Sakthan Thampuran had been vested with the administrative powers by the Dutch Governor and Travancore Raja since 1769. His strong administrative domination curbed the powers of the feudal chiefs and the Namboodithiri community.
The Namboodithiri community elected the ecclesiastical heads of the Yogiatiripppads. These resourceful families chose to act against the ruler of Cochin in his battles against the Zamorin of Calicut. The powers of the powerful lords were curbed by Sakthan Thampuran. He signed a treaty with the East India company to severe all ties with Tipu Sultan who was the ruler of Mysore.
Sakthan Thampuran is often referred to as the architect of the city of Thrissur. The beautiful city fell under the rule of the British after the end of the reign of the Sakthan Thampuran.
Last Updated on 03/06/2013