PALIAKKARA KOTTARAM[palace], TIRUVALLA ( FROM R. Sasidhara Varma, Mannoormadam Kottaram, Mavelikara'S BLOG)

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At the time of the invasion of Hyder Ali and Tippu Sulthan of Mysore the Parappanad Royal Family of Malabar consisting of five sisters and their childen fled to Travancore and the then Maharaja of Travancore Sri Karthikathirunal RamaVarma Maharaja famed as “Dharmaraja” of Travancore gave asylum to them. He received the royal family with full honour and made all arrangements for their stay. A palace called “Neerashikettu” at Changanachery was allotted to then for their stay. Subsequently, of this five sisters, the eldest sister chosed to settle at Gramam a palace near Mavelikara. and the fourth sister at Pallam near Kottaram. The fifth one continued at Changanachery itself.

Sri Karthikathirunal RamaVarma Maharaja famed as “Dharmaraja” of Travancore DHARMARAJAH OF TRAVANCORE
The second sister named Ittiyankala Thampuratty came to Thruvalla in 1794 A.D. The third sister named Njanji Thampuratty also came to Thiruvalla in 1797. The palace where they stayed at Thiruvalla is now known as PALIAKKARA Padinjare Kottaram. Njanji Thampuratty gave birth to three sons only. She had no daughters. Ittyangala Thampuratty gave birth to a daughter called Injanji Thampuratty. She has two sons named Rama Varma Thampuran and Komaru Thampuran and two daughters named Kunjikutty Thampuratty and Ittimangala Thampuratty. Sri Rma Varma, the eldest son, married Sri Ayiliamthirunal Rugmini Bai, the daughter of Maharani Gowri Lakshmi Bai who ruled Travancore from A.D. 1811 – 1815 and the elder sister of the great musician and the famous composer Swathithirunal Rama Varma Maharaja (A.D. 1829 – 1846) of the Travancore Royal family. In 1832 A.D. Sri Swathithirunal Rama Varma Maharaja constructed a new palace with a very spacious nalukettu for his brother-in-law Sri Rama Varma Koil Thampuran at Thiruvalla. The palace is now known as PALIAKKARA KIZSHEKKE KOTTARAM.

Sri Rama Varma Koil Thampuran and Ayiliamthirunal Rugmini Bai has got two daughters and five sons. The elder daughter died within one year of her birth. Out of five princes unfortunately only two princes became the rulers of Travancore. Sri Ayiliamthirunal Rama Varma Maharaja (A.D. 1860 – 1880) and Sri Vishakhamthirunal Rama Varma Maharaja (A.D.1880 – 1885) were the sons of above said Sri. Rama Varma Koil Thamopuran. Sri Moolam Thirunal Rama Varma Maharaja who ruled Travancore from A.D. 1885 – 1924) is the grandson of Sri. Rama Varma Koil Thampuran.

The last Maharaja of Travancore Sri Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma Maharaja is the grand son of Sri. Thiruvonamnal T. Kerala Varma Bhagavan Koil Thampuran of Paliakkara Kishakke Kottaram.

Princes Lekha Thampuratty who hs been adopted to the travancore royual family is the grand daughter of the youngest daughter of Sri Kerala Varma Bhagavan Koil Thampuran.

Late Sri Vishakhmanal R.R. Varma (Sukumaran Thampuran) of Paliakara West Palace married Princess Aswathithirunal Gowri Lakshmi Bai, the niece of the last Maharaja of Travancore, Sri Chithirathirunal Balarama Varma Maharaja.

Paliakkara Palace was split up into two sakhas in the year M.E. 1040 (A.D. 1864), as Paliakkara Patinjare Kottaram and Paliakkara Kishakke Kottaram. But some immovable properties were common to both Sakhas. During M.E. 1060 (A.D. 1884), according to the common consent of the two Karanavans, a Kariasthan was appointed for the management of these common properties and it was also decided that the net income derived from the common properties were credited to the Paliakkara Patinjare Kottaram and to the Paliakkara Kishake Kottaram at the rate of 3/10 and 7/10 respectively..

On the 24th Dhanu, 1094 an agreemnet was jointly executed by the two sakhas wherein it was agreed that 426 paras (Kalloorkkadan) of paddy and Rs. 4/- should be given yearly to the Padinjare Kottaram Sakha from the net income of the common properties. But, subsequently as the income graduly decreased 300 paras only were given to the Padinjare Kottaram Sakha till M.E. 1116 (A.D. 1940).

The properties common to both the Sakhas were enrusted to the management of the Court of Wards from M.E. 1117 (A.D. 1941). But the properties which the Padinjare Kottaram sakha claimed as belonging to them were exempted from the management of the Court of Wards. The remaining belonged to the Kishakke Kottaram Sakha continued under the management of the Court of Wards till A.D. 1952 April 10, that is the date of partition of Kishekke Kottaram.

Injanji Thampuratty gave birth to two sons named Rama Vrma (Pallikettukashichcha Ammavan) and Komaru Thamopuran and two daughters named Kunjikutty Thampuratty and Ittimangala Thampuratty. The present members of Paliakkara Padinjare Kottaram is the decendants of Kunjikutty Thampuratty. Late Sri. P.K. Raja Raja Varma, the famous writer is the great grand son of Kunjikuty Thampuratty.

Ittimangala Thampuratty has got four daughters named Kunji Thampuratty, Kunjkutty Thampuratty, Lakshmi Thamopuratty and Kochukunji Thampuratty and two sons Rama Varma and Kochurama Varma. The present members of Paliakkara Kizshekke Kottaram are the decendants of Lakshmi Thanmpuratty and Kochukunji Thampuratty.

Thiruvonamnal T. Kerala Varma Bhagavan Koil thampuran is the son and rohininal t. Raja Raja Varma Kochchappa Koilthampuran is the grand son of, who prepared the geneology chart of Paliakkara Kottaram is the great grand son of Kochukunji Thampuratty.

Artist Sri. K. Kerala Varma is the great grand son of Lakshmi Thampuratty. He portrayed beautifully the idol of “Sreevallabhaswamy” the main deity of the famous temple in Tiruvalla and got it printed first time

The statue of the Late Maharaja of Travancore Sri Padmanabhadasa Sri Chithira Thirunal Bala Rama Varma (Grand son of late Tiruvonamnal T. Kerala Varma Bhagavan Koil Thampuran) was installed in the eastern courtyard of the Nadppura of the Palikkara Kizshkke Kottaram on 5th March 1943 (M.E. 1118 Meenam 10) as a memorial forthe famous Templey Entry Proclamation of Sri Chithira Thirunal Bala Rama Varma Maharaja of Travancore.

Every year a family get together is being conducted in the month of December, on the Mandlapooja Day at Paliakkara Kizhekke Kottaram.
[with regards to R.SASIDHARA VARMA of Mavelikkara royal family]

Genealogy of Mavelikara Royal family