We all know which State in India called as God’s Own Country – Yes – its none other than Kerala, which is located in Southern part of India.
How many of you know how Kerala got this alias name as God’s Own Country? Why Kerala State is called “God’s Own Country”? Younger generation will not know & older generation might have forgotten the History behind this. Let’s go thru a history or sattology behind this name.
When India got Independence on 15th August 1947, the Travancore Kingdom didn’t join the Indian Union Government. Diwan of Trivancore Kingdom announced in June, 1947 that the Trivancore Kingdom will be a separate country by itself. During that period, the Trivancore Kingdom was well developed with Public Transport, Telephone Network, and Heavy Engineering Industries.
The King took over all the expenses of the University. Above all, all Hindus were allowed to enter into all the Mandirs, without any bias on the caste, which was prevalent throughout India that point in time. When the talks were on between the Indian representatives & King Sri Chithirai Thirunal Balarama Varma, to make Travancore Kingdom as part of Indian Union, the King said,
“This land doesn’t belong to me, belongs to Bhagwan Padmanabhaswamy & I am only the Custodian. If Bhagwan Ananthan asks me to do, I will oblige”.
The Indian authorities didn’t believe this and considered King’s statement was just to dodge the issue. But the Trivancore authorities showed a Palm Leaf written on 20th January, 1750 signed by the then Trivancore King Sri Anizhom Thirunal Marthanda Varma in favor of Bhagwan Padmanabhaswamy that the entire Trivancore Kingdom which extended from today’s Kanyakumari and Paravoor, belongs to Bhagwan Padmanabha Swamy.
This is the reason, why the Kerala State is called “God’s Own Country”.
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Courtesy : This information is published in the Thuglak – A Tamil Weekly Magazine.