Folk Tale – Tolakavi, the Witty Poet

Nothing much is known about Tolakavi the witty poet who lived during the times of Cheraman Perumal Kulasekhara Varma; not even his real name. It is said that Tolakavi’s father passed away soon after his upanayana or sacred thread ceremony. It was the common practice in those days to make the young boy who has … Continue reading Folk Tale – Tolakavi, the Witty Poet

Kerala Folk Tale – The Unique Twelve – Uliyannoor Perumthachan

This Kerala folk tale is about one of the Unique Twelve - Uliyannoor Perumthachan or the Master Carpenter of Uliyannoor. Though he was called a carpenter he worked not only with wood but also with stone and other materials. He was so skilled in his work that his fame spread far and wide and people … Continue reading Kerala Folk Tale – The Unique Twelve – Uliyannoor Perumthachan

Kerala Folk Tale – The Unique Twelve – Akavoor Chathan

This is a Kerala folk tale is about Akavoor Chathan who was one of The Unique Twelve. He was called Akavoor Chathan because he served the Akavoor family. He lived at Akavoor Mana the house of the Akavoor family. One day the head of the family told Chathan that he wanted to take a dip … Continue reading Kerala Folk Tale – The Unique Twelve – Akavoor Chathan