Once a Nambudri was travelling from Tripunirura to Ernakulam across the rolling hills. That place was occupied by the notorious Moplas who were creating trouble to the government.
That place was occupied by the notorious Moplas who were creating trouble to the government.
On the way, the Nambudri was attacked by some Moplas and money he was carrying was stolen by them. The grief-stricken man broke his journey and rush to the palace and complained to the great King, Rama Varma – Shakthan Tamburan.
The King, took this as a challange to his governance and issued Royal order asking all the Moplas to assemble at the Palace gate. Many of them assembled there posing with an unafraid attitude. Shakthan Tamburan appeared at the balcony.
He announced : ” I have been given to understand that there are some Anti Social elements here who create trouble to people. A nambudri was also robbed of his money in this area. I command the culprits to come forward and surrender.
If you are trying to safeguard your people, you will also be punished ” His command was followed by a complete silence. Nobody dared to come forward and own up the guilt.
As nobody Came forward, he ordered again. “I gave you enough time, but you did not respond. Let everyone be drowned in the backwaters”. Without even giving time to respond, his command was put into force immediately.
The the same ritual followed in the evening with remaining Moplas. The Moplas of Ernakulam where gripped by fear & panic. The next morning remaining group of Moplas came running and surrendered to the King & offered the gold & money at his feet and pleaded with folded arms.
After this incident the Moplas never even dreamt of creating trouble in the region. -Story from Aithihyamala of Kerala.