Who is known as Kerala Raja?

Pazhassi Raja
Pazhassi Raja (3 January 1753 – 30 November 1805) was known as Kerala Varma and was also known as Cotiote Rajah and Pychy Rajah. He was a warrior Hindu prince and de facto head of the kingdom of Kottayam, otherwise known as Cotiote, in Malabar, India, between 1774 and 1805….

Pazhassi Raja
Burial Mananthavady, Wayanad

Who is known as the Lion of Kerala?

The Pazhassi Circuit is an expedition that invites you to explore the life and struggles of the great ruler, Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja. Popularly known as the Lion of Kerala, he is revered for his fights for freedom, which took place much before the 1857 War of Independence.

Who was the first king of Kerala?


Kingdom of Thiruvithamkoor തിരുവിതാംകൂർ
• 1729–1758 (first) Marthanda Varma
• 1829–1846 (peak) Swathi Thirunal
• 1931–1949 (last) Chithira Thirunal

Who is known as father of sports Kerala?

G. V. Raja’s
Sports journalists, historians, experts and sportsmen consider him as the Father of Sports and Tourism in Kerala. G. V. Raja’s birth anniversary, 13 October, is observed as “Kerala Sports Day”.

Who is Kerala Sports Council president?

Olympian Mercy Kuttan has been selected as the president of the Kerala State Sports Council here on Tuesday.

Who is the director of Pazhassi Raja?

HariharanKerala Varma Pazhassi Raja / Director

Where is Pazhassi Raja Palace?

Pazhassi Kovilakam or the Pazhassi Palace at Mattannur in Kannur district, also called Kottayam Padinjare Kovilakam was constructed in 1903 CE, using funds from the British government as well as that of the Pazhassi royal family.

Where did Pazhassi Raja died?

Pulpally, Pulpally, IndiaPazhassi Raja / Place of death

Who first traded in Kerala?

Arabs and Phoenicians were the first to enter Malabar Coast to trade Spices. The Arabs on the coasts of Yemen, Oman, and the Persian Gulf, must have made the first long voyage to Kerala and other eastern countries.

Who came to Kerala first?

The Portuguese were the first Europeans to establish a stronghold in Kerala. This was later followed by the Dutch and the British. A number of battles were fought between the provincial rulers against each other and against the Portuguese. In 1524 Vasco da Gama was appointed the Portuguese Viceroy of Kerala.

Who is Pazhassi Raja?

Pazhassi Raja is one of the most heroic figures in the history of Kerala. Popularly known as Kerala Varma, Pazhassi Raja belonged to the Western branch of the Kottayam ruling family of North Kerala with its headquarters at Pazhassi.

Why was Raja Raja so popular in Karnataka?

Swaminatha Iyer, a Company agent had noted as early as 1797 that extreme popularity of Raja was on account of the fact that he remained in his country with his subjects during Mysore invasions and shared with them the trials and tribulations and also due to his extreme generosity to this peasantry.

What is the old name of Kerala?

The people of Malabar were known as Malabars. Until the arrival of the East India Company, the term Malabar was used as a general name for Kerala, along with the term Kerala. From the time of Cosmas Indicopleustes (6th century CE) itself, the Arab sailors used to call Kerala as Male.

Who was the Raja of Kottayam?

Pazhassi Raja was a member of the western branch of the Kottayam royal clan. When Hyder Ali of the Kingdom of Mysore occupied Malabar in 1773, the Raja of Kottayam found political asylum in Travancore.