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Kuravilangad Kappalottam festival
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Nearest city||Kottayam, Muvattupuzha, Pala|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Kottayam|
Kuravilangad is an Indian town located in northern Kottayam district of Kerala state. 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 northern Kottayam district. It includes the entire Kuravilangad panchayath, including Thottuva, Kappumthala, Vakkad, Kurianad, Mannakkanad, Elakkad, and Kalathoor.
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, KuravilangadSt Marys's HS, St. Anne's HSS, De Paul HSS, Chavara Hills High School, and St. Marys Girls High School.
The 10th President of India, Kocheril R. Narayanan, is from Kuravilangad, and matriculated from St. Mary's Boys High School (1936–38).[ citation needed ]
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Meenachil is the north-eastern region of Kottayam district in Kerala, south India. The name originates from Meenakshi, the Dravidian goddess. Pala is the main city in Meenachil. The arterial river of the district is also named Meenachil.
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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 3rd 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.
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