Thiruvanvandoor

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Thiruvanvandoor
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Thiruvan Gosalakri
Coordinates: 9°20′35.56″N76°34′43.47″E / 9.3432111°N 76.5787417°E / 9.3432111; 76.5787417
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Chengannur
Government
  Type Panchayat
Area
  Total4.01 sq mi (10.39 km2)
Population
 (2001)
  Total13,831
  Density3,447.7/sq mi (1,331.18/km2)
 (2011 Not Released)
Time zone UTC+5.30 (IST)
Post code
689109
Area code(s) 0479
Vehicle Code(KL-30)
Website alappuzha.gov.in
Thiruvanvandoor Temple Thiruvanvandoor Pambanaiappan Temple 1.JPG
Thiruvanvandoor Temple
Pambanaiappan Temple Thiruvanvandoor Pambanaiappan Temple 2.JPG
Pambanaiappan Temple

Thiruvanvandoor (pronounced [ðeːruʋan̪-ʋaɳɖuːr]) is a village in Chengannur Taluk in Alappuzha district, in Kerala, India. [1]

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Region

The village of Thiruvanvandoor is connected with Main Central Road at two junctions on the road. One is at Kallissery and other is at Pravin Coodu. Kallissery is the major town in Thiruvanvandoor.

Religion

Hinduism

Thiruvanvandoor lies near Pandanad, Kerala which is believed[ by whom? ] to be founded by the Pandavas during their exile period. The region of Pandanad and neighboring villages have many Hindu temples Vanavathukkara that bear historic and architectural value. A popular temples in the Thiruvanvandoor region are Thiruvanvandoor Mahashetram and Sree Gosalakrishna Temple.

Thiruvanvandoor Mahashetram and Sree Gosalakrishna Temple

sree gosalakrishna temple is the famous temple nearer to the ancient temple Thiruvanvandoor Mahashetram build by pandava (nakula),these two temples are in the same compound, nakula workshipped lord vishnu at the time of vanavasam . gosalakrishna temple was built about 50 years ago by the devotees of different kara (villages). A major event is the annual festival where temple elephants are used. [2] The temple is administered by Travancore Devaswom Board of the Government of Kerala. Every year on 19 May Gajamela is conducted on the last day of the temple festival.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, Thiruvanvandoor had a population of 13831 with 6618 males and 7213 females. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 Alapuzha Taluk Census Archived 25 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine , alappuzha.gov.in Census 2001.
  2. Sree Gosalakrishna Temple Festival, The Hindu, Pathanamthitta, 19 May 2010.