Nediyiruppu village is located in Kondotty tehsil of Malappuram district in Kerala, India. It is situated 22 kilometres (14 mi) from the sub-district headquarters of Manjeri and 24 kilometres (15 mi) from Malappuram, the district headquarters. Important places in Nediyiruppu village are Musliyarangadi, Colony Road Junction (previously noted as Nediyiruppu landmark), Kottukkara, Meleparambu, Chiryil Chungam, Kodangad, and Kuruppath. Historically, Nediyiruppu was important as the capital of the Zamorin dynasty. Nediyiruppu Swaroopam Road, in Poyilikkave, was named in remembrance of that heritage.

Musliyarangadi Town, Nediyiruppu
Musliyarangadi Town, Nediyiruppu
Nediyiruppu is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Nediyiruppu is located in India
Nediyiruppu (India)
Coordinates: 11°07′47″N 76°00′08″E / 11.1297078°N 76.0021198°E / 11.1297078; 76.0021198Coordinates: 11°07′47″N 76°00′08″E / 11.1297078°N 76.0021198°E / 11.1297078; 76.0021198
Country India
 • Total26,680
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration-


Nediyiruppu was the headquarters of the Zamorin rulers of the Kingdom of Calicut (the kingdom was called Nediyiruppu Swaroopam at that time).[1]

According to some other historians, the wealth of Manavikrama royalty was kept in a treasury at Nediyiruppu and they called the place Nedi-Iruppu meaning "Got-and-placed". This treasury was located in Viruthiyil Paramba in Nediyiruppu.[1]

Nediyiruppu village is part of the newly formed Kondotty municipality. Nediyiruppu panchayath is part of Kondotty block in Ernad taluk of Malappuram district.


As of 2011 India census, Nediyiruppu had a population of 30,462 with 14,859 males and 15,603 females.[2] In 2015, Nediyiruppu Grama Panchayath and Kondotty Grama Panchayath merged to form a new Kondotty municipality.

Most of the people of this village are farmers. Some of them also work in Persian Gulf countries. The village of Nediyiruppu becomes very lively in the evenings with crowded streets and noisy bazaars. There is a very good level of affluence in the village because of remittances from workers in the Persian Gulf region.

The biggest Harijan colony in the state of Kerala is located in Nediyiruppu village, on a hillock called Colony Road.[3]


Nediyiruppu panchayath has an area of 20 square kilometres (7.7 sq mi). The panchayath is bordered by the villages of Morayur, Oorakam, Kannamangalam, Kuzhimanna, Kondotty, Muthuvalloor, and Pallikkal Bazar.


In June 2015, the Nediyiruppu local government published a guide on health education for the use of teachers of 3rd to 10th grades. This handbook, titled Amrith, contains instructions on hygiene, infectious diseases, safe drinking water, lifestyle, diseases, chemistry in the kitchen and healthy food.

Suburbs and villagesEdit

  • The main town in Nediyiruppu is Musliyarangadi. It is on the main road between Calicut and Malappuram. The road junction has a turnoff to Arimbra Hills. The town has a Juma Masjidh called Pandikashala Juma Masjidh and a madrassa called Quvvathul Islam Madrassa.
  • Mongam and Moayur are two villages lying between the towns of Musliyarangadi and Valluvambram. Morayur, in Malayalam, means "Land of peoples who have manners". Thinayancherry Elayath, a native of Morayur, was a minister of one of the Zamorin kings. Anwarul Islam Women's Arabic College is an Arabic college located in Mongam and is affiliated to the University of Calicut. The college programs include afzal ul ulama preliminary, BA (Afzal ul Ulama), and MA in Arabic.
  • At Valluvambram Junction the road from Kozhikode meets Manjeri Road and Malappuram Road. Manjeri Road goes to Nilambur, Ooty, and Mysore. Malappuram Road goes to Guruvayur and Thrissur. Despite of the importance of the junction, the village of Valluvambram remains very rural, except for some large commercial developments on the sides of the main roads.
  • Other suburbs are Kodangad, Kuruppath, Pothuvettypara, Kottukkara, Mongam, Morayur, Arimbra Hills, Millumpady, Iruveengal,Colony Road, Ozhukur, Thurakkal, Kolathur, and Thalekkara.


Nediyiruppu village has eleven schools.[1]

  • G.M.U.P. School, Chirayil.
  • G.W.L.P. School, Nediyiruppu.
  • Vakkathody Primary School, Millumpady.
  • Dhevadhar U.P. school, Musliyarangadi.
  • Government Primary School, Charamkuthu.
  • Government Primary School, Kottukkara.
  • Cheruparambu Primary School.
  • Kottukkara High School: Panakkad Pokoya Thangal Memorial Higher Secondary School, Kottukkara, was established in 1976. It has 4,000 students in 55 divisions.

Social organizationsEdit

  • Mohamed Abdurahiman Library, Kottukkara.
  • Misbahudhuja Madrassa, Musliyarangadi.
  • Irshadhul Muslimeen Library, Musliyarangadi.
  • Musliyarangadi Public Library.
  • Islahi Library.
  • C.H. Mohammed Koya Library.
  • Moulana Mohammedhali Library.
  • Souhrdha Vedhiu, 20th Mile.
  • Thanima Samskarika Vedhi, Kurupath.
  • Crescent Arts and Sports Club, Chirayil.
  • Nibrasul Islam Madrassa, Chirayil.


Nediyiruppu Swaroopam Road at Poyilikkave in Nediyiruppu
Upper Musliyarangadi
Poyilikkavu Karinkali Temple,Nediyiruppu
2,500 year old Thiruvonamala temple on Colony Road

Nediyiruppu village connects to other parts of India through Feroke town on the west and Nilambur town on the east. National Highway 66 passes through Musliyarangadi, connecting to Goa and Mumbai, to the north, and to Cochin and Trivandrum, to the south. State Highway 28 starts at Nilambur and connects to Ooty, Mysore, and Bangalore through state highways 12, 29, and 181.

The nearest major railway station is at Feroke. The nearest airport is at Kozhikode.


The main income of the village is from remittances from Persian Gulf countries like Saudi Arabia. A large number of the locals also work in the agrarian sector. Small industries like hollow bricks, wood cutting, granite quarries, and matchbox units exist in the village. The only available petrol bunker is located at Kurupath Junction.


Nediyiruppu village has six temples, 20 mosques, and 21 Madrassas. It is a predominantly Muslim area, with Hindus in comparatively smaller numbers, so the culture of the locality is based upon Muslim traditions.[1]

People gather in mosques for 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. There are many libraries attached to mosques that are a rich source of Islamic studies. Some of the books are written in Arabi-Malayalam which is a version of the Malayalam language written in Arabic script.[1]

Duff Muttu, Kolkali, and Aravanamuttu are common folk arts of this locality.[1]

The Hindu minority maintains their traditions by celebrating various festivals in their temples. Hindu rituals are performed here with a regular devotion, as in other parts of Kerala.[4]

Tourist attractionsEdit

  • Poyilikkave Karinkali Temple is an ancient temple in Nediyiruppu that was constructed during Zamorins period. The capital of the Zamorins was at Nediyiruppu Swaroopam, which made this temple important. The Thalapoli festival worshipping Goddess Karinkali Devi is held in December of every year.
  • Pandikashala Mosque in Musliyarangadi is the biggest mosque in the village. The mosque has intricate carvings of verses from the Quran on doors and windows. There is one Dargah of a holy man in this mosque.
  • Thiruvonamala Temple, near Harijan Colony Road.
  • Chirayil Chungath Jumaeth Palli, 400 years old, with a 250-year-old carved Mimbre.
  • Ayyappa Temple, Chirayil.

Mini Ooty HillsEdit

Mini Ooty, or Arimbra Hills, is a small village about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Nediyiruppu. It is a 500 metres (1,600 ft) steep climb from the main road. Mini Ooty can be accessed from Musliyarangadi, Colony Road, Pookkottoor, or Vengara. The route to Mini Ooty passes other small villages, such as Melaparamba, Angadi, Thazhe Colony, Moochikundu, Poolappees and Thiruvonamoola. The roads are in good condition, and a moderately large number of visitors come to see the rolling hills and scenic views. There are many stone crushers and plantations atop the hills. There is an old Dalit colony on the western side of the hill. The hilltop colony in this village was marked officially as Neidiyiruppu on a milestone placed at the road junction. This junction is called Colony Road Junction, after the Harijan colony, Kerala's first, in this village.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f "ചരിത്രം: സാമൂഹ്യചരിത്രം" [History: Social History]. Nediyiruppu Grama Panchayat (in Malayalam). Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  2. ^ Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. "Nediyiruppu Population - Malappuram, Kerala". Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  3. ^ "പഞ്ചായത്തിലൂടെ" [Description of the Panchayat]. Nediyiruppu Grama Panchayat (in Malayalam). Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 April 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)