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Mukkunnu, Taliparamba

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Country  India
District  Kannur
Vehicle registration  KL-59
Local time  Tuesday 1:53 PM
State  Kerala
Time zone  IST (UTC+5:30)
Nearest city  taliparamba
ISO 3166 code  ISO 3166-2:IN
Mukkunnu, Taliparamba
Weather  33°C, Wind SW at 11 km/h, 58% Humidity

Mukkunnu is a village in Pariyaram Panchayathu, Taliparamba in the Indian state of Kerala.

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Overview

Mukkunnu is part of Pariyaram panchayath, Taliparamba Taluk. Mukkunnu is blessed with an exquisite natural beauty coupled with a rich cultural heritage. The name mukkunnu coming from moonu kunnu. The melodious drift of the Kuppam river, with the coconut lagoons and paddy fields, offers a breath-taking landscape. Mukkunnu has been at the forefront of cultural activities with a rich background. Mukkunnu can be reached either from Chudala bus stop on National Highway (NH17) or through North Kupam bus stop.

Temples

There are two main temples in Mukkunnu. One is the Anakkeel Bhagavathi temple, near Kuppam. The festival of Anakkeel temple is in the month of January every year, several form of theyyams( ritual dance) are performed every year. Second famous temple is the Karode Vishnu temple. This is situated on the western side of Mukkunnu. Daily poojas are performed in this temple. Another devastana is the 'Gulikan Sthana' near the public library. There is an age-old 'Arayal' tree here. "Mukkunnu Nagam" is another divine temple where Theyyam is performed . Though there was no Theyyam in that Nagam for several years,it was reinstated again in 2013.

Public Library

Mukkunnu has an excellent Public Library which is a treasure trove of Malayalam literary works. This public library had played a crucial role before the penetration and accessibility of media to many households as it has provided a medium through which people have been accessing radio (late '70s), television (from early '80s), many leading newspapers and magazines published in Kerala.

Nava Kerala Kalasamithi

Navakerala Kalasamithi was formed in 1956.In 1960s and 1970s Navakerala Kalasamithi was very famous in performing stage drama.P.K.Krishnan,C.Narayanan,M.V.R.Panikar,Kunhambu Vydiar,O,V.Kannan and V.V.Gopalan were the office bearers in early stage. Now K.Prakasan is the president and N.Saseendran is the secretary. The existing building of Navakerala kalasamithi mukkunnu built in the year of 1987. One of the festivals conducted every year by Kalasamithi is onam festivals.

Transportation

The national highway passes through Taliparamba town. Goa and Mumbai can be accessed on the northern side and Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram can be accessed on the southern side. Taliparamba has a good bus station and buses are easily available to all parts of Kannur district. The road to the east of Iritty connects to Mysore and Bangalore. But buses to these cities are available only from Kannur, 22 km to the south. The nearest railway stations are Kannapuram and Kannur on Mangalore-Palakkad line. Trains are available to almost all parts of India subject to advance booking over the internet. There are airports at Kannur, Mangalore and Calicut. All of them are small international airports with direct flights available only to Middle Eastern countries.

References

Mukkunnu, Taliparamba Wikipedia


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