Temples destroyed by Tippu Sultan – First Jihad Against Hindus Of Malabar- Part 2

· Date:August 21, 2010

The Mysore Gazetteer says that the ravaging army of Tippu Sultan had destroyed more than 8000 temples in South India. The temples of Malabar and Cochin principalities had to bear the brunt of plunder and destruction. The History of Cochin by K.P. Padmanabha Menon and History of Kerala by A. Sreedhara Menon narrate some of them:

“In the month of Chingam 952, Malayalam Era (corresponding to August, 1786) Tippu’s Army destroyed idols of the famous Perumanam Temple and desecrated all the temples between Trichur and Karuvannur river. “

Hemambika Temple of Kallekulangara, also known as Emoor Bhagavathy temple, the Family Deity (Kula Devata) of the royal family of Palakkad.

Keraladhiswara Maha Vishnu Temple, Tanur Town, Malappuram Dist.

Jain Temple in Palghat .

“Irinjalakuda Tiruvilvamala Temple dedicated to Rama and Lakshmana. It is a twin temple complex situated on top of Vilvadri Hill which is located to the North of Thrissur Town.

Mammiyur Siva Temple in Guruvayur Town.

Thiruvanchikulam Mahadeva Temple, in Methala Panchayat, south of Kodungallur Municipal town on NH 17.

Triprangode Siva Temple near Tirur.

Thrichabaram Sri Krishna Temple near Taliparamba, Kannur Dist.

Taliparamba Siva Temple, Kannur District.

Tiruvanjikulam Siva temple near Kodungallur.

Vadakkum-Nathan Temple of Trichur.

Varakkal DurgaTemple, West Hill Kozhikode.

Trikkandiyur Mahadeva Temple, Tirur Town, Malappuram Dist.

Sukapuram Dakshinaamoorthy Temple, near Edappal, Malappuram.

Vadukunda Siva temple at Vengara village Kannur District.

Pariharapuram Subrahmanya Temple, Ramanathakara, Kozhikode District.

Vadukunda Siva Temple of Madai, Kannur District.

Thrikkavu Durga Temple of Ponnani was converted into Military Garrison.

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.

Shri thirpuraikal Bhadrakali Temple, Puthur, Palakkad District.

Narayankannur temple at Ramantali, Kannur District.

Even the Tirunavaya Temple known all over India as a centre of Rig Veda teaching was destroyed. Tippu personally ordered the destruction of Calicut which was the capital of the Zamorin Rajas.

In the case of Triprayar Temple, the main deity was shifted temporarily to Gnanappilly Mana situated in a remote village. However, both of them were brought back and ceremoniously installed after the withdrawal of Tippu from Malabar towards the end of 1790.

Following the route of his father Hyder Ali who attacked Guruvayur in 1766, Tippu Sultan attacked Guruvayur temple in 1789 after destroying the Mammiyur Shiva Temple and two other Sri Krishna Temples in the vicinity of the famous Guruvayur Temple. Those two Sri Krishna Temples destroyed in the town of Guruvayur by Tippu have being recovered by the Hindus; one is being renovated as the Parthasarathy Temple and the other one as Tirupathy Balaji Temple.

The 4,000 year old Narasimhamoorthy Temple near Angadipuram was destroyed by Tippu’s Army, rebuilt in 1946 and destroyed again by the Moplah Muslims. http://www.malaparamba-narasimhamoorthy.org/ is the website of that Narasimhamoorthy Temple which is now being reconstructed.

A large band of Moplah fanatics desecrated the Tiru-mandham-kunnu Bhagawati shrine at Angadipuram, Valluvanadu Taluk. [Pg 186, Malabar Manual. by William Logan (1841-1914) . Logan was a Scottish officer of the Madras Civil Service under the British Government. Before his appointment as Collector of Malabar, he had served in the area for about twenty years in the capacity of Magistrate and Judge. The highly acclaimed Malabar Manual was the result of his strenuous research and study of various official records, oral history, and legends of Kerala.To commemorate this British official’s work and life in Thalassery town, the main road that cuts across the town is named after him as “Logan’s Road”.]
The Muslim mosque at Kathiroor, near Chokli in Kannur District is almost a temple. Historians feel that it was originally a temple but converted into a mosque in the wake of Hyder Ali’s or Tippu’s destructive march over Kerala.

The Malabar Manual mentions that the Maniyoor mosque was once a Hindu temple. The local belief is that it was converted to a mosque during the days of Tippu Sultan.

According to certain personal diary notes of Tippu Sultan, the Chirackal Raja offered to pay over Rs. 4 lakh in gold and silver to save the destruction of the local Hindu temples by Tippu’s army. But, true to his fanatical jihadi character, Tippu replied that “even if the entire world is offered to me, I will not desist from destroying Hindu temples” (Freedom Struggle by Sardar Panicker). It was the reply of a typical Islamic ruler!

Tippu’s jihadi soldiers made it a point to slaughter cows en masse. To rub it in, they always slaughtered a cow at the very spot where a Hindu moorti was worshipped, before erecting a mosque in its place. Most of the time, the moorti was smashed and placed at the steps of some mosque for the “faithful” Muslims to tread upon as they came for prayer.

In the wake of that murderous jihadi aggression by the barbarous Muslim Tippu Sultan more than eighty percent of the temples were destroyed in Malabar.

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  1. Sudhakaran Reply

    August 19, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Secular Barbarians
    Secularisation of Tippu’s image is a dangerous game.Trying to portray him as a ‘great national hero’is a shameful attempt.
    He was a traitor who invited the French to invade India.
    He was a master Jihadi who killed thousands of innocent Hindus.
    He was a barbarian.
    On jan19,1790 Tippu sent a letter to Budruz Zuman Khan,in which he wrote:”Dont you know I have achieved a great victory recently in Malabar and over four lakh Hindus were converted to Islam? Iam determined to march against that cursed ‘Raman nair'(Rama varma Rajah of Travancore).Since Iam overjoyed at the prospect of converting him and his subject to Islam”
    In a letter sent to Adbul Kadir (1788) he wrote: “Over 12000 Hindus were honoured with Islam.There were many Namboodiris amoung them.This achievement should be widly publicised amoung the Hindus.There the local Hindus should be brought before you and then converted to Islam.No Namboodiri should be spared.”
    In the letter sent to Syed Abdul Dulai on jan 18,1790 he wrote:” With the grace of prophet mohammed and Allah,all most all Hindus in Calicut are converted to Islam.Only a few are still not converted on the boarders of Cochin state,Iam determined to convert them also very soon.I consider this as a JIHAD to achieve that object.”
    And some Hindus are trying to portray him as a secular hero !!
    Shameful…… 5

  2. pusshaan Reply

    August 20, 2010 at 1:22 am

    why rss and other hindu orgns r not hightlighting hindu kings brave things who fought against muslims and british and they must highlight abt tipu sultan and british attracoties on kerala hindus so that hindus can understand abt islam and they must know history

    one more imp thing our ppl r dumb we r reading wrong history also.
    by seeing this wrong history seeing khan movies ,mnik ,jodha-akbar mives this hindu gals think muslims r great heroes and thats why this love jihad happeneing

    in kerala so many attacks on hindus happened in history and still happeneing but hinus r not awakening and hindu gals r still thinking muslims r inncoent and they r heroes. 5

  3. George Reply

    August 21, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Tipu Sultan
    Thousands of Catholics(Christians)
    of Mangalore were also either
    massacred or converted to Islam.
    The Vatican knows the exact number.But they are ,either out of fear or to appease ,not ready to release the documents about this great atrocity. 5

  4. Sanesh Reply

    August 22, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Text books tells a different story?
    With all these attrocities against Hindu’s and being a fanatic muslim, how Tipu found a place in our text book as a great fighter against Britishers? How come we learned stories of Tipu’s fighting with Tigers, instead of his attrocities against Hindus?
    Who is behind the distortion of this history? Congress or Marxists? Why did they distort the fact? 5

  5. Surjeet Singh Dhillon Reply

    September 2, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    What about this more recent Jihad?
    What about this recent 1971 Jihad which killed 2 million Hindus. Please spread the awareness of this also Sir.


    I only came to know this recently, and was really shocked because our textbooks never say this. 5

  6. jayaprakash Reply

    September 13, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    tippu the name is suit for our dogs
    The govt are not giving the true story of tippu invasion.what ever we read from history are compleatly fales.we could nt read this kind of real things from school books.malabar muslim should be read this and they have to know they are hindus and forcely converted to islam in tippu era.The bloody name tippu is suit for our dog. 5

  7. Lal Mahosh Reply

    July 6, 2011 at 5:09 am

    Tippu’s killing of Hindus and destruction of temples
    If Tippu was a killer of Hindus and Christians and destroyer of temples and churches, how then:
    1) he had financially helped 152 temples in his Kingdom
    2)Shankaracharya sought his help when Marathas attacked and robbed all the properties of some temples in Karnataka and the former maintained good relation with him
    4)he cursed Marathas for destroying temples which he referred to as places where worshipping God is performed
    3) his army comprised French Christians and Hindus in addition to Muslims
    4) Muslim Nizam helped the British to destroy his Kingdom.
    It is noteworthy that the Western Christian invaders too killed millions of Muslims in Africa and Middle East, plundered their properties and destroyed their mosques, and forced millions of them to embrace Christianity(The Spanish Christian missionaries – conquistadors- invaded Latin Americas, destroyed the temples of the Mayas and Incas, plundered all their gold and properties,killed their kings and families and wiped out even traces of their religion and civilization and forcefully converted all the inhabitants to Christianity (Latin America is now 100% Christian). In those medieval times, it was a common practice.Muslims of Africa and Middle East are now free like Hindus but they did not adopt it as a state policy to teach their children about the atrocities of their former Christian colonialists and brainwashing them against Christian as Hindus(only RSS activists) now do. The Muslims of Africa and Middle East do not even think about the atrocities committed against them by their former Christian colonialist. If the Muslim invaders had similarly plundered the gold of Hindu Kings and temples, now the Arab/Malaysian/Indonesian Muslims are repaying it to Hindus – as millions of Hindus are living in their Islamic soil, remitting to the country many billions of petrodollars yearly .Each and every Hindu family in Kerala has at least a member or relative working or doing business in the Islamic Gulf. 5

  8. sreedharan Reply

    March 20, 2012 at 1:43 am

    working in mideleast
    One of guy mentioned here there were lot of keralite hindus working at gulf countries.Yes why they are there? due to the real qualification and capability only .And petrodoller is the gift of american .If possible they(muslim rulers never allowed to enter the hindus there.The history is made by loyals and pets of rulers.The temples of thamilnadu is protected by their kings(like cheran ,cholan and pallavas)example Thanjavoor perya koil And finily lote of muslims go to pakistan from malabar on the time of 1947.
    And muslims never like piece.always like to slaughter either animals or human being.not only here everywhere.read daily news paper .

  9. appu Reply

    January 30, 2014 at 10:37 am

    tippu an @$$ole
    tippu was a thief…….and such a worst man that he must b hit with slippers n he is a traitor….

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