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Thoughts on Malabar
A Malabar Nair Tarawad
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abodes actor amongst the Nairs ancestor-worship animals Arabian Sea arecanut auspicious bamboo bath begin believed bell-metal birth body Brahmins called caste ceremony characters chief chieftains clan close cloth cocoanut concubinage Cranganore customs death deities demons descent drama dress evil existence feast female festival feudal forms girl goddess Hence Hindu human husband inside institution interesting jenmies joint property Kallianam Kama Karanavan Kettu kind Krishna Kuravars land live Mahabali Malabar male marriage Marumakkathayam meals means ment morning native nature nereids Numbudri obtained occasion Onam origin ornaments painted Parasu particular peculiar performed period persons piece political pollution polyandry polygamy poojah popular possessed powers practically present preserved Puranas race regard religious rice round sacred seated serpent social society sometimes stage takes Tarawad temple tion traditions trapped animals turmeric various Vide Chapter village Vishu whole wife women worship Zamorins