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Muuvandan Manga

Muuvandan Manga

Elephants Attack,

Elephants Attack,

Chinakkathoor Pooram

Chinakkathoor Pooram

Details of access to the place Nearest Railwaystations: Ottappalam, about 5 km from the shrine. Nearest Airports: Coimbatore in the neighbouring State of Tamil Nadu, about 85 km away. Religion.: Hindu Description of festival (Legends, History, Customs related with the festival, Highlights): The pooram at …

Killikkavu Bhagavathy Kshetram: Palakkad

Killikkavu Bhagavathy Kshetram: Palakkad

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Chinakkathoor Pooram

Chinakkathoor Pooram

Details of access to the place Nearest Railwaystations: Ottappalam, about 5 km from the shrine. Nearest Airports: Coimbatore in the neighbouring State of Tamil Nadu, about 85 km away. Religion.: Hindu Description of festival (Legends, History, Customs related with the festival, Highlights): The pooram at …

Adivasi

Adivasi

The word ‘Adivasi’ means ‘original inhabitants’ in Sanskrit, and therefore the term means the indigenous people of India. However, their status is being distorted and denied particularly by the Hindu fundamentalists within India, and the government has also taken the consistent position at the United …

Pulluvan

Pulluvan

Pulluvans sing serpent songs with ardent faith in the superior varieties of serpents which are believed to be protectors of the land as its guardians angles. The Pulluvan and his wife, Pulluvati visit village houses on auspicious days like the first of every Malayalam month …

Parappeti

Parappeti

Sanction was given to Paraya by his land lords to enjoy maximum freedom on a particular day in the year i.e. 28th day in the Malayalam month Makaram. On this day the untouchable Paraya was allowed to exercise maximum freedom on the village roads, where …

Parayan

Parayan

The Parayas are known as remarkable exponents of black magic. In the rural areas they used to be consulted on problems connected with theft and the Paraya magician was supposed to help recover the stolen articles. Some times they would conduct rituals of extremely demoniacal …

Panans

Panans

Panans are described as devil dancers. They make umbrellas with the leaves of the Palmyra tree. Their women used to serve as midwives. They are the descendants of Malayans, the hill tribe, and they go about at the time of harvest from house to house …

Warriors

Warriors

Warriors and Pushpakas are temple employees mainly engaged in making flower garlands for offering to the deity. The Warrier community is famous for their learning in Sanskrit literature