This celebration is organized to commemorate Kerala’s recognition as a state.
Kerala day or Kerala Piravi day is marking the creation of the state of kerala on November 1,1956.
November 1 is therefore celebrate as Kerala Piravi Dinam (day) in the state. All malayalees around the world celebrate November 1 as Kerala Piravi.
Mythologically Kerala stretches along the Arabian Sea from Gokarnam (Gokarna, in Karnataka) to Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, though its official territory is only from Kasagode to Parassala. The western Ghats flank the eastern edge of Kerala with its diverse flora and fauna.
According to the Hindu myth Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of Mahavishnu (The God-Lord), created Kerala. Parasurama flung his “Mazhu” (axe) from Gokarnam (Gokarna) to the sea and the sea receded to form the land Keralam.
Kerala is a 560 km long narrow stretch of land. At the widest, Kerala is 120 km from the sea to the mountains. On one side of Kerala are the lofty mountains ranging high to reach the sky. And on the other side the land is washed by the blue Arabian Sea waters. The land is covered with thick dense tropical forest, fertile plains, beautiful beaches, cliffs, rocky coasts, an intricate maze of backwaters, still bays and 44 rivers. Kerala’s exotic spices have lured foreigners to her coast from time immemorial.