Illicikal Thazhackal Thazhakkamattam Family History

നിങ്ങൾ പരസ്പരം സ്നേഹിക്കണം. നിങ്ങളിൽ ഒരാൾ വിഷമിക്കുന്നതായി തോന്നിയാൽ എല്ലാവരും ചേർന്ന് അയാളെ സഹായിക്കണം. ഞാൻ നിങ്ങൾക്കു തന്ന ഓഹരി നിങ്ങൾ സന്തോഷത്തോടെ സ്വീകരിക്കുക. കൂടുതൽ വേണം എന്ന് വാദിക്കുന്നവർ കഷത്തിലൊരു തീകട്ട ഇരിക്കുന്ന അനുഭവം ഉണ്ടാകും. നിങ്ങളെയും എന്നെയും സ്നേഹപിതാവായ ദൈവം കാത്തുകൊള്ളും.

Great Forefather – Kuruvilla Appoppan

It is believed that Kuruvilla Appoopan was born on a day in 1790 AD. His descendents in the Ellickal, Thazhackal, Thazhackamattom and Pittathankal families always remember and describe with pride the real story of Mylapoor Theerthadanam. Kuruvilla Appoopan was a pious gentleman. He used to go regularly to his parish church at Cherpunckal (Holy Cross Church) where his cousin Rev. Fr. Abraham Moolamundayil was the Vicar for a long time. He also used to visit Alunkal Karottu tharavadu to meet his relations.He arranged marriages for his sons & daughters from reputed families, in time.

Kuruvilla Appoopan was also a good farmer. He had a good ‘naadan pistol’ and nayattu was his hobby. One day, while on nayattu, unknowingly he shooted a cow nearing  delivery. The cow  died immediately. Appoopan repented much as unnecessary killing was against the 5th commandment. Therefore he decided  to go for ‘Mylapoor Theerthadanam’ and do thapas at the Mylapoor Hill where St. Thomas was killed . He called all his sons and daughters and sought their permission for theerthadanam. Unwillingly they approved this plan.

Kuruvilla Appoopan was also a good farmer. He had a good ‘naadan pistol’ and nayattu was his hobby. One day, while on nayattu, unknowingly he shooted a cow nearing  delivery. The cow  died immediately. Appoopan repented much as unnecessary killing was against the 5th commandment. Therefore he decided  to go for ‘Mylapoor Theerthadanam’ and do thapas at the Mylapoor Hill where St. Thomas was killed . He called all his sons and daughters and sought their permission for theerthadanam. Unwillingly they approved this plan.

Kuruvilla Appoopan divided his properties.  Landed properties were given to the eldest son Ellickal Kuruvilla Avirah and the youngest son Pittathankal Kuruvilla Cheriyathu. All the five daughters were also rewarded with gold and money and kept for him sufficient funds for the theerthadanam. He obtained a letter of introduction in ‘Chempola’ from Rev. Fr. Abraham Moolamundayil, (his cousin), the then Vicar of Cherpunkal Church. His plan was to stay in the Christian churches on the way to Mylapoor by showing this letter of introduction. For safety, he also planned to go from Kanjirappally with the traders from Tamilnadu, coming to Kanjirappally with asses  for carrying their goods.

Probably in October 1846 on a fine day he started his journey from Kanjirappally joining  the Tamil traders. We may believe that Kuruvilla Appoopan reached Mylapoor hill and did thapass there for sum period and started his journey back to home. Unfortunately after 6 months in a ‘chempola’ a letter written, in ‘nanam moonam lipikal’ by the Vicar of  Uthamapalayam church reached Cherpunkal Holy Cross Church stating that Avirah Kuruvilla Appoopan died on 25th March 1846 (Meenam 12) at the Uthamapalayam Catholic Church and was buried in the church cemetery  in the presence of 6 Rev. Fathers of French origin  and a number of parishioners.

From 1847 AD onwards Kuruvilla Appoopan’s  descendents have been conducting his  sratham without  brake. On (25/03/2017)  the day of opening of ‘The Illickal Thazhalkal & Thazhakamattaom Kudumbayogam website’. We have celebrated 171st death anniversary (sratham) of our beloved Kuruvilla Appoopan. On the same day we also remembered and did pushparachana to all those who died from different branches of Pittathankal Vadakkekuttu family- Ellickal Thazhackal Thazhackamattom & Pittathanckal. Let us remember all of them and pray for them every day. Let us hope that Pittathanckal branch also be part of our samyuktha kudumbayogam soom.

Illickal Family

Thazhackal Family

Thazhakkamattam Family

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