Alummoottil is an aristocratic family in south central Kerala.

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Long ago, in the early 18th century, there lived two brothers in the Alummootil family, named Krishna and Arjun. Unlike their peers, these brothers possessed a thirst for knowledge and a burning desire to explore the mystical arts of Yoga. Their reputation as inquisitive and wise souls reached the ears of the renowned Lekshana family in the neighbouring village of Mavelikkara.

Intrigued by the tales of the Lekshana family's mastery of Yoga, Krishna and Arjun embarked on a daring journey to seek their wisdom. Under the dim light of the crescent moon, they set forth on a moonlit path that wound its way through whispering forests and shimmering brooks. Guided by the stars above, they finally arrived at the doorstep of the Lekshana family.

Upon their arrival, they were warmly welcomed by Guru Vasudevan, the venerable head of the Lekshana family, and his daughter, the enchanting Devi. Little did Krishna and Arjun know that their destinies would be forever entwined with this captivating young woman.

Devi was not only a beauty to behold but also a master in the art of Yoga. Her grace and wisdom were beyond her years, and her laughter danced like the melodies of celestial nymphs. As days turned into weeks, Krishna and Arjun immersed themselves in the ancient teachings of Yoga under the expert guidance of Guru Vasudevan and the enchanting presence of Devi.

With time, Krishna and Devi's hearts began to weave an unbreakable bond, a love that transcended mere mortal existence. They spent hours under the cascading waterfalls, meditating on the secrets of the universe, and whispering sweet nothings in the embrace of moonlit nights. But their love was not without its trials.

In a world governed by the rigid caste system, their love was considered forbidden. The Marumakkathayam system, with its suppression of freedom, deemed their affection as a threat to the established order. The news of their love reached the ears of the village elders, and the flames of controversy roared high.

Meanwhile, Arjun found himself enchanted by the allure of a young dancer, Meera, from a nearby village. Her graceful movements and vivacious spirit captured his heart, and they fell deeply in love. But like his brother, Arjun's love faced the wrath of societal norms. As tensions between the brothers and the elders of Alummootil escalated, the village seemed to be caught in a tempest of emotions. The karavan, bound by tradition and honor, struggled to maintain order within the family.

In the eye of the storm, an unexpected ally emerged. Udayabhanu, a wise and kind elder, who had long observed the unfolding events, decided to intervene. With his gentle wisdom, he counseled the elders, imploring them to look beyond the shackles of tradition and see the power of love that united Krishna and Devi, as well as Arjun and Meera.

Overwhelmed by Udayabhanu's sagacity and his book "Ente Kathayilaymakal," which celebrated the essence of the Alummootil Channar family, the elders began to question their preconceived notions. Slowly, hearts softened, and the walls of prejudice began to crumble.

In a grand ceremony, with the blessings of Guru Vasudevan and Udayabhanu, Krishna and Devi, as well as Arjun and Meera, were united in a celebration of love. The Alummootil Channar family, once torn by conflict, embraced a new dawn of understanding and unity.

And so, the legacy of the Alummootil Channar family grew to become not just one of royal titles, but also a tale of love, resilience, and breaking free from the chains of tradition. The village of Alummootil, once overshadowed by secrecy, now stood as a beacon of hope and progress in the face of societal constraints. And in the hearts of generations to come, the love story of Krishna and Devi, and Arjun and Meera, would forever echo through time, an ode to the power of love to conquer all.

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A murder in Alummoottil meda was the inspiration of the screenplay of Manichitrathazhu.