|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Malappuram|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency|||
Edavannappara is a town in the Indian state of Kerala. Edavannappara town is 26 km away from Kozhikode city. The towns in Malappuram district like Kondotty, Areekode, Calicut Airport, 19 km) (Nilambur) are located near this town and near the Chaliyar river. The main occupations are sand work, agriculture, etc.
Edavannappara is a shopping hub and has media for people from neighboring panchayats like Vazhakkad, Vazhayur, Cheekode and Kizhuparamb. The Edavannappara weekly market functions on every Friday. Like many other towns in Kerala, the economy of Edavannappara depends heavily on remittances from Gulf countries. Edavannappara is the major market nearby and thousands of people interact with this town on a daily basis. It is on the shore of the river Chaliyar. Many farmers belong to Edavannappara and they depend mainly on the water from Chaliyar. So Chaliyar is known as the vein of Edavannappara. Major hospitals in Edavannappara are the Medical Trust hospital and Ashi Hospital. MC Mall is in Edavannappara. edavannappara in first media studio (white media) more than 6 normal studios 100 more marketing shops 10 hotels for ex..[clarification needed] G.U.P.S. Chaliyapram is situated in the heart of Edavannappara. It is the only major school in Edavannappara and it has a history of more than 100 years.
A lot of people from Edavannappara are now seriously entering agricultural activities. The recent events in Gulf countries forced them to think in this way like the Nitaqat issue of Saudi Arabia. They recognised an agricultural career has more value now than earlier. The farmers have good support available from authorities and from markets. The modern facilities and services are there for successful farming. The fertilisers are available to the farmers at very supportive costs.
Edavannappara is a very scenic village and there is a lot of tourist potential here. The undulating hills in the neighbouring villages can be utilized to make it a world class picnic location. Three kilometres away lies the even more attractive Elamaram village on the Chaliyar river. There is a ferry service here that can take you to the northern side of the Chaliyar river. The ticket is Rs.5.00 and the motor boat service is available every half an hour between 6:40 a.m. and 8:40 p.m. including Sundays.
Even though this is a tiny village, the shopping facilities available are quite surprisingly elaborate. The malls and spacious shops of the town give it an upmarket look. There are also many theme restaurants here.
- Sri Elamaram Kareem former minister and communist leader
- Sri E. T. Mohammed Basheer former minister and Member of Parliament
- Sri Adv M Veeran Kutty Chairman, Kerala State Minority Commission
- Late C.V. Aboo Bakr Haji businessman and entrepreneur
- Dr. Favas Ebnu Ali (Vice Chairman, MSF Medi Fed Kerala state committee)
- Jaseem Elamaram businessman and entrepreneur
- Cochin Institute of Technology (CIT) , Blaze campus, Areacode road
- Blaze HSS , Blaze campus Edavannappara
- Blaze tuition centre, opposite Life Care Hospital, Edavannappara
- G H S Chaliyapuram, Edavannappara
- Rasheediyya Arabic College, Edavannappara
- CH Memorial English medium school, Edavannappara
- Govt. Arts and Sciences College Kondotty, Kottammal, 5 km away from Edavannappara
- G U P S Cheekode
- Elamaram Yatheemkhana, Vazhakkad, 2.5 km away from Edavannappara
- Misbahul Uloom Madrassa, Vavoor
- Darul Aman Dahva college Edavannappara
- Jalaliya English Medium Public School, Edvannappara
- Ashi Hospital - Edavannappara
- Vazhakkad Health Center
- Iqraa Community Hospital, Vazhakkad
- Fathima Dental Hospital, Vazhakkad
- Ayisha Dental Hospital, Edavannappara
- Greens family medical centre
- Dr.Viswaraj's Homeopathic Medical Centre, Edavannappara
Edavannappara 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. Some 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 keep their rich traditions by celebrating various festivals in their temples. Hindu rituals are done here with a regular devotion as in other parts of Kerala.
- Kalkipuri Temple is situated in the birth place of Kalki, 200 meter away from Edavannappara bus station. (Late) Kizhakkumbatt Illathth Damodaran Namboothirippad is the grandfather of Kalki who was land lord. In Kalkipuri Temple devotees pray directly to Lord Brahma, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu irrespective of their caste, religion,gender, age nativity etc.Temple have Sreekovil (Sanctum sanctorum), Prarthana Mandapam (Prayer Hall) & 18 steps. Temple opening timing is : 3 AM to 10 PM. Patented Insect Free Oil Lamps (Design Patent Nos.225592 & 301639) are used in this temple for worships.
Eavannappara village connects to other parts of India through Kondotty town on the west and Nilambur town on the east. National highway No. 66 passes through Kondotty and the northern stretch connects to Goa and Mumbai. The southern stretch connects to Cochin and Trivandrum. State Highway No. 28 starts from Nilambur and connects to Ooty, Mysore and Bangalore through Highways 12, 29 and 181. The nearest airport is at Kozhikode. The nearest major railway station is at Feroke.
Suburbs and villages
- Kariot, Areekode, Kottupadam, Kakkov and Karatt Chola
- Channayil Palliyali, Akode, Thiruthiyad, Virippad and Oorkkadavu
- Korappadam, Mundumuzhi, Cheekode, Valillappuzha, Panikkarapuraya and Vazhakkad
- Pancheeri, Palakkod, Elamaram, Mepram and Konnar
- Vettathur, Kizhuparamb, Cheruvadikavu and Kolambalam
- Neerad, Muthuvalloor, Moochikal, Mundakkulam and Muthuparamba
- Vettukad, Omanoor, Ponnad and Iruppanthody
- Chaliyapram, Irattamuzhi, Vettupara and Edasherikkadavu
- Vavoor, Poonkudy and Areekode
- kolambalam, Cheakode, Edavannappara
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