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Angadipuram Thali Temple - Sree Tali Mahadeva Kshetram History – Agitation - Festival

Angadipuram Thali temple, also known as Sree Tali Mahadeva kshetram, is located at Angadipuram, around 3 km from Perinthalmanna, in Malappuram district, Kerala. Shiva is worshipped in the form of Shivling. The Upa Devata in the temple is Ganapathy. The annual pratishta festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meda Masam on the Vishu day.

As per history, initially there was only a Shivling located amidst a number of Kanjiram Maram (trees). The temple was attacked and ransacked by Tipu Sultan.

The main festival observed in the temple is Shivratri.

The temple is now governed by Thali Kshetra Samrakshana Samiti.

Angadipuram Thali Temple Agitation

Angadipuram Thali temple agitation is an important event in the history of Kerala. This agitation led to Aradhana Swathanthryam. Muslims and the communist government were against the renovation of the Angadipuram Thali Temple.

Angadipuram Thali temple agitation was led by K Kelappan on November 16, 1968 during the renovation of the temple. This agitation led to the formation of Malabar Kshetra Samrakshana Samithi on November 25, 1968.

In memory of this important agitation, Aradhana Swathanthryam day is observed in the temple on November 25 annually.