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Pillar of Kangazha

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St.Peters Church
Coordinates: 9°33′00″N76°43′05″E / 9.550°N 76.718°E / 9.550; 76.718 Coordinates: 9°33′00″N76°43′05″E / 9.550°N 76.718°E / 9.550; 76.718
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Kottayam
  Type Panchayath
  BodyKangazha grama panchayath
  Total31.19 km2 (12.04 sq mi)
81 m (266 ft)
  Density600/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
686541(pathanadu po),686555(kanjirappara)
Telephone code0481
Vehicle registration KL-33
Literacy 96%
Website http://lsgkerala.in/kangazhapanchayat

Kangazha is a panchayath and village in the Changanacherry Taluk of the Kottayam District of Kerala State in India. It is located 21 kilometers east of Kottayam and 10 kilometers north of Karukachal. It lies midway between the backwaters of Western Kerala and the misty mountains of the Western Ghats.


Adjacent areas

The nearest railway stations are Kottayam (21 km) and Changanacherry (22 km), and the nearest airport is Cochin Airport (Nedumbasserry) about 100 km away. Kangazha is on the Changanassery - Vazhoor state highway which joins Kottayam - Kumaly NH at Pulickalkavala on the north side and on the Karukachal Manimala road on the east side.


Kanva, the father of Shakuntala had visited Kangazha and he stoned the Sivalinga in Kangazha. And thus the term Kanvaya which was referred to point this incident become the name of this village and later Kanvaya had reestablished as Kangazha.

Kangazha Mahadeva Temple (Temple of Lord Shiva) Pathanadu Kavu Bhagawati Temple Elamkavu Sri Bhadrakali Temple Uma-Maheswar Temple, Edayarikapuzha

Places of worship


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Rubber trees in a plantation

The economy of Kangazha is primarily from agriculture. Kangazha is one of the rubber producing villages in Kerala because the hilly terrain, high humidity and good rain make it suitable for rubber cultivation. Other major crops are coconut, tapioca and pepper. NRIs are also another major source of income.

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