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Maranchery
Map of Maranchery
Maranchery
Location of Maranchery
in Kerala and India
Coordinates 10°44′18″N 75°58′25″E / 10.73833°N 75.97361°E / 10.73833; 75.97361
Country  India
State Kerala
District(s) Malappuram
Population 31,846 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area
Elevation

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Maranchery (Malayalam: മാറഞ്ചേരി) is a small village in Ponnani taluk, Malappuram district of Kerala state in India. This village is bounded by Biyyam Kaayal (back water) and Naranipuzha (a river) on one side and Veliancode village on the other side.

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Location

It is located at 10°44′18″N 75°58′25″E / 10.73833°N 75.97361°E / 10.73833; 75.97361. Elevation is sea level.

Maranchery can be reached via Kuttipuram Railway Station, which is located around 40 km from here. Calicut International Airport is the nearest airport. It is located at a distance of about 80 km. Cochin international airport is at a distance of about 100 km. Road accessibility to this village is good. The State highway passes through this village.

The Postal Index Number for Maranchery is 679581. Thamalassery, Maradi, Vadamukku, Panambadu, Parichakam and Mukkala are small village areas that comes under the Maranchery Panchayat.

History

Long ago Maranchery was the home of the Azhvanchery Thamprakkal. Later they shifted to Athavanadu. Maranchery is the birth place of the famous freedom figher late E. Moidu Moulavi.{{Fact|date=September 2008}

This village has been a popular commercial center since a long time. Thanner Panthal and Maranchery Chanda was very famous. Thanner panthal provided refreshment for the needy people. It was provided free by a family called Kanchiraparambil. Kanchiraparambil Mamu was a freedom fighter and was jailed along with E. Moidu Moulavi during the freedom struggle.√

Statistics

(As on 2001 Provisional Statistics) Area 20.47 km²

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, Marancheri had a population of 31846 with 15013 males and 16833 females.[1]

Sun Set, Maranchery

Administration

The administrative system prevailing in this village is Local self-government. Self-Government consists of Grama Panchayat which is headed by grama panchayat president. Under this system the village is divided into 15 wards.

Tourism

Kandal Forest, Biyyam Kayal

A popular tourist attraction is the Biyyam Kayal. This placid, green fringed back water has a water sports facility. A boat race is conducted here annually, during the Onam celebrations. A permanent pavilion is built for the spectators and nearly two dozen country boats, including some rowed by women, participate in the race.

Water logged kole land

The monsoon season is another attraction here. During the monsoon rains, the paddy fields in this village get filled with water for almost 4 to 6 months. This is a spectacular scene with lots of birds and other small creatures. This kind of water logged paddy fields is called Kole land.

Kaakka Thuruthu or Crow Island

Kaakka Thuruthu (Crow Island) is a tiny island in Maranchery. It is a seasonal home to hundreds of migratory birds and thousands of crows. By the end of October, birds from different parts of the world start coming to kole land. With the onset of April, migratory birds in the kole lands of Maranchery will be getting ready for their return trip. Some of the birds fly in to this region from places as far away as Siberia and Europe as well as from the Himalayan regions, while there are some resident species that move in from the neighboring States of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The best time for bird watching is between June and August. To watch migratory birds, the best months are November to February.

There are a lot of seasonal festivals associated with temples and mosques in this area. A lot of people from the nearby villages attend these festivals.

The Siva temple at Maranchery is one of the famous, which has a history that dates back to several centuries. Kodanchery juma masjid is the oldest mosque which is a land mark in Maranchery.

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