Sunday, October 09, 2011

DTN News - JOURNEY IN SOUTH INDIA: The Home Of Spices And Cashew Nuts - Kerala, India

DTN News - JOURNEY IN SOUTH INDIA: The Home Of Spices And Cashew Nuts - Kerala, India
(NSI News Source Info) KOTTAKKAL, Kerala, India - October 9, 2011: Our day adventure in Malappuram Dist., this picture shows myself and my younger brother Bob from UK with (our respective spouses - not in the pic.) visiting the interior villages of dense wooded Kerala, which was an evening full of adventure, never to forget. The Keralites or better knowm as Malayalees are humble, kind and gentle folks. The road were full of traffic with evening hours rush backwards to their families and domain. We have not seen a single entity losing unproductive hot temper during our journey in the sweaty heat season in the month of October on account of traffic.
Malappuram (literally, a land atop hills) is situated 50 km southeast of Kozhikode. Bounded by the Nilgiri hills on the east, the Arabian sea on the west and Thrissur and Palakkad districts on the south, Malappuram is enriched by four great rivers flowing through it - the Chaliyar, the Kadalundi, the Thirurpuzha and the Bharathapuzha.Bharathapuzha, the second longest river in Kerala, flows by the southern border of the district and drains into the sea at Ponnani.Many examples of Indo-European architecture still exist in Malappuram.
Malappuram,situated on the Calicut-Madras road,12 km. south-west of Manjeri and 52 km. south-west of Calicut, has a very rich and eventful history. Malappuram is the head quarters of the district. It was the military headquarters of the Zamorins of Kozhikode since ancient times. This district was the venue for many of the Mappila revolts (uprisings against the British East India Company in Kerala) between 1792 and 1921.The hill country has also contributed much to the political and cultural heritage of Kerala.
With Nilgiris in the east and the Arabian sea in the west, Malappuram district presents a treat to the eye.With rich and evergreen forests, ravines, hills and dales, rivers and brooks, sandy surfs and palm fringed coasts, festive mood of the gayful Onapatt - the district preserves the cultural wealth of the good old days. It has in store, a hoary past with the Zamorins' rule, 'Mamankam' festival, Vellattiri's revenge and the resultant Chaver Pada (Suicide Squad), the British rule,the indiscriminate oppression of the masses in connivance with exploiting landlords,the National and the Khilaphat movement,the Malabar rebellion and so on.
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DTN News - INDIA NEWS: Kerala Temple’s Secret Vaults Yield $22 Billion In TreasureAnalysis: The ancient temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu - Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple was built during the medieval period. Even though there were different rulers that ruled Southern India under Vijaynagar kingdom, Mughal dynasty and Tipu Sultan the treasure and it's secrecy was intact. If the British had an inkling of the treasure, today the same would have been in the British Museum or in the Bank of England's vaults or with the British Royalty as the Koh-i-noor diamond taken away and seized by the East India Company and became part of the British Crown Jewels when Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India in 1877. Duleep Singh was the youngest son of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his fifth wife Maharani Jind Kaur. Duleep, aged 13, travelled to the United Kingdom to present the jewel. The presentation of the Koh-i-Noor to Queen Victoria was the latest in the long history of transfers of the stone as a spoil of war: By DTN News (K. V. Seth) .... Read full story (click here)
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