This large Ficus tree, bound by a prominent chain is the source of a dramatic local legend.
As the tale goes, an Adivasi youth named Karinthandan was instrumental in guiding a British Engineer
through the difficult mountain terrain into Wayanad. Eager to take credit for the discovery,
the engineer conveniently killed his guide, whose soul according to the legend constantly haunted
subsequent travellers. It is further believed that a priest chained the troublesome spirit onto this tree.