History of Kerala
The history of Keral through mythology
The History of Kerala
Keeping actual history aside, there is a popular legend that runs down from generation to generation about the genesis Kerala . The legend has that it was Parasuraman, the mythical warrior-brahmin who reclaimed Kerala from the sea.
Parasuraman was the incarnation of Lord Vishnu and his favourite weapon was an axe. Once Standing on the top of the Sahya mountain, Parasuraman threw his axe towards the sea. The sea retreated to the point where his axe fell, leaving behind this exotic land which we know today as Kerala.