The Itoozhi Illam Ayurveda Foundation Navratri Celebrations, in keeping with its traditional festivities, hosted the Navratri celebrations at Mayyil, turning it into a full 9-day affair with the whole-hearted support and involvement of the community. The Navratri celebrations, which is a “nine nights and ten days affair” was celebrated with the traditional fervor, accompanied by cultural activities and events that encouraged the local artiste pool.

Conducted at Itoozhi Illam from 16-10-12 to 24-10-12, the Navratri celebrations were formally inaugurated by Payyavoor Unnikrishnan, classical vocalist extraordinaire. A Bharathanatyam recital by Sreesha Srinivasan from Nrutyanjali Nrutya Vidyalaya, Kannur and a classical vocal recital by Jishna Balakrishnan were the highlights on October 17th evening. KK Marar, photographer and artist extraordinaire were the Chief Guest for the festivities on 18th evening.

It was also a moment of immense pride on 18th evening as the Itoozhi Ayurveda Foundation honored M S Venkitachala Iyer, famed pataka vidvan. James Mathew, MLA was the guest of honor on 21 October 2012. The evening was enriched by the various cultural programs presented by the students of the Itoozhi Madhavan Namboothiri Memorial Govt. Higher Secondary School, at Mayyil.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our well-wishers who graced the celebrations all through, and to the entire community of Mayyil, who continue to inspire and motivate our life’s work.

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