Taliparamba

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Durian Fruit at Karimbam Farm
Sree Rajarajeshwara Temple, Taliparamba
Taliparamba Market
Sir Syed College, Taliparamba
Cheriyoor River
Kuppam Bridge
Trichambaram Krishna Temple
Taliparamba Juma Masjid
Syed Nagar Mosque
Kuttiyeri Hanging Bridge area

Taliparamba or Thaliparamba is a city and a municipality of 72,500 people in the Kannur district, state of Kerala, spread over an area of 43.05 km2.

History[edit]

Taliparamba originated as the Perinchalloor Brahman settlement. Of the 2,000 Brahman families who settled here, only 45 remain today.

Geography[edit]

Taliparamba is located at 12°03′N 75°21′E / 12.05°N 75.35°E / 12.05; 75.35.[1] It has an average elevation of 56 metres (183 feet). The surrounding area (including the villages of Pattuvam, Kuttikkol, Karimbam, Koonam) features lush green fields and low rolling hills. The rivers of Kuppam and Valapattanam surround the town from all sides and the Arabian sea is only 14 kilometres to the west.

Administration[edit]

Taliparamba is the second largest Taluk in Kerala. Taliparamba is a municipality, with an area of 43.08 km2. It is divided into 44 wards.[2] The headquarters of Taliparamba Taluk are located in Taliparamba. There are 47 villages in the Taluk. They are spread from the coast to the hills.

Taliparamba Taluk has 44 villages

  • Alakode, Alappadamba, Andhur, Chelery and Chengalayi
  • Chuzhali, Eramam, Eruveshi, Irikkur, Kankol and Karivellur
  • Kayaralam, Kolacheri, Kooveri, Korom, Kurumathur, Kuttiyattoor
  • Kuttiyeri, Kuttor, Malappattam, Maniyoor, Mayyil and Morazha
  • Naduvil, Nidiyanga, Panniyoor, Pariyaram, Pattuvam and Payyannur
  • Payyavoor, Peringome, Perinthatta, Peralam, Pulingome and Ramanthali
  • Sreekandapuram, Thaliparambu, Thimiri, Thirumeni and Udayagiri
  • Vayakkara, Velladu, Vellora and Vellur

Educational Organizations[edit]

In the 14th and 15th centuries, during the regime of the Kolathiri Rajas, Taliparamba was renowned in Kerala as a seat of learning, enlightenment and culture. Today, the most prominent educational institutions are

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2001 Indian Census, Taliparamba had a population of 67,441. 32,511 people (48%) were males and 34,930 people (52%) were females. Taliparamba has an average literacy rate of 90%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; male literacy is 95.54%, and female literacy is 84.52%. In Taliparamba, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. The density is 1398 persons/km2. Muslims, Hindus and Christians form the core population.

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.[3] The political field of Taliparamba is dominated by Communist Party of India (Marxist). In the Kerala Legislative Assembly election held in 2016, James Mathew of CPIM won in a margin of 41,000 votes.[4] Other political parties like BJP, Muslim League and Congress also have marginal influence in the town.

Taliparamba assembly constituency is part of Kannur (Lok Sabha constituency).[5]

Transportation[edit]

The national highway passes through Taliparamba highway junction . Goa and Mumbai can be accessed on the northern side and Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram can be accessed on the southern side. The road to the east of Iritty connects to Mysore and Bangalore. The nearest railway station is Kannur on Mangalore-Palakkad line. Trains are available to almost all parts of India subject to advance booking over the internet. There are airports at Kannur, Mangalore and Calicut. All of them are international airports but direct flights are available only to Middle Eastern countries.

Tourism[edit]

Taliparamba is home to a number of temples, churches and mosques. Temples include the Rajarajeshwara Temple, Trichambaram Temple and Parassinikkadavu Temple. Taliparamba Juma Masjid and St. Mary's Church are other prominent religious centres in the town. The hanging bridge at Kuttiyeri and Kooveri, and the riverside temple at Parassinikkadavu, attract a large number of tourists.

St. Mary’s Forane Pilgrim Church[edit]

From the beginning of 1960’s, Syrian Catholics from various places began to settle at Taliparamba for various purpose like education, employment and mercantile. At that time they went to Thrichabaran St Paul’s Church and Pushpagiri CMI Church for their religious purposes. On Dec 25 1990, St Mary’s Parish took birth under the Tellicherry Archdiocese. Their dream came true when the foundation stone for the church laid on 2008 August 15. On April 14, 2012 the church was opened for the believers by the function presided by Rev: Mar George Valyamattam Metropolitan. On 2013 March 17 he declared the church as a Forane Church and a pilgrim centre.

Raja Rajeshwara Temple[edit]

Raja Rajeshwara Temple is one of the existing ancient 108 Shiva temples in Kerala. The temple is located about one kilometer away from Chiravaku (NH 17) near Taliparamba town. Apart from Kerala, the temple is famous among devotees even from the neighboring states such as Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Thrichambaram Temple[edit]

The Thrichambaram Sri Krishna temple is located about 3 kilometers south of Taliparamba town. The famous 14-days Thrichambaram festival is celebrated every year at this temple. The belief behind the festival is that Balarama comes from nearby Mazhoor temple to meet his brother Sri Krishna every year.

Thaliparamba Juma Masjid[edit]

The Taliparamba Valiya Juma Masjidh inside the market is built in the style of a Hindu temple. This ancient structure is built in a majestic courtyard flanked by a pond.The main burial ground is situated near the masjid. The style of construction is on the basis of traditional vasthu elements, and interior is the real projection of royal as well as traditional concepts. The main mimber(A place used for Friday speech) is built by wood only and it includes minute structural works, which is very attractive, and the masjid includes a number of long wooden pillars, and functionally they are the main balancing element of the structure.

Pushpagiri Church[edit]

The catholic church at Pushpagiri hills is a very prominent Christian place of worship.

The Syed Nagar Mosque[edit]

The Syed Nagar mosque is situated near Tagore School at Manna. It is built in a very scenic surroundings.

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