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Festival & Culture, Kozhikode

 
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Museums and Art Galleries :

The Kerala district of Kozhikode is full of museums and art galleries that attracted the tourists for its rare collections that exemplified the age old culture and traditions of the Kozhikode. Some of the famous museums and art galleries are mentioned below:

Pazhassirajah Museum : This museum is located at a distance of 5 Km away from Kozhikode which is famous in the world for its exhibition of ancient mural paintings, antique bronzes, old coins and models of temples and megalithic monuments. 

Art Gallery : This is situated near to the Pazhassirajah Museum which is famous in the world for an excellent collection of painting of Indian artists on the one hand and the collection of wood and ivory carvings on the other.This is situated near to the Pazhassirajah Museum which is famous in the world for an excellent collection of painting of Indian artists on the one hand and the collection of wood and ivory carvings on the other.

Krishna Menon Museum : This museum is dedicated to the former President of India late V K Krishna Menon, famous in the world for the collection of his personal belongings and souvenirs.

Kirtads:
This unique museum is located at a distance of 7 Kms from Kozhikode famous for the exhibition of the tools and devices used by the ancient tribal communities of Kerala.

 

Pilgrimage Centres :

The pilgrimage centres of Kozhikode can broadly be divided on the basis of communities residing the in the district of Kerala. The famous pilgrimage centres of Kozhikode are as follows: 
Temples :
 Jain Temple, Pishakarikavu, Lokanarkavu Temple, Tali Temple, Varakkal Devi Temple, Mannur Temple, Ponmeri, Parsi Anju Amman Baug, Buddha Vihar.
Churches : Jami Mosque, Mucchandipalli, Mithqalpalli, Mishkal Masjid, Kuttichira.

 
Fairs and Festivals :

The important festivals in the district of Kozhikode are as under:
Pooram: It is held at Arakkal Temple during the month of March/April.
Lokanarkavu Temple: Held twice in a year during the months of March/April and November/December)
Utsavam: It is held at Pishrikavu temple during the month of March.
Revathy Pattathanam: It takes place at Thali Temple during the Malayalam month of Thulam.
Malabar Mahotsavam: It is a grand festival of the Malabar region celebrated every year during the months of January/February.
Jalotsavam: This festival is the part of Onam festival celebrated every year as water fiestas.