Mahakavi Asan Smarakam is situated at Thonnakkal, near
Mangalapuram in Thiruvananthapuram District. It is one of the important
monuments, which was built in commemoration of the great Malayalam poet
Kumaran Asan.The smarakam is managed by Kumaran Asan
Memorial Committee.The smarakam is functioning in a building with beautiful lawn and garden. Sculpture of vasavadatta and savithri antharjanam adds much beauty to the surroundings.
Mahakavi Kumaran Asan (1873–1924)
Kumaran asan was the famous poet, Philosopher, a social reformer and a disciple of Sree Narayana Guru.
Kumaran Asan initiated a revolution in Malayalam
poetry in the first quarter of the 20th century, transforming it from
the metaphysical to the lyrical. Deep moral and spiritual commitment is
evident in Asan's poetry. His works are an eloquent testimony of poetic
concentration and dramatic contextualization.