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Kannur is a district abundant in natural vegetation such as mangrove and evergreen forests.It was originally called Kanathur which was an ancient village.The district is bounded by the western ghats in the east, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts in the south, Lakshadweep in the west, and Kasargode in the north.Thalassery Fort, St.Angelo’s fort,Muzhapilangad beach,Payyambalam beach resort, Ezhimala naval academy, Malayala Kalagramam, Mappila Bay, Snake park etc are some of the tourist attractions.

The Sree Ramaswamy Temple is located at Thiruvangad in Thalassery, about 23 kilometers away from Kannur (former Cannanore) town, Kerala. Dedicated to Lord Rama, the temple is locally known as chempadicha melkoora (brass pagoda) because of its copper roofing. It is believed to be the oldest among the four temples dedicated to Lord Sri Rama in the State. The temple houses exquisitely carved sculptures. A vast temple pond is also seen around the temple premises.

According to history, the temple was an outpost of the Thalassery fort in the eighteenth century. The temple premises had often hosted conferences between the officials of the East India Company and local leaders.

The annual festival of the temple starts on the Vishu day, the first day of the month of Medom (April- May) according to the Malayalam calendar. Called Vishu Mahotsavam, the festival is a colourful one with elephant pageantries, processions, fire works and traditional temple orchestras like panchavadyam.

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