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Tourism > India > Kerala > Districts > Palakkad > Lakkidi


Killikkurussi Mangalam (also known as Lakkidi) is a small village around 8 km from nearby town Ottappalam in Palakkad district of Kerala. Lakkidi (30 km from Palakkad). Killikkurissimangalam at Lakkidi is the birth place of Kunchan Nambiar, the 18th century satirist and exponent of the Tullal (classical art form). The poet's house has been preserved as a monument by the State Government.


Located 30 km from Palakkad, the Kunchan Smarakam fort of Palakkad is not a usual historical monument. It is a memorial built as a tribute for the famous poet of Kerala, Kunchan Nambiar. The monument now serves as an institution for young people interested in satirical art form. The festival of "Navaratri" is celebrated with much grandeur and opulence here. The birthday of the poet, which falls on 5th of May, is also celebrated with much fanfare. The monument is a must visit if you want to see the nurture of talent in caring hands.

Kunchan Smarakam


Kunchan Smarakam is at Killikurissimangalam, Lakkidi. In this house where the inventor of the satirical art form was born, young artists are trained in the various divisions of the art form, Parayanthullal.

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