Mezhuveli

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Mezhuveli
Mezhuveli (India)
Coordinates: 9°17′10″N76°41′20″E / 9.28611°N 76.68889°E / 9.28611; 76.68889 Coordinates: 9°17′10″N76°41′20″E / 9.28611°N 76.68889°E / 9.28611; 76.68889
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Pathanamthitta
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
689507
Vehicle registration KL-

Mezhuveli is a village in Kerala, India, situated between the holy rivers of Pamba and Achankovil. It is located 16 kilometers south-west of Pathanamthitta and 12 kilometers east of Chengannur. The Ananda Bhoodeswaram temple in Mezhuveli is dedicated to the Lord Siva. It is famous for the Kettukazhicha during the Utsavam (temple festival) which starts on the Maha Sivarathri every year, linked to the Malayalam calendar. During kettukazhcha, the devotees bring different kinds of idol to the temple. Mezhuveli is also famous for the Padmanabhodayam Higher Secondary School, with a heritage of more than 80 years. Half a kilometer south-west of Mezhuveli is Pottan Mala, which was named in respect to the Appooppan, who once lived there. The Pottan mala Appoppan Devasthanam temple in dedication to the Appoppan is situated at the top. Everyday people worship inside and outside by lighting candles and lamps.

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