Kottakkal

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kottakkal
കോട്ടയ്ക്കൽ
Municipality
Landscape of Kottakkal
Landscape of Kottakkal
Kottakkal  കോട്ടയ്ക്കൽ is located in Kerala
Kottakkal  കോട്ടയ്ക്കൽ
Kottakkal
കോട്ടയ്ക്കൽ
Kottakkal  കോട്ടയ്ക്കൽ is located in India
Kottakkal  കോട്ടയ്ക്കൽ
Kottakkal
കോട്ടയ്ക്കൽ
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°56′25″N 76°00′05″E / 10.94015°N 76.00147°E / 10.94015; 76.00147Coordinates: 10°56′25″N 76°00′05″E / 10.94015°N 76.00147°E / 10.94015; 76.00147
Country  India
State Kerala
District Malappuram
Government
 • Chairman KK Nazar
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 676503
Telephone code 91483
Vehicle registration KL-10,KL-55

Kottakkal (Malayalam: കോട്ടക്കൽ, literally Land of the Fort) is a municipal town in Malappuram district in Kerala, southern India having 32 wards. It is located 12 km south-west of Malappuram, the district headquarters, and 12 km from Tirur Railway Station.

The National Highway 17 separates the municipality from Edarikkodu gram panchayat on some parts in the west.[1] However, the fast developing Kottakkal urban area is now spread up to different parts of neighboring panchayats such as Edarikkodu.

Kottakkal is known for its ayurvedic institute, Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal, as well as its temple festival, Kottakkal Puram, celebrated over seven days during March–April months.[2]

History[edit]

Main article: History of Kottakkal

Kottakkal, formerly known as "Sweta Durgam" (the White Fort) in Sanskrit, "Venkalikotta" and "Venkitta Kotta" in Malayalam, was a military base of the Kingdom of Valluvanadu in the medieval period. It was under the control of the Karuvayoor Moosad, the chief marshal and preacher of the Moopil Nairs. It may be the forts and castles constructed by the Karuvayoor Moosad that were the origin of the name "Kottakkal". The suburbs of Kottakkal were known as Changuvettikkadu and Eyyakkadu (now Changuvetti is developing as a twin town to Kottakkal).

Cherukunnu[edit]

Cherukunnu is a small town 4 km from Kottakkal having scenic beauty, where a temple situate, Annapoorneshwari. On the way you have to face two hair pin turns while driving. Many accidents have occurred there. Balaprobhodini school is the famous school more over madrassa also exist behind the school. Society of the area are well behaving to others. From cherukunnu to arichol a read has been opened recently by this route you more easy to go to perintalmanna

Municipal elections[edit]

The United Democratic Front won the first elections (held in October 2010) to the Kottakkal municipality.[3] T.V SULAIKHABI and Paroli Moosakutty Haji of Indian Union Muslim League were elected as the Chairperson and Vice-Chairman respectively of the municipality.[4]

Notable personalities[edit]

Panoramic view[edit]

The Heart of Kottakkal

Basic information of Kottakkal Municipality[edit]

Vekittathevar Temple Pond
Edarikkode, Kottakkal
Area 20.43 Km2
Wards 32
Taluk Tirur
City Malappuram
Assembly Constituency Kottakkal
Loksabha Constituency Ponnani
Vehicle Registration No. KL-55, KL-10 & KL-65
Neighbouring Panchayaths Edarikode, Parappur, Othukkungal, Ponmala and Marakkara
Post Offices Kottakkal, Puthoor, Indianoor, Pathayakkallu, Kuttippuram, Pandamangalam,

Nearby places[edit]

  • Anantavur, Atavanad, Athavanad, Cherukulamba and Edarikode
  • Indianoor, Kozhichena, Marakkara, Maravattam and Padapparamba
  • Pang, Parappur, Pottippara, Puthupparamb and Vettichira

References[edit]

External links[edit]