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Thuruthicadu is a village in Kallooppara panchayat in Mallappally taluk and comes under Pathanamthitta district of Kerala state, India. It is situated 3 km from Mallappally and 3 km from Vennikulam. The nearest Indian Railways station is at Tiruvalla (13 km) and the nearest International airports are at Nedumbassery 110 km and Thiruvananthapuram 130 km.
Bishop Abraham Memorial or B.A.M College affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam offers various undergraduate and post graduate courses.Govt U.P school offers education till 7th standard. There are several other primary schools run under various managements.
The economy is basically agriculture based and major crops include rubber, pepper, tapioca. There is a high flow of remittance from NRIs. A branch of The Tiruvalla East Co-operative bank offers basic banking service in this village.
Various sections of Christianity and Hinduism co-exist harmoniously. Followers of St. Thomas Evangelical Church of India, Mar Thoma Church, Oriental Orthodox church, Knanaya, Catholic Church, Pentecostal Churches, and Yuyomaya form major Christian sects.
Pathanamthitta District, is one of the 14 districts in the Indian state of Kerala. The district headquarters is in the town of Pathanamthitta. There are four municipalities in Pathanamthitta: Adoor, Pandalam, Pathanamthitta and Thiruvalla.
Niranam is a village in Tiruvalla, Kerala, India. It was a port in ancient Kerala, on the confluence of the Manimala and Pamba River. It is almost 8 km from Tiruvalla SCS Junction in Pathanamthitta District of Kerala, lies to the western part of Tiruvalla, identified as Upper Kuttanad region. It can be identified with Nelcynda in Periplus of the Erythraean Sea.
Mallappally is a taluk in Kerala state in India. It is one of the five taluks that make up the Pathanamthitta district. Historically a part of the kingdom of Travancore and Cochin. Called "Land of the BA graduates" due to English education imparted by attendants of CMS College Kottayam in the 19th century, Mallappally is the original home of many Non-resident Indians, and has one of the lowest population growth and highest literacy rates in India.
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Geevarghese Mor Coorilos, formerly George Mathew Nalunnakkal, is the Metropolitan of Niranam Diocese of Malankara Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church.
Punnavely is a village situated on the border of Pathanamthitta and Kottayam districts of Kerala, India. Punnavely is a typical Central Tranvancore village with rubber tree plantations, paddy fields, pepper and other spices and lot of NRIs.
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Nedungadappally is a village in between Mallappally and Karukachal in Kerala, India. It is near the boundary of Kottayam and Pathanamthitta districts. Nedungadappally is known for churches and schools. It's a quiet and scenic place with all necessary amenities such as grocery shops, stationery shops, hotels, banks, bakery shops etc. Nedungadappally is a junction of 4 roads heading towards Kottayam, Mallappally, Changanasserry and Thiruvalla.
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Pothanikkad or Pothanicad is a village in Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala. It's also the first village to achieve 100% literacy in India. However, In 2011, literacy rate of Mallappally village was 96.92 % compared to 94.00 % of Kerala, the highest in India. In Mallappally Male literacy stands at 96.85 % while female literacy rate was 96.99 %. Back to the village, the name Pothanikkad derives from the Malayalam words poth, meaning buffalo, anaa, meaning elephant, and kaddu, meaning forest, as it was originally a forest with wild buffalos and elephants. Now, this small village has developed into one of the most educated and culturally advanced villages in Kerala. St. Mary's High School is the oldest high school in Pothanicad, where very prominent people in the society and many local politicians have been educated. St. John's Higher Secondary school Pulinthanam is a pioneering educational institution in the village. A government Lower Primary school and two other private Senior Secondary High schools, following CBSE curriculum, also provides better educational opportunities for the young community.
Ezhumattoor is a village in Pathanamthitta district in the state of Kerala, India,since the formation of Pathanamthitta district in 1982. Ezhumattoor has 27.89 km2 area,it is divided into 14 wards for administrative purpose,it was formed by a government Order on 16 January 1952.
Keezhvaipur is a village in the Mallappally Taluk which is one of five Taluks that makes up the Pathanamthitta district, in Kerala State, India. Keezhuvaipur lies in the bank of river Manimala and is famous for its traditions, cultures, and customs. The town is located on the Kottayam-Punalur State Highway. Keezhuvaipur is 3 km away from Mallappally, 11 km from Kozhencherry and 13 km from Tiruvalla.
Anikkattilammakshethram is a Hindu Temple situated in Anicadu Village, 3.5 km from Mallappally in Pathanamthitta district in the southern part of Kerala, India. Here, Adiparasakthi Sivan and benign Parvathi are worshiped with equal significance in one Sreekovil, which is one of the rarest of its kind in Kerala. Agnimahakalan and Agniyekshi are symbolized in these idols, each measuring about 4 feet and installed side by side. The demon-shaped Lord Shiva (Kiratha) has bow and arrow in His arms and Parvati has sword in Her hand. The temple, situated by the bank of river Manimala, is estimated to have come into existence around 1600 years ago during the early days of Edapally dynasty. Apart from the Deities in the main Sreekovil, there are Lord Siva, Bhadra, Nagaraja, Rakshasas and Yekshiamma in the sub-abodes in the courtyard.
Arohana Marthoma Church is a church situated in Anicadu Village, 5 km from Nedumkunnam and 4 km from Mallappally in Pathanamthitta district in the southern part of Kerala, India. It is a Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church under Kottayam- Kochi Dioceses. Arohana Marthoma Church has a total of about 176 families with more than 932 members.
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Kuttoor is a village in Thiruvalla Taluk, Pathanamthitta district in the Indian state of Kerala.Kuttoor panchayathu which is under Thiruvalla assembly constituency and Pulikkizhu block panchayathu.
Vanchimoottil Devi Temple is located in Kuttoor, Tiruvalla, India. It is believed that the temple is more than 1000 years old. According to the local belief, about 1000+ years ago, the idol of "Devi" was brought to Thalayar village by flood waters and the idol got stuck to a tree. When the flood waters receded, local people spotted the idol, made of granite stone and they noticed a halo around the idol. The local people, who belonging to the Hindu Nair community, took the head of the Kuzhikattu Illam, the Brahmin family who are the Thantris of many a Temple in Kerala, to the spot. The Thantri took the idol to his illam or house, promptly installed and offered poojas as per thantric rules. Later, the idol was given back to the local people, and the idol was installed at the present site by the then head of Kuzhikattu Illam. A temple was constructed by the local people. Local people strongly believe the "Devi" or the "Vanchimoottil Amma" is the eternal mother of each and every individual of the village who guard them from all evil. It is a custom that people of the locality go to the temple and seek Amma's blessings before they embark on any new venture. Later on, the ownership of the temple was vested with N.S.S Karayogam, an organization of Nair Community. Even non-Hindus come to the temple for worship and there is no bar for members of other religions from entering the temple, provided they are properly dressed and clean. Wearing shirts and baniyan is not allowed inside the temple.
The Ernakulam–Kottayam–Kayamkulam line is a railway line which runs through the districts of Ernakulam, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha in Kerala state of India. This railway line starts as a branch line from Ernakulam Town railway station towards Kottayam and joins with the Ernakulam–Kayamkulam coastal line route via Alappuzha at Kayamkulam Junction. This line comes under the Thiruvananthapuram railway division of Southern Railway Zone of Indian Railways. The line has a total distance of 118 km (73 mi). The Ernakulam Town/Ernakulam Junction - Kottayam section opened in 1956-57 and Kottayam - Kollam section in 1957.