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Chethallur is located in Kerala
Chethallur is located in India
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°55′0″N 76°18′0″E / 10.91667°N 76.30000°E / 10.91667; 76.30000Coordinates: 10°55′0″N 76°18′0″E / 10.91667°N 76.30000°E / 10.91667; 76.30000
Country  India
State Kerala
District Palakkad
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KL-

Chethallur is an Indian village situated in Palakkad District of Kerala. The population of the village is around 5000. This village attained the media interest recently, because of the construction of the new muriyankanni bridge. This bridge may[clarification needed] reduce the distance between Kozhikode and Palakkad by around 10 km.

Temples and festivals[edit]

Chethallur Sri Panamkurussikavu is one of the famous Bhagavathi Temples in Kerala. Panamkurussikavu pooram is the main attraction at Chethallur. More than 40 elephants participate in "Ezhunnallippu" on the final day of Pooram. The Pooram festival is celebrated in March or April each year. 2007 Pooram will be celebrated on March 30.

Calicut International Airport is the nearest airport(100 km) while Angadippuram is the nearest Railway station (20 km).

It is believed that Naranath Bhranthan was born at Chethallur.


Famous Kathakali dance artists like Pattikkamthodi Ravunnimenon belongs to Chethallur.

Famous residents[edit]

Famous Astrologer Late Puliyath Krishnankutty Gupthan, Jyothishakalalayam, Chethallur (1937-2012). He is considered one of the great scholar in Astronomy (Ganitha), Astrology and Sanskrit. He hails from hereditary family called "Puliyath". A collection of ancient manuscripts written in palm leaves are available in this family. Sree Gupthan trained by three great scholars Puliyath Appu Ezhuthassan, M.V.Uzhuthra Varier and Panditha Rajan Kanippayyur Sankaran Nambudiripad. He started to publish Bharatha Panchangam after his Guru M.V.Uzhuthra Varier. Astrology Institute "Jyhothishakalayam" started in 1977. Famous Astrologers Kanippayyur Narayanan Nambudiripad,Puliyath Vijayakumar, Puliyath Unnikrishnan, Rajagopal Thathanath are trained from this institute. "Krishneeyam" astrology book is considered one of his great contribution. He had travelled most of the European countries and given training Astronomy as well as Vedic Mathematics. He honoured by many awards for his contribution to Astrology. Source(

Famous Astrologer Sree Puliyath Vijayakumar presently representing 9th generation from this family and continuing publishing Bharatha Panchangam. He is representing astrology program in Kairali People T.V He received award from Hon.Minister Mnajalamkuzhi Ali recently


Aditya Ayurveda Hospital, Chethallur ( Famous Ayurveda Resort named "Punarnava" situated in Chethallur, Visitors from Western countries reaching here for Ayurvedic Treatment

Tourist attractions[edit]

1.Sri Panamkurussi Bhagavthi Temple

2.Naranath Branthan Kunnu (also referred to as the native place of Hindu mythological character naranathu branthan)

3.Athippatta Mana Nagakanyaka Temple (A temple for snakes)

4.Chethallor Sreekrishna temple

5.Raman Trikovil Temple (One of the rare temples of Balarama

6.NNNM UP School (A school started before Indian independence)

7.Jyothishakalalayam (Astrology institute)