Category:Zamorin of Calicut
Saamoothirippād or Saamoothiri (Malayalam: സാമൂതിരി), anglicised Samorin or Zamorin of Calicut , is the title used by the en:Eradi en:Nair rulers of the erstwhile state of Kozhikode (Calicut, Nediyirippu Swarūpam) located in the present day state of Kerala, India. The Samoothiris ruled between the 12th and 18th century A.D and were the most powerful kings of kerala during the Middle Ages. Mānavikraman Raja, the Saamoothiri of Kozhikode is famous for being the ruler who received the Portuguese trader and navigator Vasco da Gama on May 18, 1498. The Saamoothiri iniated the annual en:Revathi Pattathanam at the Tali Siva temple in Calicut. The Saamoothiris were the only rulers who were capable of and came close to establishing a pan-Kerala state since the disintegration of the Chera empire.
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