* കുന്നത്തൂര്‍ പാടി തിരുവപ്പന മഹോത്സവം 17.12.2016 മുതല്‍ 16 01.2017 * * * Thiruvappana Mahotsavam from 17.12.2016 to 16 .01.2017
UPCOMING
24
DEC

Thiruappana Vallattam.

Time 10 am .AnnadanAM will be there after Thiruappana

 
26
JAN

Thiruappana Vallattam.

Time 10 am .AnnadanAM will be there after Thiruappana

The official hierarchy in Kunnathur Paadi


            The social structure in Kunnathur Paadi is such that mostly all communities have some part to play in the organizations of the Paadi. The following are the important groups, who have important roles to play in the Paadi.

  1. Anhuuttaan Community

This is a minority community, which has a tale related to its origin. A young Nair lady who was pregnant went for a festival in the Payavur temple. She lost her way and was unable to reach home. Her relatives went home in dismay, since they could not see her. A family in payyavur protected her. Very soon, she gave birth to a baby boy. Lord Siva, the deity of Payyavur, felt pity of this woman   and asked his son Muthappan to show here his original form. Muthappan showed her his real self, and ordered her that her son should represent him, and war his attire during festivals. The ruler of Kottayam, knowing this endowed him all honours and presented him a tract of land from his territory at Vallyayi which is even now known as Anhuttaan Parampu. Anhuttaan is most powerful among the teyyam artists.

  1. Chantan

Muthappans story tells that the first person whom he met in Kunnathur Paadi was the tribesman Chantan. When Chantans family known as Muutooran Kundumbam did not have pogeny, the position was given to pullaayikkodi, an other Adiya family. The eldest person in this family takes the role of Chantan.

  1. Komaram (oracle)

Chantans wife beloinged to Kallaayikodi family Muthappan had appeard to her and had given her the necessary instructions to propitiate him. Hence the position of Komaram was given to this family. The eldest person in this family traditionally has the right to become komaram.

  1. Kudupati

Kudupati lights the lamp and executes the work ordered the Vaanavar.