Muniyara Dolmens - Where the Ancient Sages Attained Nirvana
Imagine a place where the words tranquility and inner peace actually meant something. This is a place where one could probably find one’s true self if they really tried. We are talking about the Muniyara Dolmens in Marayoor, Idukki district of Kerala. It is located approximately 55 kms from Munnar. This is a region that is blessed with green hills and gently flowing rivulets. It is no wonder that ancient sages travelled from far wide to this fairytale like landscape to search for inner peace.
The Muniyaras or dolmens located on these hills are megalithic structures that served primarily as burial chambers. Many archaeologists also believe that some of these structures also were used for habitation by the sages during their periods of penance and meditation. This is because of many of these dolmens have a quadrangle scooped out in laterite and lined on the sides with granite slabs. These are also covered with cap stones.
In today’s day an age where Yoga has become a fad rather than a way of living, the muniyaras of Marayoor remind us of a time when the sages and hermits lived a no frills lifestyle, without any material attachments. Their sole purpose in life was to achieve inner peace.
On this World Yoga day we at Blanket resort and Spa were honored to have the presence of some of the world’s renowned practitioners of Yoga at our property. This group visited our resort as part of the Yoga Ambassadors Tour (YAT) 2018, a specialist familiarization trip for practicing Yoga, which commenced on 13th June this year. There were around 52 representatives from 22 countries on tour here in Kerala, located in the southernmost part of India. This group intended to promote the benefits and practice of Yoga as a lifestyle. We at Blanket Resort and Spa would like to invite you on this special occasion to embrace yoga and its benefits.