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Yoga and Ayurveda at Soma Kerala Palace

Yoga and Ayurveda at Soma Kerala Palace

Ayurveda advocates that every living and non-living being has five basic elements (Pancha Maha Bhoothas) in them namely earth, water, fire, air and ether which manifest itself in the human body as Vatha, Pitha and Kabha (or the Tridoshas).

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Air and ether form the Vatha principle, fire the Pitha principle and earth and water the Kapha principle. Every human being has his Prakruti (Constitutional Nature) determined by the dominance of Vatha, Pitha or Kabha or their combinations. Harmony in Prakruthi indicates good health.

The cause of a disease is diagnosed and treatment prescribed by monitoring the Tridoshas, Dhatus (that which supports the body functions), Malas (the metabolic bi-products formed in the body), Agni (which is responsible for metabolism) and the Prakruti of the patient. The outcome of an Ayurvedic treatment is ideal health, a relaxed mind and rejuvenated body.

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Yoga is perhaps the world’s first system to recognize the connection and interaction between body and mind. References to Yoga can be seen in many ancient texts such as the Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharatha, the Vedas etc. The most distinguished and noted propagator of Yoga was the great sage Patanjali, the author of the treatise “Yoga Sutras.” He was perhaps the first to record the principles of Yoga handed over from generations to generations orally.

One of the six systems of Indian philosophical thought, Yoga is the art of living a healthy and contended life. It is the science of man identifying the approach required for physical well-being, mental peace, harmony and moral elevation.

A person trying to master Yoga must understand that it is a long journey with constant need of perseverance, persistence, dedication and total surrender. It also necessitates the involvement of Yoga principles in every aspect of life.

Soma Kerala Palace

What makes Soma Kerala Palace different from other holiday resorts is its ancient architecture which is recreated using master pieces, about 250 years old, disbanded from their actual site. Classical art forms such as Koodiyattom, Thulall and Padayani, performed by veterans of the art, form a part of the Kalaa Sandhya (Cultural Evening) which was once a means of entertainment for the royalty.

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The backdrop of the lilting backwaters and the swaying palms makes the setting picture perfect. It is one place where you will find all your worries ebbing away and your spirits elevating. So take a break from the monotony of daily life to experience Kerala the way it is.

Location

The resort set on an island on the Vembanad Lake, Chempu, Cochin, Kerala, is at a distance of 4 kms from Vaikkom town. Special boat service brings guests from the mainland to the resort.  
The resort is at a distance of 56 kms from the Cochin International Airport and about 150 kms away from the Trivandrum International Airport.

Restaurant

That the cuisine of Kerala is all about spices, coconuts and sea foods, is a misconception.

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There is a lot more to it apart from the flavours lent by the spices and coconuts. The difference in the way it is prepared and served is what makes the food of Kerala, a gourmet’s delight.

Places to see
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Located 15 km west of Kottayam Town, the village of Kumarakom is on the eastern banks of the Vembanad Lake.
 
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The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is spread across 14 acres of land that was previously a rubber plantation. One can spot a large variety of birds such as night herons, purple moorhen, brahminy kites, teals, egrets , waterfowls and Indian fruit bats to name a few. Kaipuzha Muttu, Pathiramanal, Narakathara, Thollayiram Kayal and Poothanpandi are also places where one can indulge in bird watching. 
 
Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple
Built by the Thekkumkar Kings the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
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The temple which is believed to be about 5000 years old has mural paintings on its walls. The ornate paintings depict stories of the Ramayana and Mahabharata. The annual Phalguna Utsav held every year in the month of March attracts thousands of devotees. The temple remains open from 5 am to 12 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm.
 
St Mary's Knanaya Church, Valiya Palli
The St Mary’s Knanaya Church or Valiya Palli (The big church) is situated quite close to the Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple.
 
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The church dedicated to St Mary, was constructed in 1550 AD by the successors of the Syrian Knanaya Christians who came to India in 345 AD. The church has two granite crosses, which are carved out of single stones and bear a Pahlavi Language (The official language of a Persian Dynasty). The altar and the ceiling are adorned with paintings from the Bible. The church celebrates St. George’s Feast day on the 24th of April every year.
 
Thazathangadi Juma Masjid
Situated on the banks of the Meenachil River, the Thazathangadi Mosque is fully done in teak.
 
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The mosque which is believed to be around thousand years old was constructed by Malik Dinar. The carved wooden roof, the bathing area, the beautifully patterned windows and the courtyard inside the mosque, make it a must visit place. The mosque is open from 7 am to 6 pm.
 

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