Introduction: Kondotty is a growing town in Malappuram district, Kerala, South India is famous for the Nercha in the Pazhayangadi Mosque. It is the birth place of the great Mappila Poet, Moyiain kutty Vaidyar. he popularised Mappilapatt by his poems on non religious and romantic themes. A memorial for the poet is proposed to be built in Kondotty.
History: The history of Kondotty is connected with that of the 18th century Kondotty Thangals, the Sufi exponents. Tipu Sultan of Mysore brought the first Thangal Muhammad Shah, to bring the Mappilas on his side. The Thangal first resided at Areekode and later settled in Kondotty. When the British arrived, putting an end to the reign of Tipu Sultan, the Thangal switched sides and joined the British. Hence, during the 1921 upsurge, the Mappila mob attacked the house of the seventh Thangal, Nasiruddin Shah.
Description: Kondotty is famous for the Nercha (Malayalam for 'offering') in the Pazhayangadi Mosque. Kondotty is the birthplace of the great Mappila poet, Moyinkutty Vaidyar. He popularised Mappilapattu (Mappila songs) by his poems on non-religious and romantic themes. A memorial for this poet has also been built in Kondotty.
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Kondotty Festivals and culture
Valiya Nercha is the week long festival, celebrated at the Kondotty Mosque, situated at Kondotty on the Malappuram - Kozhikode route. Meaning 'the great vow', the festival is held in the month of March.
Kondotty Religious Places
Kondotty Mosque: Situated at Kondotty on the Malappuram – Kozhikode route, this mosque is believed to date back to the 18th Century. It is commonly known as Pazhayangadi and is associated with the Muslim Saint Mohammed Shah, popularly referred to as ‘Kondotty Thangal’. ‘Kondotty Nercha’, the main festival, falls in March.