Omallur

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Omalloor
Omalloor
town
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The main Omallur mansion or tharavadu
Coordinates: 9°14′48.3″N76°45′3.47″E / 9.246750°N 76.7509639°E / 9.246750; 76.7509639
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Pathanamthitta
Area
[1]
  Total14.54 km2 (5.61 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [2]
  Total17,611
  Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
689647
Telephone code0468
Vehicle registration KL-03

Omallur is a small town in Kerala, about 3.5 km south of Pathanamthitta District headquarters. Omallur is famous for Vayal Vanibham, which is an annual farming fair held in the month of Meenam (October). People from both within and outside the town participate in the fair. [3]

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Demographics

A Kolam Thullal in Omallur Kolam Thullall.jpg
A Kolam Thullal in Omallur

Various sections of Christianity and Hinduism coexist; the Nairs, Ezhavas, Viswakarmas Veerashaivas and the Scheduled Class & Tribes constitute the major sections of the Hindu religion.

Festivals

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Omalloor Pooram

Temple festivals (Utsavam) and Church feasts (Palliperunal) are celebrated as village festivals. There are many historically important places of worship in Omalloor. The Rektha Kanda Swamy Temple is a grand temple situated in Omalloor, which dates back to the 8th century AD, is famous for its 10-day annual festival (utsavam). It is also a main pilgrim center for Sabarimala pilgrims. The St. Thomas Orthodox Valiya Palli (church) is another major place of worship for Christians. Manjanikkara Dayara is famous for its pilgrimage importance. Every year thousands of pilgrims come by foot to the tomb of Holy Patriarch Ignatius Elias III at Manjanikkara. St. Peter's Jacobite church, St. Stephen's Jacobite Church, St. Thomas Malankara Catholic Church, Puthenpeedika, St. Peter's Malankara Catholic Church, Cheekanal and St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church, Cheekanal are some other important places worship at Omalloor. Mathoor Kaavu Bhagavathi Temple, situated on the banks of Achenkovil river, is a famous Hindu temple. The River Achankovil marks the eastern border of the Omalloor Panchayat. The Thazhoor Bhagavati Temple, famous for the annual Padayani rituals during the Malayalam month of Kumbham is located on the banks of the River Achankovil.

Schools

There are quite a few education institutions as Omallur is very close to Pathanamthitta town. These include Amrita Vidyalayam, Catholicate Higher Secondary School, Bhavan's Vidya Mandir and Arya Bharati High School. Aarsha Bharatha Vidyalaya is a prominent school in Omallur with classes from pre-KG to 7th grade. Government Higher Secondary School Omallur founded in 1805, offer education till grade 12. [4] [5]

Demographics

As per the 2011 Census of India, Omalloor had a population of 17611 with 8189 males and 9412 females. [2]

Like many other communities in central Kerala, Omallur has a relatively high proportion of working age adults. Non-resident Indians (NRIs) amount to 35% of cash flow . There are a number of small family-owned retail shops, and rubber plantations etc.

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A rare variety of cactus exclusive to Omallur

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References

  1. "Omalloor at a glance" . Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  2. 1 2 "Census Of India - Omalloor Population". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  3. The Hindu article [ dead link ]
  4. Notification. Pathanamthitta kerala.gov.in [ dead link ]
  5. "GHSS, Omalloor Senior Secondary School, Pathanamthitta - Reviews, Fees, Address and Admissions 2023".