How KOZHIKODU-(calicut)city got that name [from kerala history]and story of Ernakulam AND TELICHERRY CITIES


Bhaskara revi varma ,the last perumal(emperor) of kerala about 1100 A.d.;gave his crown to the king of cochin(king of cochin  was called   'PERUMPADAPPIL MOOPPINNU))
 At a  later state of intestacy in kulasekhara dynasty ,emperor PERUMAL divided and gave his empire to feudal lords. while doing so 'ERATTU MOOPPIL' ( the old name for 'SAMOODIRI' -the king of kozhikodu) ;was left out
 The PERUMAL so gave his sword and a small temple,and a small piece of land ,upto the ambit(distance) of a cocks -crow,from the temple
The old story is that the KOZHIKODUderived from the cock -crow land;as per historian Buchanan

[kozhi means domesticated fowl.,or male rooster fowl; in kerala's  malayalam language]

{KOZHIKODU:-ANGLICANISED NAME -CALICUT
SAMOODIRI RAJA :- ANGLICANISED NAME- ZAMORIN
 KOCHI :- ANGLICANISED NAME- COCHIN
KERALAM:- ANGLICANISED NAME-KERALA}

[2]ERNAKULAM TOWN :- GOT ITS NAME FROM ; a corruption of the Tamil word 'Erayanarkulam' which means 'Lord Siva's abode'.

ANOTHER THEORY IS :-Ernakulam is said to have been derived from the word Rishinagakulam a tank (kulam) in the famous Siva Temple in the town.shivalingam enshrined here, legend goes, was brought here by Nagarishi, a wandering ascetic who discovered it at a place called Bagularanya.A temple came up here and the place surrounding it was called Rishinagakulam, corrupted later to Ernakulam.

[3]CANNORE TOWN :- GOT ITS NAME FROM ITS TEMPLE KANNAN-OOR[PLACE OF KANNAN OR KRISHNAN]
 [4]THALASSERY [TELICHERRY] CITY GOT ITS NAME BECAUSE:-Thalassery was the northern most part of Kolathunadu and was called “Thalakkathe” (means northern most) + “Cheri” (means place). In 1682 the British ruler entered in Thalassery with the permission Vadakkilamkur Prince of Kolattunad.