fertile Kerala bhumi renowned for its plantation industries, such as tea,
coffee, cardamom, pepper and rubber is making the owners net a sizeable steady
income annually. Though commercially advancing thus, it is not bereft of
spiritual wealth. The highly civilized people embraced Jainism in the
pre-historic times, but later volunteered to adapt Hinduism on knowing its
relative merits. There are vestiges of Jain culture here in the form of
monuments amidst a wide variety of Hindu temples built for the divinities of all
denominations such as Ganapathy, Siva, Krishna, Mariamma etc.
Mariamman Temple, as said is a priceless gift given to a Tribal chieftain by
Pazhassi Raja in the past in recognition of his valorous part played during a
war against the Britishers.