Family

Ancient Nair family in erstwhile Cochin State now in Kerala. Main Tharawad located at Chendamangalam in Ernakulam District. Family size & structure: The biggest joint Hindu family till partition in 1952. Number of members at the time of partition in 1952 was 213. The deed was registered in 1956. This appears to be the biggest partition deed of Travancore – Cochin/Kerala. Now in 2013 number of members is 444. Family system: Matriarchal: Wedlock of female members: Primarily to Namboodiri Brahmins, Cochin Royal family, Other Royal family members of erstwhile Travancore and Malabar areas and other prominent Nair Tharavads. Historical background: Political advisor to Maharaja of Cochin, held the position of Prime Minister for more than 150 years.

Titles Conferred

Paliath Valiya Achans from 1565 to…..

Sl.no. Paliath Achan From To
1 Itty Kumaran Achan 1565 1585
2 Iravi Komi Achan 1585 1621
3 Ittinnan Kumaran Achan 1621 1654
4 Komi Achan I 1654 1684
5 Ittini Kumaran Achan 1684 1731
6 Kunjittinnan Achan 1731 1750
7 Komi Achan II 1750 1779
8 Govindan Valiyachan 1779 1825
9 Raman Valiyachan 1825 1846
10 Krishnan Valiyachan 1846 1869
11 Govindan Valiyachan 1869 1898
12 Raman Valiyachan 1898 1905
13 Krishnan Valiyachan 1905 1911
14 Govindan Valiyachan 1911 1915
15 Raman Valiyachan (Kunjan Kuttan Achan) 1915 1940
16 Krishnan Valiyachan 1940 1942
17 Govindan Valiyachan 1942 1973
18 Raman Valiyachan (Kochu Kuttan Achan) 1973 1976
19 Raman Valiyachan (Kochunni Kuttan Achan) 1976 1980
20 Krishnan Valiyachan (Unnikrishnan Achan) 1980 1986
21 Govindan Valiyachan (Pankajakshan Achan) 1986 1994
22 Krishnan Valiyachan (Appukuttan Achan) 1994 1997
23 Govindan Valiyachan (Kochupappu Achan) 1997 1998
24 Raman Valiyachan (Kochaniyan Achan) 1998 1999
25 Krishnan Valiyachan (Kunjunni Kuttan Achan) 1999 2003
26 Govindan Valiyachan (Vikraman Achan) Present