Chain tree , Lakkidi : The local myth says that a British Engineer, with the aid of a tribal guide named Karinthandan, found the difficult mountain terrain into Wayanad. Eager to take the credit for the discovery, the Engineer conveniently killed his guide, whose soul, according to the legend, constantly haunted subsequent travelers. It is believed that a priest chained the troublesome spirit onto this tree and hence name the Chain tree.
The local legend speaks of #Karinthandan, who showed the British the secret route to #Wayanad, that was known only to the local tribesmen. But once they had what they came for, they executed him. The story goes on to say that this area became the haunt for Karinthandan’s vengeful spirit. Foinally, a ritual was conducted, and his spirit was bound to a #chain. This #chain was tied to a #tree, and there are claims that the #chain is apparently growing along with the #tree. #waybeyond #kerala