Kannur, also known as Kanoor, is a city and a municipal corporation in Kannur district. It's price noting that the divinity of the katalai avatar temple was erected during a shrine at the katalai fort within the southeastern a part of current Kannur. The district was a part of the Chera kingdom that dominated a lot of Kerala within the early centuries of AD. avatar Menon. Fort St. The fort was enclosed by the native ruler in 1507; The Portuguese decree Canaanor (as they were pronounced) lasted 158 years and was replaced by the Dutch. A painting of the castle and fishing ferry is on show at the Rijksmuseum in the capital of The Netherlands. Kerala's achievements in social development and quality of life are ennobling and inspiring. .