Kolupalam is a village on the bank of Tirur river in Thalakkad grama panchayath of Tirur taluk, Malappuram district. Eventhogh it is part of Thalakkad grama panchayath, it is part of fast growing greater Tirur urban area. Kolupalam is 3 kilometres away from BP Angadi, headquarters of Thalakkad grama panchayath. Kuttoor – Mukkilapeedika road merges with Kuttippuram – BP Angadi road at Kolupalam.

Kolupalam is a low lying and flat land which is adjacent to Arabian Sea (10 kilometres). It is situated between two major rivers of Malappuram district, Bharatapuzha and Tirur river. Tirur river, which originates from Athavanadu and flows through Tirur town and provides reliable and consistent water supply to Tirur town, flows through Kolupalam. Tirur river separates Kolupalam from Thekkan Kottoor.

Kolupalam is well connected by road and railway network. Tirur is the nearest railway station.

Kolupalam is in a belt of Hindu pilgrims tourism circuit where exists many temples of state and national importance. Pulloonikavu Bhagavathi Temple, Garudankavu Temple, Thrikandiyoor Temple, Vairamkode Bhagavathi Temple, Hanuman Temple, Tripangode Shiva Temple, Tirunavaya Navamukunda Temple and Chamravattom Ayyappan Temple, all of which are within a radius of 10 kilometres from Kolupalam town.

Hanumankavu Temple

Hanumankavu Temple is a historic Hindu temple in Tirur, Malappuram. This temple, which is associated with Ramayana, attracts many devotees from inside and outside Kerala. It is believed that temple has a history of more than 3000 years and Hanuman, a vanara companion of Rama, jumped and flew to Srilanka in search of Sveta Devi from here. It was once a major temple in Vettathunadu kingdom. Temple has deities of Lord Rama and Hanuman inside and Lakshmana outside of the temple. Hanuman’s head is tilted slightly to the left in a way of listening to the words of Lord Rama.In Lanka, it is believed that Rama was giving the sutra to find Goddess Sita.

Vairamkode Bhagavathi Temple

It is believed that sister of Kodungallur Sree Kurumba Bhagavathi crossed Bharatapuzha and reached Azhvancheri Mana in Athavanadu (Azhvancheri Thambrakkal Vazhum Nadu). Sensing the presence of Bhagavathi, Azhvancheri Thambrakkal placed Bhagavathi in Vairamkode around 1500 years ago. Thambrakkal then was supreme authority of Brahmins in Kerala in matters of religion and rituals. Vairamkode is just 6 kilometers away from Azhvancheri Mana in Athavanadu. Azhvancheri Thambrakkal usually skip temple visit and darsan due to historical reasons. It is believed that  Bhagavathi will resurrect to show her esteem if Azhvancheri Thambrakkal visit Bhagavathi, Thambrakkal themselves place her in Vairamkode.

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