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"Sarkkara Panikkassery" Tharavadu upholds immense rich and splendid heritage with its fame and name. We cherish the memory of its splendid past with pride. But the insight into the biography of the predecessors, what they were, the family history, authoritative information of the derivative factors of the family name "Sarkkara Panikkassery" etc. reveal the glorious past of the Tharavadu. The book "History of our Tharavadu" brings forth all the factors cited above. Sri.Velayudhan Panikkassery, in his article "Adiverukal Thedi" describes the entire history of the tharavadu. All members of the tharavadu feel proud of being the members of the tharavadu.

Now in our Panikkassery Tharavadu there are 170 families. (each family has four or more members). In addition to the above number of members there are thousand's of people related by marriage.

Now our tharavadu maintains a famous temple known as Kalari Khethra. The temple is located 24kms to the North West of Thrissur Town. The Kalari Temple is accessible from Ethai Junction or from Anjankal junction by traveling towards east. The temple is actuated on the banks of Kanoli Canal. Apart from the Kalari Temple a Devi Temple and a Muthappan / Parakkutty center of worship also exist. "Thottam" and "Kalam" are celebrated in a grand manner during the month of Makara on Thiruvonam & Avittam. The main worship are Devi, Muthappan, Veerabadhran, Vishnu Maya, Nagarajavue, Nagayakshi and other subdeities

When the Dutch constructed the Fort at Chettuva in 1716, the captain of the Dutch ship, Ittikannan was our predecessor. There is mention of him in Dutch documents. Mainly the members of our clan have settled in places like Engandiooor, Kadappuram, Thrithalloor West, Kadappuram Village, Madue in Chavakkad, Kaveed, Karuvannur, Peruvallur, Mullassery, Koorkkanchery, Kozhikode, Kattur and Thrissur. A few families have shifted to places outside Kerala like Coimbatore, Bangalore, Mumbai, Gulf Countries & U.S.A for employment or business. A few have also settled in Ceylon.

For generations our predecessors were settled in Chettuva (Engandiyoor Village & Kundaliyur Desam). In the Panikkassery Kalari owned by the family members traditional Kalarippayatte, and other self diffence techniques were imparted. Members of the community were known as Panikkans and the place where they stayed came to be known as Panikkassery. In due course Panikkassry became the common family name for the entire clan. Some offer predecessors also got training in Naval warfare and martial arts.

For generations our predecessors were settled in Chettuva (Engandiyoor Village & Kundaliyur Desam). In the Panikkassery Kalari owned by the family members traditional Kalarippayatte, and other self diffence techniques were imparted. Members of the community were known as Panikkans and the place where they stayed came to be known as Panikkassery. In due course Panikkassry became the common family name for the entire clan. Some offer predecessors also got training in Naval warfare and martial arts.

After the decline all Kulasekharaperumals, the Chettuva - Manappuram area was dominated by 'Airoor Sarkkara Swaroopam'. Later this swaroopam was spitted into different branches and settled in Kodungallore, Vellangallur, Iroor and Sarkkara. All these branches were tributaries of Nediyiruppue Swaroopam. The zamarine was defended in various battles by the young and courageous members of our community. The Chekavans of the Panikkassery clan had the good fortune to protect the life of the Samoodhiri on more than one occasion. In return the samoodhiri helped to convert the Kuzhikkalari into a full fledged Kalari imparting temple. When once a formal member of the clan by name Raman who had the good fortune to protect the life of Samoodhiri, met the zamarine to pay his respects, the zamarine was highly pleased and enquired about his welfare. The zamarine also gave him some presents.

Apart from traditional Kalari training, the Kalari also offered elementary education. A complete history of the Panikkassery clan is available in the book "Adiverukal Thedi" authored by Shri. Velayudhan Panikkassery. This book offers a detailed history of the area covering Chettuva to Kodungalloor. It also throws light on the condition of the Ezhava Community of that time. The book also touches upon the lives of the Royal Families the zamarines and many eminent personalities of that period. The book also contains a number of photographs showing the light, tradition and culture of that period. One of the predecessors of this clan Shri. Sankunny had the rare privilege of having Sree Narayana Guru as his guest for 3days. Eminent persons like Nadaraja Guru and Nithya Chaithanya Yathi also stayed his residence.

We have tried to give in the sovenier the names of 8 generations of people of different branches of the Panikkassery clan. The sovenier also contains the names of persons who had made a mark in different fields and also those who had contributed generously to the reconstruction of the family temple.

We offer this sovenier, website and family Tree for the guidance of the generations yet to come. We offer our respects to the innumerable unknown predecessors who also contributed to the growth of this clan.