Photos taken by me on October 18, 2008. Copyright reserved.
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Into this ettukettu were born the two Marquises, both brothers, of the Parayil Family - Avira Varkey Tharakan (1836-1905) K.C.S.S, K.C.S.G. and Hormis Tharakan (1842-1904) K.C.S.S., K.C.S.G.
It is Puthenveettil Parayil, the first of the Parayil Family houses at Ezhupunna. Even though nearly two centuries have passed since it was built, the house is still known as Puthenveettil (New House).
Another ettukettu was built for the younger brother, Hormis. Between the two mansions is the St. Raphael’s Church (1859).
This building is almost identical to the Velliara Parayil house shown in