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Legends Family Tree

Kunjiramavarma Thampuran s/o Kunjukutti Thampuratti

He was popularly known as Veena Vidwan Valia Thampuran, and is believed to be the first Guru of Kodungallur Gurukulam

Godavarma Thampuran s/o Kunjikutti Thampuratti

He was also known as Vidwan Ilaya Thampuran, and was a contemporary of Swati Thirunal.

The book Hindu Astronomy written by P D Sharma refers to Vidwan Ilaya Thampuran as versatile scholar both in Sanskrit and Malayalam (page 190, last para). He is mentioned as holding he front rank among renowned scholars and patrons of literature produced by scholarly royal house of Kodungallur

Kocha Thampuratti d/o Immini Thampuratti

She was grand mother of Kunjikuttan Thampuran, and his Guru in Tharkam

Kunjipilla Thampuratti d/o Kocha Thampuratti

She was mother of Mahakavi Kunjikuttan Thampuran and Bhagavathar Kochunni Thampuran. She was actively involved in discusison with  Swami Vivekananda during his visit, as recorded in the book Lifes of Vivekananda'

Godavarma Thampuran s/o Kocha Thampuratti

He was popularly known as 'Sakran', and was well-versed in music and instruments

Kunjan Thampuran s/o Ikkavu Thampuratti

He is well known for his interpretation of Sripadasapthathi published in Mangalodayam press

Kunjiramavarma Thampuran  s/o Kocha Thampuratti

He was younger brother of 'Sakran', and was popularly known as Vidwan  Kunjiramavarma Thampuran

Kochunni Thampuran s/o KunjiThampuratti

He was also known as Valia Kochunni Thampuran.He was wellversed in Jyothisham and Thachushastram

Kunjunni Thampuran s/o Kocha Thampuratti

He was also known as Avanikadu Valia Thampuran

Kochunni Thampuran s/o Ikkavu Thampuratti

He was also known as also known as Cheriya Kochunni Thampuran. Vazhakunnam Neelakandam Namboothiri, father figure of Magic in Kerala, studied �Maathangaleela� under the expert, Kochunni Thampuran of the Kodungallur Kovilakam. He was given the title 'Kavisarvabhouman' by Raja of Cochin 'Kochi Valia Thampuran' in appreciation of his knowledge

Godavarma Thampuran s/o Kunjikutti Thampuratti

He was also known as Bhattan Thampuran. He was actively involved in discussions with Swami Vivekananda as mentioned in Life of vivekananda. He was Guru of Mani Madhava Chakyar and Attur Krishna Pisharody

Kunjikuttan Thampuran s/o Kunjipillakutti Thampuratti

He was popularly known as Mahakavi Kodungallur Kunjikuttan Thampuran and Kerala Vyasan. Probably, words of ARR Varma best describes this genious 'While it may require many a year even to complete one reading of Bharata, it is not possible for any poet other than Kunhikkuttan Thampuran to translate it metre by metre and word by word within a limited time' in an article about Translation of Mahabharata

Bhagavathar Kunjunni Thampuran

He was Guru of Ammanur Madhava Chakyar, in advanced training in Abhinaya and Natya Shastra.  Kerala Kalamandalam has instituted an award in the name of Bhagavathar Kunjunni Thampuran, guru of Pattikkamthodi Ravunni Menon, the father of modern Kathakali practice, in 2004. This award is given to exponents of classical art forms such as Kathakali and Koodiyattom, below the age of 40.

Vidushi Kochikavu Thampuratty

He was Guru of Ammanur Madhava Chakyar, in advacned training in Sanskit language
Just as with other royal families in Kerala, there is not much written information about Kodungallur Kovilakam, except for very recent past. However, much of its history is part of folklore. This web site is a humble attempt to consolidate information scattered around and preserve for the benefit of posterity, with the hope that a rich culture based on social and human values is not lost in the onslaught of fast pace of modern life and new social order. Any kind of guidance and support in improving an authenticity would be very helpful. We request support, especially in terms of information and specific write up , from all members and well wishers of Kodungallur Kovilakam.