Years ago, one of the female dependants
of Para Nambisan, a petty chieftain of Malappuram, was taken away
by the local Muslims as a slave.
Para Nambisan who could not bear this ignominy
wanted to wreak vengeance upon the culprits. He therefore, sent
for Marakkar, a leader of the local Muslims which followed with
the concussing death for so many on both sides.
In memory of the devoted Muslim leaders
who gave up their lives during the fight, a nercha is conducted
every year, either in February or in March in the Mosque at Malappuram.