Kottakkal, an Eranadan village, is located on the western side of Malappuram, the district head quarters. Even though effervescent with the arrogance of city life in its veins, Kottakkal sustains its serenity, lingering on with the lost memories of bygone grandeur. Just walk through the alleys of this village where history slumbers. You could hear the footsteps of centuries of Kerala history rustling in its glades.
Kottakkal, known as White Fort in Sanskrit, Venkalikotta and Venkitta Kotta
in Malayalam was a small militarily base of the King of Valluvanadu till the
first halt of 18th century in Christian era. Karuvayoor Moosad, the chief
marshal and preacher of Valluvakonathiri lived here. May be the forts and
castles constructed by him bestowed the title Kottakkal to this village. The
suburbs of Kottakkal were known as Changuvettikadu and Eyyakkadu. Karuvayoor
Moosad assassinated Thinayancherry Elayath , one of the ministers of Zamorin.
Then Moonnarpadu Thampuran, the cousin of Zamorin of Calicut killed Karuvayoor
Moosad in a combat and restored control of the fort. The kith and kin of this
Thampuran dwelled in Kottakkal there after.
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