Kadamattathu Father (Fr. Paulose) is a legendary luminary. Fr. Paulose was not only a high priest but also a famous magician and a conjurer and also blessed with Divine powers. Much folklore describes his feats against evil forces, witchery and incantation with his prayers and Divine powers. Fr. Paulose was always t he helping hand to t he poor and t he needy, irrespective of cast and creed.

It is believed that Paulose mastered magical powers from Mala Arayas, who were cannibals living in t heir subterranean abodes. Because of his pleasing manners, intelligence and sharp answers, t he leader of Mala Arayas was impressed very much with him and was allowed him to stay with t hem and Fr. Paulose confided him with t he strange secrets of magical performances. Fr. Paulose stayed many years t here and later escaped from t here. t he Mala Arayas searched for him but in vain. Fat her was inside t he church and t he mala arayas came as a storm and tried to destroy t he church. t he scars are still visible on t he walls of t he church.

Fat her performed many wonderful feats and that are depicted in Aythihyamala fourth chapter by Kottarathil Shankunni. Some of t he very popular folklore are :

Catching t he cannibal Ekshi and nailing her in a palm tree at Panyanarkavu Temple(Mannar).

Fight against t he famous chathan seva Puthupallil Thotakkathu Kunjaman Potti.

Anamakkal illam and anamakkal church at Ponnani.

Offered grapes and ot her edible European sweat fruits to entertain Bishop hailing from Jerusalem.

A grain of rice multiplied into a pot of rice.

Presented a magical arrow to Cochin Raja for use in battle.

Many stories of relieving pains, diseases and distress.

I am asked to make this blog for Kadamattathachan, who inspired me

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