Lotus farms of Thirunnavaya

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 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 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 »

MIGRATORY BIRDS ALONG THE COAST OF BHARATHAPUZHA NO 6 GLOSSY IBIS

MIGRATORY BIRDS ALONG THE COAST OF BHARATHAPUZHA NO 6 GLOSSY IBIS

.It was Ayilakkad wetlands near Ponnani.The water stretches have grown  leaner and drier under   the trail blazing April  sun.The sky was partly over cast. I could spot a bird in the shallow muddy waters amid egrets and other shore birds..it was more than half  meter long and seemed bigger than egrets .it had been … Continue reading »

Chulannur Peafowl sanctuary

Chulannur Peafowl sanctuary

  Chulannur pea fowl sanctuary stretches over 3.42 sq kms. It was established 2007 . it comprises related forest divisions in districts of Thrissur and Palakkad ensuring the long term protection of the natural populations of the pea fowl  occurring in the area and its natural habitat.The sanctuary was renamed as Chulannur wild life sanctuary … Continue reading »

Kothayur Rockcut Chamber Or Muniyara

Kothayur Rockcut Chamber Or Muniyara

KOTHAYUR MUNIYARA OR ROCK CUT CHAMBER. The Megalithic monuments in  Palakkad district are fading into oblivion with the authorities responsible for maintaining them, showing grave negligence in preserving them.  The Anakkara  Ponnathannira excavation ASI site which yielded significant proofs are facing neglect of the authorities. It is reported that the monument itself has been completely … Continue reading »

Mamankam Monuments: Nilapaduthara

Mamankam Monuments: Nilapaduthara

Mamankam festival was held at Thirunnavaya on the banks of Bharathappuzha. It was considered as the greatest cultural event and trade fair in those days. But the political significance of the mela shoulnt be under estimated.The twenty eight day long festival ends on the makam day of magham month.the word mamankam literally means great makhamasa. … Continue reading »

White-throated Ground-Thrush (കുറിക്കണ്ണന്‍ കാട്ടുപുള്ള്)

White-throated Ground-Thrush (കുറിക്കണ്ണന്‍ കാട്ടുപുള്ള്)

KURIKKANNANKATTUPULLU Orange-headed thrush / Zoothera citrina cyanota / Kurikkannan kattupullu ”A bird came  down the walk, He did not know I saw, He bit an angle-worm in halves And ate the fellow raw. And then he drank a dew from the convenient grass, And then hoped side wise to the wall, To let a beetle … Continue reading »