Son of Samudragupta, scholar at the court of king Vikramaditya and one of the navaratna.

Vararuchi fathered twelve children who became the founders of twelve family clans in Kerala.

Melattol – The firstborn.
Pakkanar – A sage.
Rajakan – Was found by a washer.
Naranath Branthan – A mystic.
Karakkal – The only girl.
Akavur Chattan – A sage.
Vatutala Nair – An artist.
Vallon – A scholar.
Uppukuttan – A merchant.
Pananar – A musician.
Peruntachan – A temple architect.
Vayillakkunnil Appan – Worshiped as a deity.

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