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Valluvankadavu Muthappan Temple
Valluvankadavu Muthappan Temple
Coordinates: 11°56′06″N 75°24′11″E / 11.935°N 75.403°E / 11.935; 75.403Coordinates: 11°56′06″N 75°24′11″E / 11.935°N 75.403°E / 11.935; 75.403
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kannur
Population (2001)
 • Total 12,656
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-KL
Visitors to Kannadiparamba temple, 1902

Kannadiparamba is a census town in Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala.


Kannadiparamba is a located about 11.7 km from Kannur town. The village is the part of Narath Grama Panchayat.


Kannadiparamba Sree Dharma Shastha Temple, one of the oldest and famous temples in Malabar is in Kannadiparamba.


The national highway passes through Valapattanam town. Goa 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 of Iritty connects to Mysore and Bangalore. The nearest railway station is Kannur on Mangalore-Palakkad line. Trains are available to almost all parts of India subject to advance booking over the internet. There are airports at Mattanur, Mangalore and Calicut. All of them are international airports but direct flights are available only to Middle Eastern countries.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Kannadiparamba had a population of 12,656. Males constitute 47% of the population and females 53%. Kannadiparamba has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 75%. In Kannadiparamba, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Most of the people in Kannadiparamba are weavers. They have been doing this for many years. But since 2008-2009 period handlooms have been facing a very dangerous situation. Meanwhile, so many old people stopped their companies. Now they are jobless.


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.