Morazha

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Morazha
മൊറാഴ
Village
Morazha is located in Kerala
Morazha
Morazha
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 11°59′13″N 75°20′56″E / 11.987°N 75.349°E / 11.987; 75.349Coordinates: 11°59′13″N 75°20′56″E / 11.987°N 75.349°E / 11.987; 75.349
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kannur
Government
 • Body Village
Population (2001)
 • Total 4,389
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 670331
Telephone code 0497278****
Vehicle registration KL-13, KL-59
Sex ratio 1073 /
Lok Sabha constituency Kasaragode
Vidhan Sabha constituency Taliparamba
Civic agency Village

Morazha is a village of Taliparamba Municipality in Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala. Before expansion of Taliparamba Municipality this village was part of erstwhile Anthoor Panchayat. Though part of a Municipal Town, Morazha remains like a sinless village.

The landscape of Morazha village comprises paddy fields and hilltop areas. This village have four major portions viz. Morazha Central, Panneri, Kanool and Punnakkulangara. While being part of a Municipal Town, the people of this village solely depends the towns in Cherukunnu and Kannapuram for their routine needs. Most of the people are employed at said towns.[1]

Geography[edit]

Morazha is located at 11°59′13″N 75°20′56″E / 11.987°N 75.349°E / 11.987; 75.349.[2] It has an average elevation of 1 metres (3 feet).

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 India census,[3] Morazha had a population of 4, 389.

History[edit]

Morazha Incident[edit]

The KPCC gave a call to the people of Malabar to observe September 15, 1940 as Anti-Imperialist Day. The action was disapproved by the Congress High Command, but there were meetings and demonstrations all over in North Malabar area on this day. Morazha was the centre of this agitation. There were violent clashes between the people and the police at several places and lathicharge and firing were resorted to by the police to meet the situation. Two young men were killed in a clash between a mob and a police party at Morazha. The young men were two police officers Sub-Inspector K.M Kuttikrishna Menon and Constable Raman. In connection with this incident, K.P.R. Gopalan, a prominent communist, was arrested on a charge of murder and later sentenced to death. But, owing to the intervention of several top-ranking political leaders including Mahatma Gandhi, the death penalty was not carried out. The Quit India Movement of August 1942 also had its echoes here in Morazha. A socialist group among the Congress workers under Dr. K.B. Menon, provided leadership to the movement [4]

Culture[edit]

Morazha is famous for:

  • Morazha Shiva Temple,
  • Morazha Central Juma Masjid,
  • Sree Vaneeswari Temple,
  • Ozhakrome Temple,
  • Anchampeedika Juma Masjid,
  • Edappara Temple
  • CH Kanaran Smaraka Vayana Sala
  • Panneri Kavu
  • Kairali vaayanasala,vellikkeel
  • Vellikkeel river
  • Vellikkeel cultural center
  • Karshaka vayanashala & granthalayam,Paliyathuvalappu
  • Athikulangara Temple,Paliyathuvalappu

Education[edit]

  • Kannur University
  • Morazha Co-op Arts college
  • Morazha A.U.P. School
  • Morazha Central UP School
  • Govt. Higher Secondary School, Morazha
  • Morazha UP School
  • Kanool LP school (vellikkeel)
  • Gem International School

Important Places[edit]

  • Vellikkeel
  • Paliyath valappu
  • Morazha
  • Kanool
  • Panneri
  • Ozhakrome
  • Kunjarayal/CH Nagar
  • Muthuvani
  • Panthottam
  • Cheravayal
  • Chemmaravayal
  • Edappaara
  • Anchampeedika
  • Punnakkulangara
  • Kummanangad
  • Morazha Central
  • Koolichal
  • Parasinikadav Sree Muthappan Temple (nearby)

Star Hotels[edit]

  • Sneha Inn - 4*
  • Polariz - 4*
  • Malabar Residency
  • KTDC Tamarind

Hospital[edit]

Govt Women and Child Hospital Govt Health centre, Vellikeel Govt Health centre, Kunjarayal

Entertainment[edit]

Vismaya Park, Parassinikadav Snake Park Vellikeelkadav

Major roads[edit]

  • NH-17
  • Dharmasala-Kannapuram Road
  • Paliyathuvalappu-Chera Road
  • Ozhakrome-Vellikkeel Road
  • Morazha-Panthottam Road
  • Kanool-Muthuvani Road
  • Panthottam-Cherukunnu Road
  • Kunharayal-Anchampeedia Road
  • Kunjarayal - School - Cherukunnu Road
  • Morazha Ambalam Road
  • Paliyathuvalappu-Pappinisseri Road
  • Anchampeedika-Keecheri Road
  • Kummanad- Vellikkeel Road
  • Vellikkeel-Taliparamba Road
  • Vellikkeel-paliyathuvalappu Road
  • Vellikkeel-Chera approach Road

Transportation[edit]

By train[edit]

  • Nearest major Railway Station is Kannur and other nearest Railways Station is Kannapuram.
  • All the trains runs through this line including New Delhi-Trivandrum Rajdhani Express, stop at Kannur.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

By bus[edit]

  • From Kannur : Board any bus going to Morazha Central/ Vellikkeel.
  • From Taliparamba : Board any bus going to Cherukunnu / Vellikkeel.

References[edit]