Cochin Royal Family Historical Society - Symposium : 2005. There are 5 parts of the Symposium in total covering Raja Shakthan Thampuran.
Part 1: Sangameshan Thampuran calls meeting to order. Prayer by Bhadramani Thampuran. The Vallia Thampuran ( senior most member of the family) inaugarates by lighting the traditional lamp. Main paper is presented by Dr. Kocha Varma.
Part 2: Essays on Shakthan Thampuran by Rameshan Thampuran, Ramabhadran Thampuran and vaneja Thampuran.
Part3: Rema Puthezhan, daughter of the author Puthezhath Raman Menon, whose seminal work Shakthan Thampuran is the main source of information on this Raja. She is a writer , speaker, teacher and a creative force. Her excellent presentation in malayalam on her father and the circumstances that led him to write the Book was superb and well received by the audience.
Part 3 continues: Myths and legends about the Raja. Interesting stories and anecdotes were presented by Capt Kerala Varma; Prathapan Thampuran, Ravi Achan ( Paliyam); Ikkavu Thampuran of Padinjare Kovilaam; Rajeev Varma and Sangameshan Thampuran.
Part 4: An open forum discussion on Raja Shakthan Thampuran. Panelists are Ravi Achan ( Paliam); Upendra Rao ( Konkini Community); Professor Menachery ( from the Christian Community of Thrissur);
Each one recounted their own family's or ancestor's ties to Raja Shakthan Thampuran.
Part 5: continuation of Part 4: Sreekumari Ramachandran, a writer and Cochin History enthusiast, is working on a piece of history on the Raja; K.T Madhavan namboodiri ( Thamarappilly Mana); and S. Narayanan ( Embrathiri Community). Followed by Vote of Thanks by R.T.R Varma
In the evening there was a " Dinner Theater" presentation. The highlight of the evening was the short documentary " Eka meva adweethiyam". on a chapter in the life of the Raja. This is presented seperately in the Video gallery section of the web site.