Thrissur Historical Timeline

The town of Thrissur has a number of significant events which have changed Thrissur over the years.


St Thomas builds the first church in South Asia, the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church.

52 AD

Cheraman Juma Masjid constructed by Malik lbn Dinar, the first mosque in South Asia.

629 AD

Cranganore Fort.

1523

Chettuva attacked by Dutch.

1710

Zamorin’s attack of Thrissur.

1750–1762

Tipu Sultan’s attack of Thrissur.

1789

Sakthan Thampuran became the king of Cochins.

1790

Sakthan Thampuran made modifications to the Thrissur town.

1794

Sakthan Thampuran initiated the world famous Thrissur Pooram.

1798

Mart Mariam Big Church construction at Thrissur.

1814

John Gould prepared the first known map of Thrissur.

1816

St. Thomas College, Thrissur was established.

1889

Mahatma Gandhi visited Thrissur for the first time.

Mar 18, 1925

Thrissur municipality was established.

Jul 1, 1940

Thrissur district was formed.

Jul 1, 1949

Pope John Paul II visits Thrissur City.

Feb 7, 1986

Thrissur Municipal Corporation was established.

Oct 2, 1996

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