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Kurunthaaya Vayal of Kalliasseri
Kurunthaaya Vayal of Kalliasseri
Aroli is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Aroli is located in India
Aroli (India)
Coordinates: 11°59′N 75°23′E / 11.98°N 75.39°E / 11.98; 75.39Coordinates: 11°59′N 75°23′E / 11.98°N 75.39°E / 11.98; 75.39
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kannur
 • Body Village
Population (2001)
 • Total 5,537
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 670561
Telephone code 0497278****
ISO 3166 code IN-KL
Vehicle registration KL-13
Sex ratio 1068 /
Lok Sabha constituency Kannur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Azhikode
Civic agency Village

Aroli is a village of Pappinisseri Panchayat in Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala.

This village is located completely on hilltop towards Northeast of Kalliasseri. Aroli village borders the villages of Pappinisseri, Kalliasseri and Anthoor, the Valapattanam River and NH-17 in Kannur District of North Malabar region in Kerala.[1]


Aroli is located at 11°59′N 75°23′E / 11.98°N 75.39°E / 11.98; 75.39.[2] It has an average elevation of 1 metres (3 feet).


According to the 2001 India census,[3] Aroli had a population of 5,537.


In ancient days, the area of Aroli was full of Arali flowers, the name Aroli is believed to have been gained by this place due to the thick growth of this flower.


During Kolathiri, Aroli was under reign of Nayanars of Kalliasseri. Along with others, Tippu Sultan, during his invasion to North Malabar destroyed monuments and temples of Aroli too, during the rule of British this place was under Chirakkal Taluk of Malabar District in Madras Presidency. Presently this is a village of Pappinisseri Panchayat in Kannur District of Kerala.


Aroli is famous for:

  • Sree Vadeswaram Shiva Temple,
  • Mankadavu Juma Masjid,
  • Keecheri Paalottu Kavu,
  • Chalil Juma Masjid
  • Naadacheri Bhagawathi Kavu
  • Chittothidam Temple
  • Kalloori Kavu
  • Arayala Temple
  • Melchira Kottam
  • Urpazashi Vettaikorumakan kshetram
  • Kallaikkal Juma Masjid

Sree Vadeswaram Shiva Temple[edit]

This temple is situated on Vadeswaram Hill, this temple have a speciality that this is the only temple in Kerala having 'Ashtadhala Sreekovil' and hence it has become very famous Siva Temple of the region. The temple is built on top of this hill which looks like a mountain and hence known as 'Sree Kailasam' of North Malabar, the temple is under Chirakkal Devaswom Board.

Mankkadavu Juma Masjid[edit]

Mankkadavu Juma Masjid is a very famous Mosque among North Malabar Muslim society, the Mosque is at Mankkadavu on Aroli-Parassinikkadavu road, around 16 km from Kannur, 12 km and from Taliparamba.

Pappinisseri is the nearest rail head (Nearest Major Railway Station is Kannur). Kozhikode (Calicut) Airport is the nearest airport. Kannur Airport is under construction near Mattannur.

Keecheri Paalottu Kavu[edit]

Keecheri Paalottu Kavuis a very famous Temple of Aroli. Thousands of people from neighbouring villages also participates in the Annual Vishu Vilakkulsam of this Temple, this Temple is situated near Keecheri on NH-17, around 13 km from Kannur, 11 km and from Taliparamba.

Kozhakkat Chuzhali Bhagawathy kshethram[edit]

Kozhakkat Chuzhali Bhagawathy kshethram is a very famous Temple of Aroli, it is taken care by the members of kozhakkat tharavad. Mahanavami is the main festival in this temple with poojaas on all the 9 days.

Pappinisseri is the nearest rail head (Nearest Major Railway Station is Kannur). Kozhikode (Calicut) Airport is the nearest airport. Kannur Airport is under construction near Mattannur.


The national highway passes through Dharmashala junction. Mangalore and Mumbai can be accessed on the northern side and Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram can be accessed on the southern side. The road to the east connects to Mysore and Bangalore, the nearest railway stations are Kannapuram and Kannur on Mangalore-Palakkad line. There are airports at Kannur, Mangalore and Calicut. All of them are international airports but direct flights are available only to Middle Eastern countries.


  1. ^ " : Villages of Kannur District". Retrieved 2010-07-07.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Pappinisseri
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.