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 a village on the borders of Ernakulam district and Thrissur in Paravur Taluk, Kerala, India. Situated on the Periyar River, the rainy season can prove challenging for residents, with occasional flooding of lower-lying areas. Fishing provides an important source of income for many villagers.

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The village is inhabited by people of different religions, mainly Hindus and Christians. The church name is St. Francis Assisi church which is a 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 the Archdiocese of Verapoly. The temple's name is Muruka-Valli-Devasena temple. The place contains schools, a college and a hospital which are controlled by the church. There is a post office (Pin Code: 680667). AAJM Hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in this area which was initially run by foreign missionaries.

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.

Culture

Inhabitants are mainly Christians and Hindus. The village is known for hosting 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, one of the first competing snake boats (oodivallom) bearing the name of a village. The village also has a volleyball team called 'Pournami' and a football club called 'Arrows '. Many villagers also practice Chavittu nadakam, a classical art form of Latin Christians.

Festivals

St. Francis Church's feast is usually celebrated during the first week of October, followed by the feast of Saint Mary in December. Both Onam and Christmas are celebrated with the 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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References

    1. Thurithipuram boat race photos by Times of India