Thursday, October 21, 2010

Malappuram

Malappuram was the military headquarters of the well known Zamorians of Kozhikode and later it became the headquarters of British troops which is about 50Kms afar from Kozhikode. This district is Bounded by the Nilgiri Hills in the east, Kozhikode district on the North, Arabian Sea on the West and Thrissur and Palakkad districts on the South. It has historic and archeological importance. Malappuram district has been declared as India's first computer-literate village.

Interesting Places in Malappuram

Kottakkal

Kottakkal, the name mention the thought of Aryavaidya sala founded by Vaidyarathnam in 1902. This is a century old Charitable Institution engaged in the practice and propagation of Ayurveda, the ancient health care system of India, has branches throughout the State and other major cities of India. It specialises in the Kerala's traditional system of health and medicine and runs an Ayurvedic research centre, a nursing home an a hospital.

Tirur

It is the birth place of the 'Father of Malayalam language', Thunchath Ramanujan Ezhuthachan. He is highly venerated and even the sand of his birthplace is considered to be sacred.
It is a major trading centre of fish and betel leaf.
Wagon Tragedy
Tirur railway station is a witness for the heart breaking 'wagon tragedy' of the 1921 rebellion as the British police carried 61 if the 70 revolutionists in a fully closed airtight railway goods wagon to pothanur on November 10, 1921 and thus killed more than fifty persons by suffocation.The wagons were returned with the dead bodies to Tirur.

Angadippuram

The town located near Perinthalmanna, on the Chennai - Kozhikide route is an important religious centre for both Hindus and Muslims. The principal dieties of the Thirumadhankunnu temple are Goddess Bhagavathi and Lord Shiva. Tali temple is the other important shine in the town. The Puthanangadi mosque has Arabic inscriptions engraved on one of its planks.

Kadampuzha

Kadampuzha is famous for the Bhagavathy temple. It have been established by Adishankara, a great religious reformer of hinduism.

Thirunavaya

It lies 8 kms. south of tirur and is famous for Thirunavaya Navamukunda temple and annual Sarvodaya Mela.

Nilambur

It is famous for its forests, rivers, waterfalls and teak plantations. World's oldest teak plantation is located at Nilambur, called Conolly's Plot..

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