Category Historical News
Her Highness Princess Gouri Parvathi Bayi of the Travancore Royal Family will introduce the history of her family — an illustrious dynasty that governed, using a sacred concept of trusteeship, one of the most progressive princely states of pre-Independence India.
Her Highness will share the history of the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, a Hindu Temple with close associations to the royal family and recently much in the news as India’s “wealthiest temple.” She will also talk about the Padmanabhapuram Palace, a beautiful 450 year old structure that was renovated by Maharaja Marthanda Varma in the 1750s, and other palaces associated with her family.
Her Highness is the niece of the late Maharaja Chithira Thirunal Bala Rama Varma and the current Maharaja, 90-y...Read More
Remains of ancient pottery from Rome and Arabia have been unearthed near Thiruvananthapuram. The excavations were part of the first joint archaeological project between Kerala University and the University of Cambridge, and the findings, experts say, can rewrite Kerala’s maritime history.Read More
After the Independence Travancore Diwan Sir CP Ramaswamy Aiyer declared “Swathantra thiruvithancore” or an independent state of Travancore. A state wide campaign was conducted against this. CP imposes martial law . A group of left progressive youngsters made a plot to assassinate Diwan, a dedicated brahmin took this challenge and here Mr. K Sudhakaran Nair ( 83) who is a Retd. teacher narrates those days from his memory, with Boolokam Online.