Legend has it that it's actually Lord Dinkan who created the world. Apparently, he was eating a cassava, was bored and let out a sort of mock laugh.
Temples especially, centuries old, abound all over the state. People from around the country trek up to Guruvayoor and Bhagvathy temples in the hope that their pilgrimage will make their wishes come true.
Most Malayalees are a god-fearing lot — a shrub today might become a shrine tomorrow!
NEW DELHI: Last month, 500-odd Dinkoists - followers of a religion called Dinkoism - caused a bit of a stir when they congregated in Kerala and demanded they be given 'minority status'.
The Dinkoists are a group of people that worship a mouse called Lord Dinkan.
The company started with one hundred shares of Rs 100 each. With the first instalment, the company brought a Hopkinson and Cope press, made in London.
A local craftsman, Konthi Achari, was hired to make Malayalam types for the imported press.And yet again, we have another paradox: while Kerala might be trying to accommodate the aspirations of the third gender on one hand, on the other, the Supreme Court’s judgement on Section 377 that re-criminalised consensual sexual activity is still in place!Whether it comes to religion, politics, economics or society, the dichotomous land of Kerala will never fail to amaze.It is also the second oldest newspaper in Kerala in circulation, after Deepika, which is also published from Kottayam.According to World Association of Newspapers, as of 2011, it holds a position as the fifth most circulating newspaper in the world.But the first Mega Dinkan Religious Convention in Kochi turned out to be a raging success.