is a village in Malappuram district
in the state of Kerala
, Moorkanad had a population of 31488 with 15126 males and 16362 females.
Moorkanad village is a predominantly Muslim populated area. Hindus exist in comparatively smaller numbers. So the culture of the locality is based upon Muslim traditions. Duff Muttu
muttu are common folk arts of this locality. There are many libraries attached to mosques giving a rich source of Islamic studies. Most of the books are written in Arabi-Malayalam
which is a version of the Malayalam
language written in Arabic script
. People gather in mosques for the evening prayer and continue to sit there after the prayers discussing social and cultural issues. Business and family issues are also sorted out during these evening meetings. The Hindu minority of this area keeps their rich traditions by celebrating various festivals in their temples. Hindu rituals are done here with a regular devotion like other parts of Kerala.
Moorkanad village connects to other parts of India through Kuttippuram
town. National highway No.66 passes through Edappal
and the northern stretch connects to Goa
. The southern stretch connects to Cochin
. National Highway No.966 connects to Palakkad
. The nearest airport is at Kozhikode
. The nearest major railway station is at Kuttippuram