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Rakthsakshi Mandapam in Koothuparamba
Municipality and town
Kuthuparamba is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 11°50′N 75°35′E / 11.83°N 75.58°E / 11.83; 75.58Coordinates: 11°50′N 75°35′E / 11.83°N 75.58°E / 11.83; 75.58
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kannur
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 29,532
 • Official Malayalam, English, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 670643
ISO 3166 code IN-KL
Vehicle registration KL 13 / KL 58
Website www.allaboutkuthuparamba.com

Kuthuparamba is a town and a municipality in the Kannur district, state of Kerala, India.

Geography and History[edit]

Kuthuparamba has an average elevation of 76 m (249 ft). The name Kuthuparamba derives from "kuthu" (a folk dance) and "paramba" (ground); this is the place where performances took place in the time of the Pazhassi Raja. Currently, Kuthuparamba is a small piece of land behind Gokul Street owned by the Government, on which Government officers are located. This name was given to the complete area by the British Raj. The Kuthuparamba cantonment of the British Raj was located here. The Indian Army holds land here.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Kuthuparamba had a population of 29,532. Males constitute 47% of the population and females 53%. Kuthuparamba has an average literacy rate of 86%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 87%, and female literacy is 84%. In Kuthuparamba, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Political violence[edit]

This area is an epicenter of political violence between Hindus and Communists. Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)) and the BJP-led Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) have been fighting in this area for supremacy for the last 50 years. Clashes in 2008 left seven people killed and many have been injured. The High Court of Kerala called this manslaughter a “compelling sport” and suggested permanent deployment of Central forces in the affected areas.[2] Kuthuparamba assembly constituency is part of Vadakara Lok Sabha constituency. The present MP of Vadakara Lok Sabha constituency is Shri. Mullapally Ramachandran Indian National Congress.[3] The present MLA of Koothuparamba assembly constituency is Smt. K.K. Shylaja Teacher CPI (M),[4] who is the present Health and Social Welfare Minister of the Kerala Assembly.

Koothuparamba is notorious for the police action that took place on November 25, 1994. It, known as the Koothuparamba firing, took place at Tellicherry Road, in the Kannur district of Kerala. The police fired at the crowd of DYFI activists who gathered to disrupt the inauguration of the Co-operative Urban Bank’s evening branch by the then state minister M.V.Raghavan, for both the protection of the Minister and public and private property. Five DYFI activists were dead and six people were injured.


Thalassery is the nearest railway station, 13 km away from the town. Kuthuparamba is a town en route Thalassery-Coorg(SH30) road (commonly known as TC Road). Nearest airport is at Kozhikode. The proposed Kannur International Airport is near to Kuthuparambha. It has the road connectivity with major tourist attractions like Aralam, Mysore, Ooty, Bangalore etc.

Educational Institutions[edit]

1. MG college Kuthuparamba

2. Gramika Institute

3. College of Applied Science (IHRD) Kuthuparamba

4. Nirmalagiri College

5. Brainstorm bank coaching centre in kuthuparamba

6. Kuthuparamba UP School

7. South Kuthuparamba U P School


9. Government Higher Secondary School

10 Rani Jai Higher Secondary School

11. MES College Naravoor

12. ATDC Valiyavelicham

Places of worship[edit]


Trikkaikunnu Mahadeva temple, Sree Vazhumcherry Kavu,Ramapuram Shiva-Vishnu Temple, Neelakkarigali Temple, Kaitheri Edam,Shree Maha Ganapathi Temple, Chandra Shekharan Theru, Pookode, Terur Ganapathi temple, Thykandy Madapura(naravoor), Chathady manakkal, Palayi Kavu ,makkutti kavu, Thrikannapuram Kurmba kavu.

1. Church At Kuthuparamba and Nirmalagiri

2. Pilakoottam Makham Masjid

3. Kuthuparamba muslim jama'ath masjid

4. Shamasul Ulama Academy, Naravoor road

5. Mooriyad Juma Masjid .

6. Pazhayanirath Juma Masjid.

7.Naravoor Vishnu Kshetram


9.Mankulath Bhagavathi Kavu

10.Koormba Bhagavathi Kavu

11.Thaikandi Madappura

Pilakoottam Makham Masjid[edit]

Main article: Makham uroos

Pilakootam makham is located at near by the Koothuparamba police station. Makham Uroos is a huge Islamic religious function attracting thousands of muslims people.

Shamasul Ulama Academy, Naravoor road, Kuthuparamba[edit]

Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple[edit]

Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple is located 44 km east of Kuthuparamba. Kottiyoor Vysakha Mahotsavam is a huge religious pilgrimage attracting thousands of pilgrims. It is a festival commemorating the Daksha yaga.

Political parties[edit]

See also[edit]


  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. 
  2. ^ "Only Centre can end Kannur violence: High Court". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 12 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Kerala. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-18.