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ONAM LEGENDS

ONAM LEGENDS

It’s yet another season of Onam, one of the biggest and the most important festivals of the state of Kerala. With joy and enthusiasm, people of all communities celebrate Onam to welcome King Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit Kerala at the time of Onam. What’s the legend behind this joyous festival? Have you ever wondered? As with any other legend, the origin of Onam differs in different regions of India. There are a couple of stories associated with Mahabali and Onam and in most cases, they’re similar with only minute differences. Here we’ll discuss these legends of Onam.

According to the Vedic texts of Hinduism, the Hindu God Vishnu, the creator who in three steps defined all there is in the universe took the form of a dwarf monk Brahmin called Vamana. Vamana is the fifth avatar of Vishnu. He incarnates in a time of crisis and to restore balance to the universe by creatively vanquishing the asura (demon) king Mahabali with superfluous powers over the universe. According to Hindu mythology, the demon king sponsors a sacrifice and gift giving ceremony to all to reinforce his power after his exploits and triumph over the universe.

Vamana appears at this function and when it’s his turn to receive the gift from asura king, Mahabali offers him that he shall have any riches and material wealth his heart desires. Vamana refuses all the riches he was offered and said he would like just three steps worth of land. Mahabali accepted his request and said he can have three steps of land anywhere he wants. Vamana then grows into a giant the size of the universe. He takes the first step to cover the earth, the second step he takes covers the heavens. For the third step, there was no land left hence Mahabali offers his head on which Vamana can step as his third step. Vamana steps on Mahabali’s head to send the demon king to the underworld (Patala).

Vamana’s giant form is also known as Trivikrama which literally means three steps to indicate the three steps he took to vanquish the asura king to patala. However, just like any other legends, there are so many versions of this story. The Vamana legend is popular and is the inspiration to icons found in Hindu temples and sections found in Hindu Vedic texts. There are about thirty different versions of his mythology in ancient texts.

Keralites knows the legend of Mahabali a bit differently. Mahabali even though he was an asura (demon) king, he was a benevolent king. Mahabali was the great-grandson of Hiranyakshipu, the grandson of Prahlada and the son of Virochana. Vishnu descended as the Vamana avatar to restore the authority of Indra deva over the heavens, as it had been taken by the benevolent asura King Mahabali. The dwarf Brahmin avatar, Vamana carried a wooden umbrella when he went to see the asura king to request three spaces of land. Even though his guru, Sukracharya strongly advised against accepting this request, Mahabali granted the brahmin’s request. By stepping on Mahabali’s head, Vamana gave the king immortality in return for his humility. Mahabali was allowed to return once every year to see the citizens of his country.

For Keralites, the day of Mahabali’s visit is celebrated as Onam festival while for the rest of the country this is celebrated on the first day of Diwali. It represents the return of Mahabali to visit the earth once every year in August-September to see his people. Some ancient texts also mention that Vamana gave the lordship of the underworld to Mahabali.

In a similar version, Mahabali is believed to have received all his power by defeating the Hindu gods (Devas) and taking over the three worlds. Vaishnavism mythology indicates the defeated gods approached Vishnu for his help in the battle with Mahabali, for which he refused to use violence against Mahabali since he was a good ruler and his own devotee. Vishnu instead of joining the gods decided to test his devotee. When Mahabali declared that he’s going to perform Yajna (homa sacrifices) and grant anyone any request during the Yajna, Vishnu took the Vamana avatar and used it as an opportunity to test Mahabali’s devotion.

Even if there are different versions they’re all somewhat similar and conveys the same important message about Onam, that it’s a festival for prosperity and benevolence.
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Impact of GST On Guruvayoor Hotel – BHASURI INN

Impact of GST On Guruvayoor Hotel – BHASURI INN

Goods & Service Tax is a new form of tax reform introduced recently with an aim to replace multiple taxes levied by the central and state governments. The term has been a nervous as well as favourable for different sectors of business. Eventhough there has been a lot of uncertainty just after initial start of the strategy, the confusion has come to a low dip among the people after a few days of its implementation.

One of the sectors where the structure has well affected the business is hospitality. Rooms at Guruvayur having a tariff rate of less than Rs 1000 will fortunately reflects 0% GST, while the range of room prices from Rs 1000 to Rs 2499 will attract 12%. INR 2500 – 7499 Guruvayoor room reservation rates will have to be paid with 18% tax and finally a levy of more than Rs 7500 will have a GST of 28%.

In comparison to the previously existed scenario, the room tariff of Rs 5000 had to be paid with 20% tax compared to 18% now. So the current condition is flowing in such a way that same amount will be levied on rooms having Rs 6000 before GST and Rs 5900 after GST. Rooms priced at Rs 7500 including taxes was made available to the customers amounting to Rs 9000 prior GST and Rs 9600 post the scheme.

Before the scheme was implemented all over India, hoteliers had a quite different form of manual strategy included in pricing the services, but with the realization of the reform, they have to change the tax rates as mentioned by the government across all the distribution channels. Free GST Billing Software is being provided to Guruvayoor lodgings to make the transition a trouble free one for the business. To avail the services visit http://www.atees.in/pos-softwares.php

GST on restaurants in Guruvayoor has been revised following that which was of a great relief to the segment of luxury hotels in Guruvayur. Earlier, 5 star and 3 star hotels in Guruvayur were scheduled to impose a tax rate of 28 % by the council, but with continual opposition from hospitality sector, the government has dropped down the levy to 18% resulting in more flow of customers.

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Pooram Varavayi

Pooram Varavayi

Thrissur district known for its wide varieties of cultural activities, valued throughout the state as the cultural capital. The reason being why it was named is because of immense number of traditional heritage events organised and maintained. The place is also known to have largest number of temples than any other district. Kerala Kalamandalam is a perfect example for the people which maintains the proud name.

Yet another event which calls people from different parts of the worlds to reach the city is Thrissur pooram. Keralites, especially locals from Thrissur worldwide has this title uplifted to their district. Trichur Pooram is a cultural festival conducted annually at the time of Medam in malayalam calendar. This year, it is organised on 5th of May.

Two renowned temples in Kerala conducts this auspicious moments namely Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna temple and Paramekkavu Devi temple. The celebration is widely known by the name “Mother of all Poorams” and it lasts for more than a day and ends with the pakal pooram, the coming day which is considered their actual festival date by the locals.

Cheru Poorams from 8 temples which includes Kanimangalam, Karamukku, Choorakkattukara, Laloor, Ayyanthole, Neithilakkavu Chembukkavu and Panamukkampilly joins in the midst of the main festival to pay honour to the presiding god, lord Shiva or also known by the name Vadakkumnathan.

The city will be crowded with numerous people from various parts of the world to witness the spectacular features that fills the celebration. Those who visits Thrissur also comes to Guruvayur to receive the blessings from the lord Sri Krishna. Bhasuri Inn is a pre eminent hotel in Guruvayoor which offers 5 star accommodation for the people in Guruvayoor.

Thekkinkadu maidanam is a lush spacious ground surrounding the Vadakkumnathan where the events are organised. Thiruvambady commences the celebration by heading towards the temple with a team of artists and elephants affixed by golden head pad. Paramekkavu team too enters the arena with same strength to reach near the Elanji tree inside the premises of the temple. The artisans will be playing a set of instruments at this time.

Both the groups will be present near the Thekke gopura nada, facing each other with their teams to showcase their respective artworks in umbrellas. Kudamattam will be filled with numerous colours and styles to conquer the minds of millions standing in the spot. It can also be viewed during the pooram exhibition at any time before the actual date of festival.

People will wait for the fireworks held by the two teams on the same day, late in the evening. After Kudamattam, Vedikettu is the most highlighting feature in Thrissur pooram. Each of which will blast from the sky and displays vibrant colours that fills the eyes of thousands viewing the event. Utmost care has been taken by the authorities in handling the explosives.

The celebration will come to a conclusion after the vedikettu held on the next day which is called pakal pooram. It is considered the real celebration period for the people of Thrissur. Atlast Upacharam Cholli Piriyal (farewell ceremony) will be conducted by both the teams. Elephant leader of each group bows their trunk to each other and says bye till next pooram awakes the coming year.
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HOTEL IN GURUVAYOOR – Hotel Trends in 2017

HOTEL IN GURUVAYOOR – Hotel Trends in 2017

Hoteliers and weddings in Guruvayur is much more than a mutual relationship as both needs to stay close towards each other during the ceremonial events for a joint benefit. Hotels provides a well equipped space meeting the necessary requirements needed at that time. Bhasuri Inn – Hotel In Guruvayoor  is one amongst them which is known for delivering best wedding hall in Guruvayoor bringing an all new experience for the customers. Being a business, for maintaining its path in the right track a general drift needs to be showcased throughout the year. Here are some hotel  trends that can be expected in 2017.

Prevalent In-Room Innovations:

In this modern world, any businesses you compare are seeking the help of technology to stay a step forward. Even interiors of the room should not slip behind in the concept. Bhasuri Inn | Rooms In Guruvayoor , have High speed wireless internet connection transmitted through a wifi modem round the clock, a flat screen television for TV viewers, standard sockets for charging etc are available.

Safety at the Supreme:

A person or a group who come to reside in a hotel should be safe, so it is the prior responsibility of the hoteliers to make sure that there would be no lag in the applying security to the customers. Nowadays more than 90 % of the hotels do have CCTV cameras fitted in all corners of the buildings camouflaged to the surroundings so that it cannot be detected easily.

Extra Dining Facilities:

Most of the customers including those who comes more oftenly to business travels looks for a good dining facility to be present at the moment. An appreciative breakfast, lunch and dinner are expected by the majority of the people. For implementing the technique, the hotels are taking advantage of the location to serve the right choice in this year.

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The business should take care of the convenience of the customer in terms of processes like booking, hospitality trends etc. The right method to bring this to live action is by using mobile technologies which are available with everyone. Mobile check ins and apps have been introduced in the late 2016 itself and now they are focusing on improvement of the current features.

Minimizing the Rate:

Hoteliers are focusing on reducing the rate incurred from the customer at the time of reservation. A study has concluded that the price has been deducted from a whooping 4 % in 2014 to less than 3% in 2017 presently. However the cancellation charge are not included in the revised state.

Quality Level of Services:

The quality level of services provided is one of the main reason why staying in a luxury hotel an exceptional experience to the customer. A valet parking is availed to them by most of the hoteliers this year, when compared to the previous. Dry cleaning services for occupants on a weekly basis is another factor. Entertainment facilities which includes gymnasiums, swimming pools, nightclubs have shown an upmark in 2017.

Bhasuri Inn – Hotel In Guruvayoor has successfully marked its steps to provide the above mentioned characteristics, which has proved the existence as the most trusted hotelier name in beginning of the year itself.

Vishu Blessings Via Bhasuri

Vishu Blessings Via Bhasuri

Kerala is located in the southernmost tip of the Indian subcontinent touching the breeze of Arabian sea. Popularly known as “God’s Own Country” , this name has a mythology behind. It is believed that lord Parasurama (incarnation of lord Vishnu) has thrown his axe from one side of the arabian sea to build a new land for his devotees to reside permanently and fortunately it struck in a suitable spot to form the state. 

May be because the land is god’s creation, Kerala is blessed with lot of traditions and customs which have spread its fame throughout the world. People from across the seas are reaching the state to learn the culture they have never ever seen before. The state is also blessed with numerous festivals throughout the year.  One of the most prominent festival is Vishu, a day which sets the fortune for the rest of the year.

In General

Vishu is observed during the malayalam month of medam, which usually comes in March or April every year. Keralites consider this day a promising one as it decides the fate of Malayalees in the astrological new year according to beliefs. It starts with after the kani is seen in early morning. 14th of April is the date on which the festival falls in 2017, which is of great significance for the people of Kerala situated in different part of the world.

Vishu Kani

The auspicious day starts with the Kani Kanal which means the “first sight” is the most important incident that should happen because it is based on the view, prosperity for the new year lies. The evening before vishu, the members in a house prepares the necessary items to get the kani ready to be seen the following day. Things that make up the preparations includes idol of god, kanikonna (a flower of golden rain tree ), a pot, coconut, gold ornaments, money, new cloth etc.

Garlanded idol of lord Sree Krishna is kept in the middle which should be the first sight of a malayalee. Lighted lamps and konna is kept surrounding the divine deities statue. The elders of the house sees it first, followed by the youngsters to the spot after closing their eyes to make sure they don’t see anything other than what they ought to see.

Elders offer giftings which is known as Vishukaineetam to others in the family and shower their blessings on them.

In famous temple like Guruvayoor, Sabarimala and Ambalapuzha, Vishukani is of good importance and people from across India reach the shrines to receive the luck and blessings from the almighty. Special pujas are also held on these days. Guruvayur is a popular Sri Krishna temple in Thrissur district which is the main abode of the deity.

2017 Vishukkani Darsanam Timing in Guruvayur

Early hours of 14 th April between 2.30 am and 3.30 am is the perfect time according to the calculations conducted by the experts in the field. People from within and the neighbouring states would be rushing towards the site well in prior, predicting the rush so that they can get prepared for the auspicious affair on the previous day itself. Authorities of Guruvayur devaswom also anticipates the same and sets everything right for the devotees comfort.  

Celebrations During The Festive Season

All the members of a family enjoy the day with joy and pleasure. Cracker markets and vegetable stores will be filled with buyers for purchasing to get their favourite items at least 2 weeks before Vishu. Usually men and children would be busy bursting crackers during the day. Women prepares delicious food in the kitchen for the lunch. Vishu sadhya (feast) is similar to that of traditional Kerala sadhya and the components would be almost same. For more details about it refer the below link:

Wedding Arrangements in Guruvayur : The Traditional Sadhya

 

By  evening, new year fair will be conducted which is commonly known as Vishu vela in colloquial language. People spends time with their family in this place, where a spread of merry can be seen in everyone’s face. Stage programmes and musics will fill the mentality of the the millions present all over Kerala and abroad. Visiting the temples is another holy action that can be seen in common during the festive season. With all this the day ends and prosperity prevails in the lives of malayalees till the year end.

Wishing Everyone a Happy and Prosperous Vishu and May the Joy and Happiness Fills Your Family Throughout The Year.

 

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Changing Hospitality Trends In The World

Changing Hospitality Trends In The World

Bhasuri Inn, a leader in innovative hospitality trends, owns a special place in the hearts of travelers to Guruvayur. We love to embrace the new and strive to give the millennial generation the high-tech experiences they look for.

Enter 2017, and the world is seeing a phenomenal growth in the hospitality industry. As the industry continues to reinvent itself with new technologies and trends, it is important for us hoteliers to stay tuned to the latest trends in line with present day demands of customers.

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1) Hotels are getting smarter

Today’s travelers are always busy and on the go. They prefer speedy services and a multitude of options so they can play while they work, make business deals over dinner, and basically save on time at every opportunity. They are also technology savvy, and need to be virtually connected at all times. Keeping this in mind, hotels are bringing in new concepts like self check-in availability in the lobby, in-room Netflix, free wifi, Apple tv services etc so that the millennial guest is kept happy. Infact, free wifi is considered a necessary service, just like providing a bathroom.

2) Technology-enabled room service

Present-day hotels are evolving to changing customer preferences. Guest request services can be made through simple text messages, as texting is becoming more popular than actual phone calls. Can’t find the landline anymore in your hotel room. Use your mobile instead, and your texts are immediately responded to.
There are mobile apps available for guests to control air-conditioner settings, request room service, state dietary requirements and even access rooms. Key less entry is increasingly becoming common today.

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3) Hotel revamping

Today’s millennial generation likes to travel cheap, hence hotels are focused on reasonably priced menus and services, with focus on lifestyle, locality and insider knowledge. Millennials are quick to criticise over social media, so active social engagement and follow through of commitment to customers is a high priority task for all hoteliers.

4) Wellness

Hotel spas, yoga retreats, cooking classes for a healthy lifestyle,etc give hotels a competitive edge as health is a big-time priority for the present-day generation.

5) Hotels go eco-friendly
The global trend is shifting towards eco-friendly living, and hotels are joining the bandwagon in a big way. Commitment to sustainable practices, lowering of greenhouse emissions and water-conservation strategies are blooming trends.

6) Concept hotels

Undersea resorts, hotels shaped like the full moon, designers are thinking of all possible ways to lure customers looking for the perfectly unique experience.

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