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Brahmin families from erstwhile Chola and Pandyan regions of Tamil Nadu, though settled down in Kerala centuries ago, still retain their linguistic identity and cultural practices. When clustered living (Agraharams) was not feasible, they pioneered the co-operative movement, by building common facilities for their Anushtanas and Rituals by establishing Samooha Madhoms in Kerala. Owing their origin to this co-operative enterprise of the community, the Samoohams were built with the sacrificing spirit of our fore-fathers, pooling their meager resources, centuries ago, to build, maintain and protect these centers of Brahmin tradition.

The reasons for the migration and eventual settlement of Tamil Brahmins in Kerala do not appear in any historical record of times. The migrations were from two different centers of Tamil Nadu – Tirunelveli and Tanjore.

It is still a matter of conjuncture as to what prompted Brahmin entrepreneurs to leave Tirunelveli and seek their fortune in Kerala, and why they opted for trade in handloom textiles and Banking. Trekking through the mountainous route via Shencottah with their wares at great physical hardship and suffering, these migrant Brahmins pitched their safety, protection hope and faith on the Lord of the Jungle – Dharma Sastha.

Ernakulam Grama Jana Samooham, one such unity constituted 140 years ago have grown in depth and size which is evident from the large varities of spiritual, cultural and social activities undertaken by them. Probably one out of a very few Samooha Madoms having such good infrastructural as well as membership strength, the march is going forward involving many more new activies also without setting apart the traditional and cultural values of this grate community

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01/01/2018  MONDAY
POURNAMI
 
02/01/2018  TUESDAY
THIRUVATHIRAI
ARDHRA DARSHANAM
 
05/01/2018  FRIDAY
SANKATAHARA CHATHURTHI
 
06/01/2018  SATURDAY
THYAGARAJA UTSAVAM
 
11/01/2018  THURSDAY
KOODARAI VELLUM
 
12/01/2018  FRIDAY
SARVA EKADESI
 
13/01/2018  SATURDAY
PRADOSHAM AT ERNAKULAM SIVA TEMPLE
 
14/01/2018  SUNDAY
SAMKRAMANAM-MAKARA RAVI 5.10PM
UTHRAYANA PUNYAKALAM
SAMKRAMANA THARPANAM
SANKRANTHI
MAHA PRADOSHAM(AS PER PANCHANGAM)
 
16/01/2018  TUESDAY
SARVA AMAVASYA
THARPANAM
 
22/01/2018  MONDAY
ERNAKULAM SIVA TEMPLE
ULSAVAM KODIYETTU
 
23/01/2018  TUESDAY
SHASTI VRATHAM
 
26/01/2018  FRIDAY
KOVIL KRITHIKAI
 
27/01/2018  SATURDAY
SMARTHA BHEEMA EKADESI
 
28/01/2018  SUNDAY
VAISHNAVA EKADESI
 
29/01/2018  MONDAY
MAHA PRADOSHAM
ERNAKULAM SIVA TEMPLE ULSAVAM
AARATTU
 
31/01/2018  WEDNESDAY
POURNAMI-THAIPOOSAM
CHANDRA GRAHANAM
SPARSA NAKSHATRAM-POOSAM
OTHER AFFECTED STARS:
AYILYAM,MAKAM,KETTA,REVATHI
SPARSAM:5.20 PM MADHYAM:7.15 PM
MOKSHAM:9.00 PM
 
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