Elephants lined up for Pooram
|• Body||Kadangode Panchayat, Vadakkanchery Block|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Nearest city||Kunnamkulam, Trichur|
|Civic agency||Kadangode Panchayat, Vadakkanchery Block|
Chermanangad (Cheramanagad / Chiramanangad) is a small village on the road between Kunnamkulam & Wadakanchery (Road No. SH50) in the Thrissur district of Kerala. A prehistoric burial site, commonly known as Kodakuthy Kallu (Kudakallu) [literally meaning "stones shaped like umbrellas"], were discovered here. These burial sites had stones placed like umbrellas over them. These stones have been over a period of time been plundered for construction and remaining stones shifted to museums.
These umbrella rocks of Chiramanangad are reported to have a history of over four thousand years, here people were buried in earthen urns and umbrella rocks were placed on top as landmarks.
This largely rural area is gradually being converted to a small urban centre. Agricultural activity is disappearing with agricultural land being converted to housing plots. The village centre has a temple known as Kunnambathu Kavu.
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i.e. approximately mid April as per Gregorian calendar.
- "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Retrieved 2008-12-10.
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