Cover Story | Travel Issue 2023

Reliving the Myth of the Enlightened Madman

Like Sisyphus, Naranathu Bhranthan kept rolling a stone up a hill in order to see it coming down and Rayiranellur is believed to be that place in Kerala. Open goes to the source of the legend and finds many layers to it

The hill in Rayiranellur where Naranathu Bhranthan is said to have rolled the boulder (Photo: Madhavankutty Pillai)