Badila Guthu House – A Century old Heritage
Badila Guthu house at Kannur on NH-48 is on the threshold of celebrating glorious 100 years! This Guthu house that sheltered traditional undivided Bunt family was designed by the skilled architects from Kerala when it was built back in 1909, at a cost of Rs. 35000/-. This house was built by Dooma Rai in lieu of the Muli Straw roofed Badila Guthu house that was devastated in a fire incident in the year 1904.
Dooma Rai was the founder president of Bunts Maathra Sangha(Mother Association) and during those days, he had also owned a famous Tile factory. The Badila Guthu house had a private judiciary system where justice was given to people living in the village and this Guthu family also held the right to run the Temple rituals in the surroundings.
This majestic structure has been built on a vast expanse of land and has 21 rooms. It also has the Chaavadi of Dhoomavathi Daiva with artistic pillars with wood carvings on them. The Guthu house also possessed paddy fields that produced over 3000 Mudis of rice. Today, there are 310 families associated with this Guthu house and the total number of family members has exceeded 700.
Photo Courtesy : Beauty of Tulunadu