Puthuppally, Kottayam

Puthuppally, Kottayam

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Puthuppally, Kottayam

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Puthuppally (Malayalam:പുതുപ്പള്ളി) Puthupally is situated 8 km south of Kottayam town encircled by rivers, paddy fields and hills having a 30000 + population of various cast and creeds. It is surrounded by various Karas (principalities) Kadamuri, Erikadu, Vennimala Meenadom, Manganam, Eravinallore and Thrukothamangalam.The place is famous for temples and churches and political, social and cultural activities.PuthiyaTrikkovil Shiva temple is one of the oldest Shiva temples of South India which depicts Lord Shiva in the Kirata (Hunter) form. It is one of the rare temples having a Jaladhara Prathista.Puthuppally is also famous for a Christian church, St. George Orthodox Church renowned as Puthuppally Pally which is believed to be built around seventeenth century.This church situated on the eastern bank of the Kodoor River about a kilometer away from Puthuppally junction. There is another church, St.George Syrian Orthodox (Jacobite) Patriarchel Church situated on the western banks of the river.

Spices like cloves, pepper, ginger and coconut are grown in abundance.The presence of The Rubber Board of India in this area accounts for the higher density of rubber cultivation in this area.The toddy extraction and river fishing is another source of income for the people.

Cultural

  • Shatkaala Govinda Marar, a famous musician, lived here Vennimala. Vennimala was a major cultural centre during the rule of Venad Kings.
  • Puthuppally Hindu Mahasammelan......
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