2012 April 20

333rd ANNIVERSARY OF 'HORTUS MALABARICUS'

2012 April 20; 333rd ANNIVERSARY OF 'HORTUS MALABARICUS'& ITTY ACHUTHAN DAY.

For the first time in history the whole village recognised ,remembered and celebrated their forgotten golden heritage and the great son of the soil- Kollatt Itty Achuthan Vaidyan. It was really a momentous occssion for the Kadakkarappally village of Alapuzha District in Kerala,S.India-40 kms.from Cochin.
The function was organised by the 'Kollatt Itty Achuthan Vaidyan memorial trust' at the birth place of the 'Vaidyan;exactly on the white sands in between the remnants of his garden and the ancestoral house .
On 20th April 2012 'The Itty Achuthan and Hortus Malabaricus' commemorative day-the day coincided with the 333th anniversary of the first volume of 'Hortus Malabaricus'-began with remorse and prayers in the morning.
The president of the district panchayat Pratibha Hari lighted the ceremonial lamp in front of the 'Kuryala' (what local people call the remnants of the ancestoral house of Vaidyan).

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