Blathur

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Blathur
ബ്ലാത്തൂര്‍
village
Onam at Blathur
Onam at Blathur
Coordinates: 11°59′20″N 75°34′54″E / 11.98889°N 75.58167°E / 11.98889; 75.58167Coordinates: 11°59′20″N 75°34′54″E / 11.98889°N 75.58167°E / 11.98889; 75.58167
Country  India
Festival season in Blathur

Blathur is a village in Kannur, Kerala, India, located approximately 38 kilometres north-east of the district headquarters, Kannur. The nearest town, Irikkur, is estimated to be 7 kilometres from the village itself. Blathur is situated in the Padiyoor Grama Panchayat in Iritty Taluk, on the edge of an estimated 90 acre paddy field, and is 169 meters above sea level. The area is rich in laterite rocks, and the main industry is based on laterite stone mining and agriculture.

History[edit]

The protest against the Madras Special Police (Kavumbayi Struggle) took place in the village on December 30, 1946.

Religious places[edit]

  • Moothedam Vettakkorumakan temple
  • Puthiya Bagavathikavu (Pothiyottam)
  • Thazhe Palliyath Kottam (Bhairavan Kottam)
  • Muthappan Matappura
  • Vishnu temple
  • Pothi Kottam
  • Kelampath Maanjhal Baghavathi temple
  • Pottan Kottam
  • Juma Masjid

Dignitaries[edit]

  • Ramesan Blathur is a Malayalam novelist and short story writer from Blathur who won several awards including the Atlas Kairali Award, Ankanam Noval Award, Abhudabi Sakthi Award, Katathanat Udayavarma Raja Award, and Prof. Joseph Mundassery Award for his novel Perum Aal (D. C. Books).[1]
  • Noufal Blathur is a story writer for cinema. He is a former student of Pune Film Institute. His debut Malayalam film Red Wine made a controversy even before its release.

Transportation[edit]

The national highway passes through Taliparamba town. Mangalore and Mumbai can be accessed on the northern side and Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram can be accessed on the southern side. The road to the east connects to Mysore and Bangalore. The nearest railway station is Kannur on Mangalore-Palakkad line. There are airports at Mangalore and Calicut.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NATIONAL / KERALA : Mundassery award for 3 teachers". The Hindu. Retrieved 2012-08-19.