HMDP Sabha is constituted of member belonging to vadakkekara – an area which lies at the North-western tip of ernakulam district on the banks of kodungallur back waters. At the time of establishing the Sabha this was a totally neglected area where the population consisted mostly of people belonging to the Ezhava community which was at that time considered to be a part of the untouchables.
These downtrodden groups were socially suppressed by the upper castes that denied them the rights to worship in temples, study in schools or even use the public roads. Some youngsters of the area belonging to this community decided to unite and fight against such social taboos. It was at this time that they came across Brahmasri Ashtavadhani Parisudha Visishta Paranatha Khandana Venkatagiri Sastrikal – an Andhrite theologist who was linked with Hindu Matha Parishkara Movement.
Sasthrikal offered the main source of guidance & support in the setting up of the Sabha.Thus as the fruit of intense dedication and effort put forth by this group of Ezhava youth of Moothakunnam,Kottuvallikad and Maliankara on 08-06-1882 the Hindu Matha Dharma Paripalana Sabha came into existence with Sasthrikal as the President.Madathil Ittiyathi Unikoran ,Poomalil Raman Raman,Thaikoottathil Raman Ekkannan,Tharayil Kandan Raman and Tharayil Krishnan Kandan Kumaran constituted the Executive committee and Erezhath Untaman Krishnan was the Secretary.
During the first 2 months 152 members were enrolled. It was made compulsory that a minimum of one membership was to be taken from every Ezhava family of the locality. For further growth, the membership was allotted to people from Chettikkad,Madaplathurth and Vavakkad and to other area as of Vadakkekara Village.The current membership of the Sabha is 695.