Sunday, March 16, 2008

Eraniel Palace - 1

Name: Eraniel Palace , Kanyakumari Dsitrict

Place : Eraniel (old name Eraniel simha nallur)

Location : 4 Km south of Thuckalay. Thuckalay is 35 Km from Kanyakumari & situated on the Kanyakumari - Thiruvananthapuram Highway.

Date: 28 june 2006


Chera Empire was divided into 18 kingdoms such as Venadu, Kuttam, Karkanadu, Aruvavadathalai nadu, Aruvanadu etc. Of these Venadu kingdom was the forerunner to the modern kingdom of Travancore.

In the absence of clear records, one set claim that the Eraniel Palace was constructed during the reign of Vanchi Marthandavarma , while other claim that it was constructed during the reign of Cheraman Perumal - one of the 63 saivite saints. Legend says that Cheraman Perumal , who vanished from the Eraniel Palace , was being taken to Heaven in his Physical body.

It is said that before ascending to the throne, the kings of Venad and Travancore state visit Eraniel Palace and conduct rituals honouring Royal Sword.

Eraniel Palace

Eraniel Palace which spreads over slightly more than 3.5 acres, now only consists of three identifiable parts.

1.The Majestic Entrance or Padippura

2.Horse-shaped Bungalow or Kuthira malika

3.Spring Pavilion or Vasantha Mandapam

Majestic Entrance

This is the main entrance facing east direction. Surrounded by wild vegetations, the condition of these majestic entrance is pathetic.

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Anonymous said...

It is a shame that that we dont pay respect to our heritage.
World should develop only on foundation of its past memories. Past memories indicate that we have love towards our own blood, our own culture and our own self. Love for ones culture is love for oneself. If you dont respect your past that indicates you have poor values and you are selfish person who like to live your life for your own pleasures.. not mindful of the ancestors and not responsible for the future generations. Hope we stress on promotion of cultural values urgently before we loose all symbols of our past life.
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kelan unnikrishna pillai said...

So sad I recently visit this palace we almost lost a historical palace
With in the period of cheraman perumal ;I request to the government of Tamil nadu please immediately start the renovation of the extreme monuments

jyothishbaby. said...

Very parhatic......

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