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Sakthan Thampuran


Actual name of Sakthan Thampuran was Raja Rama Varma (1751-1805). He was a king of Cochin and his palace was in Thrissur, central Kerala, south India. Thrissur is the cultural capital of Kerala and Sakthan Thampuran is the very architect of Thrissur. Thrissur Pooram was introduced by him.

His palace is located in the heart of Thrissur town and has several well-preserved materials and galleries. The palace is usually known as Vadakkekara Palace, it was reconstructed in Kerala-Dutch style in 1795.

He punished criminals and wrong doers mercilessly. He meted out justice without any mercy. So people called him Sakthan Thampuran which means Powerful king in Malayalam language. He was responsible for the crushing of feudal lords and hence increasing royal power. Sakthan Thampuran punished thieves and family rivals severely.

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