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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)
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0494
Vehicle registrationKL-55, KL-65, KL-10
Nearest cityMalappuram
Lok Sabha constituencyPonnani
Civic agencyParappanangadi Municipality
Climatenormal (Köppen)

Parappanangadi is a village 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.[1]

Parappanangadi is one of the most beautiful and peaceful villages of Kerala.[2]


This area was under the control of Parappanad Kingdom. In 1425, the country was divided into North Parappanad and South Parappanad. Parappanad Kingdom was the dependent of Zamorins of Calicut. As per history books, it's given that in the middle of the 18th century, the Royal Family of Parappanad Kingdom migrated into Travencore in the time of invasion of Hyderali.

Famous persons 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. 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. 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 [3] and Madeenathul Uloom Arabic College [4] 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 [5]. Former Education Minister of Kerala, 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, are from this town. Parappanangadi is the closest railway station from Calicut University campus at Tenhipalam.(Fajar Pgdi) The landscape of the novel "Daivathinte Kannu" by N.P. Mohammed which won the Kendra Sahithta Academy Award is Parappanangadi.


Parappanangadi village is a predominantly Hindu and Muslim populated area. So the culture of the locality is based upon Hindu and Muslim traditions. Duff Muttu, Kolkali and Aravanamuttu are common folk arts of this locality. There are many libraries attached to mosques giving a rich source of Islamic studies. Most 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.[6]


National highway No.66 passes through Parappanangadi and the northern stretch connects to Goa and Mumbai. The southern stretch connects to Cochin and Trivandrum. State Highway No.28 starts from Nilambur and connects to Ootty, Mysore and Bangalore through Highways.12,29 and 181. The nearest airport is at Kozhikode. The nearest major railway station is at Parappanangadi.

Abhayam Palliative Project[edit]

"Abhayam" - an initiative of AKG Memorial Charitable Trust, Parappanangadi is one of the major NGOs in the district which function in the field of palliative care and other philanthropic activities.

Tourist Attractions[edit]

  • Ottummal Beach
  • Kettungal
  • Keeranallur
  • Newcut
  • Kalpuzha
  • Chappappadi beach

Important Landmarks[edit]

BEM Highschool, Parappanangadi
Panayathil Mosque, Parappanangadi
  • prasanth hospital
  • Nahas hospital
  • AKG Memorial hospital
  • BEM High School
  • Parappanangadi Co-operative College
  • SNM Higher Secondary School
  • Government High School Neduva
  • Parappanad herbal garden
  • Parappanangadi First Class Magistrate Court
  • Parappanangadi Railway Station
  • Parappanangadi Over-bridge
  • Panayathil Juma Masjid
  • Ottummal Beach
  • Fajar Pgdi
  • Parappanangadi Railway Under Bridge for walking
  • Jaya Kerala Theatre Parappanangadi
  • Pallavi Theatre Parappanangadi
  • Prayag Theatre Parappanangadi


  • Kalikavu Temple Puthenpeedika
  • Thrikkulam Shiva Temple, Chemmad Road
  • Ayyappankavu temple, Neduva
  • Kaliyattakavu Bhagavathi Temple Puthenpeedika
  • Vishnu sahasranamam Puthenpeedika
  • Bhagavathi Temple, Chirakkal
  • Shiva Temple, Ullanam North
 Haripuram Maha Vishnu Temple, Chettippadi. 
 Polpayil Siva Temple, Chettippadi,
 Sree Mookambika Temple, Neduva, Chettippadi. 
 Puthantheru Ganapathi temple, Chettippadi.
 Pazhayatheru Ganapathi temple, Neduva.

Film Theatre[edit]

  • Jaya Kerala Theatre
  • Pallavi Theatre
  • Prayag Theatre

Nearby places[edit]

  • Mampuram Mosque
  • Abdurahiman-Nagar, Ariyallur, Chelari and Idimuzhikkal
  • Kalathingalpara, Kodinhi, Kundoor and Kunnumpuram
  • Mambeethi, Muttumpuram, Nannambra, Neduva and Oorakam
  • Pallikkalbazar, Pariyapuram, Poocholamad and Saddam-Beach
  • Tennala, Teyyala, Thalappara and Vallikkunnu


  1. ^ "Kerala Travels".
  2. ^ "Things to do in Parapanangadi". Facebook.
  3. ^ "Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama". Wikipedia. 13 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Madeenathul Uloom Arabic College".
  5. ^ "Chalilakath Kunahmed Haji". Wikipedia. 18 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-01. Retrieved 2016-07-14.

Parappanangadi Town