ACK-068:Tachcholi Othenan

An out of print ACK #109

Thacholi Meppayil Kunjhu Othenan (Udayana Kurup of Thacholi Manikoth House) or more popularly Thacholi Othenan or Tachcholi Othenan was the legendary hero of North Kerala, who is thought to have lived 500 years ago. He was born in the family of ‘Manikkoth’ in Thacholi, near Vadakara, located 48 km north of Kozhikode. Highly stylised songs and stories of his valour and chivalry abound. His real name was Udayana Kurup. He is praised about in vadakkanpattu (ballads of North Kerala).

Othenan was known for his dignified and fearless behavior even when he was a boy. He was a very helpful friend to all, but merciless to enemies. He was respected by all, including the Zamorin of Calicut. He defeated Mathiloor Gurukkal, martial art expert, and killed him. Othenan, the legendary warrior of Kerala, was killed at the tender age of 32 by one of the Gurukkal’s disciples.

Thacholi Manikkoth, the kalari center, where Thacholi Othenan practiced Kalaripayattu is a place worth visiting. Thacholi Manikkoth Temple, dedicated to Thacholi Othenan, situated in Vadakara, organizes a martial arts festival during March or April, which draws a large number of people from far and near.

Many many thanks to an “Anon friend” for providing ACK scan.

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11 comments:

sriram February 11, 2009 at 7:26 AM  

thanks for all the amar chitra kathas. It would be nice of you if u can make the mahabharatha full episodes available for download.

thanks

sriram

Apoorva Chandar February 11, 2009 at 7:34 AM  

Love these out of print ACKs.thanks a ton, Anon and Prabhat..and looks like a lot of people want to read the Mahabharata series...Guess they'll have to wait a bit...

Anonymous February 11, 2009 at 12:04 PM  

Thank you!

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Prabhat's Books and Comics February 11, 2009 at 2:04 PM  

Sriram: Welcome! I replied many times about it. Pls check earlier comments.

Prabhat's Books and Comics February 11, 2009 at 2:09 PM  

Apoorva Chandar: Welcome! I also feel. But as you know, we plan our posts earlier. We can’t change our way at a sudden. We already understood the demand & planning. We will post when it’ll possible.

Prabhat's Books and Comics February 11, 2009 at 2:09 PM  

Demonoid fan: Welcome! :)

Sridhar February 13, 2009 at 9:40 AM  

even as a kid, i despised this character.. seemed to be a fight-monger; don't see an iota of valour/chivalry in any of what he did, at least not from what I've read about him (both through the ACK and other sources)

But thanks as always Prabhat for the ACK :-)

Prabhat's Books and Comics February 16, 2009 at 1:42 PM  

Sridhar: Welcome! I read this ACK only this year.

Hithesh Yogi August 12, 2015 at 8:42 PM  

Amazing preparation..Thank you very much for sharing.All martial arts of the world originated from holy land India...Hithesh(Black belt holder of Shito School of Karate), Vatakara,Calicut dist..

Hithesh Yogi August 12, 2015 at 8:43 PM  

Amazing preparation..Thank you very much for sharing.All martial arts of the world originated from holy land India...Hithesh(Black belt holder of Shito School of Karate), Vatakara,Calicut dist..

Jahnvi M November 5, 2015 at 2:49 AM  

Hi,

Where can I download the comics?

Jahnvi

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