The tree was just 50 meters from the hotel and I walked to it with my camera. As I approach the tree, I noticed the big steel chaning sunken into the trunk of the tree. Also, there was some signboards that says "Changala maram", "Chain tree", "No parking in front of Chain Tree" etc.
I was still wondering what is so special about this tree. There was a small tea shop run by a lady and while sipping my tea there, she asked me if I know the story about the tree. Looks like she read my mind and she explained the history (or, legend?) associated with the tree. That was an interesting and touching story. Here is the summary of it:
During 18th century, the British decided to explore the routes through the Wayanad ghats to transport spices from Kozhikkode and other parts of the ghats. They took help from a local adivasi moopan called "Karinthandan". After identifying all the secret routes with the help of the moopan, a British engineer shot him dead to take full credit of identifying the new routes. Later, it is believed that the soul of Karinthandan started haunting the travellers and finally, a priest chained the soul into a tree, which is now called the Chain tree. I did more research on this legend and found a lot of information from the historical books and other sources. I have shared what I learnt in this blog - http://www.indiatravelblog.com/resources/3318-Chain-Tree-Wayanad.aspx
Currently, there is a small temple attached to the tree. The deity of the temple is none other than "Karinthandan" who was killed by the British after taking his help to identify the unknown routes through the ghats.
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