In Sanskrit "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" means: The Entire Earth Is One Family.

The founding members of the Travancore royal family are said to have come to Kerala from the banks of the Narmada river.
Legend has it that Lord Parashurama himself crowned the first ruler. Historically, there lineage can be traced to 820 C.E.

The Royal family at present consists of the descendants of the two princesses adopted in 1900 from the Mavelikara royal family, Sethu Lakshmi Bayi & Sethu Parvathy Bayi. Sethu Lakshmi Bayi was the last regent Mharani of Travancore.

The oldest son of Sethu Parvati Bayi was the last Maharaj Chithira Thirunal. Apart from that,
Dr. Gokul Varma is the great grandson of world famous artist Raja Ravi Varma.