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Nayarambalam Bhagavathy Temple
Coordinates: 10°04′16″N76°12′43″E / 10.071°N 76.212°E / 10.071; 76.212 Coordinates: 10°04′16″N76°12′43″E / 10.071°N 76.212°E / 10.071; 76.212
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam District
  Panchayath PresidentMrs. Shibu E P
  Total12.19 km2 (4.71 sq mi)
2.83 m (9.28 ft)
  Density1,783/km2 (4,620/sq mi)
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0484
Temperature Range: 22°C - 31 °C

Nayarambalam is a suburb of Cochin city and coastal village on Vypin island in Ernakulam District in the state of Kerala, India.


The village is surrounded by Edavanakkad Gram Panchayat to the north, Narakkal Gram Panchayat to the south, the Arabian Sea to the west and Veeranpuzha to the east. Nayarambalam lies almost at the center of Vypin Island. Agriculture and fishing were traditionally the main sources of income for the people, but now most of the people depend on Cochin city, the nearest city on the mainland. There are still many paddy fields and fish ponds especially in the eastern and western areas of the village.


These details are taken from the official website of the Kerala Government.

Area in km².12.19
Occupied residential houses4240
Male population11313
Female population11853
Total population23166
Density of population per km²1783
Sex ratio (females per 1000 males)1047
Effective literacy rate (male)97.26
Effective literacy rate (female)92.26
Effective literacy rate (total)94.69



Nayarambalam, the name originated from Nakar (serpant) and Ambalam ( temple). The Nagaraja Temple then became Nakarambalam,later evolved into Nayarambalam.

Local administration

Nayarambalam Grama Panchayat,
Nayarambalam - 682 509
Exisis managed by Nair ting Pres.
in Nayarambalam Pauary-February 2007.

Elected members of Nayarambalam Panchayat

Nayarambalam Grama Panchayat: October 2015 election results: [2]

This information was updated on 18 October 2017 based on Election Results of Local Body Election 2015 published by the Kerla State Election Commission.

Places of interest


Vypeen-Pallipuram State Highway 63 (SH 63) passes through Nayarambalam.


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Veterinary hospital

The 25 bedded Govt. Ayurveda Hospital is owned by the public health department of the State Government of Kerala. The Public Health Center is situated in the beach area (Puthen Kadappuram). There are two medical centers in private sector also functioning here; one is Sarada Hospital (formerly Sarada Nursing Home),established in 1979,a dedicated multi speciality hospital which has been in patient care sector for the past 5 decades which includes general medicine, infertility, family medicine, neurology, cardiology, diabetology, dermatology, psychiatry and physiotherapy pioneered by Dr. K R Ramachandra Menon and Dr. Vanaja Menon with a vision of specialty care in the rural areas of Vypin. The other center is Nayarambalam Medical Centre. There are also several allopathic and homoeopathic clinics. In the speciality clinic, there is a small ENT clinic, Trinity, run by Dr. Thomas W Menacherry. A periodontic center, Smyle, run by Dr. Biniraj, is located just outside the Nayarambalam-Narakkal boundary.[ citation needed ]

Churches and temples

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Sanjopuram Church

Nayarambalam is blessed with many churches and temples. Nayarambalam Bhagavathy Temple, Sankara Narayana Temple, Kochambalam Sri Subrahmania Temple, and Mahavishnu Temple Veliyethamparambu, Mannateswari Bhagavathy temple are some of the prominent Hindu temples in Nayarmabmalam.

Major Christian churches include St. George Church (Wadel), established in the 1844, Sacred Heart Church (Manattuparambu) (both are under Verapoli Arch Diocese) St. Joseph's Church (Sanjopuram), and St. Augustine's Church (Nedungadu). In addition there are many small temples and chapels scattered around the village. A Muslim temple (mosque) is situated at the extreme north frontier of the village. There is also a Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithi, which is active in the field of social service.

Educational institutions

There are two high schools and many primary schools in Nayarambalam. These include Nayarambalam Bhagavathy Vilasom Higher Secondary School, Lobelia English Medium Higher Secondary School, Devi Vilasom Upper Primary School, and Vadel Lower Primary School.


Lower primary schools

There are three LP schools in Nayarambalam.

Upper primary schools

High schools

Higher secondary schools

Special schools

Public schools


Prayaga College and Computer Academy


The Pokkali cyclic paddy cultivation method was widely used in Nayarambalam until recently. PokkaliKkathir.jpg
The Pokkali cyclic paddy cultivation method was widely used in Nayarambalam until recently.

Nayarambalam historically practiced the Pokkali cyclic paddy cultivation method. After the harvest, the decaying stubble of the paddy serves as food for the prawns and likewise the prawn excreta make the field fertile. No pesticides or fertilizers are used in the fields, in contrast to other prevalent farming practices.

As in other areas of Kerala, paddy fields are widely being reclaimed in Nayarambalam. Pokkali paddy-cum-prawn farming (cyclic farming method) was the traditional practice for farming. The Pokkali farming method is an eco-friendly farming practice.

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Nayarambalam Panchayath office
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Treasury building
Devi Vilasam UPS is managed by NSS Karayogam, Nayarambalam. It is located at Veliyathamparambu Bus Stop. DeviVilasamUPS.jpg
Devi Vilasam UPS is managed by NSS Karayogam, Nayarambalam. It is located at Veliyathamparambu Bus Stop.
Bhagavathy Vilasam High school is one of the oldest high schools in Vypeen Island. Nblm BVHS.jpg
Bhagavathy Vilasam High school is one of the oldest high schools in Vypeen Island.
LEMHS is the first English medium School at Nayarambalam and is thought to be the first English medium school in Vypin Island. School Manager is Madhavan Pillai. LEMHS.jpg
LEMHS is the first English medium School at Nayarambalam and is thought to be the first English medium school in Vypin Island. School Manager is Madhavan Pillai.
Karuna Special School, run by Carmelite Sisters KarunaSpecialSchool4MR.jpg
Karuna Special School, run by Carmelite Sisters

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  2. "Govt of Kerala Local Self Government Department".