Kodiyathur, also spelled as Kodiyathoor, is a vibrant village and a champion of diverse religious, social, and political beliefs, its existence harmonizing seamlessly meandering with the gentle rhythm of Iruvanjipuzha that flows beside it. Kodiyathur is a grama panchayath in Kozhikode district and borders with Malappuram districts in its southern parts. Kodiyathur junction which sits 6 kilometres away from Mukkam town.


Iruvanjipuzha is the lifeline of Kodiyathur and the western part of Kodiyathur grama panchayath by providing water resources in abundance. Iruvanjipuzha provides opportunities for various livelihoods like farming and livestock. Rice, coconut, banana, and rice are the major crops which are cultivated around the river.

Multicultural village

If somebody hears about Kodiyathur, people think in mind about many faiths which is prevalent in a small village. Muslims are the single largest community in Kodiyathur. Several number of sub-categories and factions live and operate from here. EK and AP factions of Sunnis, Jamaete Islami, two factions of Mujahid Movement, Thableegue Jamaethu and Ahmadiyyah Muslim Community co-exist in harmony and peace. Hindu and Christian communities are also the most important part of Kodiyathur’s socio-political spectrum. The eastern part of Kodiyathur panchayath is mainly Christian-populated areas while the western part with majority of Muslims. The presence of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is unique here, as the majority of Muslims do not consider them as Muslims.

Mohammed Abdur Rahiman Sahib

Kodiyathur was a center of the Indian National Movement. Many people from here were loyal to the Indian National Congress. Muhammed Abdur Rahman Sahib, a freedom fighter, journalist, orator, and politician, spent his last day (23 April 1945) in Kodiyathur. On the same day, he reached Kodiyathur from Mukkam via Iruvanjipuzha and addressed a mass gathering of 6000 people. After the meal en route to Manassery via Chennamangalur, he died in Pottassery near Manassery.

Muhammed Abdurahiman was known as “Subash Chandra Bose of Kerala”. Muhammed Abdurahiman had been a shining star for more than two decades from 1921 to 1945 in cultural and social movements in the Malabar region, especially after the Malabar rebellion against the British Government. During the short span of his forty-eight years of life, he had been in jail for nine years. In memory of his life, MAMO College was established in Manassery.

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