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Koodali

Koodali
town
Koodali is located in Kerala
Koodali
Koodali
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates:
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kannur
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 04972857001 - 04972859999
Vehicle registration KL- 58
Lok Sabha constituency Kannur

Koodali is the centre of Koodali Panchayath and of the village of Koodali. It is in Kannur in the Indian state of Kerala.

Educational institutions

  • Koodali Higher Secondary School (established 1946), won the state award for the best school in Kerala in 1982
  • Koodali UP School
  • Fazl-E-Omar Public School
  • Vivekananda Vidyalayam
  • Progressive College

Religion

The main festival in Koodali is Thazathe Veettil (part of Koodali Thazhathe Tharavaad) Uthsavam (Teyyam, as it is called). There are many kavues and temples in Koodali, such as Sree Puthiya Madham, Muchilottu Bhagavathi Kshethram, Cherukottaram, Koodali Kavu, Thattiyodu Sree Mahavishnu Kshethram, Chonnamma Kottam, Koodali Ganapathy Kshethram, and Poovathur Ambalam. Muslims attend the Koodali Juma Masjid. Hinduism and Islam are the most practiced religions in Koodali, with Christianity also practiced by some residents.

Koodali was also the home of a Koodali Amma, a religious leader whose ashram is still intact.

Feudal connections

Koodali Thazath Veedu is an old feudal family and the source of feudal stories in the region.

A historical overview of the family from the pre-British days is available in "Koodali Grantavari," edited by K.K.N. Kurup and published by the Department of History, University of Calicut.

Among the members of the family are KT Kunhikammaran Nambiar, a member of the Madras Legislative Council and KT Kunhiraman Nambiar, volunteer of Indian National Congress and participant in Salt Satyagraha in Malabar, and later president of Kerala's Pradesh Congress Committee, and member of the undivided Communist Party of India.

Sports & Arts

Koodali's residents participate in cricket, football and other sports. Local sports clubs include:

  • Tigers Arts & Sports Club
  • Peoples'Arts & Sports Club
  • Galaxy Sports Club
  • Mathrubhumi Study Circle

Politics

  • District: Kannur
  • Assembly: Mattanur

Access

Koodali is near Kannur airport (pilot project), located some 15 kilometres (9 mi) away on Mattannur road. Koodali is fifteen kilometers from the Kannur bus stand and railway station.Koodali can be reached from kannur bus stand either by irikkur or by Iritty bus. Anjarakkandy Medical can be accessed from koodali by travelling a distance of nearly 8 km through chakkarakkal.

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