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Genealogy of Mavelikara Royal family

Updated November 20, 2009

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Chathayamthirunal Mahaprabha Amma Thampuran who born in A.D. 1755 (M.E.930) and died in A.D.1832 (M.E.1007) came to Travancore at the time Tippu Sulthanís Malabar aggression with her five daughters and resided at Mavelikara. Chathayamthirunal Mahaprabha Ammathampuran has got five children they are (1) Aththamthirunal Bhagheerathi Ammathampuran, (2) Bharani Thirunal Rani Parvathi Bai, (3) Uthram Thirunal Rani Uama (4) Uthruttathi Thirunal Mahaprabha alias Vattaparambil achchamma (5) Revathithirunal Ariya alias Kayyalakettil Achchamma Amma Thampuran on . They stayed at Mavelikara firstly at Koickckal Palace near Arattukadavu and after that they shfted to the newly constructed Palace at the south of Mavelikara Sreekrishna Swamy temple. The palace is knows as Vadakke kottaram or Valiya Kottaram. The royal family of Travancore was in the danger zone of the existence A.D. 1788. So Karthika Thirunal Rama Varma Maharaja decided to adopt two unmarried girls from the Chengakovilakam, who resided at Mavelikara. He adopted Bharani Thirunal Rani Parvathi Bai and Uthram Thirunal Rani Uma, the second and third daughters of Chayathayam Thirunal Mahaprabha Amma Thampuran. The adoption took place on A.D. 1788 October, 26th (M.E. 13th Thulam 964). The rulers of Travancore from A.D.1829 to1924 (M.E. 1004 to 1099) are the ancestors of Bharani Thirunal Rani Parvathi Bai Again the royal family of Travancore was in the danger zone duee to the the demise of Bharani Thirunal Parvathi Rani on 15th October, 1893 and also the demises of other princes of the Travancore Royal Family So Sree Moolam Thirunal Rama Varma Maharaja decided to adopt Pooradam Thirunal Sethu Lakshmi Bai and Moolam Thirunal Parvathi Bai. The adoption took place on 30th August, 1900 (M.E. 15th Chingam, 1076). They were the daughters of Ayilyamnal Mahaprabha Ammathampuran and the Thiruvathiranal Bhageerathi Ammathampuran of the Valiyakottaram respectively. The last Maharaja of Travancore Sree Chitra Thirunal Balarama Varma Maharaja is the son of Moolam Thirunal Sethu Parvathi Bai. The members of the Royal Family of Travancore were the ancestors of these two Maharanis.
Chayatham Thirunal Mahaprabha Amma Thampuran and her three daughters lived together at Vadakkekottaram (Valiyakottaram) till M.E. 1012 Meenam 30 (A.D. 1837 April, 10). On 15th April, 1837 (M.E. 1012 Medam 4th) as per the decision taken by Aththam Thirunal Bhageerthi Amma Thampuran, the eldest daughter of Chathayam Thirunal Mahaprabha Amma Thampuran, the family divided into three families. Aththam Thirunal Bhageerathi Amma Thampuran and her children were shifted to the Thekke Kottarm, the oldest Palace at Mavelikara, Pooradam Thirunal Mahaprabha Amma Thampuran startd to live at Vattaparambu Kottaram and Revathi Thirunl Arya alias the Kayyalkettil Achchamma and her children lived at Vadakke Kottaram itself. From that day the family pension which was drawn for the whole family by the Valiyathampuran were divided into three and started to draw in separate receipts by the eldest male of the family. The Mavelikara Royal Family again divided into three sakhas on M.E. 1046. They are Bharani, Thiruvathira and Thrikketta. They are (i) Bharaninal Chamunda Amma Thampuran (Valiya Kottaram), (ii) Thiruvathiranal Aryakavamma Amma Thampuran (Mannoormadam) and (iii) Thrikettanal Uma Amma Thampuran (Puthenkottaram). During the year A.D. 1900 ( M.E. 103) Pooramnal Mahaprabha Ammathampuran and her three children shifted from the Vadakekottaram and started to live at a small house at the east of Vadakkekottaram. Now it is known as Mannoormadam Kottaram. The present Mannoormadm Kottaram was constructed by the help of the Maharaja of Travancore Aayilyam Thirunal Rama Varma Maharaja and the house warming celebrated on 10th May, 1903 (M.E. 1078 Medam 27th) and shifted to the newly constructed home. The poet, historian, the first Devaswam commissioner Moolamnal M.Raja Rja Varmawas is the eldest son of Pooramnal Mahaprabha A

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