Kondotty

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Kondotty

Airport City of Malabar
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Pazhayangadi Mosque in Old Kondotty Street
Pazhayangadi Mosque in Old Kondotty Street
Kondotty is located in Kerala
Kondotty
Kondotty
Kondotty is located in India
Kondotty
Kondotty
Coordinates: 11°08′49″N 75°57′50″E / 11.147°N 75.964°E / 11.147; 75.964
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictMalappuram District
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Council
 • BodyKondotty Municipality
 • ChairpersonK.C Sheeba
 • Vice ChairpersonPalakkal Shareefa
Area
 • Total122.99 km2 (47.49 sq mi)
Population
 (1991)
 • Total152,839
Languages
 • Official languagesMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
673638
Telephone code0483
Vehicle registrationKL 80

Kondotty is a developing Town, Municipality, Taluk and Aerotropolis in the Malappuram district state of Kerala, India which is located near Calicut International Airport, 24 km from Malappuram. Kondotty Taluk, with Kondotty as its headquarters, is declared as the seventh taluk in Malappuram district by chief minister Oommen Chandy on 23 December 2013.[1][2]

Kondotty Qubbah

Kondotty is famous for the Nercha (Malayalam for 'offering') in the Pazhayangadi Mosque. Kondotty is the birthplace of the Mappila poet, Moyinkutty Vaidyar, where there is a memorial dedicated to him. He popularised Mappilapattu (Mappila songs) by his poems on secular and romantic themes.

History[edit]

The history of Kondotty is connected with that of the 18th century Kondotty Thangals, the Sufi exponents. Tipu Sultan of Mysore brought the first Thangal Muhammad Shah, to make the Mappilas allies. The Thangal first resided at Areekode and later settled in Kondotty. When the British arrived, putting an end to the reign of Tipu Sultan, the Thangal realigned with the British. During the 1921 upsurge, the Mappila mob attacked the house of the seventh Thangal, Nasiruddin Shah.[clarification needed]

Nediyiruppu is 2 km from Kondotty. It is from where the Zamorin kingdom was expanded. During the ancient times, Zamorins were known as Nediyiruppu Swaroopams.

Climate[edit]

The district has more or less the same climatic conditions prevalent else-where in the state dry season from December to February, hot season from March to May, and the South West Monsoon from October to November. The South West Monsoon is usually very heavy and during which nearly 75 percent of the annual rains are received. The climate is generally hot and humid; the range of temperature varying between 30oC and 20oC. The average annual rainfall is 290 mm.[3]

Culture[edit]

Kondotty village is a predominantly Muslim populated area. Hindus exist in comparatively smaller numbers. The culture of the locality is based upon Muslim traditions. Duff muttu, Kolkali and Aravana muttu 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 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.[4]

Transport[edit]

Air[edit]

Calicut International Airport

Calicut International Airport (also known as Karipur International Airport) is located about 3 km from the town. Almost all international flights operating from the airport are to Middle East destinations targeting the large NRI population of north Kerala working in the Middle East.

Rail[edit]

Feroke is the nearest railway station.

Road[edit]

Kondotty is well connected to nearest places through roads. National Highway 213 which connects Kozhikode with Malappuram and Palakkad passes through Kondotty.

Government[edit]

Government[edit]

  • Kerala State Haj Committee (Haj House), Airport Road
  • District Panchayath Press, 17th Mile
  • Mappila Kala Academy (Maha Kavi Moyinkutty Vaidyar Smarakam), Pandikkad Street
  • Kondotty Block Panchayath Office[5] Pandikkad Street
  • Kondotty Taluk Headquarters, Block Office Road
  • Assistant Educational Office, Pazhayangadi Street
  • Office of the Circle Inspector of Police, Main Road
  • Office of the Circle Inspector of Excise, 17th Mile
  • Sub Registrar Office, Kurupath Street
  • Legal Metrology Office, Kurupath Street
  • Kondotty Munisipal Office, Pandikkad Street, Kondotty.

Other government administrative offices[edit]

  • ICDS Office, EMEA School Road, Thurakkal Street, Kondotty.

Citizen service centers[edit]

  • Kondotty Akshaya e Kendra[6] Akshaya project, Hilal Building, bypass road
  • BSNL Customer Service Centre, Telephone Exchange Building, Pandikkad Street
  • Sub Treasury office, Kuruppath
  • (KSEB) Kondotty major section, Kaloth

Education[edit]

Kondotty is an emerging education hub with many government and non-government schools, colleges and other educational institutions.

Schools[edit]

  • Govt.L.P.School Thurakkal, Between Calicut Air port road and Thurakkal street.
  • Al Hidaya English medium school, Thurakkal
  • Bukhari English School, 1 Mile Street.
  • E. M. E. A. Higher Secondary School, Thurakkal Street.
  • G.V.H.S.S, Kondotty, Melangadi Street.
  • Alungal AMLPS
  • Markazul Uloom School
  • Markazul Uloom Senior Secondary English School, Ekkaparamba Street.
  • Panakkad Pookoya Thangal Memorial Higher Secondary School (PPMHSS), Kottukkara Street.
  • A.M.L.P School Neerad Street.
  • Government UP School Neerad Street.
  • Floreat international Senior Secondary school Valiyaparamba Street.
  • Calicut Airport Senior Secondery School, Karippur Street.

Colleges[edit]

  • Blossom College of Arts and Science (affiliated to Calicut University), Neerad Street Kondotty[7]
  • E.M.E.A College of Arts and Science (affiliated to Calicut University), Kumminiparamba Street Kondotty[8]
  • Government arts and science college Kondotty (GASCK) Vilayil, Kondotty.
  • SAFI College Vazhayoor, Kondotty.
  • IHRD College Muthuvallur, Kondotty.

University[edit]

Places of interest[edit]

Pazhayangadi Mosque[edit]

Situated at Kondotty, this mosque is believed to date back to the 18th century. It is also called the Kondotty mosque. This mosque is dedicated to a Muslim saint, Muhammad Shah, popularly called as Kondotty Thangal.[3][9]

Maha Kavi Moyinkutty Vaidyar Smaraka[edit]

The Maha Kavi Moyinkutty Vaidyar Smaraka (Malayalam: മഹാ കവി മോയി൯കുട്ടി വൈദ്യ൪ സ്മാരകം) is a memorial building dedicated to Moyinkutty Vaidyar (1852–1892), often referred to as Mahakavi (great poet), is historically considered as one of the most renowned poets of the Mappila pattu genre of Malayalam language.[10]

Poet Moyeen Kutty Memorial

Kondotty Qubba[edit]

Kondotty Nercha is a week-long festival held every year at Kondotty Qubba, which contains the tomb of the first Thangal, Muhammad Shah. Thousands of devotees attend the Nercha, which consists of certain religious processions. A very elaborate village fair is also arranged during the festival. The festival is organized by Sunni Muslims and Hindus jointly. Certain small Muslim groups of the area like the Salafis boycott the festival because they don't believe in Dargahs.

Mini Ooty[edit]

Mini Ooty is a tourist site in Arimbra Hills about 10 kilometers from Kondotty. It is at a height of 1000 feet above sea level. Mini Ooty attracts a large number of visitors because of its rolling hills and scenic views. The location got its name as it resembles Ooty, one of the famous hill stations in India. There are many stone crushers and plantations atop the hill. There is an old Harijan Colony on the western side of the hill.

Poyilikkave Karinkali Temple[edit]

Poyilikkave Karinkali Temple is a very ancient temple in Nediyiruppu, constructed during the Zamorins period. The headquarter of Zamorins was at Nediyiruppu Swaroopam and connected to that this temple was very important. Worshiping Goddess Karinkali devi and thalapoli festival is very important temple ceremony in December of every year.

Other landmarks[edit]

  • Masjidul Fathah, Kondotty Town
  • Ayyappa Subramanya Shiva Temple, Pathinezham Mile
  • Masjidhul Ihsan, Old Kondotty Road
  • Kaloth Hills, Areacode Road
  • Masjidhul Qubha(ഖുബാ മസ്ജിദ്) { KONDOTTY MARKKAS}near Moyinkutty vydhyar Smarakam (Malayalam: മഹാ കവി മോയി൯കുട്ടി വൈദ്യ൪ സ്മാരകം) Kondotty

Nearby places[edit]

  • Areekode, Arimbra Hills, Cheekkode and Cherukavu
  • Edavannappara, Elamaram, Kavanoor and
  • Aroor,Olavattoor
  • Kizhuparamba, Kondotty, Kottupadam, Kuzhimanna and Kizhissery
  • Morayur, Muthuvallur, Nediyiruppu, Omanoor and Perakamanna
  • Peruvallur, Pulikkal, Thiruthiyad, Urangattiri, Vazhakkad and Vazhayur
  • Vettilappara and Vilayil
  • Neerad, Muthuvalloor Post
  • Pulikkal
  • mundakkulam

Image gallery[edit]

Location[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "12 new taluks to be formed in Kerala". The Hindu. 21 March 2013. Archived from the original on 15 November 2017.
  2. ^ Mathew, Roy (15 May 2013). "Cabinet nod for 12 new taluks". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Kondotty Mosque" Archived 13 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine, Travel Marg website, 18 February 2013
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 April 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "പൊതു വിവരങ്ങള്‍ " കൊണ്ടോട്ടി ബ്ലോക്ക് പഞ്ചായത്ത് (Kondotty Block Panchayat)". lsgkerala.in. Archived from the original on 26 July 2014.
  6. ^ Kerala, Akshaya, Govt. Of. "Welcome to Akshaya Web Portal – Gateway of Opportunities". akshaya.kerala.gov.in. Archived from the original on 20 December 2011.
  7. ^ "Official website".
  8. ^ "Official website". Archived from the original on 30 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Pazhayangadi Mosque" Archived 2 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Kerala.me website, 18 February 2013
  10. ^ "Mappila songs cultural fountains of a bygone age, says MT". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 31 March 2007. Archived from the original on 8 November 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2009.