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With Nilgiris in the east and the Arabian sea in the west, Malappuram district presents a treat to the eye. Rich and evergreen forests, ravines, hills and dales, rivers and brooks, sandy surfs and palm fringed coasts, festive mood of the gayful Onapatt - the district preserves the cultural wealth of the good old days, reflecting the culture of the people. It has in store, a hoary past with the Zamorin rule, Mamankam festival, Vellattiris revenge and the resultant Chaver Pada (Suicide Squad), the British rule and indiscriminate oppression of the masses in connivance with exploiting landlords, the National and the Khilaphat movement, the Malabar rebellion and so on.
Headquarters of the district administration is at Malappuram with collectorate and main offices in the Civil Station, established in the erstwhile headquarters of the Territorial Army. The district has two Revenue pisions with headquarters at Perintalmanna and Tirur.There are 6 Taluks that are pided into Revenue Firkas and 135 villages.Perintalmanna revenue pision comprises of Ernad, Perintalmanna and Nilambur taluks and Tirur revenue pision comprises of Tirur, Tirurangadi and Ponnani Taluks.
Malappuram district has a good tradition in the field of art and culture. Many of the renowned writers and poets hail from this part of the land.With a number of Temples, Mosques & Churches, Malapuram abounds in fairs & festivals and is happy abode of religious harmony.Kolkali, Draff Muttu and Aravana Muttu of Muslim community are important folk art forms of the district. Chavittukali or Cherumakkali is another ancient art of Malappuram.The living exponent of Sopana Sangeetham, Nheralath Rama Poduval, hails from Angadipuram. The district has a good network of libraries.
Kotakkal is a small town near Malappuram which is famous for the heritage abode Kotakkal Arya Vaidya Sala, an Ayurvedic Therapy Center. A tour to Kotakkal will give you the taste of the traditional rustic life of Kerala. Amidst greenery, natural beauty and the rustic lifestyle of Kerala, Kotakkal also offers a range of holistic Ayurvedic Treatments which attract the tourists for their rejuvenation benefits.
To know more about the art and culture of Malappuram, log on to malappuram.net
To learn more about the heritage of Malappuram, click malappuram history
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