Here were are about to share a very mysterious fact with you today.Will you believe, if we tell you that there is a place in India where almost every family has a pair of Twins? Yes, it’s true! Not many would know Kodinhi a remote and sleepy small village located in the remote area of Malappuram district in the beautiful state of Kerala. Surprisingly this village is popular all across the globe as the Twin Town and continues to be a mystery to researchers. This village has the largest number of twins in the country.
A sleepy and quite little place which could truly give you a shock. If you take a simple walk on the streets of Kodinhi you might notice something really peculiar. You might actually start seeing double, don’t worry then as something isn’t wrong in your head but it’s the twins. Yes, twins almost everywhere in this small village, both identical and fraternal twins of all ages. So this clearly means that don’t be surprised if you see twins in almost every family in this small village. At the offices, shops or the market place you will see young and old, identical and non-identical twins almost everywhere.
According to estimates, there are at least 400 pairs of twins in the village that has a population of 2000 families. While official estimates in 2008 pegged the number of twins in the village to 280 pairs, the number has only increased in the years that followed, residents point out. While the national average of twin births is not more than 9 in 1000 births, in Kodinhi, the number is as high as 45 in 1000 births.
Many experts went to this small town but same back scratching their heads. Krishnan Sribiju who is a local doctor at Kodindi has spent a lot of quality time studying this mysterious phenmenan of the twins of Kodinhi. According to him the actual rate of twin births is much more than what the official records say. Another thing that his research finds is that the rate of twin birth in Kodinhi is increasing each year. If the past decade is considered, then the number has of twins have actually doubled.
This strange phenomenon is believed to have started around 60 to 70 years ago in Kodinhi. But until today the exact is a mystery. Many Doctors and experts have been baffled with this mysterious ad unanswered question. Many failed attempts have been made to unravel this mystery. Until we get an answer we can wish that Kodinhi continues to create history like its doing now.
At entrance of this village there is a blue board that reads "Welcome to the God's own Twins Village--Kodinhi”, welcomes visitors to this village. The president of Twins and Kins association, the only association of its kind in India, P Bhaskaran says that people of Kodinhi are now eager to know what causes so many twin births in their village.