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19.7km from Athirapally Waterfalls
Bhoothathankettu means "Fort created by monsters". The legend is that monsters planned to submerge a Shiva temple nearby by making a dam in the area. Their plan was deterred by Lord Shiva by faking approaching dawn, thereby causing the monsters to runaway fearing the arrival of light. The demons were supposed to roll the large boulders seen in the area to the river bed creating the dam.
32.7km from Athirapally Waterfalls
An old traditional home from 200 years ago. It is believed that here is where Adi Shankara, the Indian philosopher, and theologian recited the hymn Kanakadhāra Stotram which resulted in Goddess Lakshmi appearing in front of him and unleashing a stream of gold.
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Ayyampuzha, Kerala 680724, India
Athirapally Falls are the most famous waterfalls in Kerala State of Southern India. Nicknamed as the Niagra of South India, the waterfall is situated at the Chalakudy River in the Thrissur District. It is 25 meters tall and over 100 meters wide. The fall is nicknamed ‘The Niagra of India’ because of the water thundering down in the entirety of its width during the peak monsoon season between June and October.