Adoor, Pathanamthitta

Adoor, Pathanamthitta

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Adoor is a town and a municipality near Pandalam in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala state, India. The town is located midway between Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam. It is among one of the three municipalities in Pathanamthitta district.


It is believed that the name Adoor is derived from "attipperu avakaasam ulla ooru". Vanjipuzha Chief (Land Lord from Chengannur) got the "attipperu avakasam" (full ownership without tax) from the Maharaja of Travancore.


India census, Adoor had a population of 28,943. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Adoor has an average literacy rate of 85%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 49% of the males and 51% of females literate. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.


The main attraction in Adoor is the Krishna Sree Parthasarathy Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna, known here by the name of Parthasarathy. It is one of the oldest Krishna temples in Kerala. Gajamela, the elephant pageant on the concluding day of annual festival at the temple, is the main highlight of the 10-day festival celebrations. Trichenda Mangalam Mahadeva Temple Peringanad, Mahavishnu Temple Elamannoor, Sreedharma Sastha Temple Chennampallil, and Sreenarayanapuram Temple Manakala are some of the other important temples.

The Chandanapally Valiyapally Church is located away from Adoor. Chembuduppu (meaning choosing of copper vessels) is a...
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