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March 28th, 2011


Payyanur is a municipal town situated at the northern end of Kannur district in North Malabar region of Kerala. This municipality consists of three administrative villages viz. Vellur, Korom and Payyannur. Other villages are; Annur and Kokkanissery. The place derives its name from the renowned Sri Subrahmanya Swami Temple located here. Payyan is an appellation of Lord Subrahmanya and ooru means "the place". Thus Payyanur means the land of Lord Subrahmanya.

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The Kerala Verma Valiya Koyil Thampuran has depicted Varkala and its tunnels as a landmark in the poem “MayooraSandesam”. The Municipality formed in May 1980, Varkala is a Grade-III Municipality and M.N Thyagarajan was the first Municipal Chairman . Edava, Elakamon, Chemmaruthy, Cherunniyoor and Vettoor are the panchayaths adjacent to Varkala Municipality.At a distance of 40 km from Thiruvanathapuram by train, Varkala is accessible by road and rail. Varkala is at a distance of 18 km from Attingal by road.

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