Dear Mr. Thomas Antony Although Syrian Christian sources say …
Comment posted The Heathen and the Syrian – Syrian Christian Ritual and Tradition pre 1599 A.D. by A.Yeshuratnam.
Dear Mr. Thomas Antony
Although Syrian Christian sources say without any evidence about the existence of Vallarvattom kingdom, there are no references to this kingdom in the archives of Cochin kingdom. Cochin kingdom stretched upto Ponnani and Pukkaitha in the north, Anamalais in the east and Cochin and Porakkad in the south. The capital was at Perumpadappu on the northern border. The Cochin Royal family was known as , also known as Perumpadapu Swaroopam. The surviving manuscripts, such as Keralolpathi, Keralamahatmyam, and Perumpadapu Grandavari, although oral tradition and legends, do not have any refernce to the Christian kingdom of Vallarvattom.
The reference to Pope Eugene IV’s letter is a later addition to the myths and stories to bolster the belief in the existence of the Vallarvattom kingdom. Pope Eugene IV was opposed by another Pope Felix V and in that confusion he would not have time to send a letter to a king who never existed. What is more, Pope Eugene IV would not like too have any link with the so-called Vallarvattoom kingdom with heretical and Nestorian doctrines. What happened to the original letter of Pope Eugene IV?
Inscription can be fabricated and forged at a later stage. But there is no archaeological evidence to show the ruins of the old palace, although some familes would have constructed houses in the village to claim Royal descent.
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