Marble Pillar The Marble Pillar located at Ayroor Village in Central Kerala is the tower of remembrance and pride; remembrance of one's forefathers and pride at one's root. On it is inscribed the genealogy of Thayillam Family. (pic right)
The exact location of the above pillar is at the original family house where Mr. Chacko Abraham, a small-time merchant,used to live. This is on the side of the road from Thiruvalla to Cherukolpuzha. (tharayileth padi)
The Tower has names of 268 forefathers of the family spanning from nine generations starting from 1600 AD. The Dates of birth and death of members of all generations are inscribed.
Nearly Rs. 1.5 Lakh was spent on the tower which was completed and unveiled in 1988. The tower is built with stones, concrete and marble and faces north. At a height of four feet from the ground level, marble plates imprinted with the names and years of births and deaths of the forefathers are placed. The tower has 12 plates; three in different angles on each of the four sides. Each plate has 24 names inscribed and on the tower can be found names spanning 21 branches of the family.
The 32 foot high Tower was built and unveiled in on December 31st, 1988 and serves as a guide for the new generation. The tower was conceived during the family's Annual Kudumbayogam (family get together) and designed by Mr. K C George, a retired Chief Engineer belonging to the family.