Desamangalam is a village in Thrissur district in the state of Kerala, India.
As of 2001 India census, Desamangalam had a population of 8446 with 4034 males and 4412 females.
Desamangalam is a small village surrounded by Shoranur in the east, Kunnamkulam in the west, Pattambi in the north and Wadakkancherry in the south.It is around 12 kilometers away from Shoranur,on the Shoranur- Guruvayur Road,Shoranur being one of the important Railway junctions of Southern Railway.It is situated on the banks of "Bharatha Puzha " also known as River " Nila".
Desamangalam was famous for "mana", the residence of "Nambuthiries", the Brahmin community of Kerala, who were traditionally temple priests, but were the landlords and local rulers. Kerala was divided into three parts with Malabar comprising districts like Palakkad,Kozhikode, Malappuram, Kannur and Kasarkode. The central Kerala with districts like Trichur, Ernakulam formed the Cochin area and was under the direct rule of the Cochin Royals. Malabar rulers were known as Zamorins. Travancore region consists of sdistricts south of Ernakulam like Alleppey, Kottayam, Kollam(Quilon) and Trivandrum. Nairs is the majority community in Desamangalam and all faiths coexist without any cast or religious feelings.
The Govt High School at Desamangalam has been the centre stage of school education and the High School was established in 1913. It became a High School in 1967 with the first SSLC batch passing out in 1967. In 1968, the second batch of SSLC students passedout.The first first class in the SSLC Examination was earned by Rajan ( Rajagopal, S/O Valeri Appukunhan Nair and Grand son of Kakkiriyath Krishnan Nair). Shri K. Raghava Menon from Poothole( Kuppath House) was the then Head Master of the Govt High School. Later the school was converted to a Vocational Higher secondary School.( Details as documented in the school records.).
Desamangalam Service co operative Society (renamed Bank) is another institution which has been in the forefront of service to the local population. Mahila Samajam is the third socila and community set up in Desamangalam. There is a "Grameena Vayanasala" (Village library) which caters to the intellectual pursuits of the local community.
Desamangalam is known for various art forms. Thai Pooyam, Desamangalam pooram etc. are well known. "Chozhi kettu" is another art form unique to Desamangalam and surrounding places like Arangottukara, kondayur, Pallur etc.
Desamangalam is a scenic beauty which has been the home for many Malayalam movie shoots with famous actors like Prem Nazir, Sheela etc. It is proud of its rich cultural heritage and peaceful coexistence of all religions and faiths for decades.