Muriyankanni Bridge, 6 km (3¾ miles) south-east of the village
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Karinkallathani is situated in between Perinthalmanna and Mannarkkad at the border of the Malappuram and Palakkad districts along the National Highway 213 (Kozhikode-Palakkad), which crosses the Thootha-Vettathur Road in Karinkallathani.
The name Karinkallathani is derived from the Malayalam word athani, also known as chumaduthangi, which is a heavy stone bench used in the market for supporting the weight of goods in olden days.
A petrol station of the Indian Oil Corporation serves the traffic on the Palakkad-Kozhikode National Highway, which passes through Karinkallathani. Important shops are Safa Jewellery, Karayil Fancy and Home Needs, Vasantham Sarees, Genus Computers Sales & Servicing and Aminia Furniture Shope. St. Mary's hospital is located west of the village near Maruti Auto.
Leading banks are the Federal Bank, the Thazhekkod Co-Operative Urban Bank and the State Bank of Travancore.
Major language spoken is Malayalam. Hindi and English are also widely understood and spoken as official languages, while Tamil and Arabic are less commonly used. The city population is predominantly Muslim, along with a sizeable Hindu population and small Christian population. Karinkallathani also has a small number of Tamils, mainly from rural districts of Tamil Nadu and migrants from North Indian states like Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh etc. who are engaged in labour and construction work.
Karinkallathani 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.
Karinkallathani village connects to other parts of India through Perinthalmanna town. National highway No.66 passes through Tirur and the northern stretch connects to Goa and Mumbai. The southern stretch connects to Cochin and Trivandrum. Highway No.966 goes to Palakkad and Coimbatore. The nearest airport is at Kozhikode. The nearest major railway station is at Tirur.
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