Kadanthodu ( ka-den-thode ) (also "Kadanthottu")is the surname used by members of the Kadanthodu Family who originate from the town of Changanacherry in the State of Kerala in India. It is a name written in Malayalam, the official language of the State of Kerala. (The version shown here is its anglicized form.)Origins
The Kadanthodu family traces its roots to the ancient Kulathackal Family of the Raman Namboodiris (Brahmins) of Maramon Town in Kerala, India, who had embraced Christianity in AD 1325. (?) These Namboodiri-Christians came to be known as the Ramachans of Maramon and Aranmoolla.According to folklore, the name "Ramachan" is derived from the honorific granted to one Mr. Raman Namboodiri by the native Hindu ruler who was also the patron and benefactor of the Temple. The ruler had been unhappy for some time because the financial affairs and journals of the temple had not been kept up to date, and the accounts were seriously in arrears. The ruler assigned the accoun
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