The story of Mezhathol Agnihotri retold by K B Sreedevi. Mezhathol was the first child of the famous Parayi Petta Panthirukulam, as the son of Vararuchi. He is said to have been born in 342 AD, and was found on the banks of the Nila River by an Antharjanam belonging to the Vemancheri Mana. He began gathering interest in the Yaagam culture and proceeded to perform 100 Yaagams, one after the other. It is believed that if a person performs 100 Yaagams, that person has the same status of Indran.
Oly seven of the original 32 Nambudiri Graamams (Villages) agreed to assist Mezhathol, and today only these Graamams (Taliparamba, Alathur, Karikkad, Panniyur, Sukapuram, Perumanam and Irinjalakkuda) have the right to perform Yaagam. After Mezhathol performed 99 Yaagams, Indran, worried that he may lose his power, requested Mezhathol not to perform the 100th Yaagam. Mezhathol declined, explaining that he was not performing the Yaagams for personal gain, but to retain the culture of Yaagam amongst Brahmins. At this, Indran gave Mezhathol and his seven associates the same status as himself.
Malayalam Title: മേഴത്തോൾ അഗ്നിഹോത്രി
Size: Demy 1/8
Edition: 2013 July
- Publisher: H & C
- Category: Malayalam Myth
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