The glorious kingdom of Travancore

Started by Private User on Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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Private User
7/6/2011 at 2:46 AM

Dear Geni members,

The Glorious kingdom of travancore was honoured by The incredible wealth possessed by Sri padmanabha swamy temple Trivandrum.
The Maharaja of Travancore alongwith principalities of baroda,gwaliyor and hyderabad were given 21 canon salute by Her majesty Queen of England on their state visit to England ,same as gun salutes reserved for her majesty.
It was officially Known that The Temple of sri padmanabha swamy at Trivandrum is Three times Richer Than Thirupathi balaji Temple.

Honour the kingdom ! Proud to all citizens of Erstwhile Travancore !!

Private User
7/6/2011 at 4:38 AM

A REJOINDER FOR HISTORY BUFFS !!!!

The current line of the Travancore Royal Family hails from the Mavelikkara.Raja Ravi Varma was married to Pururuttathi Nal Bhageerathi Amma Thampuran (Kochu Pangi) of the Royal House of Mavelikara from which they had two sons and two daughters. Their eldest son, Kerala Varma, born in 1876 went missing in 1912 and was never heard from again. Their second son was Rama Varma (b.1879), an artist who studied at the JJ School of Arts, Mumbai, married to Srimathi Gowri Kunjamma, sister of Dewan PGN Unnithan. Raja Ravi Varma's elder daughter, Ayilyam Nal Mahaprabha Thampuran, appears in two of his prominent paintings and was mother of Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bayi of Travancore. He had another daughter, Thiruvadira Nal Kochukunji Thampuran, grandmother of Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma Maharajah. His descendants comprise the Mavelikara Royal house while two of his granddaughters, including the said Sethu Lakshmi Bayi, were adopted to the Travancore Royal Family, the cousin family of the Mavelikara House, to which lineage the present Travancore Maharajah Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma belongs. Well known among his descendants are writer Shreekumar Varma (Prince Punardam Thirunal), artists Rukmini Varma (Princess Bharani Thirunal) and Jay Varma, classical musician Aswathi Thirunal Rama Varma and others.

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