Kottarathil Sankunni

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Kottarathil Sankunni
Kottarathil sankunni.jpg
Born (1855-03-23)March 23, 1855
Died July 22, 1937(1937-07-22) (aged 82)
Nationality Indian
Occupation Writer
Known for Aithihya Mala

Kottarathil Sankunni is a well-known author of Malayalam literature, was born on 23 March 1855 in Kottayam, Travancore. He made huge contributions in both poetry and prose. He died on 22 July 1937. He started compiling the legends of Kerala in 1909 and completed the work in eight volumes over a quarter of a century. "Aithihyamala" (Garland of Legends), is a collection of stories of legends prepared by Kottarathil Sankunni. The works on the legends were collected and published by Sankunni in the famous Malayalam literary magazine of the nineteenth century, the Bhashaposhini. Later, they were collected in eight parts and published by the Reddiar Press in Quilon, sometime in the early twentieth century. India’s first writers’ cooperative, the National Bookstall started publishing these articles as collections on behalf of the 'Kottarathil Sankunni Memorial Committee' in 1974 and later this was taken up by another publisher, D. C. Books, in 1991. Such is their popularity that, from 1991 till 2004 almost 150,000 copies of these stories were distributed.

His contributions in both prose and poetry, including Kathakali literature and Thullal, earned him a place in Malayalam literature.

Famous works include:

  • Sreerama pattabhishekam (Kathakali)
  • Adhdhyathmaramayanam (Translation)

Index of Eight Parts of Aithihya Mala[1][edit]

Book I

  • 1. Chempakassery Raajaavu
  • 2. Kottayaththu Raajaavu
  • 3. Mahaabhaashyam
  • 4. Bhartṛhari
  • 5. Adhyaathmaraamaayanam
  • 6. Parayi petta panthirukulam
  • 7. Thalakkulaththoor Bhattathiriyum Pazhur padippurayum
  • 8. Vilwamangalaththu Swaamiyaar
  • 9. Kaakkassery Bhattathiri
  • 10. Muttassu Namboothiri
  • 11. Puliyaampilly Namboori
  • 12. Kallanthaattil Gurukkal
  • 13. Kolaththiriyum Saamoothiriyum
  • 14. Paandamparampaththu kodanbharaniyilaey uppumaanga
  • 15. Mangalappilly Moothathum Punnayil Panikkarum
  • 16. Kaaladiyil Bhattathiri
  • 17. Venmani Namboorippaadanmaar
  • 18. Kunchamanpottiyum Mattappally Namboothirippaadum
  • 19. Vayakkara Achchan Mooss
  • 20. Kozhikkottangaadi
  • 21. Kidangoor Kandankoran

Book II

  • 1. Kumaranalloor Bhagavathi
  • 2. Thirunakkara Devanum aviduththaey kaalayum
  • 3. Bhavabhoothi
  • 4. Vaagbhataachaaryar
  • 5. Prabhakaran
  • 6. Paathaayikkara Namboorimaar
  • 7. Kaaraattu Namboori
  • 8. Viddi! Kushmaandam
  • 9. Kunchan Nambiaarudaey Ulbhavam
  • 10. Valiya Parisha Shankaranaaraayana Chaakyaar
  • 11. Aazhuvaanchery Thampraakkalum Mangalathhtu Shankaranum
  • 12. Naalaekkaattu Pillamaar
  • 13. Kayamkulam Kochunni
  • 14. Kaipuzha Raajniyum Pulinkunnu Desavum
  • 15. Orantharjanaththintaey yukthi
  • 16. Pazhur perumthrukkovil
  • 17. Paakkanaarudaey bhaaryayudaey paathivrathyam
  • 18. Randu Mahaaraajaakkanmaarudaey swabhaavavyathyaasam
  • 19. Kochchunamboori
  • 20. Chempakassery Raajaavum Maeppaththoor Bhattathiriyum
  • 21. Vattapparampil Valiyamma
  • 22. Vaikkaththu Thiruneelakantan

Book III

  • 1. Kiliroorkunninmael Bhagavathi
  • 2. Poonthaanaththu Namboori
  • 3. Aalaththoor Nampi
  • 4. Vayaskara Chathurvedi Bhattathiriyum Yakshiyum
  • 5. Raamapuraththu Warrier
  • 6. Chemprayezhuththachchanmaar
  • 7. Kochchi Shakthanthampuraan Thirumanassukondu
  • 8. Ammannoor Parameshwara Chaakyaar
  • 9. Cheranalloor Kunchukkarthaavu
  • 10. Kottarakkara Goshaala
  • 11. Thaevalassery Nampi
  • 12. Chila eeshwaranmaarudaey pinakkam
  • 13. Parangottu Namboori
  • 14. Paakkil Shaasthaavu
  • 15. Kodungallur Vasoorimaala
  • 16. Thripoonithara kshethraththilaey ulsavangal
  • 17. Aaranmulamaahaathmyam
  • 18. Konniyil Kochchayappan

Book IV

  • 1. Oorakaththu Ammathiruvadi
  • 2. Swathithirunal Mahaaraajaavuthirumanassukondu
  • 3. Pilaamanthol Mooss
  • 4. Shasthamkottayum Kuranganmaarum
  • 5. Mazhamangalaththu Namboori
  • 6. Vayaskarakkudumbavum aviduththaey Shaasthaavum
  • 7. Kaayamkulaththu Raajavintaey shreechakram
  • 8. Kulappuraththu Bheeman
  • 9. Mannadikkaavum Kampiththaanum
  • 10. Shreekrishnakarnaamrutham
  • 11. Kadamattathu Kathanar
  • 12. Puruharinapuraeshamaahaathmyam
  • 13. Tholakavi
  • 14. Kunchukuttippilla sarwaadhikaaryakkaar
  • 15. Achchankovilshaasthaavum Parivaaramoorththikalum
  • 16. Avanaamanakkal Gopalan

Book V

  • 1. Pallipuraththukaavu
  • 2. Elaedaththuthykkaattu Moossanmaar
  • 3. Kaipuzhathampaan
  • 4. Kollam Vishaarikkaavu
  • 5. Vayaskara Aaryan Narayananmooss avarkaludaey chikilsaanaipunyam
  • 6. Chamkroththamma
  • 7. Avanangaattu Panikkarum Chaaththanmaarum
  • 8. Kuttanchery Mooss
  • 9. Pallivaanapperumaalum Kiliroor Desavum
  • 10. Kaadaamkottu Maakkam Bhagavathi
  • 11. Oru Yooropyantaey swamibhakthi
  • 12. Sanghakkali
  • 13. Kottarakkara Chandrashekharan

Book VI

  • 1. Panayannaar kaavu
  • 2. Uthram Thirunaal Thirumanassukondum Kathakali yogavum
  • 3. Kaplingaattu Nambooriyum Deshamangalaththu Warrierum
  • 4. Vijayadri Maahaathmyam
  • 5. Naduvilaeppaattu Bhattathiri
  • 6. Aaranmula Devanum Mangaattu Bhattathiriyum
  • 7. Mundaempilly Krishna Maaraar
  • 8. Mannaarassaala Maahaathmyam
  • 9. Oru Swaamiyaarudaey shaapam
  • 10. Pullankoottu Namboori
  • 11. Panachchikkaattu Saraswathi
  • 12. Vellaadu Namboori
  • 13. Aaranmula Valiya Balakrishnan

Book VII

  • 1. Chengannur Bhagawathi
  • 2. Edavettikkaatthu Namboori
  • 3. Payyannur graamam
  • 4. Olassayil Vaettakkorumakan kaavu
  • 5. Shabarimala Shaasthaavum Panthalaththu Raajaavum
  • 6. Vaikkaththaey Paattukal
  • 7. Perumpulaavil Kaelu Menon
  • 8. Chempakassery Raajaavum Raajniyum
  • 9. Vilwamangalaththu Swaamiyaar
  • 10. Paambummaekkaattu Namboori
  • 11. Kalidasan
  • 12. Panthalam Neelakantan

Book VIII

  • 1. Chittoor Kaavil Bhagavathi
  • 2. Kalloor Namboorippaadanmaar
  • 3. Thakazhiyil Shaasthaavum aviduththaey ennayum
  • 4. Arackal Beebi
  • 5. Thiruvizhaa Mahaadevanum aviduththaey marunnum
  • 6. Pazhur perumthrukkovil
  • 7. Thekkaedaththu kudumbakkaar
  • 8. Mookkola Kshethrangal
  • 9. Kumaramangalathhtu Namboori
  • 10. Mandakkaattamanum kodayum
  • 11. Thiruvattattaadhi Kesavan

Kottarathil Sankunni==References==

  1. ^ http://cs.nyu.edu/kandathi/kottarathil.html

External links[edit]

http://www.kssschoolofarts.com/kottarathilsankunni/index.html