Synonyms for thamprakkal or Related words with thamprakkal
Examples of "thamprakkal"
were a great patron of mathematics and astronomy. In the famous "Brahmandapuranam" by poet Thunchath Ezhuthachan, Azhvanchery
had been mentioned as Netranarayanan. Thunchath Ezhuthachan
The ancestral home of the Azhvanchery
is in Athavanad.
Title of "
" 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 Azhvanchery Mana family after one day, while returning from the coronation ceremony of Kulashekhara Perumal with a golden cow, the
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
, affronted, sprinkled water on the golden cow and brought it to life. The low caste man exclaimed "You are indeed a
" and since then the title has stayed with the family.
had four privileges within the Namboodiri caste and otherwise:
The Palace (Mana) of Puranic fame Azhvanchery
is north of Thirunnavaya.
Long ago Maranchery was the home of the Azhvanchery
. Later they shifted to Athavanadu.
or Azhvanchery Samrat was the title of the senior-most male member of the Brahmin (Namboothiri) feudal lords of Oriparambil Mana in Guruvayur and Azhvanchery Mana in Athavanad, present-day Malappuram district, Kerala state, South India. The honorific "His Holiness" may be used. The Azhvanchery
owned a bulk of land in Athavanad: The name Athavanad is derived from them: "Azhvanchery
vazhum Nad". The Azhvanchery
was often considered as the supreme religious head of the Namboodiri Brahmins of Kerala; his blessing was needed for every Raja formally crowned.
The grand procession comes from Athavanad, the place of Azhvanchery
. 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 Azhvanchery
about 1500 years ago. The sister of Kodungallur Bhagavathy cross the Bharathappuzha river and reach Azhvanchery mana. The
placed Bhagavaty at Vairamkode.
The opinion of the Azhvanchery
was considered supreme in deciding matters relating to religion, caste, society etc. The family otherwise are Adhyan Namboodiris and use the surname of Namboodiripad.
Chandappan Gurukkal (Narendra Prasad) and Chathukutty Bhagavathar (Nedumudi Venu) are brothers who are popularly known as Alanchery
. Hailing from feudal family, both enjoy a strong reputation in the village. Both have five sons each, and they share a strong bonding. While Gurukal and sons are experts in Kalaripayattu and other martial arts, Bhagavathar and sons are famous musicians. Meera (Annie), a teenage girl arrives at the village along with Retd.Captain Mukundan Menon (Rajan P. Dev), her grandfather and starts residing at the house of Bhagavathar on rent. She claims to Bhagavathar that she is the daughter of Karthu, his old lover, who was forced to leave the village long back for being pregnant with his daughter. Meera also adds that she is now back to meet her father and would like him to accept as her daughter. After consulting with Gurukkal, he decides to accept her as his daughter. But at the same time another person arrives, claiming himself as Bhagavathar's son. But when beaten severely by Bhagavathar's sons, he spells out the truth that he is a drama actor and has arrived for money. In the meantime, Unni (Dileep), son of Gurukkal falls in love with Meera and both Gurukkal and Bhagavathar decides to get her married to him. While things are moving smoothly, Keshu Varma (Shivaji) arrives at village claiming that Meera is none other than his daughter Lekha Varma, who had escaped from a mental hospital along with Syriac John another patient.
are adamant that they won't let Varma to take Meera away. But Varma warns that he will be back in a week to take her away. On questioning, Meera accepts the truth that she is the daughter of Varma and had escaped from a mental hospital along with Syriac John. Keshu varma is her mother's secon husband, who wanted to kill her to snatch away all the properties. She was forcefully admitted in a mental hospital and was given sedatives. At hospital, she met the mother of
, another patient, who told her the stories of Alanchery and the life of
. After escaping from the hospital, she along with Syriac John had reached
and fabricated the story to save herself from Varma.
decides to protect her. On the next week, upon arriving at the village, Varma and his goons are defeated by
and his sons. Meera is married to Unni and everything ends happily.
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 Azhvanchery
, 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.
(ആലഞ്ചേരി തമ്പ്രാക്കൾ)is a 1995 Malayalam film written and directed by Sunil. The film was produced and distributed by Fax Productions & Release. Narendra Prasad and Nedumudi Venu appearing in title roles, with Dileep and Annie in the lead roles, the film had average performance at box office.
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 "Azhvanchery
" and now running by Kerala Urazma Devasam Board (KUDB). It is believed that the temple was created by Vilwamangalam Swami, around 700 years ago.
Of the 32 Gramams of Namboothiris, Panniyur and Sukapuram were the most prominent. Azhvanchery
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.
It is believed that they were 'Thiyya' warriors of the Azhvanchery
. 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.
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 Azhvanchery
". 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.
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 Azhvanchery
as the Thachudaya Kaimal through a ceremony known as Jatakavarodham.
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 "Azhvanchery
", who is considered as the head of the Namboothiris of the region.
Local Hindus and Christians suffered from the Mysore invasion. Almost a fourth of the Nair population was wiped out and many more were forcibly converted. The Nambuthiris (Brahmins) were also severely affected. According to various rough sources, about half the Hindu population of Malabar fled the country to the forests or Tellicherry and Travancore. They included most of the Hindu Rajas and chieftains who could not resist the invading Mysore army. The Chirackal, Parappanad, Ballussery, Kurumbranad, Kadathanad, Palghat and Calicut royal families migrated to Travancore. The chieftain families which did the same were those of Punnathur, Kavalappara and Azhvancherry
. Even the Cochin royal family moved to Vaikkom Palace near the famous Shiva Temple when Tipu Sultan's army reached Alwaye.
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