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Vijayan 20-10-2019
ഇന്ന് നടന്ന അവാർഡ് ദാന ചടങ്ങ് എന്തുകൊണ്ടും വളരെയേറെ ഉന്നത നിലവാരം പുലർത്തിയ ഒന്നു ത്തന്നെയായിരുന്നു.പ്രൗഢഗംഭീരവേദിയും സദസ്സും പരിസരവും അതിന് മാറ്റ് കൂട്ടുന്ന ഘടകങ്ങളുമായിരുന്നു.ഇതിന്റെ പിന്നിൽ പ്രവർത്തിച്ച ഭരണ സമിതി അംഗങ്ങളെ അഭിനന്ദിക്കുന്നു. കുട്ടികൾക്ക് വളരെയധികം ഉത്തേജനം നൽകുന്ന പ്രസംഗങ്ങൾ നടത്തിയതും ഈ ചടങ്ങിനെ വേറിട്ടു നിർത്തി. എന്തായാലും അവിടെയെത്തിയ കുട്ടികൾക്ക് അടുത്ത കൊല്ലവും അവാർഡ് മേടിക്കാൻ ഉറപ്പായിട്ടും അവിടെക്ക് എത്താൻ തോന്നും..👏🙏
Haridasan M P 09-10-2019 Kochukutty pisharasiar Memmorial Trust രൂപീകരണം വളരെ നല്ല സംരംഭം. ഭാരവാഹികൾക്ക് എല്ലാവിധ ആശംസകളും നേരുന്നു.

A P Raghupathi

11-10-2019
കവിതാരചന മത്സരത്തിൽ വിജയികളായ എല്ലാ വർക്കും അഭിനന്ദനങ്ങൾ
രഘുനാഥൻ സി ജി , തിരുവനന്തപുരം 02-10-2019 സമാജം വെബ്സൈറ്റിന്റെ ഉദ്യമങ്ങൾ നന്നാവുന്നുണ്ട്. രാഷ്ട്രപിതാവിന്റെ 150-)0 ജന്മ വാർഷികത്തോടനുബന്ധിച്ചു സമാജം നടത്തിയ ചിത്ര രചനാ മത്സരത്തിൽ പങ്കെടുത്തവർക്കും, വിജയിച്ചവർക്കും അഭിനന്ദങ്ങളും, ആശംസകളും.
J C Pisharady 14-06-2019 Happy to see the latest web site with updated details. Sakha details of Thiruvananthapuram with address of office bearers and family details are available in the recently released family directory which has been sent to thecentral committee through mail. The details are to be incorporated.
J C Pisharady 20-05-2019 Happy to see the updated website with online update everyday with Samajam events
A Pisharody family from Palakkad District 08-03-2012 CONGRATULATIONS TO CHOWWARA UNIT AND SAMAJAM WEBSITE!

We the Pisharodies are mostly residing at Kochi and Malabar snd so couldn’t have the fortune to visit the famous temples at Thiruvithamkoor. If at all it is not a direct darshan, we could see the famous temples like Ambalappuzha, Harippad, Mannarassala, Chakkulathukavu etc. at least from outside. The outside view shows that how big is those temples and their compounds. We request the Chowwara unit that if they have more temples’ photos, insert them also in the website.
 
K.V. Gopalakrishna  03-10-2010 Wonderful photographs of Award Function,  Some faces look known, but I am not able to place.   May Lord Guruvayoorappan continue pouring out His divine grace on the association.

In asianet channel, there was an interview with traditional ottanthullal artist Sri Kongad Achutha Pisharody ( Pisharody Samajam Central Joint secretery Sri.K P Murali’s father) by Dr NP Vijayakrishnan, in the programme “suprabhatham” at  7am on 16-03-09. We have certain responses from various people on the interview and would like to share with you.
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I Saw The Inteview In Asianet  By Shri Achutha Pishaody. I Had No Opportunity To See Him Or Hear About Him. Thank You For Information. I Could Not Find His Name In Kongad Samajam Directory.
A P R UNNI, TRIVANDRUM.

Note: He Is Now Living At Chemmalassery And His Address Is In The Manjeri Directory. His Phone Number Is 04933-267851.
  Thanks A Lot For Providing Such Advance Info. But To Us, Could See It Because Of Our Sri. Murali Informed On Phone Last Night, As I Could Not Check My Mail Since Last Morning due too Heavy Work Pressure And Due To Ajay’s Study Time At Home For His On-Going +2 Exams.
However, As We Got This Info. On Time With Both Of Yours Help, Watched It This Morning And It Was Very Informative / Interesting To See Our Own Cummunity Celebrities Like This Way!

Prabha/Devi/Ajay, Muscat (Oman)
  I Watched The Interview With Keen Interest. It Was Found To Be Really Informative And Interesting. We Should Be Proud Of Celebrities Like Sarvasree Kongad Achuthapisharody For His Invaluable Contributions In The Field Of Our Traditional Arts Especially ‘Ottanthullal’. My Pranamam To This Great Artist. Also I Would Be Grateful If You Could Kindly Convey My Heartiest Greetings And Appreciation To Him.  May God Bless Him For A Happy Life, With Full Of Health And Fame.

Ee Subhavelayil Nammute Bahumaanappetta Ee Ammavanu Njaan Sneham Nirannja Aasamsakalum Aayuraarogyasoukhyam Nerunnu.

With Thanks And Best Regards,

Sasneham
Murali Pisharody, Oman. Thanks For The Information About The Interview Of Shri Achuthan Pisharody On The Asianet Television…..Unfortunately, Nowadays We Get Only Surya And Kairali Channels Here….
Sumechi And Unniechettan, USA
  Yes. I Have Seen The Interview. Thanks Again For The Information.
Regards Murali Mannannur, Dubai.
  Tks.  But Missed It, As I Was Late To Open The Mail.
P G Gopinath, Trivandrum.
  Thank You For The Update. As It Is During Office Hours Here We Will Not Be Able To Watch. I Have Told Acchan To Watch. Hope You All Are Fine.

Regards

Latha, Singapore.

 
Tks For The Info.  Shall Definitely Watch The Same.
Regards
Vijayan, Mumbai.
  Thanks For the Information, As I Am Catching A Flight To Muscat In The Morning, Unfortunately Can Not Take This Oppertunity.
Similarly I Am Sure Most Of Us Will Be On Way To Work During 07.00 Hrs Onwards.

Could This Program Be Played Through Samajam Web Site?
Its Possible For Some Familys Who Have Dvd Recorders Who’s Family Are At Home, However Its Likely To Be Very Few.

Regards
Karunakaran.A.P., Dubai

 
V P SUKUMARAN Thrisur 13-11-08 Of Course we all know, the Samajam has done many good things for our community and it is still continuing. But, after the inauguration of the “Pisharody Samajam Guest House” at Guruvayur, I feel that no further plans are forthcoming and almost all units are facing a “PRAVARTHANA MANDIAM”. People are asking, “Where is our global directory? Why now a good percentage of our children are going to intercaste marriage? What is Samajam is doing to find a bride or groom from our caste itself. So, past is past. We have to work all the time, mingle with the poor people as well as the rich and all Pisharodies and Pisharasiars should feel that this is OUR ORGANIZATION. WE HAVE TO STRENGTHEN IT.
With Best Wishes,
V P SUKUMARAN
Indira Sudhakaran Bangalore 09-08-08 Namaskaram, I am Indira, presently staying in Bangalore and I am  a member of Anayath Kattutrikkovil Pisharam. In the past somany years of life outside Kerala I met many people who belong to Anayath/Anayath Kattutrikkovil. very incidently. Then I started thinking about the  fact there are somany people who share the same family root but are totally strangers. So I started  friends and family community in Orkut and any body and everybody from Anayath/Anayath Kattutrikkovil are invited  to join the community to share their knowledge about their tharavad and any news regarding the family. My E mail address is indirasudhakaran@gmail.com
 
K P Balakrishnan President, Pisharody Samajam Thrisur 30-06-08 I congratulate the entire members of the newly elected Governing Council Members of Mumbai Unit. I wish you all the best in all your future activities.
Dr V P Gopinathan Thrisur 30-06-08 Dear newly elected team of office bearers of Mumbai Unit,
My best wishes to the new team of the unit. What is equally interesting is the release of the data on the website the same day! Let other chapters emulate such meticulous and timely record of events.
May the new team do well as before. Keep it up.
Murali Menon Tanzania 06-11-2007 I read the November issue of YC. The editorial was important and very relevant to the present situation. No parents and student wish for politics in campus. It is the interest of politicians who need the young blood whom can be brain washed very easily. Unfortunately, any matter in Kerala will be voted equally positive and negative.
Rema Pisharody Bangalore 05-10-2007 India is a country enriched with gurus and god men and there is a mystic environment associated with all of them. They all live in artificially created aristocratic ashrams. All of them got this ability to pull masses, which is highly appreciable. Their close associates are highly influential celebrities and foreigners who donate huge amounts in terms of Indian currency. It is also appreciable that these gurus do a lot of charity, but are they all simple – not so. They fly on air planes, tour to various destinations of the world, institutionalize their mission and collect money to expand their territory. People from other countries use Indian gurus and their ashrams as their stress busters and utilize the intensive attention they receive from here. Excuse the genuine believers.

About Sree Sree, his sudharshana kriya is no doubt a good exercise for the body and it is available for any one who enrolls for it- when you pay you learnt it right. I have seen Sree Sree in Bangalore Airport once that he was going to Norway for a conference. A crowd followed him there and they all appeared to be from the economically privileged sections. Sree Sree’s group conducted a 3 days musical extravagance in Bangalore and I got an opportunity to play there. It was a symphony, a one-time experience in life and not a tribute to music. The mega event was highly publicized and diplomats and delegates from many countries attended. Even the then President Abdul Kalam played Veena there. Internet booking was available for foreigners on a package basis. Channels telecast the event. In one of the clippings, many viewed a small Indian boy with folded hands struggling close to Sree Sree to get his blessing. Sree Sree moved straight on this boy ignoring him completely to greet foreigners. With due respect to his good deeds that act was not justifiable.

Is he god? Naaaaa. .
Haridas K Pisharody Dombivli, Mumbai 14-09-07 I have gone through the Yuvachaitanyam September issue and find the contents excellent, especially your timely editorial. Congratulations! However, on going through Radhettan’s article “Is India Shining”, I find several spelling/typographical errors, which could have been avoided had it been properly read by your editor. The article, as in Radhettan’s usual language style and quality, has been very well written highlightening the achievements of our country. We look forward to more such articles from Radhettan. With best wishes,
Kuttikrishnan P P Vasai, Mumbai 07-09-07 Yuvachaithanyam Sep issue has come out very well. Congrats for your magnificent efforts.
Dr V P Gopinathan Thrisur 05-09-07 Belated happy birthday to Kamaloppol. May u both have a healthy wealthy and prosperous many years .I congratulate Mumbai unit for celebrating the function. I wish if many more ladies come forward for our community welfare.
G.P.Kamalavathi, President, Mumbai unit 21-08-07 Now that our important festival ONAM is just a few days away, let me take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy onam and a most fulfilling new year. As always I will continue to be with you to share your joys and sorrows, and will pray for your wellbeing in the years to come.
Nirmala Suresh Mumbai 02-08-07 The Onam Special issue of Yuvachaitanyam – the most awaited one- is nothing less than the Onam Sadya with a wide variety of dishes. The layout reminds me of a beautifully laid “Pookkalam” with all its color and brightness.

All the articles especially “Ennalum Oname Vannalum”, “Sreekovil” etc. are worth a huge appreciation.

“Thats TeDiouS” by Mr. Pramod Pisharody really hit the bull’s eye and is apt for this time of the year :). The story “Naadinte Manam” by K C Srinath, Bangalore also made for a good read with the way it was narrated and brought back the nostalgia of our God’s own country. The participation of Vandana and Sanjana with their cute poems is a matter of pride for YC as it shows that YC is a favourite for children too.

So, I have already had my “Onam Sadya”… what about you ??
P Vijayan Mumbai 14-7-07 The editorial in the YC is fantastic and timely.
G.P.Kamalavathi, President, Mumbai Unit 9-07-07 Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting on 8th at mulund as also  the felicitation function that followed. There was better turn out  this time, and I am delighted that everyone participated in the discussion. I wish there will be 100% turn out hereafter especially  from the students side.  I repeat it is not the value of the prize  that matters, but the true sentiments behind it. God bless you all.
Pramod Pisharody Mumbai 06-07-07 Once again Nirmala has pinpointed facts. Patriotism indeed requires being redefined. Other than what Nirmala wrote, the generation today looks upon patriotism as hating Pakistanis (evident from social networking sites), gluing in front of TV sets watching GB Shaw’s eleven fools, playing patriotic songs and pinning flags onto their dresses on two days and blaming the country’s shortcomings the rest of the year.

The Father of the Nation left behind his principles in this world for time immemorial but only after a recent movie came about, his own country’s people started practicing them. And the fact is, Telecom Italia spA, an Italian telecom company won the 2004 Epica award for their creative ad. It featured Gandhiji delivering his speech from Sabarmati via a webcam and internet to the entire world in the pre-independence era kind of a situation and the entire world was watching and listening to it. In the end of the ad, the punch line was “Imagine the world today, if he would have communicated like this!” Heres the link http://www.epica-awards.org/assets/epica/2004/winners/film/flv/11071.htm. The world knows India and its great patriots, and we are still behind! The country’s so called “Aazaadi” advertising telecom provider should have made such an ad, but they require celebrities and musicians for that.
So who’s the real patriot?

As evident from what Nirmala wrote, the media reported news of what Sunita Williams carried for her food and prayers in space, her relatives in India glued to their TV sets and people praying for her safe landing. And TV news channels show video clippings of Sunita talking about how she’s feeling in space. I doubt if anyone hardly knows any crew members other than Sunita. Other people with Sunita onboard were also humans.

We need to understand that when we come into this world, we are HUMAN first. Our nationality and patriotism are definitely the next.
 
V P Sukumaran Thrisur 4-07-07 Yuvachaithanyam Editorial is appropriate.
Srikant Bharathan Mumbai 16-06-07 The Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Pisharody Samajam, Mumbai was a memorable occasion. The conduct of the celebrations and the presentation of all the cultural events were excellent. I take this opportunity to thank each and every body who rendered their precious time for the better conduct of the programs. The cooking abilities of our food preparation team were once again brought to light. Presence of the members from Kerala gave us a homely touch. Best Wishes to Pisharody Samajam, Mumbai in the years to come and hope more and more youngsters would turn-up to owe the responsibilities of Samajam and carry it on to great heights.
Prema Rammohan Mumbai 15-06-07 I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all those members of our unit who have silently worked behind the curtains to see that others enjoyed the day. u all r very enterprising, and effortlessly has made the day eventful. am proud to be part of a unit who r not working for name or fame ,but sincerely working for the betterment of our community. KUDOS TO EACH &EVERYONE OF U.
K P Girishkumar Mumbai 15-06-07 Saw the website with the report on Silver Jubilee celebrations and the photographs. Its really heartening to see that all events have been captured and well set in the album with proper captions. Sincere Congrats to you for organizing everything so well. I can understand the efforts involved of all concerned.
P Unnikrishnan, Damam, Saudi Arabia 15-06-07 I have been eagerly waiting for the pictures and news covering Mumbai Unit’s silver jubilee celebrations. I am delighted to know that the function was a grand success. Congratulations to every individual involved in this mega event of Mumbai Unit.
Usha Unnikrishnan, Singapore 15-06-07 After getting the news from my siblings in Mumbai about the tremendous response to the Silver Jubilee Celebrations, I had been waiting eagerly to view the photos and celebration details on the Samajam website. Many thanks to Murali and all those involved in updating the website very quickly.

Kudos to each and every one involved in making the Programme a huge success. The photos are very good, well taken. Also Congrats to Srikumar. The smiles on the faces of the guests invited, the members and the participants give a good insight into the mood that prevailed that day. Best wishes to all the Committee members and all those who strived to make this event memorable. Wishing Mumbai Unit of Pisharody Samajam, many many more years of success in bringing togetherness.

Best Regards
 
Priyanka Sarin 13-06-07 This is Priya here (Pramod’s sister). I am specially writing this email to congratulate you on the success of the Silver Jubilee of Pisharody Samajam Mumbai Branch. Came to know from my parents and Pramodettan that it was a great success…I eagerly wished to be in Dombivli for the programme. Snaps sent by Sreekumar on Shaaradikudumbam were also superb and gave a feeling of being a part of this great event. I would once again like to congratulate you and my wishes are also for the whole team….all those who worked hard behind the scenes, as well as on the stage…And do assure  that if i am in Mumbai for the next programme, i will surely be participating in Kaikottikali….
Anand A P 13-06-07 I was going through the directory published by Pisharody samajam – mumbai recently. It was noticed that there are few incorrect information which may be due to non-updating of the Data base. The main purpose of the directory, i believe,  is to locate the pisharodies who are not in regular touch or to improve the contacts through the available address and contact numbers. There are even wrong addresses and names which fails the main purpose of the directory itself. The data must have been collected from the concerned person or from the person who can provide the reliable and correct information.I appreciate samajam for publishing such a directory which are and will be very usefull to all pisharodies, especially those who are, like us,  just settled down in mumbai. I hope the samajam will take my opinion positively Thanking you
Dileepan Anupurath 11-06-07 It was a pleasure to read your article in ‘Yuvachaithanyam’. Rightly you mentioned, i believe that use of colloquial language was the strength of his short stories.Mr. T Padmanabhan pointed out the same while talking about ‘Moonamathoral’.

During the 2nd anniversary of his death it was an appropriate article and thanks for the same.
Kamalavathi G P, President, Mumbai Unit 11-06-07 Dear Murali, Now that our SAMAJAM SILVER JUBILEE PROGRAMME held on 10th has been declared highly successful, I would like you to know and through you all the participants, our local committee members, the distinguished  guests from other shakas as also the audience, how much I appreciate your stupendous efforts, help, support and cooperation to make this event a most memorable one. And what is more I am deeply moved and truly touched by the spontaneous show of love, affection and regard for me.  Indeed I will cherish happy memories of this event for a very very long time to come.
I wish I could write a big THANK U NOTE to each and everyone of you, but my failing health after the recent operation deprives me of the pleasure of doing so.  Hence this decision to make use of the  Yuvachaitanyam/Dhalam to reach out to one and all.  No doubt the Lord will take care of those who help themselves and others equally well.
Words fail me to thank you all adequately for your untiring efforts and support throughout.
love and best wishs.
Gopinath P G 09-05-07 YC, ‘Yatra’ – Nannayirikkunnu Murali
 
Sukumaran V P 08-05-07 YC – Very Good Editorial!
Krishna 06-05-07 Dear Ramesh,

Gajaveedhi was an amazing stuff , All the best and do well ..

 
I P Raghunandanan Kalyan 04-05-07 YC -Katha ‘Pakalurackam’ – While reading the story, I  feel going back to my childhood – congratulations to the story teller.  Ee Ganam – Song is good in all respects – lyrics, composing and singing.  Manthraguptan Enna Manthri – Good story – people will do anything for fulfillment of their love.
G.P. Kamalavathi / P.R.Krishnan. (Mulund(East)) 15-04-07 Dear Friends ,

Just 24 Hours before our traditional Vishu festival we are out of the Hospital hence our first thought is to thank the lord for giving us another lease of life and secondly all our friends and well wishers in mumbai and elsewhere for their support and prayers without which we would not have survived .

So let me express my deepest gratitude to every one of them and extend our warmest wishes for a VERY HAPPY VISHU AND PROSPERITY IN THE COMING YEARS.

I do hope this love , Friendship, consideration and concern between our community members will continue to grow and strengthen the bonds of the samajam and its members
 
Pramod Pisharody Mumbai 02-04-07 Kudos to Nirmala’s article! Its indeed thought provoking. Its a coincidence that we read today about global warming in Times of India newspaper. If mankind doesn’t start doing something seriously about the ills of modern technology, we’ll be doomed by the half of this century! Either the smaller evils will perish us gradually, or the biggest evil will take us away in one flash!
Sukumaran V P Thrisur 06-03-07 Dear Administrator, Very good job you are doing for our community. Thank you very much.
When you are showing “Updated on 05/03/07″, the viewers have to search all pages to find out the updated page, which is a time lose. If you write ” Pirannal Madhuram” and “Guruvayur Guest House News” updated or “Obituary” and “Message Board” updated, we can easily find out the change. Will definitely look into it – Administrator
Kuttikrishnan P P Mumbai 05-03-07 Received the latest issue of Yuvachaithanyam.   Thanks for keeping all members of the same tribe informed about the happenings.  I always  make it a point to read it, or at some occasions, glance thru’ it.

I  was just thinking about the significant contribution made by late Shri P Bhasakaran,  and his simple songs when I read the item in the latest issue. What  is more praiseworthy about Shri Bhaskaran is that he was a person who saw tomorrow yesterday itself and moved accordingly.  This can be seen from his  life  –  He  was a freedom fighter and a communist in his initial age; thereafter  he shifted as a poet, then to film (when very few people – that too  in Madras – ventured into enter), and when the electronic age started, he  started Asianet.  He saw that there was no scope for film industry, and he  seized  the  opportunity of the electronic age.  Also what is even more appreciative  about him is that he has been able to make a mark for himself in whichever area he opted for.

Viewed in this perspective, it is indeed a befitting gesture to write an obituary or a “remembrance”  about a literacy doyen or Karma yogi of yesteryear.
 
Rishinaradamangalam Prasad Jammu & Kashmir
25-02-07
By sheer chance, I logged into the pisharodysamajam.com.
Great efforts & good looking.

I am a life member of Bombay Samajam and unfortunately cut off from the organisation as I left Bombay in 1989 for Ahmedabad and presently working in Jammu & Kashmir.

While going through the introduction to the origin of Pisharodies, I felt, the detail of Origin covered is incomplete. The Quotes are only from myths or legends and nothing related to history. Since this Web may be read by several people across the world, and the neopisharodies who is totally cut off from the main stream, will not get a clear picture of our community. Hence request you to add the history portion also.

For this purpose you could use the one page history provided in the Bombay Pisharody Samajam’s first Souvenir in 1983 or 1984. This was adapted from one study of a professor of history of Calicut University.

From the various articles I read and from the above mentioned study, there exists Pisharody has a strong link to Jainism (Digambar Sect) which was one of the religions patronised by the Chera kingdom. They were put up mostly in Mathilakam & Kodungalllor. No surprise, Jains, as a community, are and were traders hence they were settled near to the old port city and near to the Chera throne until the Cherans began patronising the vaishnavites, the Brahmins came from North following the success of Jains and settled near Irinjalakuda. This is their first settlement and almost all Namboothiries will refer their origin to this Irinjalakuda gramam or their illam related to this gramam. Further all north Indian related communities like Namboothiries, Pisharodies, Muslims etc are few in southern Kerala.

Some of the evidences for this is available in Kerala now also. Take the case of Koodalmanickam Temple which was built by the Jains devoted to Bharat Thirthankar and taken over by the brahmins and redevoted to Bharat the brother of RAM. I heard that the idol at Koodalmanickam is naked. In Hindu temples this was passé. Also the concession given by Brahmins to Pisharodies in this temple to take money “Mala Puthan” but no responsibility to offer a “Mala” to the temple. This pittance is in lieu of the property taken away from the Pisharodies.

The first Jain settlement in kerala is considered at Kallil a village near Perumbavoor and later branched out to Mathilakam etc.. In Kallil Pisharam there is a Bhagwati temple and in reality this is a Jain temple of Thirthankar Padmavati. I heard from elders that the Jains from North India is visiting this place as there are very few temples devoted to Padmavati even in North. Only Kallil Pisharram People can vouch for this.

Another evidence is in the “Bharani Pattu” in Kodungaloor now attached to the temple there. This was started to force the nacked Jain sanyasins to flee. Ultimately most of them fled to Karnataka barring a few.

Further all other Ambalavasi group members are originated from Brahmins either due to “Pathithuam” or due to elivation from lower strata. In the first case, they are wearing a “poonool” (sacred Thread) and imitate the brahmins in all their religious rituals like “Sava Samskaram & Kriya. They take the dead body on a bamboo ladder and cremate and use rice and till(Ellu) in the kriya. Also Shradham is followed every year.

In contrast, Pisharodies follow a very different style and totally different from all other communities of kerala and follow a very distinctive identity.

Due to the Brahmanical hegemony, the prominent changes happened to the remaining Jains are that they are re-christened as Pishorody and forced matriarchy or Marumakkathayam and the loss of property and adoption of the tag of Ambalavasi along with the job of cleaning the temple premises all these for the benefit of new Land owner, the Brahmin.

What a fall for the mighty trading community?

Present situation is that we just boast our Brahminical umbilical cord, the superiority among Ambalavasies, power to sweep the “Sopanam”.

In fact, we have to sponsor some studies to find our origin.
Rahul Mohandas Mumbai
09-02-07
The sketch of Vandana Nandakumar is excellent. Hats off to her.
 
Prabhakaran KP
Muscat

05-02-07
Dear Web Team!

Congratulations and best wishes to you all on this happy occasion of celebrating 5th Anniversary of our Samajam Website!

Soon after getting this notification from you today, have gone through our updated site and all of its contents; especially those in the new volume of Yuvachaithanyam, looked very very interesting and informative!

You have done a wonderful job and our efficient Web Team certainly deserves all credits! Wishing you both (Mr. Manoj & Mr. Murali) and our Samajam as a whole,
many more successes in coming years as well!

With kind regards,
Nirmala Suresh
05-02-07
My hearty congratulations to all the people who have put in their efforts to successfully celebrate the 5th anniversary of our samajam website. The articles and and all presentations in the website are the result of dedicated and sincere efforts from a group of people and May God bless them in abundance and may sky be the limit for “Pisharody Samajam”.

With best wishes,
Krishna
23-01-07
Gajaveedhi – Its simply great!
Prabhakaran KP
P/S – Oman Unit

20-01-07
Thanks for this intimation and very glad to hear this Delhi Unit’s birth of our Samajam. This growth is looking like 28th Feather on Our Samajam’s Cap, and let us hope that this would help a lot in taking our Samajam Activities to new heights”!!!

Hearty Congrats and All the Best Wishes to all concerned – especially to those Office Bearers of Delhi Unit!

Same time, hope, you must have already noted that there was an inadvertent typographical error got into your sent mail, which show it as “287th Unit” instead of “28th Unit”. Let us hope that all may take this small/unintentional error in its due sense and would bear with us!  
 
Kamalavathi G P Mulund, Mumbai
24-12-06
In a few days from now, we will be heralding the New Year 2007. So this is just the time for introspection, and to make resolutions for the coming year. While wishing you all the very best, may I also invoke the blessings of the Lord, for peace progress and prosperity in the years to come.
 
Jayasree
16-12-06
I have read the article about today’s vanitha when ashish sent it to me and I am very proud that we have at least some people who really think about the real situation. Thank you Pramod. Well ,I think that the women also are responsible for the so called situation .The way of living, dressing up every thing invite danger. Presence of mind is needed for tackling this problem.
Another matter is about the “The girl child is still looked upon as a burden of dowry, a curse by the Gods, treated like a slave earning first for her father, then her husband and maybe her son too.” It is very clear that even though gents talk about all these, when their marriage comes , they will choose only rich girls .Even if they do not ask dowry also, they will be blessed with property and everything. If men(at least our youth) take a decision then this problem can be solved.
 
Kuttykrishnan P.P. Mumbai
13-12-06
Thanks for the write up about Rama Pisharody’s eye donation..

It is indeed heartening to note that though we say that all our values,
relations, cultures, etc. are being lost, as we live in a razz-mattazz
world, there are a few exceptions and some of their ideals stand taller
than the rest. While we feel proud of those stalwarts, it is sad that the
number is very small.

Let’s start emulating the ideas they stood for in whatever small way we
can!
P.Radhakrishnan Mumbai
12-12-06
Hearty congratulations to all concerned with the opening coimbatore unit – yet another feather on our samajams cap.
This is conclusive proof of more and more people accepting the need and ideals of the samajam. MAY IT GROW FURTHER IN THE
COMING YEARS.
 
T V Raveendran
President (Poona Samajam)
10-12-06
Dear President and all Office bearers of Centre

Very happy to note that after many years the dream of forming a Branch a CBE is being coming true.
Self and all members from Poona smajam wish to greet the centre and all Pisharodys in CBE best wishes ..
WISHING THE FUNCTION EVERY SUCCESS.
REGDS
K P Surendran 05-12-06 I thank the samajam and the executive members and was delighted very much to see the details of each pisharody\’s THARAVADU programme.  I very much appreciate about this programme and thanks for SAMAJAM  AND THULASEEDALAM.  Please explain how to add my THARAVADU details & its procedures.  I would like to know about the Coimbatore samajam details.
 
P.Radhakrishnan Mulund, Mumbai 02-12-06 There is considerable force in Pramod\’s argument re.vanita in 21st century. However, that is one side of the coin. Today vanita\’s status has increased manifold, they are in every field of activity, including army, navy and air force. They are also in key positions, Chairman & MDs of high profile companies – a fact unheard of a couple of decades ago. What we need today is a change of attitude, a value based education and respect for  the unwritten laws of social and ethical justice. No doubt vanitas are slowly but steadily coming out of the four walls of homes to play a significant role along with men in all activities.
Rajeev Narayanankutty Chennai 21-11-06 It was happy to know that Our Samajam got a new face through website. Wishing u all success.
 
vaishu_vaishu97@yahoo.com 20-11-06 We are very glad to see the inaugural proceedings of the silver jubilee celebrations of Pisharody Samajam Mumbai unit

 
Unknown 20-11-06 I am happy to see the pictures of  Silver Jubilee celebrations Pisharody Samajam, Mumbai
Devesan M P 18-11-06 Sincere effort behind the award function and adding the information at our web. is really appreciated. If possible do add some more details of the award function …..ie. Where and when was the program ? .. and of course who are the award winners etc. Details of Award winners are there in a separate page – Administrator
Sreevallabhan Secretary, Muvattupzha 18-11-06 This photos of award function are very nice
P Vijayan 17-11-06 After a gap of couple of months I went through the site only today and was delighted to see the details of all units – like the membership, committee, achievements etc. Few more achievements needed to be added in Mumbai Unit.
Dr. V P Gopinathan 17-11-06 The photographs of the award function have come out well. I wish all success for mumbai unit celebrations.
G P Kamalavathi President – Mumbai Unit 31-10-06 Mumbai unit had sent an appeal to all our friends and well wishers abroad for assistance in fulfilling our dream of owning our own premises during the silver jubilee year of this unit. May I appeal to all to kindly do the needful as the date for finalising the deal is drawing near.
G P Kamalavathi President – Mumbai Unit 21-10-06 On this happy occasion of Diwali – the festival of lights, let me wish you all a very happy and prosperous diwali and new year. May this diwali light up your life and dispel the darkness around you.
Pisharody Raghunandan 21-10-06 I go through the site frequently and glad that lot of activities are taking place. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!
Narayan Pisharody 21-10-06 I am visiting the site for the first time. It is very nice. Good work PP&TDT.
Hari Krishnan Thannisandra, Bangalore 11-10-06 Hi, Kudos to your site (Rather, our site). Meanwhile, do log in to : http://pisharodysamajamblr.blogspot.com  and post in your comments as well. All the best, Pisharody Samajam.
Suma Chakrath Pisharam. 11-10-06 This is the first time I happen to visit the Yuvachaithanyam site. It is really fabulous. It gives us the opportunity to see what our young generation is doing to keep our culture. The Malayalam Lessons are really helpful. Is it possible for me to get the previous lessons (Lesson 1 t0 12)? If so kindly forward it to me.
P Radhakrishnan Mumbai 08-10-06 Thanks for putting up a most suitable photo of Krishna alongside GPK\’s article – Krishna – our favorite avatar, which makes it doubly interesting and enjoyable. Deeply appreciate your creative instinct in designing the website and keeping it updated. Best regards.
J C Pisharody Thiruvananthapuram 25-09-06 I am delighted with the newly designed site and also yuvachaithanyam magazine. Kudos to all the concerned people especially manoj and muraleedharan. happy to note that guest house program is going well. we are doing our best in TVM also to do well.
V M Nair Bahrain 23-09-06 We request you to add following temples in your list (Alleppey Dist)

1. Mullackal Bhagawathy Temple (In the heart of the Town Alappuzha and amongst the oldest temple)
2. Pazhaveedu Bhagwathy Temple( in Pazhaveedu, Alappuzha Town on AC Road. One of the oldest temple in Alappuzha. “Arattu” of Mullackal Bhagawathy is at Pazhaveedu temple)
Dr. V P Gopinathan 22-09-06 There was a time when old generation were put to a lot of hardships to come up in our society on par with others who are and continue to enjoy privileges reserved to so called privileged communities popularly called reserved communities. The decision makers always support so-called backward communities most of whom are financially high! Though some of us come up by mistake, it is time for the communities in the forward communities to effectively unite and raise the issue. The Antony Govt, I understand, had suggested the formation of Munnokka Samudaya Corporation. I feel that all forward communities should unite and fight for the the neglected group. We should not be against the deserving people irrespective of caste .The Govt should come forward to arrange coaching the ill privileged classes of people so that they compete with rich classes. We the fortunate group should come forward and help our younger members of forward communities.
 
Let us raise this issue in the Aikyavedi and bring to the notice of the Govt. In the meantime let us resolve to help the deserving forward community children. I wish those who enjoyed the meager benefits of Samajam join us in the difficult task.
I congratulate the web team in publishing the day to day relevant matters in online magazine. There is an appreciable increase in the awareness and more are appreciating ur sincere effort.
Yours Affectionately,
Nandakumar Bheemanad Pisharam 22-09-06 Please accept our appreciation regarding the good job in maintaining and updating the website.
In the index page, there is a spelling mistake in the malayalam phrase asatoma sadgamaya. The intention behind pointing out the entry is purely with a view to further raise the level of perfection that you have been maintaining.
Wishing you the very best,
Warmest regards
V P Sukumaran Thrisur 21-09-06 The photos in the \”Legends\” column are not in order. Cherukad\’s photo is at Thrikkandiyur Achutha Pisharody\’s write-up, Dr K N Pisharody\’s photo is at Cherukad\’s and so on.
Please replace all photos at the appropriate positions.
P Radhakrishnan Mumbai 20-09-06 Thank you very much for your prompt response, and I am amazed at the alacrity with which you acted. I do hope this will serve some useful purpose and convert some diehard pisharodys to our way of thinking.

Some years back when the proposal for Guruvayur building was mooted, I personally felt it the height of imagination, but now I admit, with unity and determination we can even move mountains.

love and best wishes 
P Radhakrishnan Mumbai 20-09-06 \’\’I read the article \’\’Why a guest house for us at Guruvayur\’\’appearing on our website. Similarly, a re-publication of the article\’\’why a samajam for pisharodys\’\’ may be useful to convince those who are still non-members and sitting on the fence.
int_core@yahoo.com 17-09-06 Dear manoj, Nice to see that the site is well updated. The link to Thrikkandiyur Achyutha Pisharody was great. Nice to know that you are actively viewing the wikipedia entries on this topic.
As always, Best regards
Manukrishnan
Ambadi Pisharam, Kulapully
12-09-06
The work that you guys are conducting to build the gvr guest house are brilliant. keep up the good work there will be sincere cooperation from our side.
Indira Sudhakaran
Chandigarh
11-09-06
Yuvachaithanyam Onam special – It has come out very well. I really appreciate the list of losses by Kunhiraman. I request him to add one last but least point in that i.e ability to laugh wholeheartedly.
N Krishnadas
Bandra, Mumbai
08-09-06
Just Wonderful.
P G Gopinath
Trivandrum
07-09-06
Dear Administrator, I must congratulate you for the beautiful site created and maintained by you for Pisharody Samajam. It is a good job. Though I visit the site not so frequently, I feel proud that we have such competent people amongst us to take up such tasks.
With best wishes and high regards,
Radhakrishnan P Mulunda, Mumbai
20-08-06
The short article by Srikant on this controversial subject of grading system in school has depth, colour and forward vision. It shows Srikanth’s understanding of the problem. I entirely agree with his views and it is high time the authorities think of adopting urgent measures to revise the system so as not to cause undue tension in the minds of the young. well done, Srikanth.
 
Pradeep Kumar K P Kasargod
01-08-06
I am proud of Pisharody Samajam.
tv.sreedharan@patni.com
01-08-06
I can not agree the comment made \”as Professional website of ours\” by Anil Kumar, Pune. It is not Professional Website At all..

Need to change the look & feel of the website & the contents always remains same for long days. No updated comments in all the drop down lists shown here.  But the commendable job done by Manoj K. N.  Appreciated his effort.

We should have Tulseedalam Online for all pisharody\’s.
 
P G Gopinath
Trivandrum
01-08-06
Priyanka’s Article on Reservation A good piece Priyanka. Yes, it’s time we raise our voice against reservation on caste basis. If at all it is to be done, it should be based on economic background. What we can do at best is to create this awareness among all concerned. Why not mail this article to as many people as possible!
 
Anil Pisharody
Mumbai
17-07-06
Impressed to see the efforts towards keeping us and our future generations aware about our rich past and heritage.
Regards,
Radhakrishna Warrier
33 Bosun Run, Halifax, NS, Canada
09-07-06
Thank you very much for the prompt response.

My late mother often used to say that Pisharodies are ‘samaana jaathi’ (equal, or similar caste), in relation to ours, probably because both are Ambalavasis and ‘kazhakam’ is the traditional profession of both. I have a very high regard for the Pisharodi community as the members are highly educated, disciplined and hardworking.

Once again thank you for the clarification to my query.

With best regards
Radhakrishna Warrier
33 Bosun Run, Halifax, NS, Canada
08-07-06
Hello,

Recently there was a discussion in a Yahoo Group on the after death rituals of Hindus of Kerala. Someone asked me about the custom of burial prevalent among Pisharotys which is quite distinct from cremation generally practiced by other Hindus. I said I was aware of this custom but was unaware of the reason behind it.

Is there any specific reason? Are you aware of it? Are there legends or stories related to the origin of this custom?
  Reply – It is believed that the Pisharadees of today are the descendants of the Pishara’s(please go through the history page) of the old days. The close similarities between the funeral rites of Pisharadees and Swamiyar’s point to this possibility. The body of the deceased is placed eastward in a seating posture in a pit of two_and_a_half kol (kol is an old length_ measure) by one_and_a_half kol and is filled with salt.

So if you look at the above, the better reason behind the burial would be as explained above.

Regards,
Administrator
Ashish Achuthan Oklohama city 06-07-06 Kudos to Manoj for making such a beautiful website..  Keep it up!!
Sreejit Ramachandran 02-07-06 I congratulate all the members involved in updating the website for their work. Keep it up.
Anita Pisharody 01-07-06 These malayalam lessons are very useful for children outside Kerala. Thanks for your efforts.
I noticed that the earliest lessons are not available now. Could you have some one fix this.
Also, it would be nice if at the end of each lesson if there is a direct link to the previous and next lessons so that kids can directly browse through the lessons.
Once again thanks for your efforts.
Surendran, Kuthanur Pisharam, Tirupur 28-06-06 The Samajam website has progressed well and is utilising to show all the related news and photos of our samajam. I am very much glad for this and my sincere thanks to all and expect more and more development activities from Samajam.
ramachandrangeeta@yahoo.com 28-06-06 Very good.
Anilkumar T V, Pune 27-06-06 Well done. Our website has become a professional one. All the best for the future endeavors.
Vijayan1952@rediffmail.com 26-06-06 Kudos to the Secretary for updating the site on the same night of the programme with photos and also the report. Keep it up
Gokulakrishnan Kumaranellur, Kottayam 24-06-06 Yuvachaithanyam Editorial – A wonderful Message to the Youth. I think we should have a Page for Youth in Thulaseedalam to awaken the youth in our Samajam spreading such messages, since majority of youth in our Community do not have access to Internet / Yuvachaithanyam.

I look forward to more and more useful contributions from Yuvachaithanyam
P P Unnikrishnan New Bombay 20-06-06 Thanks a lot for this initiative.
Keep it up.
Thanks
A P C Pisharody Secretary, PP&TDT 20-06-06 I noted the letter of Sri. Raghuraj and congratulate him for the interest shown by him in the Guruvayur guest house.   Since the works now ongoing are inside work like wiring plumbing etc., we have no new pictures of the guest house to display. When such occasion comes, we will definitely display the latest picture of the guest house both in the website and \”Thulaseedalam\”.
 
Our present target is to inaugurate the first block (Ground+ 2 floors) in the coming \”Chinga Maasam\” and we request all our members and well wishers to co-operate with us by sending bulk amount as deposits, sponsorships, time-shares and taking membership in the name of each and everybody in your family, including minors.
 
Thanks to Mr Raghuraj for his constructive suggestion
Raghuraj K P, UAE 16-06-06 Surprised to note that there is no update on the Guest House Project Work in Progress since April 30,2006. Now it is already 16th June. Please update
Srikant Bharathan 05-06-06 I liked the first page of Pisharody Samajam website very much. Also liked the idea of sharadikudumbam by Pramod Uncle
Abhilash Unnikrishnan 29-05-06 This is Abhilash Unnikrishnan and I belong to the Pisharody community. I have just finished my management studies from IIM-Ahmedabad. I had a chance to go through the Pisharody Samajam website. First of all I would like to congratulate you for the wonderful effort. I had a few queries regarding the history of our community. I know that we Pisharodies belong to the Ambalavasi Brahmin or Pushpaka Brahmin caste.. My doubt is what is our Gotra? Like, some Ambalavasi Brahmins like Unnis and Nambissans belong to the Viswamitra Gotram. Others like Warriers and Marars belong to the Kailasa Gotram. My doubt is what Gotra do we Pisharodies belong to? And what mantra do we adhere to? Is it “Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya”?   It would be great if you could be kind enough to provide me with more details regarding our lineage.
Shri Pisharody pisharody007@hotmail.com 17-05-06 This is with regard to the Chadangu Grandham that was released a couple of years ago. It is indeed a wonderful book that explains all the rituals. But have you ever put a thought of as to how many of us use the book in the right way….or what has happened to the rituals and traditions of the pisharodies…..?

I request you to take the initiative to revive the lost traditions and rituals before they die out. Marriages and other celebrations which where once performed with full rituals have been reduced to those of a mere 5 to 10 seconds. These are the only things that can be passed down to the younger generations so that they be aware of the long lost traditions.

If this mail makes any sense. Pls do reply else I’ll think the samajam is not interested in reviving its rich culture.

From
“an old pisharody”
 
Sasikumar T P Dombivli 02-05-06 gone through the yuvachaithanyam.  It is very good. especially Lekhanam “Kalam Maykkattha Murivukal” by Ramdas
Vijayan P Mumbai 02-05-06 The art appeared in this issue of YC is commendable.  I wish the young children all the best for the future.
Vijayan Pisharody 02-05-06 excellent
Prema G Pisharody W/o. V V Sreekumar Kochi-19 24-04-06 Site looks very good & interesting. 
Special thanks to all editorial members. God bless you
Geetha 18-04-06 Congrats for Yuvachaithanyam Team, keep it up, very interesting to see the web magazine
Gopakumar
Bangalore
31-03-06
Dear Samajam Members, Site looks very good, day by day it\’s improving.
Special thanks to Murali for putting his best efforts
Jayan V Pisharody
Kalyan, Mumbai
30-03-06
This is a very good step taken by Pisharody Samajam to have an exclusive IT section as per the present circumstances. The present generation don\’t have time or not interested to read \”THULASEEDHALAM\” to understand what is happening in every PISHARODY BHAVANAM or SAMAJAM or some may not be able to read malayalam due to heavy  study load. For those who are out of kerala, it is of great help . The present generation is in \”COMPUTER YUGAM\”.  I heartily wish the team members of Samajam \”ALL THE BEST
Sudhi M P Bangalore 28-03-06 Good Luck!!!
Raghunandanan I P Mumbai 28-03-06 A good and Informative interview(Narayanethi Samarppayami) – Congratulations to Mr. Ramadas
Raghunandanan I P Mumbai 24-03-06 Value for sincerity and honesty is deteriorating day by day and the same has been described in a simple way in story “Asthamayam” of Yuvachaithanyam Mar 06. Congratulations to the story teller.
Vijayan P Sahar, Mumbai 21-03-06 The articles in this month’s magazine was wonderful.  Let the efforts be continued and cherished in the years to come.  My best wishes for VISHU SPECIAL next issue
 
Secretary Manjery Unit 21-03-06 The youth wing meeting of Pisharody Samajam, Manjeri unit held on 19/03/06 conducted a discussion on the basis of the editorial of \”Yuvachaithanyam\”, March issue. Both young and old people, including women participated in the debate actively. All of them supported the points in the editorial and requested our community members to keep the simplicity in marriages and otherwise it will give chance to come dowry system to our community through the backdoor. The committee appreciated the editorial board of \”Yuvachaithanyam\” for taking initiative for a good purpose by publishing the editorial.
Srikant Bharathan Mumbai 13-03-06 I am a regular visitor of our site and noticed that the appearance and inputs are very attractive and thought provoking. Special thanks to Murali Uncle and the entire Web team for providing  us up to date information about Pisharody Families all around the world. I wish all success.
Suresh Pisharodi, 09-03-06 It is nice to see the innovative changes in the website.

Looks really fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!!
Vijayan P
Mumbai 09-03-06
I have gone to the site this morning and found all the details.  If was fascinating to note the growth of persons visiting the site – especially february which reached all-time high like the BSE.   The photographs of the work in progress at Guruvayoor are also excellent and by looking at the photographs, people should further come forward.   If it is possible, I feel, it would be advisable to send e-mails to all the addresses available with us asking them to go to the site to know the activities of the samajams.  And, this I feel, should be done periodically.  Persons like me will go only once in a while, but when such reminders are received, one will be forced to go there.
P.G. Gopinath,CAO(HRD & Legal)
C-DAC,Vellayambalam
Trivandrum-695033

03-03-06
Yes, the editorial of YC  is a good one.  Let our children especially teenagers and even more the parents open their eyes and ears and do something positive. It is a bare fact that simplicity and humility is respected by all.  Our youth should be aware of this.  But  more than the youth, I think the elders, the parents, should be conscious about this aspect; mere knowing is not enough. Parents jointly with the youth should show the courage to refrain from exhibitionism.
Sukumaran V P 02-03-06V It was nice and  apt for the editorial board of “Yuvachaithanyam” to publish the interview of our Kulapathi since his death anniversary falls in March.
Prabhakaran KP/Sreedevi Prahakaran/Ajay Prabhakar from P.S. Oman Unit 02-03-06 All items published on this month’s YC issue are really good – both in terms of its contents as well as the way these are presented on our Samajam Site!  Hearty Congratulations to those dedicated people who all have worked behind it!!!

With kind regards to each of you
Sreekumar Singapore 14-02-06 A wonderful effort. Keep it up.
    
T V Radhakrishnan Pune 14-02-06 Please place the name ,address, tel nos. and e mail ID of all pisharody samajam members (branch wise) in the website.                
K P Surendran Tirupur 11-02-06 I am a member  of the Samajam  and very happy about the development of the website. It is very much improved and I request the Samajam President to include the Samajam Monthly reports, more Matrimonial in this website to enable the members to see through this website on the free time of  duty and it is comfortable for the outside Kerala members to take immediate suggestions.                
Prabhakaran K P Oman 04-02-06  While we all definitely have high regard about those existing pictures that are put on our Website’s homepage; would appreciate if you can kindly consider the following suggestion; you may implement only if felt technically practical in today’s context.  First, let us invite Community Members to post their regional temples’ pictures and accepting their contributions, if such collection of picture/s can  also be put on our Website through some suitable mechanism (program) I think that would be really great! Whereby, we can keep changing our Website’s presentation/look periodically, and this would give chance to have increased interaction/participations from members’ side too. And I am sure; any serious Member would love to see such Pictures posted on our community website which gets enough exposure and attention from others. Thus, we all can also see many places / temples around us like this!
Sreedharan T V Pune 02-02-06  As I can see the good progress in the website by adding many things which is informative. I would like to suggest on the above mentioned subject:
Can the abroad Pisharodies update the daily/weekly on Job opportunity (current link is not useful). This will help a lot.
Hope you will do the needful.
  If the  Pisharodies abroad can provide such a data which is within their knowledge, We can of course update it. Administrator
Murali Pisharody Muscat 22-01-06  Best wishes to you all (Samajam’s Website Team) for every success with your sincere efforts in making our Samajam’s website more and more informative, innovative and professional. Dear Comrades, I am more than happy to mention here that You are doing a wonderful service to the Samajam in particular and our community in general. Keep it up. Best of Luck
Prabhakaran K P Oman 18-01-06 Please accept our Hearty Congratulations and Best Wishes to the web them!!! Their time and efforts being spent on these important matters are well-appreciated and they really deserve all praises from within us! Of late, our Samajam website has got a new life and energy that matches well with community members’ expectations! In this fast paced world, our community should not lag behind in any front, which is what they are aiming as far as one can observe; just the RIGHT and WELL!!! May the good god give them every talents and further strengthen their positions we pray!
Alok Pisharody 17-01-06 I think i would represent the younger generation of Pisharody\’s in this modern world, as i’m turning 15 this year. This site is really cool, but could be made even better if there was access to the Pisharody family tree. I know that would be a hard job, but its just a suggestion. Happy New Year
santhoshlekha@sify.com 14-01-06 IT IS WONDERFUL AND DESERVE APPRECIATION.
Haridas Appukkuttan 14-01-06 Chaithanyam For Ever Is it possible to publish the list of people who came forward to build a pisharam, i think this will give an inspiration for the next project. appreciating all behind chaithanyam.
Murali Pisharody Muscat 14-01-06 It looks fantastic.  Frankly speaking, it has got a professional look now. It is informative and its coverage is superb. Dear comrades, you are doing a fantastic job.  It is really commendable. Please keep it up.  I wish you all the best in your sincere efforts. May God Bless You…..
V P Sukumaran Chowwara 06-01-06 I am very happy to know that the “Yuvajanasammelanam” held at Irinjalakuda had seriously discussed about the increased inter caste marriages in our community. If things go like this, I afraid, there will not be a community named “Pisharody” in the next century!   We can be proud of our community that there is no dowry system among us. No other cast or religion can claim this. So it is necessary that Pisharody community should exist. So Youthwing and Yuvachaithanyam should spread this campaign in our community especially among the youth. At least now onwards we should discourage inter caste marriages
Haridas Appukuttan – 03-01-06 Our web site is improving day by day ,appreciating the efforts and sincere work.
Raghuraj K P, UAE 02-01-06  Happy New Year. Good to see the improvements/changes in the website in tune with the new year .But like to bring to your kind notice the following points:-

1. In the Photograph the number of elephants are not matching with the number that comes to mind when we think of Thrissur Pooram. there are more than 15 elephants(18nos) in the picture. Please correct it to give more meaning to the picture.

2. immediately after entering the site, the message line at bottom wishing Happy new year the font colour given is Black which doesn’t suit the occasion. Please change the font colour to any other appropriate/meaningful one. So also the speed at which it scrolls makes it difficult for a person to note the contact details in case he wants to use it (Eg. for giving an advertisement.) So reduce the scroll speed to give better results.

Hope you will take these points positively to make the site more accurate.

With wishes

 
Suresh Sukumar, Doha , Qatar
02-01-06
Congratulations on the new look Home Page and continuous updates. Keep up the good work, Wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year. Thanks and regards
J.C.Pisharady TVM unit  02-01-06 Thanks for the greetings and wish all there in Thulaseedalam and Yuvachaithanyam with regards
Raghuraj K P 29-12-05 Thanks for the update. Seen the pictures. Nice one like the “Pisharam”. This is yet another, if not the best of all, good work done by the Samajam. Congrats to all those who put in their best efforts for such a noble cause. With wishes and regards
Unnikrishnan P.G. 27-12-05 I am based in Dubai.  This is with reference to the Website ” Yuvachaithanyam” > Is it possible to mail me the Learn malayalam – 1  to 4 chapters?
Gopala Pisharody 23-12-05 congratulations for the up-to-date maintenance of the message board.
Bharathan K Mumbai 23-12-05 The graph shows there is a tremendous increase in the visitors. I congratulate the Web Site Team for providing instant news/happenings taking place in our community as well as other interesting subjects. I wish all success.
Vijayan P 17-12-05 It was very nice to see this type of graph Visitors).  Also, to see the site updated almost everyday.
ASK Pisharody 02-12-05 Try to include legends/importance/peculiarities of major temples  with pictures  which I think can be available from shakhas
Venugopal Karoor 01-12-05 I had gone through the recent updates. It was mind-blowing.
P. Unnikrishnan
Dammam
Saudi Arabia
30-11-05
I greatly appreciate the opportunity provided to know what is happening within our community through Samajam website. Those who have contributed by way of their time and effort in fulfilling our vision and mission deserve applause and encouragement at every stage. All the best for future endeavors.
P G Gopinath, Trivandrum 29-11-05 I am very happy and proud to see the Samajam website.  It’s a wonderful job.  Congratulations to Manoj and all others behind the effort.
Good wishes
Dr V P Gopinathan  24-11-05 Congratulations to the office bearers of website for timely updating the events. The photographs of Mumbai annual function have come out well. My best wishes to Mumbai unit for establishing own premises and building. My token contribution/membership Rs 1000/ will be handed over to one of the office bearers.
 
Shashi Pune – 22-11-05 I do see your email regularly.  You keep me posted on the obituary. Just wondering. . . . . . . . is it possible to have a census of Pisharodys around the globe!!! And then keep a tag on the Births & Deaths.  Probably the Samajam Branches should be assigned to take up this task.  We should also request the members through the magazine “THULASEEDALAM”. Is is possible? Shashi   Thank you very much for your valuable suggestion. We are slowly moving to that aim.
In the first stage we are making a global telephone directory of Pisharodies. In the second stage, we will make a whole world Pisharody Samajam membership register at the centre. In the third stage our aim is to take a census of Pisharodies, with the initiative of the youth wing. Since there are only a few members to work for this, it will take time to reach the target. Anyhow, we will reach there.
Once again thanking you,
V P SUKUMARAN
(Treasurer, Pisharody Samajam.)  
Usha Unnikrishnan Singapore – 21-11-05 Congrats to Pisharody Samajam for putting up the photos and news about Mumbai Samajam celebrations so quickly!!! Convey our congrats to the Web Team and all other members who have made it possible for overseas members to see what they would miss otherwise.
Ratheesh Narayanan
(Kaavalloor Pisharam)
Bangalore – 21-11-05
 
Congratulations to the Website team!!!
There is an excellent change in the content and appearance of the website. The site  has developed a lot…
We recognize the value of the effort behind it…
Congratulations once again..!!!
A Samajam  Member who hasn’t given his identity & Reply from Treasurer, PSI feel very bad in giving such photos (given in this message board page) of website. Actually we are not trying to insult the poor people. We are trying to help them. Photo- anyone can admit . But giving address of that family- not good. Trying to get money for the construction must not be by giving the address of the people in the website. Try to remove the particular from the page as early as possible.Dear Brother,
Thank you for the interest taken by you in Pisharody Samajam website and for your constructive opinion.
Being a charitable society and since we are collecting donations from our members and public, all our activities must be transparent, especially in finance sector. If we say “for constructing house to “A” pisharody”, people may arise doubt that whether we are helping the eligible person or whether he/she deserves it. If we publish the address here only name and place is given), they can enquire the fact. We also published the photo of the present hut to convince our members the eligibility.
So please realise our sincerity in this and donate generously for this great cause.
Yours sincerely,
V P SUKUMARAN
(Treasurer, Pisharody Samajam.)
C P Balakrishnan (Balaji) Pune Sakha 08-11-05 During the Diwali vacation, we got an opportunity to visit Aurangabad, the city of Ajanta and Ellora caves, for sight seeing.  We have taken this decision on an invitation from the Pisharody members of Aurangabad, who are the members of Pune Sakha.  The arrangements made by five Pisharody families, headed by Mr. TN Mohan, were really appreciable.  With their guidance, the two-day trip to the Caves and other important places in Aurangabad city was a wonderful experience.  The union of entire Pisharody families of Aurangabad at Bibi-ka-Maqbara (locally known as Duplicate Taj Mahal) was a symbol of their co-operation which has added pleasure.  Cultural performances and games by some of the members of the family added the spice.  Though it was a personal trip with my family, the enthusiasm shown by them was quite encouraging. The idea of putting these words is to express our gratitude to them.  My sincere thanks to all of them.
G P Kamalavathi President Mumbai Unit19-10-05 I was immensely pleased to see the Onaghosham pictures of UAE unit. It is excellent, and we are all proud of the Samajam website which is best. Congratulations and best wishes for the participants and all the samajam members. Keep it up.
May god bless you all.
T R Sabarigireesan Pune – 12-10-05 It is very interesting to see the Samajam site. Please update the Yuvachaithanyam and other services on the stipulated time.
Manoj Kumar P Treasurer-OMAN Sakha 12-10-05 Nice to see the website developed and maintained so efficiently. Keep it up.
Geetha Murali, Kozhikode – 17-09-05 The effort taken by the web team regarding the samajam website is wonderful. I would like to congratulate the team for this great effort
K P Narayanan Kutty, Kuttanur,Palghat – 16-09-05 I am very much impressed by the amount of information samajam website has. Well done and expect for the same in future also. My Heartiest congratulations to the Web Team.
J.C.Pisharady,Trivandrum – 11-09-05 Thanks for the e-mails you are sending. I had gone through onam issue of Yuvachaithanyam. You are doing marvelous job for the smajam and wish  a happy onam to web team and all samajam members.
Sid pisharody, US – 01-09-05 Just real interested in this pisharody thing u got goin here maan.. i am deeply religious… listen to suprabhatam every mornin before I leave for university….. thanks a lot! please keep me updated.
SP – 31-08-05 To the web admins..
having the email list open to public like this is an invitation to spammers.
suggestions:
1. you could make it a password-protected page,
2. you could implement it as a dynamic lookup based on name / pisharam (maybe from a database)
hope important issues like this are addressed ahead of cosmetic changes to the website.
thanks.
Haridas Appukuttan – 27-08-05 Appreciating the efforts behind, sincerely.
K P Girish Kumar (a member of Alathur Shakha), L&T – ECC Mumbai – 22-08-05 I have been seeing with interest our web site for some time now. It has come a long way since its inception and is continuously improving. Kudos to the devoted team at the helm. As one of the members have posted, it would be worthwhile to consider making the site a more interactive one. Going by the rate of growth in the number of samajam members accessing the web site, I suppose this also would happen soon. I take this opportunity to wish all members of our community well being and happiness.
Santhosh, Doha-Qatar – 22-08-05 I am very much impressed by the amount of information pisharody samajam website has. Well done, web team.
Raghuraj K P – 18-08-05 Congrats for the ongoing improvements in the web site. good job, keep it up.
G P KAMALAVATHY, President, Mumbai Sakha 31-07-05 Many people in Mumbai have to undergo lot of problems especially those residing in Kalyan, dombivilli, ambernath,etc. During such floods or other calamities, those who are stuck and stranded can avail of the facilities of our residence at mulund. Please phone us at 25689174 or drop in at B-39 Deplaxmi,Mulund(E)mumbai.400081. U are always welcome.
ASK Pisharody  23-07-05 I like the website and appreciate the hands and brains behind it.  I suggest it will be useful if tips of computer maintenance and basic computer learning information is published by experts in the field.  It will help to improve computer knowledge of  persons viewing the website.  
Radhakrishnan P   Mumbai 17-07-05 Samajam website has improved considerably since introduced. It is nice to know the e mail of all pisharodys staying in India and abroad.  perhaps u can also start a marriage bureau also like shadi.com for exclusive use of our pisharody families .
K.P. Prabhakaran, Oman. 14.7.05 First of all, please accept our hearty congratulations for all those good work you two are doing for the Samajam! With Mr. Murali\’s additional services, of late, Samajam website has got a new look and vigour. Great/Wonderful job!!!

But most of the times, one person alone cannot keep the site fully alive and active since he may not get adequate time for it. And your this new feature of asking members\’ opinions / suggestions / feedback itself is a welcome stand and undoubtedly, this site has become quite informative and more useful for those who look at it with interest.

Having said so, I have a few humble suggestions too to make for the improved-look of our Samajam website and hope, these are sensible; please see if these are really practical in today\’s context: –

1) The picture shown on the first/cover page at present is too large in size that sometimes, it takes more time to popup. I have observed this in Windows 98 (office PC) as well as on Windows XP-Professional (home PC).
So, instead of which, I suggest that if this picture on Home-page can be reduced to the same size of picture seen on the \’Yuvachaithanyam\’page. Together, if possible, we can also try to put a little larger sizes of \’PS\’ logo in water-mark on the Center of this Home-page, as this should be more appropriate.
2) Also, the existing border colour \’green\’ be replaced or if possible, frequently changed to any pastel/light colours – preferably with a light-blue to start with.
3) Plus, any other timely changes/modifications as applicable, could be made from time to time, to make it even greater.

These suggestions maybe implemented only if your time permits and if you really find it workable. Else, please ignore too – have no complaints at all.

With all the best wishes to you two and to all others in our community
Dr V P Gopinathan 
Professor of Medicine, AIMS College of Medicine,Cochin-26    
13-07-05
It is nice that we got a new leader for the magazine. The July has come out well in style and content. Congratulations to Smt Bhavani and her team. The magazine will reach further heights in the years to come.
G.P. kamalavathi, President, Mumbai unit   13-07-05 Dear sir/madam
Congratulations on your new assignment as editor of Thulaseedhalam.   I am very happy that a lady member has come forward to shoulder the work   of bringing out our monthly magazine.  I wish more   and more ladies will come forward to take up such responsibilities  in future in various capacities.  It is indeed heartening that Mrs.bhavani has agreed to work in this capacity.  I have heard about her work in the field of journalism.

Congratulations again and may gold bless you
Ramesh P R   Kuwait   09-07-05 It is nice to know that a small Samajam like ours got a Web Site and an Internet Magazine in this modern era of communication. But the million-dollar question is how many members in our samajam are actually using the above facilities. To my knowledge a small section from outside Kerala and a very few members from Kerala are actually visiting the site. The samajam will have to accept that the response is not at all encouraging. Before arriving at some conclusions let us assess reasons behind the same.

One main reason behind it is Internet is yet to establish as a mass medium in Kerala compared to print and electronic medium. The cost of the said medium compared to other two medium is high; as such it is not widely accepted by common man. But today or tomorrow it will definitely be a household name. I agree that people outside Kerala who are mainly settled in metropolitan cities have a better chance to use the above facility. But even they are reluctant to visit the site. Why? To me, there should be a reason to visit the site. The site as of today is not interactive. The only reason why one should visit the site is to look for dates of some Sakha committee meetings or report of the executive committee meetings. No, we should be looking at the site for any information a Pisharody need as of today.

First of all it should be an elaborate directory of Pisharody community. It should contain the details of each and every member. You may say that it will be accessible to all if we put it open and other community members may misuse it. To prevent the same we can keep a password-protected environment where by only members can access and enquire about other members.

Secondly we must use the site as a virtual pisharam, a place for Pisharody community members to exchange their ideas, their common issues, photos etc.

Thirdly, we may have a page for each pisharam, which will contain the history, details of present and past members in the pisharam etc. which will be a great asset for our next generations to know about us. I know a small step is started towards this, but the information is very less. This may even help people to find a suitable alliance.

Yuvachaithanyam was started publication in the month of March 2002. Like in the case of its predecessor, the reincarnation also had the same fate exactly after a year and it is really nice to note that it got ‘Chaithanyam’ for a third time recently and let us hope the people behind will not let it go down again. Meanwhile we should appreciate the efforts of the people behind it, but at the same time look into the reason behind its failure to sustain. Why it was not become popular even among the outside Keralities is a question to think about. To me, the main reason behind it was that it was looking completely a Malayalam magazine. When somebody who is born and brought up outside Kerala opens it, it should attract him too. We may have interactive classes in it to teach them to write and read Malayalam. Also we must try to get as much literary work from well known people which will make the magazine acceptable to the readers.

Other than this, to promote the magazine, my dear friends at Kerala who got computer access should take a print out of the same and distribute it among the village pisharams where still computer is a luxury.

These are just a few thoughts I would like to share with others.
 
K.P Prabhakaran – Founder Secretary  P.S. – OMAN UNIT  6.7.05   Please inform her (Mrs. K.P. Bhavani) our hearty congratulations and best wishes on this new/prestigious assignment! Since she is our cousin sister, we are proud to hear this great news and we are wishing all success in her future endeavors! With thanks and regards to you all
K Bharathan  Secretary, Mumbai Unit    06-07-05
 
I am very pleased to understand that Mrs. K.P. Bhawani has been appointed as the Editor of Thulaseedalam Magazine.
Kindly convey Mumbai Unit’s Best Wishes to her.

With Kind Regards
Sasikumar T P  Mumbai   30-06-05
 
“Tharavadukal” is a very good and useful means to know Pisharam and their brief history. I really appreciate the people behind it who have worked in this effort.
K Bharathan-Mumbai  14-06-05 I take this opportunity to thank Pisharody Samajam Central Committee and the Web site team for updating the site regularly.

Some mechanism should be adopted for reflecting the each every Sakha\’s new programmes/plans/activities. I request the web site team to study in depth to assess its practicability/ feasibility.