Vayakkara

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Vayakkara
village
Vayakkara is located in Kerala
Vayakkara
Vayakkara
Location in Kerala, India
Vayakkara is located in India
Vayakkara
Vayakkara
Vayakkara (India)
Coordinates: 12°15′0″N 75°19′30″E / 12.25000°N 75.32500°E / 12.25000; 75.32500Coordinates: 12°15′0″N 75°19′30″E / 12.25000°N 75.32500°E / 12.25000; 75.32500
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKannur
Population
 (2001)
 • Total17,044
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
670 631
ISO 3166 codeIN-KL

Vayakkara is a village in Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala.it is bounded by Irikkur on one side and sreekandapuram on the other side.The post office is located at Kaithapuram.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census, Vayakkara had a population of 17044 with 8313 males and 8731 females.[1]

Ancient tharavads[edit]

Sangameswara Iyer was once the largest landholder in Vayakkara, but due to land ceiling act the family lost most of the property. Chendatil Madom the tharavad home of Sangameswara Iyer was bought by a Christian family ending a long tradition. Subbalakshmi Ammal wife of Sangameswara Iyer was the longest survivor of Vayakkara, and knew all the happenings of the village during here times. Subbalakshmi Ammal attained the lotus feet of the lord at the ripe age of 99 years. She had 4 sons and six daughters and lived a simple and pious life.

Transportation[edit]

Saami Motta/ Thondu valapu is the Bus stop to reach Vayakkara Village. Kaniyarvel was another stop to reach the place. The national highway passes through Taliparamba. Mangalore and Mumbai can be accessed on the northern side and Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram can be accessed on the southern side. The road to the east connects to Mysore and Bangalore. The nearest railway station is Kannur on Mangalore-Palakkad line. There are airports at Mangalore and Calicut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 10 December 2008.