Sree Ramaswamy Temple, Kannur
The Sree Ramaswamy Temple is located at Thiruvangad in Thalassery, 23 kilometers away from Kannur town, Kerala. Dedicated to Lord Rama, the temple is locally known as chempadicha melkoora because of its copper sheathed roofing. The temple houses exquisitely carved sculptures. It is believed to be the oldest among the four temples dedicated to Lord Sri Rama in the State.
The annual festival of the temple starts on the Vishu day, the first day of the month of Medom (April- May) according to the Malayalam calendar.
Called Vishu Mahotsavam, the festival is a colourful one with elephant pageantries, processions, fireworks and traditional temple orchestras like panchavadyam.
According to history, the temple was an outpost of the Thalassery fort in the eighteenth century. The temple premises had often hosted conferences between the officials of the East India Company and local leaders.