Synonyms for azhvanchery or Related words with azhvanchery
Examples of "azhvanchery"
Thamprakkal were a great patron of mathematics and astronomy. In the famous "Brahmandapuranam" by poet Thunchath Ezhuthachan,
Thamprakkal had been mentioned as Netranarayanan. Thunchath Ezhuthachan
Samrat was the title of the senior-most male member of the Brahmin (Namboothiri) feudal lords of Oriparambil Mana in Guruvayur and
Mana in Athavanad, present-day Malappuram district, Kerala state, South India. The honorific "His Holiness" may be used. The
Thamprakkal owned a bulk of land in Athavanad: The name Athavanad is derived from them: "
Thamprakkal vazhum Nad". The
Thamprakkal was often considered as the supreme religious head of the Namboodiri Brahmins of Kerala; his blessing was needed for every Raja formally crowned.
The ancestral home of the
Thamprakkal is in Athavanad.
The Palace (Mana) of Puranic fame
Thamprakkal is north of Thirunnavaya.
Long ago Maranchery was the home of the
Thamprakkal. Later they shifted to Athavanadu.
The grand procession comes from Athavanad, the place of
Thamprakkal. It is the one of main attractions of Theeyaattu.
Vairamkode Bhagavathy Temple is one of oldest Bhadrakaali temples in Kerala. The deity here is goddess Bhadra Kaali. Vairankode Temple was constructed by
Thamprakkal about 1500 years ago. The sister of Kodungallur Bhagavathy cross the Bharathappuzha river and reach
mana. The Thamprakkal placed Bhagavaty at Vairamkode.
The opinion of the
Thamprakkal was considered supreme in deciding matters relating to religion, caste, society etc. The family otherwise are Adhyan Namboodiris and use the surname of Namboodiripad.
The place is famous for a temple "Velorvattom Maha deva temple", worshipping lord Shiva. The temple has two "nada" (entries) which is rare in Kerala. The temple was owned by "
Thamprakkal" and now running by Kerala Urazma Devasam Board (KUDB). It is believed that the temple was created by Vilwamangalam Swami, around 700 years ago.
Almost all female members and many male members of different Royal families such as Chirackal, Parappanad, and Calicut, and chieftains' families like Punnathoor, Nilamboor, Kavalapara and
Thamprakkal, found political asylum in Travancore from Mysore under Tipu and temporarily settled down in different parts of Travancore. Even after the fall of Tipu Sultan in Srirangapatanam, many of these families preferred to remain in Travancore.
It is believed that they were 'Thiyya' warriors of the
Thamprakkal. The chief of army was believed to be a person from Valiparambil family and he was compelled to resign from the post because of internal politics with Nair ministers in the army. He then traveled to Trichur and settled in Kazhimbram, Trichur district.They have one of the oldest family temple in kazhimbram.the main idol of the temple is "annapoorneswari". Every year valiparambil family trust celebrate festival in this temple.
Title of "Thamprakkal" which literally means Emperor (having originated from the Sanskrit "Samrat" and later corrupted into "Thampran") came to be used to refer to the Brahmins of
Mana family after one day, while returning from the coronation ceremony of Kulashekhara Perumal with a golden cow, the Thamprakkal was stopped on the road by Pakkanar, a person of low caste who said that his caste, not Brahmins, had the exclusive right to take dead cows. The Thamprakkal, affronted, sprinkled water on the golden cow and brought it to life. The low caste man exclaimed "You are indeed a Thamprakkal" and since then the title has stayed with the family.
The penultimate Thachudaya Kaimal was born on 22 June 1895 in the Mundanad branch of the family in Valiyasala, Trivandrum. He was of a deeply spiritual turn of mind and acquired the mastery of Sankrit very early in life. He was a zealous student of religion and philosophy and was nominated by the Maharaja of Travancore (who had melkoima rights at the temple). Sri Mulam Thirunal of Travancore chose the Kaimal who was to be crowned by the
Thamprakkal as the Thachudaya Kaimal through a ceremony known as Jatakavarodham.
The temple is owned by 10 Brahmin families. They are "Thaliyal Mana, Makaramattathu Mana, Maliekkal Mana, Padamattathu Mana, Padappa Mana, Vaippan Mana, Edaprambilli Mana, Mozhully Mana, Valiyakodathu Mana, and
Thamprakkal". Since the members of these families are spread out in various places and the management of the temple became difficult, the administrative powers was transferred to the "Urazhma Devaswam Board". As of now, the temple administration is done by the "Urazhma Devaswam Board" with active guidance from a committee formed by the local people.
Of the 32 Gramams of Namboothiris, Panniyur and Sukapuram were the most prominent.
Thamprakkal and Kalpakanchery Thamprakkal were the leaders of Sukapuram and Panniyur respectively. Every Malayali Brahmin owed allegiance either to Sukapuram or to Panniyur. There was unhealthy rivalry between the two Gramams. In order to defeat the scholastically superior Sukapuram, some of the Namboothiris of Panniyur went outside Kerala and brought their Guru to the Land of Varaha. It is also believed that they started worshipping Goddess Varthali and practising some of the secret rites of Tantric Buddhism violating the directions of Lord Varaha. Furthermore, they burned and destroyed the idol of Lord Varaha. So the status of these Namboothiris was lowered by the Zamorin.
Pakkanar is a character in Malayalam Folklore. Pakkanar was born as the son of Vararuchi, the famous astrologer who adorned the court of King Vikramaditya. Pakkanar was second among the twelve offsprings or the Parayi petta panthirukulam (12 children born from the Pariah woman). Just a shout away from Mezhathol Agnihothri's home Vemancheri Mana in Thrithala, is the Paakkanar colony otherwise known as Eerattinkal Paraya colony adjoining Arikkunnu mentioned earlier. In the traditional caste hierarchy in Kerala, the Paraya caste was considered a lower caste. Families of Paakkanaar lineage live in this colony in 18 houses. The story goes that it was Paakkanar who actually made a "Thampraakkal" out of "
Thamprakkal", who is considered as the head of the Namboothiris of the region.
The name Kalpakanchery was chosen as it was "the land of coconut trees". The Panchayath has many schools and had a weekly market on Wednesday. The weekly market was held in present day Melangadi, between Puthanathani and Kadungathukundu. The bigger towns like Tirur, Kottakkal and Valanchery are around away. The "panchayat" was a part of the Kingdom of Tanur (Vettattnad) in medieval times. The Lord of
and Lord of Kalpakanchery were usually present at the coronation of a new Zamorin of Calicut. Some 20,000 people attended a Khilafat Movement meeting held in Kalpakancheri just before the 1921 Mappila rebellion. During the uprising, a Muslim gang under the leadership of Odayappurath Chekkutty from Kalpakancheri guarded Kizhake kovilakam and Arya Vaidya Sala of Kottakkal.
From 1766 to 1792, during the era of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, multiple military invasions, plunder and systematic forcible religious conversions took place in both North and South Malabar. Fearing forcible conversion, a significant number of Nair Chieftains and Brahmins from Malabar chose to take refuge in the erstwhile Kingdom of Travancore, as under the Treaty of Mangalore Travancore had an alliance with the English East India Company according to which "aggression against Travancore would be viewed as equivalent to declaration of war against the English". Thus at various times between 1766 and 1792, all female members and many male members of the different royal families of North and South Malabar: Chirackal, Parappanad, and Calicut, and chieftains' families: Punnathoor, Nilambur, Kavalapara and
Thamprakkal (titular head of all Namboothiri Brahmins), sought asylum in Travancore and temporarily settled in different parts of the kingdom. Even after the fall of Tipu Sultan's regime in Srirangapatnam, some of the Malabar nobility, wholly or partly, preferred to remain in Travancore because of fear of atrocities if they returned home. The 17 prominent aristocratic lineages of southern Kerala that claim their origin from Malabar through displacement during this period are:
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