Important Marches of Kerala Renaissance


Important Marches of Kerala Renaissance

The post below provides a quick description of all the important marches of Kerala Renaissance, along with the leader, the location, and the intent / cause of occurrence.

In various PSC examinations, repeated questions from this topic are asked, such as "Who led the Savarna Jatha in 1924 from Nagercoil to Thiruvananthapuram?" or "Who led the Salt Satyagraha in Beypore?"

Savarna Jatha (1924)

  • Leader – Mannathu Padmanabhan.
  • Place – Vaikom to Thiruvanathapuram.
  • Associated with – Vaikom Satyagraha.
  • Memorial related to Vaikom sathyagraha after the Savarna Jatha was submitted to – Regent Sethu Lakshmi Bhai.
  • Leader – E.V. Ramaswamy Naicker.
  • Place – Tirunelveli to Vaikom.
  • Leader – Dr. M. E. Naidu. (alias Perumal Varadarajulu)
  • Place – Nagercoil to Thiruvananthapuram.









Salt Satyagraha March / Salt March (1930)

  • Date – April 13 - 21, 1930.
  • Leader – K. Kelappan.
  • Place – Kozhikode to Payyanur.
  • Date – April 19, 1930.
  • Leader – T.R. Krishnaswamy Iyer.
  • Place – Palakkad to Payyanur.
  • Leader – E. Moidu Moulavi. 
  • Place – Ponnani to Payyanur.
  • Leader – Muhammad Adbur Rahuman.
  • Place – Beypore to Payyanur.







Yachana Yatra (1931)

  • Date – 1931 April 26.
  • Duration – 7 days.
  • Leader – V. T. Bhattathiripad.
  • Place – Thrissur to Chandragiri River (Kasarcode).
  • Cause – For the education of children from poor economic conditions.

Temple Jatha (1931)

  • Leader – A. K. Gopalan.
  • Place – Kannur to Guruvayoor.

Pattini Jatha (Hunger March / Starvation March, 1936)

  • Date – July, 1936.
  • Leader – A. K. Gopalan.
  • Place – Kannur to Madras.
  • No. of members – 32.

Malabar Jatha (1937)

  • Leader – A. K. Gopalan.
  • Place – Kozhikode to Travancore.
  • Cause – In support of the movement for responsible government in Travancore.

Rajadhani March (1938)

  • Date – March, 1938.
  • Leader – Accamma Cherian.
  • Place – Thampanoor to Kowadiyar (Trivandrum).
  • Ruler of  Travancore – Sree Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma.
  • Cause – To have a responsible governement.
  • Accamma Cherian became known as the 'Jhansi Rani of Tranvancore.'

Deepashikha Jatha (1959)

  • Leader – Mannathu Padmanabhan.
  • Place – Angamaly to Thiruvanathapuram.
  • Associated with – Vimochana Samaram.

Peasant Jatha / Kalnada Jatha (1960)

  • Leader – A. K. Gopalan.
  • Place –  Kasarcode to Thiruvanathapuram.

Samoohika Parishkarana Jatha (1968)

  • Leader – V. T. Bhattathiripad.
  • Place – Kanjangad to Chhembazhanthi.
  • Cause – Promotion of intercaste marriage.

Yudha Virudha Jatha

  • Leader – Poikayil Yohannan.
  • Place – Marangulam to Kulathoor hills.

Peasant March

  • Leader – Swami Ananda Theertha.
  • Place – Palakkad to Sabarmathi.

Bodhavalkarana Jadha

  • Leader – Parvathi Nenmenimangalam.
  • Place – Malappuram to Kottayam.

Sawhrida Jadha 

  • Leader – K.K. Kausalya.
  • Associated with – Paliyam Sathyagraha.

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