Thonnakkal

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Thonnakkal
village
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Thiruvananthapuram metropolitan area, Thiruvananthapuram
Talukas Thiruvananthapuram
Government
  Body Gram panchayat
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
695317 - Thonnakkal,695313 - Kudavoor, Manjamala
Telephone code0471
Vehicle registration KL22- KZM,KL16-Attingal
Nearest cityAttingal

Thonnakkal is a village located on Thiruvananthapuram metropolitan area the southern side of Kerala , India. It is located on the National Highway 47 on the way to Kollam from the state's capital. It is located about 25 km from the state's capital Thiruvananthapuram.

Thiruvananthapuram metropolitan area Metropolitan area in Trivandrum in Kerala, India

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Kerala State in southern India

Kerala is a state on the southwestern Malabar Coast of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, following passage of the States Reorganisation Act, by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), Kerala is the twenty-second largest Indian state by area. It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 Census, Kerala is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. It is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.

India Country in South Asia

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Mahakavi Kumaranasan, a major poet of Malayalam literature lived in Thonnakkal for long time and his major literary contributions came while he was staying in Thonnakkal. Birthplace of the late Mahakavi Kumaranasan, is near Kayikkara in Thiruvananthapuram District. The house of Kumaranasan is now converted into a tourist spot named Kumaranasan Smarakom.

Malayalam literature comprises those literary texts written in Malayalam, a South-Dravidian language spoken in the Indian state of Kerala.

The place has also given birth to Kathakali artistes like Thonnakkal Peethambaran and Margi Vijayakumar. Thonnakkal is also well known for sports such as Volley Ball. Thonnakkal owns its own Volleyball Team based upon Thonnakkal Samskarika Samithi.

Kathakali form of classical Indian dances

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Margi Vijayakumar Indian actor

Margi Vijayakumar is a noted Kathakali artiste who has specialised in female roles in the classical dance-drama from Kerala, south India. A prominent disciple of the late Padma Shri Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair, he has gained name in his poised handling of Purana characters like Damayanti, Panchali, Mohini and Kunti, mostly opposite star dancer Kalamandalam Gopi.

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