Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tripunithura’s Thiruvathira, an exercise for women – Onam 2009 special

I always speak about IT age, yes the IT era where boys and girls sit 8-12 hours in front of a computer.Girls and boys are always busy thinking about figure and beauty, dieting mm… "we do not have time for exercises. : )

Always in front of a computer wont help you physically at the end of the day. People can see youths getting prone to diseases and mental tension.

I witnessed Thiruvathira in Cochin, a dance played by women since years. It was held at NSS Auditorium in Tripunithura, the land of royal kings and queens. Girls gathered before a lit lamp and started dancing awesome, matching the beats of the music.

Thiruvathira is celebrated on the asterism Thiruvathira in Dhanu, the fifth month of Malayalese calendar (Kolla Varsham). Thiruvathira was new to me and this is the first time I am watching this dance LIVE.

I think Onam has introduced a great exercise for women named Thiruvathira. “No exercise for men?”. But why to go for a one time exercise that happens once in a year, I think we can work in our home helping each other, walking once in a week rather that giving excuses, " I have no time for a gym so I am getting fat. I need to do dieting".

If girl and boys understand this, then they will soon lose their weight and gain a good posture. I think modern girls are interested in looking like skeletons, I think so; If not then why to eat less and suffer.

My sister was always ready for a dieting but never for exercise. Her friends have advised her to use a sauna belt to maintain figure. They say no need for an exercise, tie the belt and you have a well toned body. mm… again a Asian sky shop ad! :)

My grandmother is 70+ years and she is still active, has all black hairs, good eyesight, and yes of course good fitness. She works daily in her house; get up at 6 Am and sleeps by 9PM. everything in a disciplined manner.

It would appear that I am trying to harass men and women or comment on them. I am not at all interested in these activities. I am trying to let them see a better view and that dieting is not the right choice but exercise, to reduce fat and gain good fitness and posture.

There might be women and men who do all these but how many? Are you one among them? If then tell the youths to stop dieting and concentrate on exercise.


  1. For sure, we all who live sedentary lives need some shaking up and exercises. Not just women, but men also. Other than exercises, your grandmother must have benefited from her diet as well. That is, she must have had quality home-grown food, instead of processed and junk foods and carbonated drinks throughout her life. In that sense, dieting - not simply reducing - but selective consumption of healthy food, would be beneficial.

  2. Re: Roxy

    A better reply and view at the article.
    I appreciate your feedback.

    I have ammended the article to maintain a stable state and not losing the actual theme of thiruvathira.

    Let onam and the article serve as a lime light to youth.

  3. hi there i do get ut point on 'exercising'...may be u can influence ur family members and in turn the society...a good cause.:)

  4. re:Navita

    Sure. I appreciate your comments.
    I have influenced my sisted 1 year before and this is then directed to others...


  5. Nice video...about the sauna careful when using it...its not advisable to wear it for more than 25 minutes even though the package instructions say there are no problems...take care :)

  6. Quite interesting, actually!Isn't this nice to shed some pounds gained during the festival season?!

  7. Abhilash.. what you said is very true... if one find means to burn the excess fat and calories then we are sure to have a better health.. but then as Rock Sea commented, the food that we take in and the environment that we live in also affects our health.. even my paternal and maternal grand parents lived a long and healthy life and never required any medicines to sustain their health...

  8. Nice post! yesterday i found another great video post about womenfitness. Here is the link
    Women Exercise

  9. I love to practice exercise, i think this activity is the best option to keep our total welfare and it is very fun.

    When we exercise frequently we can notice a change not only in our shape but in our mood too. Actually we can improve our sexual performance. When some cases when the erectil dysfunction present like a problem to buy viagra is a great alternative, how ever you must to combine it with exercises and a good food.


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All the posts are about my life with a pinch of comment on social activities and new discoveries happening around us.

The purpose is to impart knowledge and welcome comments for correction on views, since these are from a single spectator.

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