Panayannar Kavu: The Sacred Grove by the Pampa near Parumala and Niranam

Panayan means the serpent king and Panachi means the serpent queen. Panachikad for example, near Kottayam is the forest of the serpent queen. Panachikal Kavu is within the Vaikom shrine.  Panayannar Kavu literally means the sacred grove of the serpent king the Panayan or Panayannar as he is addressed with reverence.  This grove is on […]

Crows: A Poem by S Joseph

At the daybreak Beneath the flowering sizzling tree Two crows are gathering twigs Testing the strength they collect It one by one and take it on to the tree Where it is fixed   This is the time for The crows to mate and nest Summer as intense as lust And misty till the night […]