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Thennala is a village in Malappuram district in the state of Kerala, India.
As of 2001 India census, Thennala had a population of 49214 with 23753 males and 25461 females.Shiva Temple, Arakkal
Thennala Rice is known for its quality and it is being used even at the Chief Minister's kitchen in Thiruvananthapuram.Formed Thennala Rice co-operative company
Thennala village is a predominantly Muslim populated area. Hindus exist in comparatively smaller numbers. So the culture of the locality is based upon Muslim traditions. Duff Muttu, Kolkali and Aravanamuttu are common folk arts of this locality. There are many libraries attached to mosques giving a rich source of Islamic studies. Most of the books are written in Arabi-Malayalam which is a version of the Malayalam language written in Arabic script. People gather in mosques for the evening prayer and continue to sit there after the prayers discussing social and cultural issues. Business and family issues are also sorted out during these evening meetings. The Hindu minority of this area keeps their rich traditions by celebrating various festivals in their temples.A famous Siva temple located near Arakkal,Thennala. Hindu rituals are done here with a regular devotion like other parts of Kerala.
Thennala village connects to other parts of India through Tirur, Tanur, Parappanangadi town. National highway No.66 passes through pookipparamba and the northern stretch connects to Goa and Mumbai. The southern stretch connects to Cochin and Trivandrum. State Highway No.28 starts from Nilambur and connects to Ooty, Mysore and Bangalore through Highways.12,29 and 181. The nearest airport is at Kozhikode. The nearest major railway station is at Parappanangadi.