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Madayi Para

Madayi Para is a small hillock near Pazhayangadi in Kannur district. It is a place of historic importance and is also religiously significant. Here, there is a pond in the shape of a hand held mirror. This pond is supposed to have links with the ancient Jewish settlers.

From Madayi Para, one may have a bird’s eye view of the picturesque surroundings. A fort, believed to have been built by Tipu Sulan is another attraction of the hillock.

The Malik Ibn Dinar mosque, a 12th century centre of worship can be seen here. Made of white marble, this mosque is believed to have been founded by Malik Ibn Dinar, a Muslim preacher who came from Mecca to India to preach Islam.

The Vadakunda Shiva temple is yet another attraction that this small hillock hosts. The Pooram festival here is a prominent local festival.