Muniyara ,Nannangadi,Kudakkallu Funeral Practices in Ancient Kerala/മുനിയറ/കുടക്കല്ല്/നന്നങ്ങാടി

Muniyara ,Nannangadi,Kudakkallu Funeral Practices in Ancient Kerala/മുനിയറ/കുടക്കല്ല്/നന്നങ്ങാടി

Muniyara ,Nannangadi,Kudakkallu are the remains related to the funeral practices in ancient kerala.


Muniyara has remnants of Dolmenoid cists belonging to the Pre-historic age. Dolmenoids were burial chambers made of four stones placed on edges and covered by a fifth one called the cap stone. Some of these Dolmenoids contain several burial chambers, others have a quadrangle scooped out in laterite and lined on the sides with granite slabs. These are also covered with cap stones.

Muniyara is part of Marayoor. Marayoor occupies a vast area on the slopes of the Western Ghats in Idukki district and is an important pre-historic site in Kerala.


There are many types of burial structures found in Pre-historic age, the most prominent and visible ones are the “Koddakal” meaning umbrella stone in the local language. These burial structures are shaped like an umbrella or a mushroom.
Nannangadi had been used  between 5th and 10th century (before Christ), made by granite, literate and pottery. Nannangadi has been found many places in Wayanad and Idukki in Kerala state, India.  Also found in other parts of Kerala  rarely.   Nannangadi were used for burial purpose of  dead bodies.  This is a  big earthen jar used as coffin box for cremation purpose.
Archiological department  of Kannur has to study in detail about the civilization  spreading roots to the interior historic map in and around Taliparamba based on the recent findings of Nannangadi at Kanhirangadu near Taliparamba in Kannur District, Kerala.