(Aleyamma) was the only sister of Valiya Panicker and Kochu Panicker. At her age
14 she was married to Oommen Ninan of Vadakke Thelackal Mavelikkara. The
Vadakke Thelackal family was a reputed and wealthy family like the
Adangapurathu family. She had 2 sons named Oommen and Avirah.
At the age of 22, her husband Oommen Ninan died of an accident, while he was
on a business trip in Madras. After the death of her husband, Achiamma came back to the Adangapurathu Tharavadu and stayed with her parents and brothers for many years. Records
indicate that AAchiamma was a very beautiful and intelligent young lady who possessed a good
moral character. Later on, she was married to
of Pulinkunnil Ettuparayil. There were no children from her second marriage.
Her sons continued to stay at Adangapurathu Tharavadu during their mother's second marriage and much later in order to complete their
education. These 2 youngsters were very much loved by their uncles, Valiya Panicker, Kochu
Panicker and Avirah
These sons were very fortunate to receive a large portion of wealth belonging
to their father in Mavelikkara as well as from the step-father's
side. At their adult stages they were able to purchase
huge portions of land in Kalloopara area and named them
Maret and Ooriapadikkal respectively. Oommen stayed at Maret
house and Avirah stayed at AOoriapadikkal after their marriages.
is a proud factor for the Maret family as well as the Adangapurathu
family that the 17th Mar Thoma of Malankara Syrian Church, ADr.
Abraham Mar Thoma Metropolitan
was the son of Abraham
Ninan of Maret.
this reputed family Maret
has produced many scholars such as Judges, M.L.A's,
(Kerala State Assembly),
and many religious leaders including a prominent Ramman, who took the responsibility of the institution known as Othara
Diara in the Malankara Orthodox Church.
It is also worthwhile noting that Maret
family had built a church of their own, within their family property and named
it St. Stephen's
Malankara Orthodox Church. This church was later donated to the Malankara
Orthodox Church, just as the Adangapurathu family did with the Kalloopara
church in the year 1922.
Avirah Avirah-Kochoonjachan(eldest son of Valiya Panicker) was known as one of the most popular persons in the Travancore State.
He was a very close associate of the Edapally King for many years. He was also
given complete control of Perumpranad district for several years. He was a very kind and generous person who helped
many people in Perumpranad.
Prior to his time,
many people who could not pay taxes were brought over to the local
court in Kalloopara in order to
punished by beating all day. According to the records, these people were
ordered to be beaten after putting a heavy load of rubbles on their shoulders.
Being the head of the local court and the entire system in Perumpranad, he put
a stop to these severe punishments to those who could not pay the taxes.
Instead, in many cases he himself paid their taxes and let the hard working
people free. At the end of the local court sessions, most frequently many of
these people used to gather around his house (at Adangapurathu Olasseril land)
in order to pay him respects for being so kind to them. During his time, the AKing of Edapally and the people in the Perumpranad district were very pleased with the remarkable leadership of the Adangapurathu
Even when holding such a powerful and distinctive position as Muthalpady
in the Perumpranad
he had always believed
and respected the fact that every human being has a
greatness within himself, according to the book written by late A.G.
Joseph Panicker, the profile of Avirah
March 22, 1815, this great man of our family was called home and was buried with
highest respect and honor inside the Kalloopara St. Mary's
Orthodox Church, in the Aaikkalah,
which is located between the altar and the main church hall. This was indeed the
greatest honor a prominent person could have received at the time of death.
He was the founder of Olesseril branch of the family.