Last updated

Kuravilangadu Kappalottam 2013.JPG
Kuravilangad Kappalottam festival
India Kerala location map.svg
Red pog.svg
Location in Kerala, India
India location map.svg
Red pog.svg
Kuravilangad (India)
Coordinates: 9°45′0″N76°33′0″E / 9.75000°N 76.55000°E / 9.75000; 76.55000 Coordinates: 9°45′0″N76°33′0″E / 9.75000°N 76.55000°E / 9.75000; 76.55000
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Kottayam
  Type Panchayath
  Body Village
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code04822
Vehicle registration KL-67
Nearest city Kottayam, Muvattupuzha, Pala
Lok Sabha constituencyKottayam

Kuravilangad is an Indian town located in the northern part of the Kottayam district in Kerala. It is situated in the Meenachil taluk, about 22 km north of the district capital Kottayam and 17 km west of the municipal town Pala.


Kuravilangad is the largest town in the northern side of the Kottayam district. It includes the entire Kuravilangad panchayath, including Thottuva, Kappumthala, Vakkad, Kurianad, Mannakkanad, Elakkad, and Kalathoor.

St Mary's Syro Malabar Church, Kuravilangad Kirche Kuravilangad Juli 2011.jpg
St Mary's Syro Malabar Church, Kuravilangad

Kuravilangad is known for Marian pilgrim center Kuravilangad Church, officially known as St. Mary's Syro-Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Church Kuravilangad. According to tradition this church was founded in 105 AD.


Kuravilangad is the local hub of education, which caters education to students from both Kottayam and Ernakulam District. Notable educational institutes include Deva Matha College, Kuravilangad [1] St Marys's HS, [2] St. Anne's HSS, De Paul HSS, Chavara Hills High School, and St. Marys Girls High School. [3]

Notable residents

The 10th President of India, Kocheril R. Narayanan, briefly was in Kuravilangad, and matriculated from St. Mary's Boys High School (1936–38). < [4]

Related Research Articles

Kottayam district District in Kerala, India

Kottayam, is one of fourteen districts in the Indian state of Kerala. Kottayam district comprises six municipal towns: Kottayam, Changanassery, Pala, Erattupetta, Ettumanoor, and Vaikom. It is the only district in Kerala that neither border the Arabian Sea nor any other states.

Meenachil Taluk in Kerala, India

Meenachil is the north-eastern region of Kottayam district in Kerala, south India. The name originates from Meenakshi, the Hindu Goddess. Pala is the main city in Meenachil. The arterial river of the district is also named Meenachil.

Changanassery Town in Kerala, Kottayam

Changanassery also known as Changanacherry[t̠͡ʃɐŋːɐn̺ɐːʃːeːɾi] is a municipal town in Kottayam district in the state of Kerala, India. It is the gateway to Western Ghats and Kuttanad. It is one of the major educational and religious centres of Kerala, with nearly 100% literacy. There are five colleges, eight higher secondary schools, one vocational higher secondary school and ten high schools within a four-kilometre radius of the town.

Mundakayam, is a town in Kanjirappally Taluk in the Kottayam District of Kerala. It is the doorway to the high ranges of southern Kerala, and is at the border of Kottayam and Idukki districts. The next nearest town, Kanjirappally, is 14 km (8.7 mi) & Erumely is 12 km from Mundakayam. Mundakayam has rubber plantations, and greenery. The Manimala River runs through Mundakayam. It is located 48 km east of the district headquarters at Kottayam and 148 km from the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram. The name Mundakayam is said to be derived from the Mundi cranes that used to be seen along the Manimala River banks.

Pampady Town in Kerala, India

Pampady is a fastest growing town in Kottayam district of Kerala, Southern India. It lies midway between the backwaters of Western Kerala and the mountains of the Western Ghats.

Uzhavoor Town in Kerala, India

Uzhavoor is an expanding town in Kottayam district, Kerala in India. It is just 32 km away from the administrative capital Kottayam District. Most of its residents are either wealthy farmers or businessmen. Many of the houses belong to NRIs. The tenth President of India, K. R. Narayanan, was born and brought up in this village. The newly expanded road which connects the city of Pala and other destinations such as Sabarimala to the city of Muvattupuzha passes through Uzhavoor. The town is 177 km from the state capital Thiruvananthapuram.

Kanakkary is a small village in Kottayam district of Kerala state, India. The name Kanakkary is attributed to a lady who frequently visited the village to collect Kanam in the pre-historic times.

Mallapally Town in Kerala, India

Mallappally is a taluk in Kerala state in India. It is one of the five taluks that make up the Pathanamthitta district. Historically a part of the kingdom of Travancore and Cochin. Called "Land of the BA graduates" due to English education imparted by attendants of CMS College Kottayam in the 19th century, Mallappally is the original home of many Non-resident Indians, and has one of the lowest population growth and highest literacy rates in India.

Nedumkandam Town in Kerala, India

Nedumkandam is the headquarters of Udumbanchola taluk which is situated in Idukki district of the Indian state of Kerala. Nedumkandam is among the fastest growing towns in the Idukki district. Nedumkandam is well known for its spices production and is a major contributor to the production of spices like cardamom and pepper. This town situated an average elevation of 900 meter above sea level and maximum elevation respectively 1190 meter 1100 meter and 975 meter and is a destination for economical stay and shopping for tourists in the popular Kumily-Munnar tourist route.

Pallickathodu, also spelled Pallikkathodu which includes Anickadu village, is a town in eastern Kottayam district, Kerala, India. It falls under the Kanjirappally assembly constituency.

Elanji is a village in Ernakulam district, Indian state of Kerala.

Kodanchery is a town in Kozhikode district in the state of Kerala, India.

Thuravoor, Angamaly Village in Kerala, India

Thuravoor is a Gram Panchayat in Aluva Taluk of Ernakulam District in the South Indian state of Kerala. Thuravoor Grama Panchayath is nearly 5 km from Angamaly Town. The Panchayat covers 12.13 km2 in area. The borders of this panchayat are Mookkannoor and Manjapra Panchayat in the north, Manjapra, Malayattoor-Neeleeswaram Panchayat in the East. Kalady panchayat and Angamaly Municipality in the south, and Karukutty and Mookkannoor Panchayat on the west.

Palackattumala Village in Kerala, India

Palackattumala is a village in Kottayam District of Kerala, India with a population of around 1500. An oblong tableland located on a small rolling hill, north of Illickal Junction in Pala – Vaikom road. The nearest town is Palai.

Educational Organizations are located mainly in Kalpetta and Sultan Battery.

Kottayam district is a centre of education in Kerala state. The Orthodox Theological Seminary at Chungam was the first institution to teach English in South India. It was founded in 1815 by Colonel John Monroe. The C.M.S High School was founded by the British missionary, Benjamin Bailey. The first college in Kerala state and the second established under British rule in India was the C.M.S. College (1840). Mahatma Gandhi University is located in Kottayam district.

Deva Matha College, Kuravilangad, is a college for higher education, located at Kuravilangad, Kottayam, Kerala. It was founded on 3 April 1964, under the inspiration of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Palai, by St.Mary's Forane Church, Kuravilangad. The college is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala. It is a NAAC re-accredited college with 'A' grade.


  1. "Deva Matha College". Archived from the original on 8 September 2005. Retrieved 17 May 2006.
  2. St Marys's HS
  3. St. Marys Girls High School
  4. "K. R. Narayanan".