The Founder of the family, Itty Avirah Tharakan was the son of Avirah Tharakan of the  Shankara Puri Family.

Saint Thomas, upon his arrival in Kerala in or around 52 AD, had baptized 4 Hindu high class families, such as Sankara Puri, Pakalomattom, Kaali and Kaliankal. The branches of Sankara Puri include; Kalloopara Adangapurathu, Ramapuram Cholappally, Kuravilangad Thekke Madham, Kuravilangad Patter Madham, Puthencavu Thekkedam, Thumpamon Kaithavana, Panthalam Sankarathil, Eraviperoor Sankara Mangalam, Kattapadi Chungathil, Mallapallil Vattasseril, Pala Pallathu, Mavelikkara Palathum Pottu, and a few more.

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