The Pazhassi Dam also called Kulur Barrage is a stone masonry diversion structure in Kannur, KKerala, India. It is named after King Pazhssi Raja, a patriot who died a heroic death in the war. The dam is constructed across the west flowing Bavali River near Veliyambra. It was commissioned by Prime Minister Morarji Desai in 1979. It mainly functions as an irrigation dam, serving a command area of 11,525 hectares (28,480 acres) in Iritty taluk of the Kannur District. The water from this dam also meets the drinking water requirement of Kannur district. The dam site and the reservoir are famous for their scenic beauty.