Thalikkunu Shiva Temple is one of the oldest temples of Malabar. This temple has been attacked many times. Currently, the Temple is under His Highness Zamorin of Calicut.. Thali, Thiruvannur, Varackal, Puthur, Govindapuram etc. are other important temples in the town of Kozhikode as well as those nearby were completely destroyed as a result of Tipu's military operations. Some of them were reconstructed by the Zamorin after he returned following the defeat of Tipu Sultan in Sreerangapatanam and the Treaty of 1792.According to the Malabar Gazetteer, the following important temples were destroyed by Tippu's Army. Tali Mahadeva Temple, Kozhikode. Sree Valayanadu Bhagavathy Temple, Govindapuram, Calicut. Tiruvannur Siva Temple, Kozhikode
Thalikkunu Shiva Temple Mankave
The most important are the Maha Shivaratri which is celebrated on the Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi of Hindu calendar month Maagha as per Amavasya-ant month calculation. As per Poornima-ant month calculation, the day is Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi of Hindu calendar month Phalguna which falls in February or March as per the Gregorian calendar. Of the twelve Shivaratris in the year, the Maha Shivarathri is the holiest. The Maha Shivaratri is Celebrated in grand every year. The celebration included Kazcha Sheeveli accompanied with Elephant, Chuttu Vilakku, Vilakinezhunallippu, Niramala, Maha Ganapati Homam etc. Cultural programs of Children are also conducted along with Prasadam distribution and Annadanam (Lunch) to all the devotees. Year by year the temple is gaining more devotees and developments for a peace and Safe pilgrimage.
Just five kilometers from the temple to KSRTC bus stands
The Nearest railway station is Kozhikode Railway Station