Happy Kerala Piravi 2015: The South Indian state of Kerala celebrates its 59th formation year on Sundayi.e., on 1st November. This festival is known as Kerala Piravi, the day is celebrated by every Keralite which is just like Onam and the people will get ready in their traditional attires of the state as part of the celebrations and this day is so precious to them
Kerala was officially formed as a result of the States Re-organisation Act on 1st November 1956 and along with india after India got independence in 1947. Before that, there were three independent provinces named Malabar, Cochin and Travancore -according to sources.
A socio-cultural organisation of Malayalis, is gearing up to celebrate the day in a grand manner. ‘Theyyam’, a traditional ritual of worship followed in some parts of Kerala, will be the highlight of the celebrations. A troupe from Kerala Ritual Traditional Arts Study Centre, Kannur, will be exhibiting their skills in the art form. A couple of styles will be performed on the samithi premises at 5 p.m. on Sunday, according to president of Kerala Kala Samithi N.M. Pillai.
STORY BEHIND THE KERALA PIRAVI:
As per the Hindu mythology, it was Parashurama, who created the south Indian state after throwing his “Mazhu” which is known as AXE from Gokarna into the sea. The state is believed to have got its name after its first ruler, Keralian Thamboran, who ruled one of these provinces. Meanwhile, it is also said that the name originated from the word ‘kera’ or the coconut tree that is widely seen in the area.
Presently, Kerala, also known as ‘God’s Own Country’ for its rich and cultural heritage, has fourteen districts and Thiruvananthapuram is the state capital.
The beautiful locales make the place one of the most visited destinations in the world and has found a spot among the “ten paradises of the world” and “50 places of a lifetime” in the National Geographic Traveller magazine.