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Keezhattur is a village in Malappuram district in the state of Kerala, India. Poonthanam illam, the birthplace of "bhakthakavi" Poonthanam namboothiri, famous ancient Malayalam poet, is located here. The poonthanam illam is now a popular cultural centre. Keezhattur is a moderately large panchayat.The major place in keezhattur panchayat is kizhattur.


Keezhattur is a large village located in Perinthalmanna Taluka of Malappuram district, Kerala with total 4042 families residing. The Keezhattur village has population of 20457 of which 9787 are males while 10670 are females as per Population Census 2011. In Keezhattur village population of children with age 0-6 is 2769 which makes up 13.54 % of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Keezhattur village is 1090 which is higher than Kerala state average of 1084. Child Sex Ratio for the Keezhattur as per census is 968, higher than Kerala average of 964. Keezhattur village has higher literacy rate compared to Kerala. In 2011, literacy rate of Keezhattur village was 94.68 % compared to 94.00 % of Kerala. In Keezhattur Male literacy stands at 96.61 % while female literacy rate was 92.94 %.


Keezhattur village is located in Perinthalmanna Tehsil of Malappuram district in Kerala, India. It is situated 8km away from sub-district headquarter Perinthalmanna and 25km away from district headquarter Malappuram.The total geographical area of village is 2024 hectares


majority of people are engaged with agriculture.People belong to all the three classes viz upper ,middle and lower classes are living peacefully in this village.Out of which lower class families are more in number.People belong to all the three main religions -Hindu,Muslim and Christian are living harmoniously


The name Keezhatoor is derived from the fact that the river (aaru) flows east . The nearest village to the river west (Merku in Tamil) is called Melatoor (Merkattur) and the village between Keezhatoor and Melatoor is called Edayatoor.


A traditional Kerala-style house in Malappuram district, Poonthanam Illam was once the home of the legendary poet, Poonthanam Namboothiri. Famous for his masterpiece the Janappana (Song of Knowledge), Poonthanam Namboothiri was a proponent of the Bhakti Movement that gripped the nation. His devotion to Guruvayurappan (Lord Krishna) is well known and the legend has it that the Lord himself approved of his works and overall humility. Today the house is maintained by the Guruvayur Devaswom and is a great reminder of the life and times of a master artisan.