Malappuram is the headquarters of the district Malappuram. It is 26kms. south-east of the Kozhikode Karipur airport and 28 kms. north-east of the Tirur railway station. A military headquarters from ancient times, the Zamorins of Kozhikode had their sway over this place and a part of their militia was stationed here. Para Nambi, the chieftain of the Zamorin, ruled with his headquarters at Kottappady in Malappuram.
Malappuram Nercha, celebrated in summer, is in memory of the warriors who died fighting the atrocities of the militia. The British established the Haig barracks on top of a hill, on the banks of the River Kadalundi, to station their forces. The main barracks have now been turned into the seat of the district administration. The main district offices are functioning here. Malappuram is also the headquarters of the Malabar Special Police, established in 1921. Pookkottur near Malappuram, has a place in history, where the Mappila warriors, who fought the British with their traditional weapons, were killed in cold blood, during the Malabar rebellion.
Panakkad, 6 kms. from Malappuram on the Malappuram-Parappangadi road, is an important Muslim spiritual centre. Ten kms. from Malappuram, between Anakkayam and Mankada, is Poonkudi Mana, famous for the traditional treatment of mental disorders. Seminars on traditional and modern medicines are occasionally conducted here. Poonkudi Thalappoli is a Hindu religious festival of this Mana.
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