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Coordinates: 11°02′59″N 75°51′27″E / 11.04972°N 75.85750°E / 11.04972; 75.85750Coordinates: 11°02′59″N 75°51′27″E / 11.04972°N 75.85750°E / 11.04972; 75.85750
Country India
 • BodyParappanangadi Municipality
 • Total22.5 km2 (8.7 sq mi)
 • Total71,239
 • Density3,200/km2 (8,200/sq mi)
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0494
Vehicle registrationKL-55, KL-65, KL-10
Nearest cityMalappuram
Literacy100%[citation needed]
Lok Sabha constituencyPonnani
Civic agencyParappanangadi Municipality
Climatenormal (Köppen)

Parappanangadi is a municipal town in Tirurangadi taluk of Malappuram district, Kerala, India. It is a town located close to the Arabian sea. Parappanangadi railway station is one of the oldest railway stations in Kerala. It was a part of the first rail route (Tirur–Beypore) in Kerala.[2]


This area was under the control of the Parappanad Kingdom. The palace of the Kshatriya family of Parappanad Rajas is located at a short distance from Parappanangadi Railway Station. It was from this family that the consorts of the Rani's Travancore family were usually selected. In 1425, the country was divided into North Parappanad and South Parappanad. Parappanad Kingdom was the dependent of Zamorins of Calicut. It was one of the important coastal towns under the Zamorin rule. In 1573, the Portuguese had burnt this town. As per history books, it's given that in the middle of the 18th century, the Royal Family of Parappanad Kingdom migrated into Travancore in the time of invasion of Mysore Sultan Hyder Ali.

Notable individuals from Parappanangadi[edit]

Kerala Varma Valiya Koyi Thampuran (Kerala Kalidasan), Raja Raja Varma (Kerala Panini) and Raja Ravi Varma (Famous Painter) are from different branches of Parappanand Raja Vamsam (Clan) which migrated to Harippad, Changanassery, Mavelikkara and Kilimanoor.[3] The Chief Editor of the daily "The Hindu" (1898 to 1905) and Founder Chief Editor of "The Indian Patriot" Divan Bahadur Cozhisseri Karunakara Menon (1863–1922) was also from Parappanangadi.[4] O. Chandu Menon wrote his novels "Indulekha" and "Saradha" while he was the judge at Parappanangadi Munciff Court. Twentieth century Islamic scholar, reformer in Islamic education in Kerala, founder of Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama[5] and Madeenathul Uloom Arabic College [6] M.C.C Abdul Rahman Moulavi (1906–1964) was from Parappanangadi. He was the son of Chalilakath Kunahmed Haji, a renowned Islamic scholar and reformist. Former Education Minister of Kerala,[7] P. K. Abdu Rabb, former Deputy Chief Minister K. Avukader Kutti Naha, Ex. M.L.A. C.P. Kunhalikkutty Keyi, famous historians Dr. MGS Narayanan and Dr.M. Gangadharan and the famous Indian Astrologer Parappanangadi Unnikrishna Panicker are from this town.


The nearest airport is at Karipur. Parappanangadi has railway station in the Town. The nearest major railway station is at Tirur.

Important Landmarks[edit]

BEM Highschool, Parappanangadi
Panayathil Mosque, Parappanangadi
  • Panayathil Juma Masjid
  • Haripuram Maha Vishnu Temple, Chettippadi


  1. ^ "Population of Parappanangadi". Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Kerala Travels".
  3. ^ Visakham thirunal. [Place of publication not identified]: Duc. 2012. ISBN 978-613-9-12064-2. OCLC 940373421.
  4. ^ Some Madras Leaders. Allahabad Printed at Standard Press. 1922.
  5. ^ Mohammed, U. (2007). Educational Empowerment of Kerala Muslims: A Socio-historical Perspective. Other Books. ISBN 978-81-903887-3-3.
  6. ^ "Madeenathul Uloom Arabic College".
  7. ^ "Council of Ministers". 28 October 2011. Archived from the original on 28 October 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2020.

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