Iron age is commonly named Megalithic age characterized by the practice of raising big stone monuments to the dead.Megalithic tradition reached Kerala around the mid -first millennium BC and continued to prevalent till the mid first millennium AD about ten centuries.Various types of burials such as urns, cysts,stone circles,cap stones ,umbrella stones,rock … Continue reading
COCHIN BRIDGE AT SHORANUR
You may think Cochin bridge in Eranamkulam district..you are wrong .It is situated 100 km north of Kochi and provided connectivity to the princely state of Cochin and erstwhile British rail head of Shoranur across Bharathappuzha.It is situated in between Cheruthuruthy and shoranur.Many noble persons and … Continue reading
KAITHALI TEMPLE , Pattambi .A.S.I. SITE IN PALAKKAD District.
There remains a myth still woven around the construction of Kaithali temple. The myth holds that Pattambi kaithali temple was built by globins or Bhooothathans.The sanctum sanctorium ( Sreekovil) of the temple is a monolithic structure.It’s really an unfinished construction. The legend runs like this. Kattilmadam was the roof of kaithali temple … Continue reading
”I found myself in what appeared to be a large tunnel with a small white light at the other end. I was moving towards this light. I was surrounded by a feeling of absolute peace and what I can only describe as cool revelation. It felt wonderful to be there. “. It is so … Continue reading
EDAKAL ROCK ENGRAVINGS
Art as a mark of divinity distinguishes human beings from the rest of the animal community.It is a non verbal language with non conscious meaning but a medium that communicates with people of all the ages. Thus prehistoric art throws light into prehistoric life. Cave art is divided into three phases the first phase comprising … Continue reading
Ambukuthy mala or Edakal Mala is one of the principal hills of Wynad that lies beside the ancient trade route connecting ports of Kerala and high mountains of Mysore. The route was constantly used during different periods of history.The Edakal caves on the Ambukuthy hills, near Ambalavayal, are famous for their Neolithic rock engravings … Continue reading
Dhauli hills..Viswa shanti stupa..
It was here at the foot hills of by the side of Daya river that the valiant people of Kalinga defended their territory till their last breath… It was here the river of Daya turned blood red coloured…It was here the pangs of the deceased reverberated . It had influential consequences in Indian history. … Continue reading
Lotus farms of Thirunnavaya
“Amid much din and firing of guns the Morituri, the Chaver Nayars, the elect of four Nayar houses in Waluvanad, step forth from the crowd and receive the last blessings and farewells of their friends and relatives. They have just partaken of the last meal they are to eat on earth at the house of … Continue reading
Thira Poothan folk art of Valluvanad.
THIRA FOLK PERFORMANCE IN VALLUVANAD. It is believed that various forms of arts worshipping goddess Bhadrakaali prevailed much before the origin of temples. Once the worship of gods and goddesses started at the temples, various types of arts used to be performed to please goddess Bhadrakaali at Bhadrakaali temples. By and large, many of them were … Continue reading
Kavalappara palace ,Kavalappara swaroopam
Kavalappara swaroopam was the confederation of 96 Desams that lies in between Kaniyampuram thodu eastern side and Ongallur thodu in the west.it stretches around Mundakkottukurissi towards the north and Bharathappuzha flows as the southern boarder.the southern boarder stretching area s of the eight-acre of the Kavalappara .Kavalappara swaroopam was a unique state that was in … Continue reading