Thuruthipuram

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Thuruthipuram
Village
Coordinates: 10°11′35″N76°13′25″E / 10.19306°N 76.22361°E / 10.19306; 76.22361 Coordinates: 10°11′35″N76°13′25″E / 10.19306°N 76.22361°E / 10.19306; 76.22361
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
680667
Telephone code+91484XXXXXXX
Vehicle registration KL-42
Nearest cityNorth Paravur
Lok Sabha constituencyErnakulam
Thuruthippuram - Iruttukuthi boat(also known as Odi) Thuruthippuram Odi.jpg
Thuruthippuram - Iruttukuthi boat(also known as Odi)
Iruttukuthi B grade final of TBR 2013 Thuruthippuram Boat Race 2013.jpg
Iruttukuthi B grade final of TBR 2013
Njanasundari Chavittunadakam by Navarathna Kala Samskarika Vedi, Thuruthippuram at Chuvadi Fest NjanaSundari Chavittunadakam - Navarathna Kala Samskarika Vedi.jpg
Njanasundari Chavittunadakam by Navarathna Kala Samskarika Vedi, Thuruthippuram at Chuvadi Fest

Thuruthipuram, also known as Chathedom Thuruthipuram, is on the border between Ernakulam district and Thrissur in Paravur Taluk, Kerala, India. The place is on a bay on the river. Three sides of the village is surrounded by the river. During the rainy season, flooding of the lower areas is a major problem. Many of the inhabitants are fishermen.

Ernakulam district District in Kerala, India

Ernakulam is a district of Kerala, India situated in the central part of that state. Spanning an area of about 3,068 km2, Ernakulam district is home to over 12% of Kerala’s population. Its headquarters is located at Kakkanad in Kochi. Ernakulam is known as the commercial capital of Kerala. The district is famous for its ancient temples, churches, and mosques. The district includes the largest metropolitan region of the state, Greater Cochin. Ernakulam district is the highest revenue yielding district in the state. It is the third most populous district in Kerala, after Malappuram and Thiruvananthapuram .. Ernakulam district also hosts the highest number of international and domestic tourists in Kerala state.

Thrissur district District in Kerala, India

Thrissur is a revenue district of Kerala situated in the central part of that state. Spanning an area of about 3,032 km2, Thrissur district is home to over 10% of Kerala's population.

Paravur Taluk Taluk in Kerala, India

Paravur Taluk is a taluk of Ernakulam District in the Indian State of Kerala. North Paravur is the capital of the taluk. Paravur Taluk lies in the north western part of Ernakulam district bordering Thrissur district. The surrounding taluks are Kochi to the west consisting of Vypin Island, Kodungallur to the north, Chalakudy to the north consisting of Mala, Aluva to the east consisting of Angamaly, Nedumbassery and Aluva, Kanayanur to the south consisting of Cochin City. Paravur is a part of Kochi urban agglomeration area. The western parts of taluk are coastal areas with cultivations like prawn and pokkali rice. The eastern parts are fertile lands. The heavy industries of Kochi is located in Udyogmandal area of the taluk.

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The place is inhabited by people of different religions, mainly Hindus and Christians. The Church name is St. Francis Assisi Church which is Latin Catholic Church and forms part of the Kottapuram Diocese. According to the historical books Thuruthipuram was the native of the first Roman Catholic group of ArchDiocese of Verapoly. The temple name is Muruka-Valli-Devasena temple. The place contains schools, a college and hospital which are controlled by the church. There is a post office (Pin Code: 680667). AAJM Hospital is one of the oldest hospital in this area which was initially run by foreign missionaries.

Kottapuram


Kottapuram is a part of Kodungallur municipality. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kottapuram, which is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Verapoly, has its see here.

Thuruthipuram is well known for its boat races and Chavittu nadakam. The famous Thuruthippuram Boat Race is conducted in the Thuruthipuram river. This boat race is one of the oldest boat races in central kerala. In 2016 a group of people from this place built a "Iruttukuthi"(also known as "OOdi") boat and named it "Thuruthippuram". This is the first B grade Iruttukuthi boat in kerala with a village's name.

Chavittu Nadakam

Chavittu Nadakam (Malayalam:ചവിട്ടുനാടകം) is a highly colorful Latin Christian classical art form originated in Ernakulam district, Kerala state in India. Commonly believed that Fort Kochi is the birthplace of Chavittu Nadakam. It is noted for its attractive make-up of characters, their elaborate costumes, detailed gestures and well-defined body movements presented in tune with the rhythmic playback music and complementary percussion. This art form highly resembles European Opera. Chavittu Nadakam is believed to be originated during the 16th century AD. This form of play is prevalent among the Latin Christian community in the districts of Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Thrissur of Kerala.

Access

It is possible to take a route to North Paravur through a ferry called 'Thuruthipuram-Gothuruthu'. From Thuruthipuram it is possible to go to Kodungallur through 'Kottapuram-Thuruthipuram bridge.From Thuruthipuram it is possible to go Puthenvelikkara 4 km, Mala 13 km, Chalakkudy 25 km through the bus route connection.

Kodungallur Municipal town in Kerala, India

Kodungallur is a municipality on the banks of river Periyar on the Malabar Coast in Thrissur district of Kerala, India. It is situated 29 kilometres (18 mi) north of Kochi (Cochin) by National Highway 66. Kodungallur, being a port city at the northern end of the Kerala lagoons, was a strategic entry point for the naval fleets to the extensive Kerala backwaters.

Mala, Kerala Town in Kerala, India

Mala (മാള) is the name of a small town in Thrissur district of Kerala, south India. There is a Jewish synagogue at Mala town. At the moment it is in ruins. The famous Pambu Mekkattu Mana (temple) is located here and attracts thousands of devotees every year.

Culture

Inhabitants are mainly Christians and Hindus. Place is famous for boat races and has a boat club named 'Thuruthipuram Boat Club(TBC)'.TBC rowing Gabriel Chundan won Nehru Trophy in 2017 beating Mahadevikkad Kattilthekkethi. Thuruthipuram also has a snake boat(Iruttukuthi Category) in its name ,it is one of the first competing snakeboats(oodivallom) bearing the name of a village. Place has also a Volleyball Team called 'Pournami' and also a football club called 'Arrows '. Chavittu nadakam a classical art form of Latin Christians has also many takers in the village.

Festivals

St. Francis church's feast is usually celebrated during first week of October, also celebrates feast of saint Mary in December beginning. Both Onam and Christmas are celebrated with same vigour by the people.

Point of Interest near Thuruthipuram
Kottappuram Fort2 km
Malavana Paara6 km
Muziris Market2 km
Cherai Beach13 km
Munakkal Beach, Azhikode11 km
Cochin International Airport24 km

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