Vattamkulam

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Vattamkulam
town
Vattamkulam is located in Kerala
Vattamkulam
Vattamkulam
Vattamkulam is located in India
Vattamkulam
Vattamkulam
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°47′0″N 76°1′30″E / 10.78333°N 76.02500°E / 10.78333; 76.02500Coordinates: 10°47′0″N 76°1′30″E / 10.78333°N 76.02500°E / 10.78333; 76.02500
Country  India
State Kerala
District Malappuram
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 679578
Telephone code 0494
Vehicle registration KL-10,KL-54
Nearest city Edappal
Lok Sabha constituency Ponnani

Vattamkulam is a village in Malappuram district of Kerala state, India. "Vattamkulam" literally means "Round Pond".

Vattamkulam is located near Edappal. A village in the fertile valley of the Bharatapuzha River, also known as the Nila River.

History[edit]

It was a sleepy farming village until the 1970s, but during the Gulf Fever in Kerala it sent most of its able bodied men to the Gulf countries, and now almost every family has one or more men earning in the Gulf.

Places of interest[edit]

Some interesting places in Vattamkulam panchayath are,

  • Punch Nagar, Chekanoor and Edappal junction
  • Neeliyad, Pottur, Sukapuram and Nduvattom.
  • Kuttippala, Vellarabu and Venginikara
  • vattakkulam is also an important place which means 'round pond'.

Festivals and religion[edit]

Kulamkara pooram is a famous festival here which attracts people from all over the world. In 2009 December there were people from as far away as Germany. Aircraft (Helicopter) ride was started in the festival since 2012 . Traders from remote areas of the country will be present for small-scale trading.

Very near to Potturkavu, Eringikkal pattu mahotsavam celebrates during Malayalam month Meenam. Bhagawati Pattu.

Kundurummal Masjid is a few centuries old and has tombstones dating back to the British Raj. It has a Madrasa with dozens of students from all over Kerala.

Landscape and Agriculture[edit]

The main agriculture area of the people is with rice(paddy) production and the commercial crops like arecanut, pepper, banana etc. There are so many agricultural communities also in this 'Vattamkulam' panchayath and majority of them are initiated by local governing bodies itself. In the previous years this panchayath witnessed a tremendous growth in the agricultural production.

Vattamkulam Panchayath is blessed with a number of hills and mountains.A large number of local visitors are coming to the various hill tops for sightseeing and all. By that way Vattamkulam has a great scope awaiting in future in the form of tourism.

Important Landmarks[edit]

  • A.W.H. College, Anakkara
  • Kakramkunnu Temple, Anakkara
  • Thanvirul Vildan Madrasah
  • Malabar Dental College, Chekannur
  • Thallu Parambil Bhagavathi Temple, chekannur
  • Thirumaniyoor Mahadeva Keshethram, Kandanakam
  • Technical Higher Secondary School, Vattamkulam
  • Kundurummal Jum'a Masjid
  • Vattamkulam Jum'a Masjid
  • Government UP School, Vattamkulam
  • Eruvaprakkunnu ayyappa temple

Culture[edit]

Vattamkulam 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.[1]

Transportation[edit]

Vattamkulam village connects to other parts of India through Kuttippuram town. National highway No.66 passes through Edappal and the northern stretch connects to Goa and Mumbai. The southern stretch connects to Cochin and Trivandrum. National Highway No.966 connects to Palakkad and Coimbatore. The nearest airport is at Kozhikode. The nearest major railway station is at Kuttippuram.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.malappuram.net/art-and-culture.htm