Anakkayam

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Mudikkode, Anakkayam
Anakkayam
ആനക്കയം
Village
Coordinates: 11°5′2″N 76°7′13″E / 11.08389°N 76.12028°E / 11.08389; 76.12028Coordinates: 11°5′2″N 76°7′13″E / 11.08389°N 76.12028°E / 11.08389; 76.12028
Country  India
State Kerala
District Malappuram
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Anakkayam (Malayalam: ആനക്കയം) is a village and panchayat near Malappuram of Kerala, India.[1] Anakkayam is also one of the outgrowth of Malappuram city.

Location[edit]

Anakayam is located in the way from Malappuram to Manjeri. Kadalundi river is the main attraction of Anakkayam. Anakkayam bridge built in the '60s across Kadalundi river is the main landmark.

A Cashew Research and Development Center is located in Aanakkayam. Anakkayam was one of the battle places during the Khilafath uproar against the British rule.

Konikkallu, Anakkayam

Culture[edit]

Anakkayam village is a predominantly Muslim populated area. Hindus exist in comparatively smaller numbers. So the culture of the locality is based upon Muslim traditions. Duff Muttu, Kolkali and Aravanamuttu are common folk arts of this locality. There are many libraries attached to mosques giving a rich source of Islamic studies. Most of the books are written in Arabi-Malayalam which is a version of the Malayalam language written in Arabic script. People gather in mosques for the evening prayer and continue to sit there after the prayers discussing social and cultural issues. Business and family issues are also sorted out during these evening meetings. The Hindu minority of this area keeps their rich traditions by celebrating various festivals in their temples. Hindu rituals are done here with a regular devotion like other parts of Kerala.[2]

Transportation[edit]

Anakkayam village connects to other parts of India through Manjeri town. National highway No.66 passes through Parappanangadi and the northern stretch connects to Goa and Mumbai. The southern stretch connects to Cochin and Trivandrum. National Highway No.966 connects to Palakkad and Coimbatore. The nearest airport is at Kozhikode. The nearest major railway station is at Tirur. And the nearest railway station is Angadippuram.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Block Wise Panchayat List. Malappuram Official website. Retrieved on 2008-05-13.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-01. Retrieved 2016-07-14.