The Tali temple at Calicut (Kozhikode) is
redolent of some of the glorious chapters, in the history of old Kerala. It reminds you of
the life and polity of the State in days gone by and of the glory of the great Zamorins
who were among the most cultured and accomplished sovereigns of Kerala.
As a matter of fact the greatness of the Zamorins was
closely associated with three temples; Tiruvalayanad, Tirunavayi and Kozhikodo Tali. Their
empire dates back to the installation of Porkhali Bhagawati at Tiruvalayanad.
The Mamamkam at Tirunavayi was a twelve- yearly
demonstration of their imperial pomp and pageant. The annual Revati Pattattanam at Tali
was a seven-day feast of learning, comparable to the Vidvasadas of Janaka of Videha.
Author - K.R. Vaidyanathan