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Kankole

Kankole

Kannur, 670 307, India

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Description Kankol is a village in Kerala, Kannur district India. Kankol village is a part of Kankol Alapadamba Grama Panchayath, which had won the Swaraj Trophy (1999–2000) for the best grama panchayath in Kerala state. Post office and village office representing Kankol are situated in the place named Kundayamkovval.DemographicsAs of 2001 India census, Kankol had a population of 9,747. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Kankol has an average literacy rate of 97%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 98%, and female literacy is 96%. In Kankol, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.CultureAs a part of cultural maintenance and development, villagers has built many clubs and libraries in this village. Kankol Vayanasala and Grandhalayam is one library with good collection of books. (Vayanasala = Reading Room, Grandhalayam = Library).TheyyamLike any other place in Kannur, Theyyam (the ritual art form) and religious festivals (Kaliyattam) of various temples in and around will be attraction of Kankole. Kankole Sri Kalari Bhagavathi Temple is one of the most famous temple for Theyyam festival. Which happens in the 4th week of December every year. There are many more temples and Tharavads (is a system of joint family practised by people in Kerala, especially Nairs) where theyyam plays every year as the part of their devotion.Kankol Shiva TempleTemple situated in the heart of the village, people believes that, Lord Shiva and Panayakkattu Bhagavathi are protecting the village from enemies and disasters. Kankole Shiva Temple is quite famous in the list of temples in Kerala.