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Vettattur

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Country  India
District  Malappuram
PIN  6XXXXX
Population  10,624 (2001)
State  Kerala
Time zone  IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code  00914933245+ #
Vettattur

Vettathur is a village in Malappuram district in the state of Kerala, India.

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Demographics

At the 2001 India census, Vettathur had a population of 31,335. It is a gramapanchayath in Malappuram and includes Vettathur and Karyavattam villages and the areas are Kappu Thelakkad Melkulangara Mannarmala and Shanthapuram.

Culture

Vettattur 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. Hindu rituals are done here with a regular devotion like other parts of Kerala.

Transportation

Vettathur village connects to other parts of India through Perinthalmanna town. National highway No.66 passes through Tirur and the northern stretch connects to Goa and Mumbai. The southern stretch connects to Cochin and Trivandrum. Highway No.966 goes to Palakkad and Coimbatore. The nearest airport is at Kozhikode. The nearest major railway station is at Tirur.

References

Vettattur Wikipedia


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