Chain Tree of Karinthandan, Vythiri

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  • All the vehicles stop at this particular point once you enter the wayanad district after completing the breath taking 9 hair pin bended ghats section from Calicut..... A small prayer and offering is d...  more »
  • It's near the Wayanad ghat pass. Chain hanging from a big tree. Got it name from a tribe named karinthandan. He is the one who helped british to make the road in thamarassery churan.  more »
  • Stopped by for photo session. Locals believe in the miraculous power of this tree - interesting spot.  more »
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  • Almost missed this place.. nothing too special except for the local legend.. chain tree called so because of one creeper wrapping itself all along another tree.. giving it a slightly hoary appearance..
  • Chain tree is historic tree. The story about the tree is the founding the churam and a man's death it is very interesting
  • STORY OF CHAIN TREE In his heavy guttural Malayalam accent he started. As the story goes, Karinthandan, the local chieftain of the tribals (Paniyas) during the period 1700–1750 AD, found the Wayanad Ghat route. He helped the British find a way through the dense forest of Wayanad. The Viceroy had earlier announced a handsome reward for those who will build a road across the forest. To take credit of the discovery and reward a British engineer killed Karinthandan. But, the soul does not die, as they say, especially, the locals. The soul of Karinthandan started troubling passengers and a number of accidents happened as a result, the natives called a Priest or Panditji (manthravadi) and he chained the soul of Karinthandan to a huge Banyan tree (aal maram).This tree is known as ‘Changala maram’ in Malayalam. Chain Tree Wayanad The stories assumed strange dimensions (read spice n’ masala) as they usually do in this part of the world (not because it’s a spice country and all that….) its just….well, you know. The iron chain had sunk deep into the trunk and the myth that surrounds it had rooted deeper in the minds of the natives. The tree has even become a place of worship. The truck drivers stop by and pray for a safe journey up and down the hilly terrain. There is another version – the spirit in shackles was of a great sorcerer and a tribal chieftain named Lakkidi who was killed by the British explorers. Whatever the case maybe, we know that there is a spirit that exists, however harmless, since it is chained. Thus, concluded Shinoj announcing that we all would go the next day to pay a visit to that tree/spirit/ghost in chains. The long eerie silence returned.
  • Chain Tree is a Ficus tree with a massive steel chain hanging on it, and is along the national highway near the Wayanad Ghat Pass at Lakkidi, in the district of Wayanad. This is a quick stop for many travelers from Kozhikkode to Wayanad and the chain on the tree has a (fictitious) story to tell
  • Chain tree is having an inevitable importance in the history of wayanad. But the way the area is maintained is very poor and needs to be improved. You can enjoy the misty evenings and the wonderful climate.

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