Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Bharathappuzha River

River Bharathappuzha flows through Pattambi and the nearby Panchayats. Renowned writers such as M.T. Vasudevan Nair and Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri have been influenced by the Nila River's beauty. Continued sand mining of the river's beds, however, has tarnished its beauty. The mining also disrupts the river bed and causes reeds and river grass to grow, which obstruct water flow. Frequent droughts have resulted from this continuous sand mining, due to a fall in the water table. The sand lobby influences the police force and other authorities. Police officers and other officials who objected to the mining lost their jobs..

There is a causeway linking the north and south coasts of Bharathappuzha at Pattambi, which is one of the important bridge links across the river.

Efforts of organizations such as the Bharathappuzha Samrakhshana Samithi (Bharathappuzha Conservation Committee) led by Dr.K.P. Mohammed Kutty and Adv. Udhayavarman had made some progress in raising awareness among the public about the need of conserving the river.

Off-late, social networking sites like Facebook have active groups with a purpose of saving the river named as Bharathappuzha Samrakhshana Samithi

Major causes of the river pollution are attributed to the waste originating from hotels, hospitals and houses that directly discharged into the river rather than being run through a sewage treatment plant. The river, once a habitat for a variety of aquatic life, is close to becoming an ecological disaster.

Sree Neelakanta Govt. Sanskrit College

The history of the college goes back to the last decade of the 19th century, a time of political, social-cultural and educational renaissance throughout the land. Sree Neelakanta Sharma contributed to the reform in Sanskrit education. He started a Sanskrit school called "Sarasvatodyothini" in 1889 at Perumudiyoor, an underdeveloped village near Pattambi. He offered Sanskrit education to disciples drawn from almost all castes and religions.

The University of Madras granted affiliation in 1911, and the humble Sanskrit school became "Central Sanskrit College, Permudiyoor, South Malabar". In 1931 it was also approved as a research center. Kuttikrishna Marar, C. Sankunni Nair, Kallanmarthodi Ravunni Menon, P. Kunniraman Nair, K.S. Ezhuthachan, M.P. Sankunni Nair, and K.P. Narayana Pisharodi were among the students of Punnasseri Kalari. The tradition of molding prominent social-cultural figures still persists in personalities such as Desamangalam Ramakrishnan, D. Vinaya Chandran, Attoor Ravi Varma, M.S. Kumar, Nharalathu Harigovindan and N.M. Unnikrishnan, Dileep Vydhyamadham and Ravi Thekkedath.

The college was renamed "Sree Neelakanta Central Sanskrit College, Pattambi, Perumudiyoor" in July 1943 by the Madras University in memory of its founder. The Malabar District Board took over management in 1957. It was affiliated with Kerala University in 1958 as "Sree Neelakanta Government Sanskrit College, Pattambi". The college is presently affiliated with the Calicut University.

The land the college sits was donated by A.S.K. Rama Iyer, President of College Welfare Committee, E.P. Gopalan, Ex. MLA, M.P. Udaya Varman, K.S. Raman, and P.K.Kumaran Vaidyar. The members of the committee were interested in infrastructural development, as well as introduction of new courses in the college curriculum.

Initially, the new college offered graduate degrees in Sanskrit, Malayalam and economics. The last time a course was added to the curriculum was during the 1999-2000 year when a graduation program in BBA was introduced. The college offers nine degree courses, six post-graduate courses and two doctoral degrees in Sanskrit and Malayalam.

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History Of Pattambi

Pattambi is one of the biggest towns in the Palakkad district of the state of Kerala, South India. The place got its name from Batta Nambi. Once under Nedunganad Samanthas of Chera Kings. Later on Zamoothiri Raja annexed this place to his country and kept under the control of Eralpad Raja, the second Raja of Calicut.

Pattambi is well-known for its cultural importance. Situated in the banks of River Bharathappuzha (also known as Nila River),Old Name was Nethirimangalam it is a junction that connects roads from Ottapalam , Perumbilavu and Perinthalmanna.pattambi town is situated at the banks of Nila river. Malayalam is official language.but, Hindi, Tamil, is also understood due to significant number of migrants from other states.English is also used.

The Padinjare Madham Guruvayoorappan Temple (also known as "Pattambi Guruvaayoor") is one of the famous temples in Kerala. The Panthakkal Bagavathy Temple annual festival Mandalathalappoli: In this festival more than 20 elephants are lined up. Sree Kadapparampathu Kavu Bagavathy Temple is one of the famous temples in Kerala. In the Annual festival Kalavela, more than 50 bulls are lined up. Bulls are made by bamboo and grass. In this festival all the bulls are coming from the section kizhayur, pallipuam and ongallur are lined up around the temple. Between 70 to 80 elephants are lined up for the Pattambi Nercha festival which is held in memory of Aloor Valiya Pookunj Koya Thangal, a Muslim saint of South Malabar. People from all corners of the state attend this festival, The town is illuminated, and a pageant replete with traditional musical ensembles like 'Panchavadyam' and 'Thayambaka' parades through the town at night. Various art forms of Kerala are then performed on the banks of the river Bharathappuzha. Even though the festival does not have any Islamic or religious significance, it is still celebrated by the society at large.

Pattambi is the birth place of famous personalities like scholar Punnasseri Nambi Neelakanta Sharma, socialist leader E.P. Gopalan, and local leader Hajee K.P. Assainar Vaidyar. E.M.S. Namboodiripad was elected from Pattambi constituency and became its chief minister. This is also the town from where the famous Kathakali artiste, Guru. Raghavan Teyunni Nair originated and went on to become a famous dancer, choreographer and teacher in Bombay. He was trained in Kathakali at Kottakkal and also in Carnatic music. He had established a dance school in Bombay, called Nritya Bodhini, to impart Bharata Natyam and other Indian classical dances to aspirants in Bombay & Padmasree.malayalam film director Major Ravi hails from pattambi.E.Sreedharan (metro rail) is also hails from pattambi.