Thopramkudy

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Thopramkudy
തോപ്രാംകുടി
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Thopramkudy
Coordinates: 9°52′53″N77°03′13″E / 9.881454°N 77.053566°E / 9.881454; 77.053566 Coordinates: 9°52′53″N77°03′13″E / 9.881454°N 77.053566°E / 9.881454; 77.053566
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Idukki
Government
  Type Panchayati Raj (India)
Elevation
1,500 m (4,900 ft)
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
685609
Telephone code914868
Vehicle registration KL-06
Nearest Railway StationErnakulam (Aluva)

Thopramkudy (alternately spelled Thopramkudy) is a village in Vathikudy Gram panchayat, in Idukki Taluk located in Idukki district in the State of Kerala in South India. Spread over an area of 27.94 km2 (10.79 sq mi), it is one of the spices market in the state of Kerala. The town has a tropical climate with temperatures ranging from highs of 34.4 °C (93.9 °F) in the summer to a low of 18.5 °C (65.3 °F) in the winter, with a healthy rainfall of 3,040 mm (120 in). Thopramkudy is trying to become a village.State Highway 40 (Kerala) and State Highway 42 (Kerala) and a new highway Kalvary Mount-Munnar is passing through Thopramkudy. The hamlet is mentioned in the 2009 Malayalam movie Loudspeaker

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Etymology

The name 'Thopramkudy' might have come from two words, 'thopran' (which is the name of a tribal leader) and 'kudy' (which means colony). It is believed that he was the first man to do cultivation and his place/house came to be known as Thoprankudy and eventually it changed to Thopramkudy.[ citation needed ]

History

Most of those farmers who had migrated to Thopramkudy and its environs consisted mainly of Catholic Christians. On 12 November 1969, a temple dedicated to Shri Dharmasashta was established to serve the spiritual needs of the Hindus. 60 years ago Sree Dharma Sastha Temple (Ayyappa) was established by the Tribals (Anakootil Krishnankutti, Karikallil Kuttan, Kelan Raman (Mannathiparayil), Thandel Kuttappan, etc.). From 1959 on, the said temple lay under the protection and jurisdiction of the great association of hill tribals. As for Christian settlers, Kiliyarkadam church served their needs. When people began to migrate in large numbers, the establishment of a church at Thopramkudy became inevitable.

Transportation

Thopramkudy is well connected with other major cities and towns in Idukki district.

Rail

There is no railwaylines in Idukki district. The major railway stations near Thopramkudy are Aluva railway station and Kottayam railway station.

Airport

The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport (99.3 km) away.

Religion

Thopramkudy is all about love and equality. For worshiping there are churches, temples and mosques. 60 years ago Sree Dharma Sastha Temple (Ayyappa) was established by the Tribals (Anakootil Krishnankutti, Karikallil Kuttan, Kelan Raman (Mannathiparayil), Thandel Kuttappan etc..), and it was the first temple in Thopramkudy.

Education

The first school was Gov. H.S. Thopramkudy.


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