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Kadakkarappally (India)
Coordinates: 9°42′0″N76°18′0″E / 9.70000°N 76.30000°E / 9.70000; 76.30000 Coordinates: 9°42′0″N76°18′0″E / 9.70000°N 76.30000°E / 9.70000; 76.30000
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Alappuzha
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration kl-32
Nearest cityCherthala
Lok Sabha constituencyAlappuzha
Vidhan Sabha constituency Cherthala
Website www.cherthalaonline.com

Kadakkarappally is a village in Alappuzha district in the Indian state of Kerala. [1] This is a panchayat which comes under the Cherthala Assembly constituency.


The village became famous due to the Thankey church (St.Mary's Forane Church). [2] Thankey is a great pilgrim center in this village. Millions come here to get the blessing of the Jesus and the miraculous statue of Passion of Our Lord with growing hair. [3]

The village's name is known for being the site of a shipwreck called The Kadakkarapally Boat. Archaeological excavation determined that the flat-bottomed boat dated to AD 920 –1270.


No.Font nameParty nameSeats
1L.D.F C.P.I. (M) 5
C.P.I. 2

List of ward members of Kadakkarapally

The Panchayat president is the head of this panchayat. People do not directly elect the president. He or she is elected by the ward members, and can rule for five years with the members' support.

NameWard no.Political party
A. Kunjappan1Indian National Congress


Preeja Francis2
Mini3Communist Party Of India


Sanjith Kaiparisserrl4Indian National Congress


J. Jagadeesh5 Janathipathya Samrakshana


Sureshbabu6 Communist Party Of India


Mini7Indian National Congress


Geetamma Radhakrishnan8Communist Party Of India
E. B. Sasidharan9Communist Party Of India


Chandrika10Communist Party Of India


Merlin Suresh11Communist Party Of India
P. J. Payas12Indian National Congress


Padmini Pankajakshan13Communist Party Of India


Jamma Mathew14Indian National Congress



As of 2001 India census, Kadakkarappally had a population of 20,010, of whom 9,813 were male and 10,197 were female. [1]

Cherthala Thaluk in Alappuzha

1 Kattiyattu Chennoth

Balakrishna Panicer

1953195810 years Indian National Congress
(1)Kattyattu Chennoth

Balakrishna Panicer

2K. Madhavan1963196825 years
(2)K. Madhavan19681973Indian National Congress/

Communist Party Of India

(2)K. Madhavan19731978
(2)K. Madhavan19781983
(2)K. Madhavan19831988
3A. S. Divakaran198819907 years Communist Party Of India
(3)A. S. Divakaran19901995
4P. G.Sadanandan199519983 years Indian National Congress


5P. E. Bhaskara Kartha199820002 years
6A. Kunjappan200020055 years
7Jayinamma Sebastian200520083 yearsCommunist Party Of India
8Padmini Pankajakshan200820102 years Communist Party Of India


9James Chinguthara201020133 yearsIndian National Congress


10K. P. Agosh Kumar201320152 years
11Merlin Suresh201520163 yearsCommunist Party Of India
(9)Padmini Pankajakshan2016Communist Party Of India


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  1. 1 2 "Census of India:Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2008.
  2. http://www.dioceseofcochin.org/parish/st-marys-church-estd-1832
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ5n2AimXig