant Park





Konni Elephant Camp or Aanakoodu is one of the oldest Elephant training centers of India. Now Government has converted it into an Elephant Park, where you can feed, ride and interact with the elephants. It has an Elephant Museum, which houses a display of elephant skeleton, various devices used by mahouts to control elephants and details of anatomical features of the elephant. Konni is 10 kilometers away from Pathanamthitta.

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Aranmula Boat Race

The Aranmula Boat Race is the oldest river boat fiesta of Kerala. It takes place on the Uthrattathi day of Chingam, during the Onam.



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Aranmula Valla Sadya

The Valla sadya is a unique mass feast with strong devotional moorings, given to the crew of Palliyodams (snake boats) which the devotees consider a divine vessel of Lord Krishna, presiding deity of Aranmula Sree ParthaSarathy Temple. People from different palliodams reach the temple in their respective boats to take part in the valla sadya.

Valla sadya is conducted by the devotees as a “Vazhipadu” to the lord ParthaSarathy. The Valla sadya is dedicated to any of the boat. On the valla sadya day, the oarsmen will come to the Temple in the boat through the river. The oarsmen offered Nirapara to the presiding deity at the Nadappanthal in front of the golden temple mast and went round the temple chanting Krishna bhajans (Vanchi pattu). The entire atmosphere was charged with the rhythmic vanchi pattu, songs in praise of Lord ParthaSarathy. The `vallasadya' began immediately after the utcha pooja at the temple. They were given a rousing reception. They circumambulated the temple, chanting the `vanchi pattu', verses in praise of Lord Krishna, before partaking of the valla sadya.

On the day of Krishna’s Birthday – Ashtami Rohini day, the Valla sadya is conducted for all the devotees of lord ParthaSarathy. Around 1 lakh people are attended every year. Most of the palliodams are attending this feast.Rice with 45 side dishes were served at the Sadya on banana leaves including the following side dishes:

Adaprathaman. (Pudding); Aravana payasam. (Pudding made from rice, jaggery and ghee); Aval (flattened rice); Avial (Mixed vegetable curry); Banana chips; Chammanthi powder (Chutney with chillies); Chukku vellum (dried ginger water); Curd; Ellunda (gingelly ball); Fried banana; Ghee; Ginger curry; Holy water from river Pampa; Kaalhen (curry made from curds); Kaalipazham payasam (Pudding made of banana); Kalkandum (Sugar candy); Kadala Prathaman (made of Bengal gram) ; Kychadi (Curry made of rice and gram); Mango curry; Munthiri pachadi (Curry made of grapes); Olen, (mixed curry); Pacchadi (A vegetable curry); Paal payasm (Pudding made of Milk); Pachamoru; Pulisserry (Curry prepared with thick and sour buttermilk); Resam; Red Cheera Thoran (made with a variety of amaranthus); Sambar; Thakara Thoran (Thoran with cassia tora); Unniappam.

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Old June 5th, 2011, 03:29 AM   #46
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Aranmula Kannadi

Aranmula Kannadi is special type of mirror produced at Aranmula. The origins of the Aranmula metal mirrors are linked with the Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple. Legend has it that eight families of experts in temple arts and crafts were brought by the royal chief to Aranmula from Tirunelveli district to work in the Parthasarathy temple centuries ago. Some undisclosed metals are alloyed with copper and tin to cast the mirrors. The procedure and metallurgy is now only known to a single family in Aranmula. To achieve their highly reflective surface, the finished mirrors need to be polished for one or two days.

The British Museum in London has a 45 centimeter tall Aranmula metal mirror in its collection.





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Sabarimala

Sabarimala



Sabarimala
is one of the most famous pilgrim centers in India. Sabarimala is situated on the mountain ranges of the Western Ghats at an altitude of 914 m above sea level and is accessible only by foot from Pamba. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. Mandala-Makaravilakku festival of Sabarimala is one of the largest annual pilgrimage in India with an estimated 45–50 million devotees visiting every year. Sabarimala is 70 kilometers away from Pathanamthitta.

Pilgrim season:
Mid-November to mid-January. Mandalapooja and Makaravilakku are the two main events of the pilgrim season. The temple stays closed for the rest of the year except on the first five days of every Malayalam month and during Vishu (April).

People of all castes and creeds are permitted into the temple. However, entry is not allowed to women between 10 and 50 years of age.
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Maramon Convention

Maramon Convention



The Maramon Convention is a mammoth religious convention of Christians from all over the world. It is held at Maramon, Pathanamthitta, annually during the month of February on the vast sand-bed of the Pampa River next to the Kozhencherry Bridge. It is organized by the Mar Thoma Evangelistic Association, the missionary wing of the Mar Thoma Church.
It is attended by people from all communities. The convention is addressed by religious thinkers and Christian scholars from across the world. This is the largest Christian convention in Asia.
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Prakash promises better public transport, health-care facilities

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Minister says Konni to be model base station for Sabarimala pilgrims


PATHANAMTHITTA: “Grossly inadequate public transport facility has been a major problem facing the Konni Assembly segment that spreads across the hills and dales on the forest fringes of Pathanamthitta district. Improving the public transport facility as well as health care facility will be on the top of my development agenda for Konni,'' says the local MLA and Health Minister Adoor Prakash.

The Minister was talking to The Hindu on his development plans for the constituency in the next five years.

Mr. Prakash has been campaigning for the Achencoil-Konni -Chittar-Pampa hill highway for the past 12 years and the project hit a roadblock when 95 per cent work was completed following certain objections raised by the Forest Department a year ago. The Union Ministry of Forests and Environment had cleared the project way back in 1999, treating it a feasible one that could help the Forest Department check anti-forest activities in the region, besides bringing development to the villages adjoining the forest areas of Achencoil, Konni and Ranni.

Mr. Prakash took up the issue with Forest Minister K.B. Ganeshkumar who, in turn, directed the Forest officials to complete the work by including it in the 100-day action plan of the United Democratic Front government.

Mr. Ganeshkumar announced that the Achencoil -Konni- Chittar hill highway would be completed in the next 100 days.


Linking Achencoil with the Mannarakulanji - Pampa main trunk road leading to Sabarimala, via Konni, Thannithode and Chittar, would reduce distance between Achencoil and Sabarimala by 39 km, Mr. Prakash said.

The hill highway project had been launched by the previous UDF government envisaging the overall development of the hilly tracts of Pathanamthitta without altering the environment and eco system, he said.

KSRTC depot


Mr. Prakash said setting up of a Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus depot at Konni that could effectively address the major public transport problems facing the region was another key proposal to be implemented in a time-bound manner.

He said the hill highway would be able to solve the transport problems of the people in the grama panchayats of Aruvappulam, Konni, Thannithode,Chittar and Seethathode.

He said the previous government had stopped the KSRTC services to many interior areas of the constituency terming it uneconomical, which was not so. However, the UDF government took steps to revive the services, he said.

Mr. Prakash said the Konni grama panchayat had decided to hand over three acres of land in Konni town for setting up the proposed KSRTC depot. The letter issued by the panchayat in this regard had been submitted to the Transport Minister and the KSRTC depot would become a reality in the near future, he said.

The Minister said the pilgrim influx to Sabarimala via the Achencoil- Chittar-Pampa hill highway would increase considerably with the completion of the road work in the next three months.

Konni would be developed as a model base station for Sabarimala pilgrims, he said.

Eco-tourism

He said steps had been taken to tap the eco-tourism potential of Konni. He said the elephant camp of the Forest Department there had been identified as an eco-tourism hub. Eco-tourism would be given more thrust by linking Konni with various tourist spots at Gavi, Moozhiyar, Maniyar, Thannithode, Chittar and Seethathode.

Health care

The Minister said the Community Health Centre at Konni would soon be elevated to the status of a taluk hospital, providing specialty services. This was beside a separate hospital wing for women and children, he pointed out.

Similarly, better facilities would be provided at the Primary Health Centre at Enadimangalam.

“My development perspective is a comprehensive one, above all political considerations, that could very well cater to the needs of society as a whole,'' says Mr. Prakash.

The Minister said he would soon convene a meeting of the local body authorities of all the 11 grama panchayats in the constituency, seeking their cooperation for implementing various development projects in a time-bound manner.

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Please post the latest pictures of Perunthernaruvi tourism project, if available.
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Perunthenaruvi Water Falls

Perunthenaruvi Water Falls



Picture Courtesy: Manorama, Jibu Mathur


The Perunthenaruvi Waterfall on the banks of the Pamba River about 36 kms from Pathanamthitta, is a natural fall down a rocky path into a ravine about 100 feet deep. Ideal for an outing, this place is a popular picnic spot.
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The Perunthenaruvi Waterfall on the banks of the Pamba River about 36 kms from Pathanamthitta, is a natural fall down a rocky path into a ravine about 100 feet deep. Ideal for an outing, this place is a popular picnic spot.
Great. DTPC is carrying out the construction of various facilities for tourists. Any pics available, Kiran chetta?
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Gavi Photos

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Image Courtesy : Sujith Bhakthan (www.ksrtcblog.com)

Gavi, the quiet haven, has tropical forests, sprawling grasslands and cardamom plantations. The Bamboo Grove in the middle of Anavachal in Gavi has eco-lodges and a centre for experiential learning. Trekking, bird watching and boating options are also made available. Forest Development Corporation provides tented accommodation and boating facilities.
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Great. DTPC is carrying out the construction of various facilities for tourists. Any pics available, Kiran chetta?
Krishna, I don't have any pictures of the new facilities
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Kakki Dam - Gavi

Kakki Dam - Gavi



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Activities at Gavi

Activities at Gavi
  • Trekking
  • Wildlife watching
  • Birding
  • Stay at top tree huts
  • Outdoor camping in forest around
  • Safaris through jungle roads
  • Visit to paradise cove at Ninnumulli
  • Boating in the Gavi& kochupampa lakes.
  • Leisurely walks through spice gardens
  • Visit to cardamom factory
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Gavi

Wow. Nice pics of Gavi.
Hope it won't meet the same fate as that of other tourism destinations in the state. Plastic waste is the biggest menace.
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Better medical facilities promised for pilgrims

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Service of doctors from other States to be sought

Adoor Prakash, V.S. Sivakumar hold meeting on Sabarimala facilities

Meet of Ministers in charge of temples in south India to be held in capital

PATHANAMTHITTA: The Health Department will implement a package to improve health-care facilities for Sabarimala pilgrims at Pathanamthitta, Erumely, Kanjirappally, Poonjar, Chengannur, Adoor, Ranni, and Pandalam during the Mandalam-Makaravilakku pilgrimage season beginning mid-November, Health Minister Adoor Prakash said here on Monday.

Mr. Prakash, accompanied by Transport and Devaswom Minister V.S. Sivakumar, was reviewing the arrangements for the pilgrimage at an official meeting at the Collectorate conference hall.

Briefing presspersons on the deliberations at the meeting, Mr. Prakash said shortage of doctors was a major problem facing the Health Department, with 750 posts vacant at government health-care centres across the State. The government had decided to conduct walk-in interviews to fill the vacancies on an emergency basis. Service of doctors, especially cardiologists, from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh would be sought at Sabarimala during the pilgrimage.

The Minister directed the officials to ensure in advance sufficient stocks of medicines at the health-care centres at Sabarimala and the base camps.

Mr. Sivakumar said accommodation would be provided to the doctors and the paramedical staff posted to Sabarimala. He said a meeting of Ministers in charge of temple affairs in South Indian States would be convened in Thiruvananthapuram to discuss the arrangements to be made for the pilgrimage season.

Mr. Prakash said a generator would soon be installed at the District Hospital at Kozhencherry with the help of the National Rural Health Mission. Mobile dispensaries and a well-equipped mobile cardiology unit would be deployed at Pampa during the season. A sewage treatment plant would be installed at the General Hospital here, besides constructing an outpatient block at the hospital complex.

Anto Antony, MP; K. Sivadasan Nair and Raju Abraham, MLAs; M. Rajagopalan Nair, Travancore Devaswom Board president; Babu George, district panchayat president; District Collector S. Raveendran; and Director of Health Services S. Remani spoke.

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Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple

Dedicated to Lord Krishna, this temple on the banks of the holy River Pamba attracts large crowds of devotees. It is said that the idol was brought here in a raft made with aru (six) pieces of mula (bamboo), which gave the town its name, Aranmula.
Thanka Anki (the golden attire that Lord Ayyappa adorns as an annual ritual) to Sabarimala is kept at the Aranmula Temple and taken once every year to Sabarimala in a ceremonial procession. The Thanka Anki, which has a gold component of 450 sovereigns, was offered to the Lord by Sri Chithira Thirunal, erstwhile Maharajah of Travancore State, in 1973.




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Malayalapuzha Temple

Malayalapuzha Temple (8 km from Pathanamthitta)

Malayalapuzha Bhagavathy Temple is a famous temple in Pathanamthitta district. The temple has beautiful wall paintings and artistic stone carvings.




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