Kalaranthiri is a small village in Koduvally municipality of Kozhikode district, Kerala. Kalaranthiri which is 3 kilometre away from Manipuram town, situates on the western shore of Cherupuzha, a tributary of Chaliyar river.

Kalaranthiri is well connected by road networks. Kalaranthiri – Nellamkandy road connects the village with NH 766 (Kozhikode – Kollegal). This road also provide easy access to Koduvally. State Highway 68  (Thusharagiri – Adivaram – Kappad) runs through Manipuram town. Velimanna village on the eastern side is accessible from Kalaranthiri through a foot and two wheeler bridge. During early stages of monsoon season, water level rises dramatically and obstructs traffic through bridge. Cherupuzha is dangerous during early stages of monsoon (June to September) as the under current is stronger and entering river with high water levels may cause threatening life.

Kalaranthiri has an overwhelming majority of Muslim population as it situates in the muslim belt of Kozhikode district. All muslims here are followers of Sunni. Both AP faction and EK faction of sunnis are very active here. Remittances from non-resident Indians in the Middle East countries are the major source of income. A huge number of skilled and unskilled workers have migrated to gulf countries like Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman.

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