'Akapporul' , a book in Malayalam, is a study and commentary of a background song of a ritualistic folk dance of the north Malabar region of Kerala. It is based on an incident in the

Shankara Vijayam, the traditional biography of the great saint and philosopher, Sri Adi Shakaracharya. It is mentioned that Sri Shankaracharya, on his way to Kashi, encountered a Chandala, an outcaste - a disguised form of Lord Shiva - who made the great saint to realize the true spirit of Advaita Vedanta that transcended all man-made limitations. This background song is a unique treasure of the Yoga-Vedanta principles, so clear in their presentation that they offer an exceptional stage for a study of the meeting points of the ancient wisdom and the modern scientific views.