Thursday, June 28, 2018

Pallavoor Gramam


Pallavoor Gramam

Compiled by
P.R.Ramachander






Pallavoor is part of the Kollengode police station area. It is 3 km from Kunissery , 4 km from Kudallur , 5 km from Nemmara , and 20 km away from Palakkad  city
Pallavoor has three gramams – Kizakke Gramam, Thekke gramam and 6-AaThu vari. Altogether there were about 100 houses. Most of the families were Vadamas or Ashta Sahasram. The presiding deity is Tripallavurappan temple managed by Namboothiris. It is believed that the prathishta for this temple was done by teeth (Pallu) and hence the name of the village.
The 7th day of Navarathri, Ezhaam Vilakku, of this temple is usually celebrated by Iyers in a grand manner. There is a legend that the 30′ high granite wall around the temple was raised in a night by the Bhootaganams. And duringdawn, one mami saw them building the wall and suddenly the Bhootaganams left, thus leaving a small portion of the wall left unfinished. Also, there is a story of Tippu Sultan attacking the temple and he used an elephant to take out the pratishta, but in vain. Even now, it is said that you can see the pratishta slightly tilted as a result of the pull by the elephant.
The famous musician Pallavur Mani Bhagavathar hails from Pallavoor. There was also once a Judge called Judge Rama Iyer belonging to this village.
Sri P K Venkitarama Iyer, who from humble beginnings, despite being a normal Chemistry graduate, rose to become Chief Engineer of Fertilizer Corp of India – Sindri & Namrup, in 1940s & ’50s is also from Pallavoor. After retirement, he founded the Chinmaya Mission School in Pallavoor, which has become one of the prominent educational institutions in Palakkad.
Pallavoor was also the home of world renowned Pallavoor Appu Marar.
Sri P.V.Viswanatha Iyer started his career in Madras in the Transport Department of erstwhile Madras Presidency in 1945. Through years of hard work, he rose to the level of Joint commissioner (officiating) in the Transport Department before retirement in 1985. He has played important role in framing Central Govt’s The Motor Vehicles Act,1988; Central Motor Vehicle Rules,1989; Tamil Nadu Motor Vehicles Rules under the M.V Act, 1988.


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