Category Archives: Palakkad

`Malayatoor` Ramakrishnan – A Memoir

Superb memoir on Malayatoor Ramakrishnan – articulate and eloquently expressed. Continue reading

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Kalpathy Viswanatha Josier – Descendent of Vaidyanatha Josier of Kandramanickam Village

My father Viswanatha Josier belongs to the family of the eminent Vaidyanatha Josier of Kandramanickam Village, who authored books on Astrology including commentaries on the PHALA-DEEPIKA and the PARASARA-HORA. The family was among the first ones to migrate to Palghat … Continue reading

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Indian Faith

It may sound outrageous at the outset, but the fact is that the ‘Indian Faith’ (the British called it Hinduism in order to, successfully,  create a permanent divide betwen us and Moslems) is a ‘Godless’ one..   Yet we worship … Continue reading

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‘Plight of Palghat Iyers’ – M Lakshman Singh of Bharatiar University is Factually Incorrect

I am surprised that Prof. Singh has presented  totally and, factually, incorrect findings on the migration of Palghat Brahmins from Tamilnadu to Kerala.   Let me set the record straight. My family of Astrologers was among the first batches that … Continue reading

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The Brahmins of Palakkad – The Palakkad Iyers

Brahmins in Palghat migrated at different times during the 14th to the 18th century, to Kerala.   They came in vis the Palghat Gap (Walayar to Pollachi) on the western Ghats or via the Shencottah Pass near Quilon.   Some did climb … Continue reading

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