Venmony

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Venmony
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Sargakavu temple.JPG
Sargakkavu Temple
Coordinates: 9°14′40″N76°36′47″E / 9.24444°N 76.61306°E / 9.24444; 76.61306 Coordinates: 9°14′40″N76°36′47″E / 9.24444°N 76.61306°E / 9.24444; 76.61306
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Alappuzha
Population
 (2011)
  Total19,932
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
689509
Chamakkavu bridge Chamakavu pedestrian bridge.JPG
Chamakkavu bridge
Achenkovil river Achenkovil river vmy.JPG
Achenkovil river

Venmony is a village in Chengannur taluk of Alappuzha district of Central Travancore area in Kerala state, India. [1] Venmoney is 18 km south of Thiruvalla, 11 km east of Mavelikkara and 9 km northwest of Pandalam. 12 km from Chengannur. It is located 55 km towards East from District headquarters Alappuzha. 107 km from State capital Thiruvananthapuram and 138 km from Cochin International Airport.This Place is in the border of the Alappuzha District and Pathanamthitta District.The Achenkovil river flows on its southern boundary and is spanned by the Pulakadavu bridge.

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Demographics

Venmony is a large village located in Chengannur Taluka of Alappuzha district, Kerala with total 5569 families residing. The Venmony village has population of 19932 of which 9073 are males while 10859 are females as per Population Census 2011.

In Venmony village population of children with age 0-6 is 1630 which makes up 8.18% of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Venmony village is 1197 which is higher than Kerala state average of 1084. Child Sex Ratio for the Venmony as per census is 961, lower than Kerala average of 964.

Venmony village has higher literacy rate compared to Kerala. In 2011, literacy rate of Venmony village was 96.68% compared to 94.00% of Kerala. In Venmony Male literacy stands at 97.67% while female literacy rate was 95.87%.

Landmarks

One of the most notable landmarks in Venmoney is the Sharngakavu Devi Temple (Chamakkavu). Known for the monkeys thriving in its sacred grove, there is no explicit building structure for the temple, as its goddess has forbidden any construction at the site. The Vishu festival at the temple on Medam 1st usually falls on April 14 and is well known for its Kettu Kazhcha, in which huge decorated chariots and structures known as Kuthiras (Huge Stuffed wooden horses) are presented. There is also a flea market with food shacks on weekly Wednesdays for the sale and purchase of native crafts, pottery, utensils and farm products and in Vishu days with an extensive merchandise. Betel leaves produced in Venmoney are sometimes referred to as "Venmoney Vettila".

Kalliyathara Junction is the city centre of Venmoney.

St. Mary's Orthodox Church or Venmoney Valiya Pally, located near to Kalliyathara Junction, is an important landmark and it is known for Ettu Nombu Perunnal. It is 2 km northwest away from St Mary's Kochu Pally is situated.

Venmoney Sehion Mar Thoma Church, St Peter Malankara Catholic Church and St Joseph Latin Catholic Church located near to Kalliyathara Junction

There are two mosques in this village. One is situated in Venmoney Thazham – (called Venmoney Muslim Jama-Ath) and one is in Punthala.

Akshaya Center- Common Service Center- situated in Kalliyathra Junction.

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References

  1. "Census of India:Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2008.

Chengannur Taluk