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Thunchan Gurumadam

Thunchan Gurumadam

Thunchan Gurumadam

A living tribute to Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan, one of the greatest Malayalam poets who ever lived

There aren’t many places that are abundantly blessed with natural beauty, yet are so rich in history. Thunchan Gurumadam, located on the banks of the serene Sokanshini River, is a living tribute to one of the greatest Malayalam poets who ever lived – Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan. Widely regarded as the father of Malayalam literature, the 16th-century poet developed a new texture of the language during his lifetime. Mounting on your minds as you walk in, will be thoughts of the rich legacy the great poet has left behind – enriching Malayalam literature and leaving a lasting impression for eternity.  

Though Ezhuthachan was born in Tirur, he lived most of his life in this quaint and picturesque village in the present-day Palakkad district. It is believed that two of his most noteworthy works – transcreations of the Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharatha – were written in this very spot.  It is believed that he and his disciples made a stop-over at this spot on their way back from Tamil Nadu. Taken aback by the tranquil beauty of this location, Ezhuthachan decided to settle down there and then eventually spent his lifetime in this location. 

The Gurumadhom has various exhibits and is also a spot where children are brought for the ritualistic “Vidyarambham” on Vijayadashami day. 

How to Reach

By Road
By Road
Palakkad Bus Stand, about 15.7 km
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By Rail
By Rail
Palakkad Railway Station, about 19.7 km
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By Air
By Air
Coimbatore International Airport, about 58.6 km
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Cochin International Airport, about 109 km
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No entry fee

All days: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

No entry fee
All days: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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