Namboothiri Websites, Calicut, Kerala
(A Voluntary and Non-profit-oriented forum for documenting Namboothiri traditions in web)

Before doing the search please note the following points:
1. Have a look at the search tips below.
2. If you are not familiar with boolean operators, search for single words for better results.
3. Avoid upper case letters.
4. Try a different spelling if you get an unexpected search result.

The Search Tips

Each term may be preceded by the standard Boolean operators not, and, or or.

 1.If you search for "veda not ayurveda", you'll find all documents containing the word "veda" except those documents which also contain the word "ayurveda". (Equivalent to Shorthand Notation "veda -ayurveda")

 2.If you type in "and rigveda and yajurveda and samaveda", you'll find only those documents which contain all three search terms. (Equivalent to Shorthand Notation "+rigveda +yajurveda +samaveda")

3.The default value is or. Thus, a search for "rigveda yajurveda samaveda" would return pages with at least one of the three terms.

 4.If a search term has at least one capital letter, like "rigVeda", the search will be case sensitive with respect to that word - that is, only documents containing "rigVeda" will be found. On the other hand, lowercase words like "rigveda" will generate hits from "Rigveda", "RIGVEDA", or "rigVeda".

 5.To group a collection of words, use quotes. For example, the query "veda recital" (quotes included) would not generate a hit from "recital of veda by namboothiris". Without quotes, the sentence would count. Boolean operators can also act on quotations: a search on '+veda +recital not "veda recital"' would return only those documents where "veda" and "recital" appear separately.

 6.The Search finds words, not strings. A search for "veda" would turn up only that word, not "rigveda", "vedam", or "samavedam". To perform a string search, preface your term with the dollar sign - a query on "\$veda" would find all words lists above. Note that more complex wildcard searches using the asterisk (*) are not permitted. Including the asterisk in your query will return a list of all files, but that's its only function.

 7.The search can be done with different spellings to list different possibilities of keywords. For example you may get only one result for "rikveda" whereas three or four pages might contain "rigveda".