Mangaladevi Kottam: Kannaki, Patini, Mangalamadan Tai and the Historical Linkages between Keralam and Tamilakam

Mangaladevi temple or Mangala Madan Tai Kottam is an ancient shrine eructed in the memory of a brave and legendary Tamil woman by the ancient Chera emperor of Keralam in the second century AD. Mangaladevi or Mangalamadan Tai is an early Tamil and Buddhist south Indian cult signifying an auspicious female guardian deity from the […]

Grasslands and Wooded Hilltops of Western Ghats: Kutikanam, Pallykanam, Cherupallykulam and Panjaseelamed

Kanam is a well wooded hill top in south Indian parlance and especially in the western or Kerala side of the Western Ghats. The Place now called Kuttikanam in the Western Ghats east of Peruvantanam and west of Peerumed could be a modified version of Kutikanam as a Pallykanam exists in distorted form (as Pullykanam) […]