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Thunjan Parambu
Thunjan Parambu, Thunjan Paranmbu
town
Thunjan Parambu
Thunjan Parambu
Thunjan Parambu is located in Kerala
Thunjan Parambu
Thunjan Parambu
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°54′0″N 75°54′0″E / 10.90000°N 75.90000°E / 10.90000; 75.90000Coordinates: 10°54′0″N 75°54′0″E / 10.90000°N 75.90000°E / 10.90000; 75.90000
Country  India
State Kerala
District Malappuram
Government
 • Body Tirur Municipality
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 676104
Telephone code 0494-242****
Vehicle registration KL-10 & KL-55
Nearest city Malappuram
Lok Sabha constituency Ponnani
Civic agency Tirur Municipality
Climate Tropical (Köppen)

Thunjan Parambu is a place in Malappuram of Kerala, South India. It is located 2 km south west of Tirur railway station and 28 km west of the District Headquarters city. It is a residential area.

It is the birthplace of the 16th-century poet Thunchan Ramanujan Ezhuthchan, who is considered to be the father of the Malayalam language.

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Thunjan Parambu at Tirur in Malappuram is the birthplace of Thunchath Ezhuthachan, the father of the Malayalam language. A memorium ( Thunjan Smarakom ) for the great poet has been built at Thunjan Parambu, was established in 1964.

Ezhuthachan is considered as the Father of the Malayalam language, because of his devotion to the language, his influence on the acceptance of the Malayalam alphabet, and his extremely popular poetic works in Malayalam. The kilippaattu style in Malayalam was introduced by Ezhuthachan.

A week long literary festival is organized annually in last week of December. The famous “Thunchan Utsavam” is held here every year in the first week of February. On Vijayadasami day hundreds of people throng to Thunjan Parambu with their children, to initiate them into the world of letters. Poets and teachers help children to write on the white sands of Thunjan parambu with their fingers. Even budding poets and writers come here to offer their first works.

The iron stylus with which Ezhuthachan wrote his texts on palm leaves and the ancient Kanjira tree under which he composed his poems and taught disciples are preserved here and displayed to public .

The main aim of the Thunjan Smaraka Samiti is to bring out a complete biography of Thunjath Ezhuthachan, to establish a library, to conduct classes and to establish a research centre and research facility for the up liftment of the Malayalam language etc. There is a research centre, cottages for writers, an auditorium, and a literary museum here. It is also a Manuscript Resource centre of the National Manuscript Mission.

Thunjan Parambu is 3 km from Tirur Railway Station and 32 km from Malappuram.

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