Angadippuram (Religious Center)
This place is an important religious center for both, Hindus and
Muslims. It has the Tirumandhankunnu Temple, dedicated to goddess
Durga as well as the Puthanangadi Mosque, Which has Arabic inscriptions
engraved on its Planks.
Kadampuzha (Bhagavathy Temple)
3 kms. North of Vettichira on the highway, connecting Kozhikode
and Thrissur, Kadampuzha is famous for its Bhagavathy Temple, said
to have been set up by Sree Sankaracharya, the philosopher.
On the way to Malappuram, 18 km west of Manjeri is Kondotti, a prominent
pilgrimage location for Muslims. The Valia Nercha festival at the
500-year-old Pazhayangadi Mosque is celebrated for three days in
February-March, drawing large number of devotees.
Malappuram Nercha is celebrated in summer, in memory of the martyrs
who fought the atrocities of the militia. The British established
the Haig Barracks on top of the hill, at the banks of the River
Kundalundi, to station their forces. The martyrs who fought against
Para Nambi, the Chieftain of the Lamorins, who ruled his headquarters
at Kottappady, were laid to rest near the mosque.
This famous temple is located about 3kms.west of Angadipuram, on
the way to Malappuram from Perithalmanna.
The Jama-at Mosque
This is an important place for Kerala Muslims. The annual Nercha
festival of the mosque is celebrated for four days in April. Adjoining
the Mosques is the mausoleum of the Malappuram Shaheeds whose brave
exploits have been immortalized in the Mappila Ballads (Muslim ballads).
This is an important pilgrim centre in Mallapuram dedicated to goddess
Durga. Every year Pooram festival celebrated in the months of March
and April attracting large numbers of devotees.
8 kms. South of Tirur, situated on the banks of the Bharathapuzha,
Thirunavya is a place of great historical and religious significance.
In the olden days, Mamangam festival conducted here was a grand
assembly of the rulers of Kerala, which was held once in 12 years.
Believed to have been founded by Cheraman Perumal, this extravagant
festival was conducted for the last time in 1755.Today Thiruvanya
is the venue for the annual Sarvodya Mela, which gathers large crowds
of people, and the Thiruvanya Navamukunda Temple, which is said
to have been founded by nine saints is a famous pilgrim centre
Trikandiyur Shiva Temple
The idol at this ancient temple is said to have been installed by
Parasurama, the legendary creator of Kerala. The temple is located
near the town of Tirur and attracts devotees from far and wide.