(Wayanad Heritage Museum and Research Facilitation and Interpretation Centre)
The Department of History of Pazhassiraja College has established a museum entitled Samskrithi – Wayanad Heritage Museum to display the archaeological and tribal culture of Kerala, especially, Wayand. Along with this museum we have a Research Facilitation and Interpretation Centre. In this Research Facilitation Centre we have arranged maximum books and rare documents related to the local history of Wayanad. Researchers can visit this centre and engage in their research in this centre. A special section has been arranged for the study of tribal culture of Wayanad. The Wayanad district is focal centre that share the culture of neighbouring Tamil and Kannada region.
Some of the rare items on display are the following.
- Hero Stone ( 3rd Century BC to 5th Century AD)
- Neolithic Hand Axe ( 5000 BC to 3000 BC)
- Palaeolithic hand axe- ( Material – Basalt)
- Polished Celt- Neolithic – Early historic (Material-Basalt)
- Grinding Stone
- Artefacts of Tribal Culture
- Remains of a Jain Basti of 11th century AD
- Traditional artefacts related to Paddy cultivation in Wayanad
- Miniature model and Transcript of Vattezhuthu Script of AD 1051.
This stone inscription was collected from Kappikunnu near Pulpally. This is one of the rare ancient stone inscriptions in Kerala having a clear date of its foundation. In this script, the offering is made to Yaksha, evidently an attendant deity of the Jain Tirthankara. The Epigraphic reference to the establishment of a nakaram indicates that Pulpally was a centre of trade. It was probably a Jain trade centre of the early middle ages. From this inscription, it is evident that one of the leading trade guild (corporate bodies) nalppathennayiravar usually visited Puplally as a part of their long-distance trade between the southern coastal region and central Deccan.