Piravom

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Piravom
Piravom (India)
Coordinates: 9°51′0″N76°30′0″E / 9.85000°N 76.50000°E / 9.85000; 76.50000
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
City UA Kochi
Government
  BodyPiravom Municipality
   Chairperson Adv Julie Sabu
   Vice Chairman K.P Salim
Area
  Total29.36 km2 (11.34 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
  Total27,229
  Density930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
686664
Telephone code0485
Vehicle registration KL-07 KL-17
Nearest cityKochi
Lok Sabha constituencyKottayam
Assembly constituencyPiravom assembly constituency
Civic agencyPiravom municipality

Piravom (Malayalam pronunciation: [piraʋəm] ) is a municipality [2] in the Ernakulam district of Kerala, India. It is located 22 km (13.7 mi) south of the district collectorate in Thrikkakara and about 162 km (100.7 mi) north of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. As per the 2011 Indian census, Piravom has a population of 27,229 people, and a population density of 927/km2 (2,400/sq mi).The majority of people living in Piravom are Syrian Christians.

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Etymology

History

Piravom was owned by the Vadakkumkoor Kingdom until it was captured by Travancore kingdom, and is now part of the Indian state of Kerala.

Piravom was reverted to panchayat status in 1992 after two years as a municipality because of skepticism that its classification as a municipality would attract higher tax rates and building regulation. However, as modern municipal councils now have the authority to fix the tax rate and new building rule provisions are now applicable to special grade panchayats, the economic incentive for Piravom remaining a panchayat has disappeared. The local government of Piravom passed a unanimous resolution for elevation to municipality status. In 2015,The government of Kerala reclassified Piravom as a municipality.

The Kerala state government and the GCDA have plans to incorporate Angamaly, Perumbavoor, Piravom and Kolenchery in Ernakulam district, Mala and Kodungallur in Thrissur district, Thalayolaparambu and Vaikom in Kottayam, and Cherthala in Alappuzha district into the jurisdiction of the Kochi metropolis. The newly formed metropolis would be put under the charge of a new authority called the Kochi Metropolitan Regional Development Authority.

Places of Interest

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Perumthrkkovil Pazhor
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Piravom Valiyapally
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Piravom Valiyapally Cathedral declaration

Educational Institutions

  1. Government Higher Secondary School, Piravom
  2. Government Higher Secondary School, Namakuzhy
  3. M.K.M.H.S.S., Piravom
  4. Fatima Central School [4]
  5. St. Joseph's Higher Secondary School
  6. Holy Kings Public school Piravom
  7. BPC College Piravom
  8. MSM ITI, Piravom [5]
  9. Vivekananda Public School [6]
  10. Toc H Public School
  11. Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, a deemed university under the de novo category, Peppathy [7]
  12. Naipunnya St. Michael's Public School, Veliyanad. [8]

13. Government LPS Piravom

14. Government LPS Pazhoor

15. Government LPS Kalampoor

16. Government LPS Namakkuzhy

17. CMS LPS Edappallichira

18. St. Antony's LPS Kalluvettamata

19. Government UPS Kakkad

20. Government UPS Kalampoor

Places of Worship

  1. St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Cathedral, Piravom
  2. The famous Pazhoor Perumthrikkovil temple of Lord Shiva - legend says it was renovated by Perumthachan and Pazhoor Padippura
  3. Assemblies of God in India,Piravom south.
  4. The Pentecostal Mission,Piravom.
  5. India Pentecostal Church of God, Piavom.
  6. Church of God (Full Gospel) in India, Piravom.
  7. Holy Kings Knanaya Catholic Forane Church, Piravom (Kochupally)
  8. Little Flower Church, Piravom
  9. Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Piravom
  10. St Gregorios Orthodox Catholic Centre, Piravom
  11. Pallikkavu Bhagavathi Temple
  12. Parekkunnu Sree Dharma Sastha Temple Piravom
  13. Karavelloor Mahadeva Temple [108 sivalaya fame], Kalampoor
  14. Desadhipan Amarkkulam Sreekrishna Swamy Temple (built by Pandavas)
  15. Thiruveesamkulam Mahadeva Temple, Palachuvadu
  16. Mar Yohanon Ihidiyo Orthodox Syrian Church, Mulakkulam
  17. Parumala mar Gregorious Shrine, Palachuvadu
  18. Chalasseril Kalari Paradevatha Kshetram
  19. St.Mary's Syrian Orthodox Church, Kottarakkunnu
  20. St.Peter's and St. Paul's Orthodox Syrian Church (Parel Pally), Namakuzhy, Mulakulam North
  21. St. George Orthodox Syrian Church, Karmelkunnu, Mulakkulam
  22. St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral, Mannookkunnu
  23. Onnakoor St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Valiyapally (In Pampakuda Panchayath)
  24. Anchupoojayum Vilakkum Mahotsavam at Desadhipan Amarkkulam Sreekrishnaswamy Temple
  25. Perumbadavum St George Orthodox church, Elanji (near Piravom, Elanji Panchayath).
  26. Uthram Vilaku Mahotsavam at Pisharukoil temple, Piravom (Kumbha Masam)
  27. St. Andrew's Church, Palachuvadu, Piravom
  28. St. Michael's Church, Kolengai
  29. Sreepurushamangalam Sreekrishna Temple, Kakkad
  30. Brethren Assembly, Piravom
 30 Spiritual Feast, Kakkad, Piravom.

31. Puthussery Thrikka Balanarasimha Swamy Temple

32. Acharyakovil Devi temple

33. Pallippattu Devi Temple, Pazhoor

34. Peringamala Shreekrishna swami temple

35. Thirumanamkunnu Devi temple

36. Oozhathumala Mahadeva temple

37. Melpazhur Mana Temple

38. Kalampoorkkavu Devi Temple

39. St Luke's CSI Church Piravom.(Kollickal)

Festivals

  1. Holy Danaha Perunnal at St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Cathedral (Piravom valiya pally perunnal)
  2. Vishudha Rajakanmarude Thirunnal at Piravom Kochu pally
  3. Pazhoor Shivaraathri and Thiruvaathira Aarattu Maholthsavam
  4. Easter at St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Cathedral (Piravom valiya pally)
  5. Thiruvathira Mahotsavam of Thiruveeshamkulam Temple
  6. Pallikkavu Meenabharani Festival
  7. Acharikovil Meenabharani Festival
  8. Athachamayam Festival
  9. Kalamboor Kaavu pana Maholsavam [Kalampoor], Thookkam
  10. Medam Rohini Mahotsavam, Sree Purushamangalam Temple, Kakkad
  11. Pazhoor Pallippattu Temple Pana Maholsavam
  12. Makara Vilakku Maholsavam at Parekkunnu Sree Dharma Sastha Temple Piravom
  13. Makara Vilaku Ulsavam at Thaliyil Ayyapa Temple [Kalampoor]
  14. Piravom Vallam Kali festival organised by Piravom Municipality.

Politics

Piravom Assembly Constituency has been incorporated into Kottayam Lok Sabha Constituency, led by Thomas Chazhikadan, as a part of the delimitation of parliament seats in India. The assembly was previously part of Muvattupuzha Lok Sabha Constituency.

Transportation

The nearest railway station to Piravom is the Piravam Road Railway Station (Velloor), which has stops for all passenger trains and most express trains. The nearest major railway station is at Ernakulam.

The nearest airport, Cochin International Airport, is at Nedumbassery.

A government transport (KSRTC) bus depot is located at Piravom.

A private bus stand is located at the center of Piravom. The buses provide connectivity to Kochi and nearby towns.

Location

The town is situated on the banks of the Muvattupuzha River.

Nearby towns and cities

See also

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