Posted by: Vinod Varma | October 23, 2017

Gurukulasmarana 2017

Gurukulasmarana 2017 was held on October 22, 2017 sunday paying tribute to great scholars of Kodungallur Gurukulam (also called Kodungallur Kalari).

Valiyathampuran Ramavarma Raja inaugurated the function. Dr. N M Narayanan and Alangode Leelakrishnan spoke about Kodungallur Gurukulam and its scholars. There was Aksharaslokam by Kathollil Achytha Menon Smaraka Samithi.


Posted by: Vinod Varma | September 14, 2010

Kodungallur Kovilakam web site

Visit web site of Kodungallur Kovilakam, under construction

Posted by: Vinod Varma | March 15, 2010

A token of respect

M.A. (Malayalam) course being planned at KKTM College as a token of respect towards Kodungallur Kunjikuttan Tampuran and Kodungallur Kovilakam

Posted by: Vinod Varma | January 26, 2010

Did you know?

Wikipedia page available, on Kodungallur Kunjikuttan Thampuran

Posted by: Vinod Varma | January 21, 2010

Did you know?

Kerala Kalamandalam has instituted an award in the name of Bhagavathar Kunjunni Thampuran, guru of Pattikkamthodi Ravunni Menon, the father of modern Kathakali practice, in 2004. This award is given to exponents of classical art forms such as Kathakali and Koodiyattom, below the age of 40

This award for the year 2008 was given to Kalamandalam Mukundan, in November 2009

Posted by: Vinod Varma | January 20, 2010

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Ashtavaidyan Thrissur Thaikkat Unni Mooss (founder of SNA Oushadhasala) learned Toxicology from Kodungallur Kovilakam

Ref. Unni Mooss Dinam invitation

Posted by: Vinod Varma | January 19, 2010

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Pandit Karuppan was a poet, dramatist and social reformer. He was well known crusader against untouchability and social evils.

The most significant period of his education was at Kodungalloor Kovilakam. Kodungalloor Kovilakam was almost like a Sanskrit University, with great scholars and poets like Kunhikkuttan Thampuran, Mahopadhyaya Godavarma Bhattan Thampuran, ‘Sasthravisharadan’ Valiya Kochunni Thampuran and ‘Kavisaarvabhouman’ Cheriya Kochunni Thampuran.

Pandit Karuppan was from a lower middle class family in Dheevara community of Hindu fishermen. Though palace was out-of-bounds for lower caste Hindus, Kunhikkuttan Thampuran kept a soft corner for Karuppan and affectionately encouraged him to sit near him. He studied Sanskrit under those Thampurans, and that helped him to get moulded into a poet of standing. He studied ‘Manushyalaya Mahachandrika’ (on house building architecture) and ‘Ashtanga Hridayam’(on Ayurveda) also from the Royal Gurus.

Ref. Wikipedia

Posted by: Vinod Varma | January 18, 2010

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Guru Ammannu Madhava Chakyar about his Guru Bhagavatar Kunjunni Thampuran

“I have modified slightly the enactment of Bali’s death. I was emboldened to do this because of the training from Bhagavatar Kunjunni Thampuran of the Royal family of Kodungalloor. I went to Thampuran, who had done deep research in the art of drama, to learn the art strictly according to the principles laid down by Bharatha. I was his student for two years. He taught me also the minute details of climacteric breathing. This particular training took about forty days. The various svasas – the Kshudraka, Tamaka, Cchinna, Mahaan and Urdhvan – are controlled, one after another appropriately to make the death throes realistic. This is the essence of my modification”


Posted by: Vinod Varma | January 17, 2010

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The book Hindu Astronomy By P.D. Sharma (Global Vision Publishing House,
19A/E, GTB Enclave, Delhi – 93) refers to Vidwan Goda Varma Ilaya Thampuran as a versatile scholar who has written profusely in Sanskrit and Malayalam, with erudite commentaries in Sanskrit on Astronomy, He is reported as occupying the front rank among renowned scholars and patrons of literature produced by scholarly royal house of Kodungallur

Ref. Book ‘Hindu Astronomy, last paragraph of Page 189,

Posted by: Vinod Varma | January 16, 2010

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Vazhakunnam Neelakandam Namboothiri, father figure of Magic in Kerala, studied “Maathangaleela” under the expert, Kochunni Thampuran of the Kodungallur Kovilakam.

Ref. History of Indian Magic

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