Kannur or Cannanore, one of the important sea coast towns of Kerala, was the capital of the north Kolathiri rajas for many centuries. This administrative headquarters of Kannur district, lies on the Northern side of the state, in between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea. Kannur is known for its eternal folk art and music.
Previously known as Cannanore, it is a place of historical interest and has many important monuments. There are several mythology and legends associated with the name Kannur. Some say that the district derived its name from the two words 'Kannan' ( Krishna- one of the HVedic deities ) and 'Ur' (place); i.e the place of Lord Krishna. It is also said that the name is a derivation of Kanathur, an ancient village in Kannur.
Theyyam- the traditional dance form of Kerala is associated with this district. St.Angelos Fort, Kannur The place is also famous for handloom. Once a premier port of ancient Kerala, Kannur has been a favourite destination of foreign travellers from Europe, China and Arab countries.
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