Attempting to narrate the history of Ullanat family in terms of exact periodic details and accuracy is an extremely difficult task. Family history documentation is generally based on traditions, information passed from earlier generations to the subsequent generations and available information from the existing senior members of the family. History in that case may miss authenticity and may inherently contain the loopholes of contrasting conclusions and opinions. Same limitations may be found in this attempt also.

Unfortunately information about the members of the early five Thavazhis of Ullanat Tharavad is not available and the present eldest members of the family have already started forgetting whatever information they had gathered from their earlier generation. But still it is a matter of consolation that we do have some historic records about the Ullanat Panickers and what I have presented here to a greater extent is something derived and generated out of my direct search and also based on the information I had gathered when I was young from my mother, late Ullanat Saraswathy Amma (132)* and grand uncle late Ullanat Balakrishna Panicker (76).

The preparation of the Genealogy would not have been possible but for the support and information given by the following senior members of the family;

Ullanat Leelavathi Amma (156) – (Present Moothamma).
Ullanat Madhava Panicker (141) – (Present Karanavar).
Ullanat Bhaskara Panicker (164)
Ullanat Krishnanunni Panicker (158)
Ullanat Janardhana Panicker (121)
Ullanat Radha Amma (150) and
Puthiyedath Bhaskara Menon (71a)

(*The number given within the brackets indicates the number in the genealogy so that the position of the person concerned in the family tree can be easily identified.)

I owe my gratitude to these elders.

So… our Tharavad has finally reached the cyber space. I present this web site with the hope that this may enable the present day generation of this family, scattered around the country and also the future generations, to know each other and to get inspired from the history of this great aristocratic Nair family which flourished for a long time with nobility, affluence, glory and honour.

U.R.Giridharan (191)
[Email id: giriyur@gmail.com]
16th May, 2006.
(Edavam 2, 1181)

 

12 years have passed since this family Web Site was created and unfortunately I could not update the site all these days. Now I could get some more authentic historic details about the Mootha Panickers of early period from a rare old book called “The History of Guruvayur” by Prof. K.V.Krishna Iyer which throws more light on the role of Ullanat Panickers in the management of Guruvayur Temple during the days of invasion by Tipu Sultan in Malabar. We are also able to clearly identify now the names of all the Mootha Panickers since the illustrious Ikkanta Panicker Karyakkar, thanks to the information available from the book by Prof. Krishna Iyer.

The senior members of our family who had originally helped me with details about the family history and genealogy (whose names I had mentioned earlier) have all left this world by now. And still I have been getting some information from different sources about the early history of our family, but because of lack of authenticity, I have not added all those details here.

The Web Site has been redesigned and updated now with a provision for Guest Book. Any authentic information about our Tharavad or the Mootha Panickers or our family members of early days are welcome and they can be added in this Web Site, if they are supported by proper proof.  Thank you.

U.R.Giridharan (191)
[Email id: giriyur@gmail.com]
9th June, 2018.
(Edavam 26, 1193)

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