History of Kottakkal

All Indian villages were the states for the sudden agricultural developments in the beginning of 20th century . But such lightning strikes didn't affect Kottakkal due to the compassionate attitude of the landowners of Kizhake kovilakam. They were strict in matters of lease etc., they never tortured farmers. The general state of Hindu-Muslim landowner- tenant set up common to Malabar area was prevalent in Kottakkal also. Normally these relations lead to sudden commotions and outbursts but on the contrary Kottakkal has a history of a profound religious harmony followed by centuries. The
events of 1921 have to be specially mentioned. That event in most places diverted from its prime target and turned into communal riots but still it didn't distort the peace of this small village. Intervening of P.S.Varier and the forbearance of Kovilakam helped the situation not getting violent. It is worth mentioning that Muslims guarded Kizhake kovilakam and Arya Vaidya Sala.

The Mappila Outrageous Act passed as a result of the 1921 revolt slowed down the political activities of Malabar generally. But Kottakkal was little affected and owing to the cultural activities the political keenness was increasing. During these period the political activities were led by students of Ayurveda College. Their attempt to celebrate National Day in 19731 was a declaration of solidarity to the Youth Leadership of Congress. By that time lessons of social justice and equality were induced to our line of thoughts. As a result the Navajeevan Yuva Jana Samajam was formed under the leadership of P.V.Krishna Varier, P. Sankara Varier, Pulickal Sooppi Kuttykakka and CR.. Varier. The principal aim of this organization was the eradication of un-touchability and awareness against malign influences. This was the indication that the political activities of Kottakkal have transcended from intellectual exercises to new horizons of creativity