Thalayolaparambu

Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
type = village
native_name = Thalayolaparambu
other_name = തലയോലപ്പറമ്പ് | state_name = Kerala
latd =9.785
longd =76.4481
area_total =
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parliament_const = Kottayam
assembly_const = Vaikom
taluk_names = Vaikom
jurisdiction_title_1 = District panchayat
jurisdiction_name_1 = Kottayam
jurisdiction_title_2 = Block panchayat
jurisdiction_name_2 = Kaduthuruthy
district = Kottayam
leader_title = Panchayat President
leader_name =
altitude =
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area_telephone = 04829
postal_code = 686605
vehicle_code_range = KL-36
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portal = Kerala
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Thalayolaparambu (Malayalam) is a village town situated in Kottayam district of Kerala state, India. It belongs to the Vaikom legislative assembly and Kottayam parliament constituency, is one of the towns between Kottayam and Ernakulam. This village was the home of famous personalities like Vaikom Muhammed Basheer, A. J. John, Anaparambil, K. G. Balakrishnan and Vaikom Vanaja Sankar(Principal, RLV Music College, Thripurnithura).

History

Economy

This small town hosts the biggest 'Chantha' or the make shift market of the locality. In ancient days, large barges, much like country boats, transported goods from Alapuzha to Thalayolaparambu through the intricate networks of waterways. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people here. Nowadays sand mining is also part of this area's economy. A small portion of the population is in Persian Gulf countries.Federal Bank, Lord Krishna Bank, State Bank of Travancore, North Malabar Gramin Bank and Canara Bank have branches at Thalayolaparambu. However, CANARA BANK and the State Bank of Travancore has its ATMs at Thalayolaparambu. Both are at "Pallikavala".

Education

There are several high-schools and two colleges in Thalayolaparambu.

Colleges
*Dewaswom Board College Vettikkattumukku
*Dewaswom Board College Keezhooruniversal college

Schools
*Govt.U.P School
*A.J.John Memorial Girls High School
*Government Boys High School
*St George English Medium Higher Secondary School
*Vadayar Govt. School

Temples, Churches, Mosques

The relegious harmony of the place is evident as one can see the churches, temples and mosques situated close to each other.

Among the temples in thalayolaparambu Pundareekapuram temple is famous for its wall paintings.The walls of the sanctum sanctorum of the temple are covered with exquisite paintings which depicts episodes from the Hindu myths and Puranas. The murals in this temple are some of the best in Kerala.It is situated in Midayikunnam.

There are three churches in Thalayolaparambu. St. George Church, St. Michael's Church and St. Antony's Church.

Mohiyudheen masjid situated in the market is one of the important mosques in this locality.Other mosques in this locality includes Sainudheen thangal thaikavu,Palankadavu thaikavu etc

Entertainment

There are three cinema theatres in Thalayolaparambu. Queen of Sheeba, Nice Movie House, and New Ragam. Queen of Sheeba is one of the biggest cinema theatres in Kerala for seating capacity.

Demographics

Nearest towns

* Vaikom
* Kaduthuruthy
* Piravom
* Kanjiramattom
* Arayankavu
* Keezhoor
* Velloor
* Kaduthuruthy-Mannar
* [Varickamkunnu]

References

#http://www.keralahomestaysonline.com/main/touristspots.asp
#http://www.kottayam.com/html/education.htm
#http://www.ktm.kerala.gov.in/admin.htm
#http://kottayam.nic.in/infrastructure/roads.htm
#http://www.ktm.kerala.gov.in/infrastructure.htm

External links

* [http://wikimapia.org/s/#y=9790434&x=76438751&z=14&l=0&m=a Thalayolaparambu in wikimapia]
* [http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&z=13&ll=9.775885,76.440468&spn=0.069359,0.1157&t=k&om=1 Thalayolaparambu in Google Maps]


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