Thacholi Othenan

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Thacholi Meppayil Kunjhu Othenan or Mepayil Tacholi Manikoth Kovilakathu Kunji Othena Kurup (Udayana Kurup of Thacholi Manikoth House) or more popularly Thacholi Othenan was a legendary hero who is believed to have lived during 16th century in North Malabar region of Kerala, India. He is praised in the Vadakkan Pattukal (ballads of North Malabar).

His father, Kottayat Kovilakath Puthuppanathu Mooppil Vazhunnor, was a Desavazhi of a small fiefdom.[1]

Thacholi Ambadi, another renowned martial arts expert, was Othenan's son.


  1. ^ "In the land of Othenan". The Hindu. 11 June 2005. Retrieved 25 September 2010.