Akathekunnath Mana performed rituals for Bhrahmarakshassu. Even at ancient times, the priests of this family performed the rituals associated


Akathekunnath Mana

According to Hindu puranas, Kerala is also known as Parasurama Kshetram, 'The Land of Parasurama', as the land was reclaimed from sea by him. Parasurama planted the 64 Brahmin families in different villages of Kerala, whom he brought down from the north in order to expiate his slaughter of the Kshatriyas. Shukapuram Gramam is one of the most important of these 64 villages. Each Namboothiri family of Shukapuram had unique rituals to follow.

about 800 years ago, a member of Akathekunnath Mana was appointed as the chief priest of Cherpulassery Ayyappankavu. So the family came to Cherpulassery and settled at Nellaya-moloor.