What Historians said
Ilamkulam Kunjan Pillai (Wrote in the Mathrubhumi weekly of 1955 December 25)-
Temples destroyed by Tipu
Kozhikode: Thali, Sree Valayanadu, Kavu, Thiruvannur, Varaykkal, Puthoor, Govindapuram, Thalikunnu temples in Kozhikode town and many temples in the outskirts were destroyed by Tipu’s army.
Rest of Malabar: Malabar Gazette sais even the famous Thirunavaya temple was also wasn’t spared by Tipu’s army. Temples in Vettathunadu- Keraladheeswaram, Thrikandiyoor, Thriparangodu were also destroyed by Tipu. The Gopuram and idols of Thrikavu temple in Ponnanni were destroyed and the place was converted to ammunition store of Mysore army.Picture Courtesy: Thali Temple Kozhikode