a coastal village at Kasaragod dt, is located 4 KM away from Kanhangad
City and 5 KM away from BEKAL FORT. The Chithari river which start from
the eastern hills fall to arabian sea covering three part of Chithari.
The west side end on 3 Km long Chithari beach and east side on Chalingal
Cashew plant, In the North side Chithari bridge and south side is Manikoth
village, where Manikoth Kazhi Hassainar Memorial Hospital, Manikoth Makaham
and Madiyan koolom Temple situated. Some of the part of Chithari has acquired
to BEKAL FORT toursim project to develop as boat journey, sunbathing anb
The name 'Chithari' mean "River rounded place" is derived from chuttum Arru (Arru = river) while years changed to decade the name of place get changed. Malayalam, Kannada, Urudu and Tulu are spoken people here.
Mainly chithari has 3 parts ie.
With the cosideration of population, range and the activities the south is the main part of chithari.
This is a middle part of chithari. Under the noble leader ship of Center chithari Muslim Jama-ath, Himayathul Islam L.P. & UP School, Jam-ath high school, Himayathul Islam Madrasa, M4C's Library and girls guidence centre are working very well. From the starting onwards Chithari Jama-ath high school secure 95 % and more success at the Kerala Govt. Public Exam (SSLC). Thus and so pupils even from distant place reach here seeking quality and moral education.
Historically this is the mainpart of chithari. A well carved Khizr Mosque, was the first and ancient Mosque which was the sole Juma Masjid till Juma start at south chithri
In the month of Ramzan villagers seemed very punctual in prayer, Interested giving contribution and deliver Zakath. these period even youth & children are concentrating learning Qur'an, take Fast (Nomb) and be away from the all possible sins (misbehave)
On the month of Rabiul Awwal (Muslim, Hijra Calender) from 12th on wards childrens sing and deliver speaches glorifiying Prophet Muhamamd (P.B.U.H.) and his incomparable life style, which leaded even cruel and enemies to well manner. In the days of Rabi-ul -awwal 12 all are gathered to get in involved in propogation and maximum try to obey prophet's directon..
Oanm, Vishu and Vinayakachadurthi are the main Hindu festivals of the different cast.
The chamundikunnu Kaliyattam celebration start with the colourful show step on from South chithari to North Chithari. While these held peoples are seemed very happy and enjoy in addition there is special programs on this priod those are Drama, Music night, Magic show, joke, dance, fair, fire and otheres attracting peole from all commucnity and watch it even losting night sleep.
Madiyan Kovilakam, Pattutsavam : Nine day annual festival in January. Highlights: Cultural and art performances, religious rites, grand elephant processions.
Makham Uroos is
take palce at the neighber village with full support and participation
of people of chithari on account of Spiritual memory of Hazrath Waliyullahi
Hasainar thangal, once in the year.
Athinhal Makham uroos, celeberate once in the year on accunt of the remembarance well know islamic propagator Assayid Samargandhi waliullah. It is held at the Nearside of Kanhangad, Bekal fort main road. In the festival time peoples from Muslim, Hindu communities are visiting and seek wishes.
Muttumthala Makham uroos celeberate once in the year on remembarance Syed Is-haque Waliyyullah it is held on the west side of Chithari. As this is a good harmonial compound, many hindus visit along Muslims On the uroos period.
Makham uroos celeberate
once in the year on remembarance Syed Khazi hasainar thangal who was khazi
(a muslim judge) and well muslim scholar.
Rail: On the Kozhikode-Mangalore-Bombay route, 'KANHANGAD' railway station is 4 KM away from chithari. There almost all train has terminal.
Road: The Kasaragod - Chandragiri - Kanhangad Main road cover widely and has 5 bus stops and 1 Limited stop. From 'Kanhangad Bus stand which has 4 KM distand is the easiest and neareset bus stand there is bus avialbale each 10 minutes.
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