Nizhal Thangal of Kadambankulam
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This Thangal of Kadambankulam was the sixth among the Primary Nizhal Thangals. This Thangal was situated South to Valliyoor, 2 km southeast to Kalantha panai. This was the place where Thavam petral, the daughter of Dharma Citar was married to a man from here. Also, this was the native place of Thuvayal Pandaram, who were the participants of the Thuvayal Thavasu. Ayya also visited this place before his Six-year Tavam. Likewise this place gains so many importance from Ayyavazhi.
As usual the devotees of this village requested Ayya for a visit. Accepting it Ayya was carried there in a horse-drawn cart. During the Kadambankulam visit of Vaikundar, it was the 17th incarnational day of Vaikundar. So people celebrated the festival very grandly with their houses white-washed and palm-leaf roofed sheds constructed. The foundation stone for the sixth Thangal was laid. Somehow it seems that Ayya instructed them to construct the Thangal facing the north, which was very unusual even today in Ayyavazhi.
A structure was erected there immediately using palmyra leaves. Then it was replaced with massive structures. Also the rope used for hoisting the flag during the three Kodiyettru Thirunal in Swamithope is being donated continuously from Kadambankulam.
- K.Amalan's, Ayya Vaikundar Punitha Varlaru, Akilam Pathippakam, 2000.
- G.Patrick's, Religion and Subaltern Agency, University of Madras, 2003.