"Vaikom! Vaikom! Vaikom! Vaikom for Harijans!! Parameswar darsan for
Panchamas!!!! The citadel of Brahmanism
shattered!!!!!" Slogans of similar brand reverberating the audience halls and office chambers
of every town and city rent the air in 1925 AD. It
was the day for a great change. Radicals and atheists, rationalists and Iconoclasts
jumping into fray made such hullabaloo with fanatic frenzy that threatened the very
existence of the orthodox Brahmins - the custodians of the ancient culture of that holy temple.
As the movement gathered momentum with the tacit approval of Jatipita, centuries old traditions and age-long
customs received such a jolt that they found their mornings cut as under and
left in mid-sea fur water burial. The zealots of the new-tangled radicals with lethal
their hands and rising voice to the highest pitch entered into the precincts of the Vaikathappan koil at Vaikom to take
hundreds of panchamas into the innermost part of the sanctum to lift the black, thick impenetrable, curtain
deliberately hung before the eyes of Lord Parameswar by the Brahmins with the detestably
selfish, shamefully sectarian objectives of establishing superiority over their luckless, benighted
brothern, who by accident
were born with misfortunes of infinite variety that segregated them from their own fellowmen.