Poocholamadu Cheroor Srambia
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|PIN||676 314,676 318|
|Nearest city||Vengara, Kottakkal|
Poocholamad is a village in Kannamangalam Gram panchayat in the Malappuram district, state of Kerala, India. In the village there is a small town. The village is included in Vengara Assembly constituency and Malappuram Lokhasabha constituency.
Poocholamad is 2.065 km away from Vengara town and 1.36816 km from Achanambalam town. The village shares its boundaries with Cheroor on east, with Vettuthod,Gandhikunnu on south, with Muttumpuram on west and with Achanambalam on north ( these are small villages). Geographically, Poocholamad is a plain place with only some parts useful to agriculture.
Poocholamad is 7.2 km away from NH17 (Kakkad) and 2.065 km from Vengara. There is a tiny bus service from vengara and Kunnumpuram. The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport, it is 15.1 km away and railway station is Parappanangadi, it is 20.2 km away from the village. Capital City is Malappuram,it is 17.3 km away from the village, Nearest University is Calicut University, it is 16.3 km away from here.
Educational Institutions in Poocholamad
- Government Lower Primary School Nottappuram
- Misbahul Islam Madrassa
- Poocholamad Anganwadi
Schools nearby Poocholamad
- G.M.U.P School, Kannamangalam(Achanambalam)
- P.P.T.M.Y.High School, Cherur
- Govt. Girls High School, Vengara
Colleges nearby Poocholamad
- P.S.M.O. College, Tirurangadi
- E.M.E.A College, Kondotty
- Government College, Malappuram
Place of worship
- Poocholamad Juma Masjid
- Thonniyil Shiva Temple
- Nharan Kulam (Pond)
- Thazhathe Kulam
- Puthan Kulam
Poocholamadu village is a predominantly Muslim populated area. Hindus exist in comparatively smaller numbers. So the culture of the locality is based upon 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.
Poocholamadu village connects to other parts of India through Parappanangadi town. National highway No.66 passes through Ramanattukara 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 Ooty, Mysore and Bangalore through Highways.12,29 and 181. The nearest airport is at Kozhikode. The nearest major railway station is at Parappanangadi.