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Temples in Kerala

* 17 Nov 2021
Pamba (Pampa) river - Known as Dakshina Bhageerathi or Dakshina Ganga, Pamba which orginates at Pulachimalai hill is the 3rd longest river in Kerala, after Periyar and Bharathappuzha rivers.   The main tributaries of the river are Pambayar, Kakki Ar, Arudai Ar, Kakkad Ar and Kallar.
Sabarimala Ayyappa temple is located on the banks of the Pamba river.

* 17 Nov 2021
Alappuzha rivers
Manimala River
originates from at the Mothavara hills in Kottayam district flows through Alappuzha district and joins the Pamba river at Muttar.

Achankovil river also known as Kulallada river, originates from Pasukida mettu, Ramakkal Theri and Rishimalai of Kollam district.

Vembanad lake stretches from Alappuzha to Kochi. Pamba, Achankovil, Manimala, Meenachil and Muvattupuzha rivers discharge into this lake. Pathiramanal, Perumbalam and Pallippuram islands are situated in this in this lake.

* 8 Nov 2021
Tulu Nadu is the land of tulu speaking people in parts of Karnataka (Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts) and northern parts of Kerala (Kasaragod district upto Chandragiri river). The ethnic group of these regions are Tuluvas.

Historically, Tulu Nadu consisted of two separate lands of Haiva and Tuluva, the two ethnic groups. This region was under the reign of Ballal Kings of Sullia. It is believed that the Bunt/ Nair and the Brahmin migration to Tulunadu might have happened during the lifetime of the Kadamba king Mayuravarma at 345 AD. During the reign of Madhvacharya in the 13th century, around eight monasteries (Mutts) were built in Udupi.  Until the 17th century Tulu Nadu was governed by feudatories of the Vijayanagara Empire. The longest reigning dynasty of Tulu Nadu was the Alupas and they were the feudatories of the prominent dynasties of Karnataka.

After the British defeated Tipu Sultan in 1799, Tulu Nadu was attached to the Madras Presidency before being reverted to the state of Mysore.

Yakshagana is said to have originated around 400 years ago in Karnataka.