Sreekandapuram

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Sreekandapuram
Town
Sreekandapuram is located in Kerala
Sreekandapuram
Sreekandapuram
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 12°2′0″N 75°30′0″E / 12.03333°N 75.50000°E / 12.03333; 75.50000Coordinates: 12°2′0″N 75°30′0″E / 12.03333°N 75.50000°E / 12.03333; 75.50000
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kannur
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 670631
Telephone code 0460
Vehicle registration KL-59
Nearest city Taliparamba
Lok Sabha constituency Kannur
Website www.sreekandapuram.com

Sreekandapuram is a town and panchayat in Kannur district, in the Indian state of Kerala.[1]

Administration[edit]

Sreekandapuram was historically ruled by the Mushika Kingdom.

Today, the panchayat comes under the jurisdiction of the Taliparamba tehsil. The panchayat office is situated in the town, on the bank of Sreekandapuram river, which flows into the Valapattanam River. The current president of the Sreekandapuram Grama Panchayat is Sri K.V.Bijumon.

Geography[edit]

The nearest places to Sreekandapuram town are the city of Taliparamba, the towns of Iritty and Irikkur, and the villages of Chempanthotty, Chemperi, and Chengalayi.

The longest suspended rope bridge in Kannur district is situated at Madampam village, crossing the Valapattanam River, where a major irrigation project is underway. Work on a bridge across the river at Madampam is also in progress.

Religion[edit]

The town of Sreekandapuram has a mixed population of Muslims, Hindus and Christians, with the Hindu forming a majority. The Malik Dinar mosque is situated at Pazhayangadi, 1 km from the town, and the Pazhayangadi Manna is 2 km out of town on the Payyavoor Road.

A popular Hindu temple in the panchayat is the historic Ammakoottam Mahadevi temple. The temple was looted and destroyed by Tipu Sultan, and nothing remained of it but earth and stones covered by bushes up until the 1970s. The land on which it stood was owned by the local Muslim community leader, and when people living around the temple claimed to have witnessed the Devi's presence, it was handed over to local Hindu community leaders and a new temple was built.

Another important temple is the Sree Mahavishnu Temple located at Kottoor, 1 km away from Sreekandapuram near Iritty-Thaliparamba state highway. This temple is said to be over 600 years old and is also said to have been destroyed by Tipu Sulthan.It was later rebuilt. It is one among the rare Lord Vishnu temples which faces the west direction with 'vatta sreekovil'.'Punarprathishta Mahotsava' is celebrated every year in the first week of March.

Thrikkadamba Sri.mahavishnu temple was also destroyed by Tippu and it is under reconstruction now. It is 4 km away from Sreekandapuram town in Thaliparamba -Iritty highway. LordShiva and Vishnu are equally worshiped here.Vayakkara KAVUis another important place to visit in Sreekandapuram panchayath. It is one of the important ecological place in the area.Vana sasthav is the idol of the 'kavu' and people pay their offerings there in high devotion.

Education[edit]

Educational establishments in the Sreekandapuram panchayat include:

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