Thottam, Manacaud

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Thottam, Manacaud
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Thottam, Manacaud
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 8°28′28″N76°56′51″E / 8.47444°N 76.94750°E / 8.47444; 76.94750 Coordinates: 8°28′28″N76°56′51″E / 8.47444°N 76.94750°E / 8.47444; 76.94750
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Thiruvananthapuram
Government
  Typedemocratic
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
695009
Telephone code0471
Vehicle registration KL-01

Thottam, Manacaud is a small region near by Manacaud,which is a suburb of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala, India. It located between Kamaleswaram and Manacaud. Irumkulangara Durga Devi Temple is a famous Hindu temple in Thottam, Manacaud, Manacaud P.O, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala,. AGM CSI Manacaud Church is one of the famous churches in Manacaud region located in MLA road(near Balavan Nagar).

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Location

Thottam, Manacaud is 3 km from the East Fort/Thiruvananthapuram central. It located between Kamaleswaram and Manacaud. Mainly it is an residential area, very beautiful place at city premises. 24 x 7 Privately owned and KSRTC buses plying in the Kovalam route from East Fort pass through Manacaud. A bypass of National Highway 47 passes 1 km to the west of Manacaud. Nearest railway station is Thiruvananthapuram Central, around 1.5 km away. Nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, around 3 km away.

Residence Associations

  1. Annikkavilakom Residents Association
  2. Erumkulangara Residents Association
  3. Shanthi Gardens
  4. Balavan Nagar Etc

Religion

The population of thottam, manacaud mainly practices Hinduism, Islam and few followers of Christianity. Thottam is famous for the presence of Irumkulangara Durga Devi Temple. The abode of Sree Irumkulangara Durga Bhagavathi is one of the most ancient temples in Kerala. The temple is located on the bank of two ponds from where it got its name: "Erum" means two and "kulam" means pond. It is hard to find any other temple in Thiruvananthapuram, which preserves the beauty and atmosphere gifted by nature. It is believed that the temple has a relationship with the famous Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple, one of the famous temples in Thiruvananthapuram. In ancient times, priests from Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple are believed to arrive at Erumkulangara by country boats for performing pooja and rituals. There is also SNDP thottam unit here.

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