Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Mannadi Velu Thampi Memorial - Tourist Spot
Mannadi: This village is at Kerala. In Kerala's freedom struggle, this is a village of utomost importance, for Velu Thampi, the Dewan of erstwhile Travancore (1801-1809) attained martyrdom here is his fight against the British to free Travancore from British suzerainty.
At the place of his martyrdom, there is a memorial called Velu Thamp Memorial Kalari. A sword is kept within it to remind the people of his great self-sacrifice. To the people of Mannadi, February 10 is a day of great importance - the day of martyrdom of that gallant hero of Kerala. This is one of the important tourist spot in Kerala.