Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Thiruvattoor inscriptions

The Thiruvattoor inscriptions are stone inscriptions dating back to the tenth century found on the either sides of the sopanam, an inner structure of the temple, of the Thiruvattor Lord Siva temple near Taliparamba in Kannur district.

The inscriptions say that 24 Brahmins were brought to the area from Vaikom, Irinjalakuda and Peruvanam. This is one of the oldest inscription in the state which describes the establishment of a Brahmin village. The pattern of the establishment of new Brahmin villages can be learnt from them.

As the first part of the inscription is missing, details of the founder of the village or its antiquity are not available. The Raman Chemani (Jayamani) mentioned in the inscription is a king of the Mushika dynasty.

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