The Stuff Of Legends
(Note: This is from the article on 'Chembra Ezhuthassanmar'; the passage below is on a 'padippura' (a usually small building constructed over the gateway to a compound) that 'Makku Ezhuthassan' a once-upon-a-time patriarch of the Chembra family had built).
- "During Makku Ezhuthassan's time, several friends of his and other local lumanaries used to frequent the padippura and they would pass time in musical sessions, games of chess and occasionally, displays of magic. Ezhuthassan had also set up a picture of Krishna in one of the rooms; and he would read the scriptures before it everyday - this practice of scripture reading is still being followed there. Over generations of devotion, the picture came to acquire the Lord's 'presence'. Indeed, it is believed that at nights, celestial beings come to pay obeisance so one stays there overnight - and it has been observed that whoever dares to do so gets physically thrown out by an unseen hand. To this day, in the quiet of the night, one often hears the sound of music and singing from within the building - a phenomenon that occurs more on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays."