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PSC Class 109: Kerala Ancient Rites

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1. Some general behaviour laws of ancient kerala were called in the name of ‘Kachangal’. ‘Moozhikulam Kacham’ is the most famous among them. Moozhikulam Kacham is for ensuring that Ooralanmar didn’t took the temple wealth and also the kudiyanmar (tenants) is giving the Pattam (lease) correctly.

2. Mahabharata Pattatanam is for hearding the Mahabharata stories to the people around temple surroundings. These are done by the sanskrit scholars called Pattans of Mavate.

3. Kadavallur Anyonyam is the three expert tests from Rig Veda Studies, which was held at the Kadavallur Temple near Kunnamkulam. The three main phases of test were Varamirikkuka, Jada Cholluka, Rata Cholluka.

4. Ariyittuvazhcha is the ritual organised related with crowning of Zamorins of Kozhikode.

5. Revathi Pattathanam is conducting every year under the leadership of Samoothiri in Taliyil temple of Kozhikode.

6. From Uchara Day to Pathamudayam in Karthika Month, the womens of upper caste did’nt come out of the house after the sun set. If any of Mannan or Pulayan touches a woman, then that woman is considered as Jathibreshtu. It is called in the name of Mannapedi or Pulapedi. This hateful custom was abolished by Kottayam Kerala Varma in 1696.

7. Ettara Yogam is the administration trustee of Thiruvananthapuram Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. For taking decisions of Temple, there needed each vote from eight potties and a half vote from Maharaja. So from this eight and a half votes, the trustee got that name.

8. Marthanda Varma dedicated his entire kingdom to Lord Sree Padmanabha through Thrippadi Dhanam.

9. Murajapam is the festival held once in six years in Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple for the prosperity of country. Bhadradeepam is the small ritual of the festival. Bhadradeepam is conducting for twice every year.


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