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Paravur Taluk

Paravur Taluk
Parur
Taluk
Paravur Kottakkavu Pond
Paravur Taluk is located in Kerala
Paravur Taluk
Paravur Taluk
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates:
Country  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Headquarters North Paravur
Government
 • Body Taluk
Area
 • Total 195.25 km2 (75.39 sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 0484
Vehicle registration KL-42
Nearest city Kochi
Lok Sabha constituency Ernakulam
Civic agency Taluk
Website [1], [2]

Paravur Taluk is a taluk of Ernakulam District in the Indian State of Kerala. North Paravur is the capital of the taluk. Paravur Taluk lies in the north western part of Ernakulam district bordering Thrissur district. The surrounding taluks are Kochi to the west consisting of Vypin Island, Kodungallore to the north, Aluva to the east consisting of Angamaly, Nedumbassery and Aluva, Kanayanur to the south consisting of Cochin City. Paravur is a part of Kochi urban agglomeration area. The western parts of taluk are coastal areas with cultivations like prawn and pokkali rice. The eastern parts are fertile lands. The heavy industries of Kochi is located in Udyogmandal area of the taluk.

History

Parur taluk was prominent in the history of Kerala. Taluk was an attraction to Kochi, Malabar and Travancore Kingdoms. Parur has got its own brands like

  • Parur Central Bank (1930) (Amalgamated with Bank Of India - 1990)
  • Parur Boat Race
  • Parur Market
  • Parur Municipality (Old)
  • Maliankara
  • Parur coir
  • Parur court (1875)
  • Islands
  • Ayroor
  • Parur river
  • Purapillykavu Bund
  • Alengad sugarcane
  • Chendamangalam Handloom
  • Co operative institutions
  • Vedimara Prison
  • Parur Jew Street
  • The famous place Chendamanglam - Place of paliath achans. The Paliam Palace, residence of the Paliath Achans, hereditary Prime Ministers to the former Maharajas of Kochi, is one of the architectural splendours of Kerala. The Palace is over 450 years old and houses a collection of historic documents and relics.
  • Kunjithai is one of the most famous fishing boat manufacturing place in Kerala with 30 Boat yards.
Rural women processing coir threads
  • Once Edappally village was in Parur later added to Kanayannur taluk

Flora and fauna

The land has one of the highest densities of coconut trees. The land also boasts a wide range of other birds and animals. The kingfisher നീലപ്പൊന്മാൻ is common bird in this land and others include black bulbul (depend on the season) brown falcon, crow, woodpecker, sparrow, ravens, pigeons, African fish eagle and cuckoos. The land also has cows, goats, etc. We can see so many sarpa kavu abode of snakes സർപ്പക്കാവ് near the Hindu Nair homes and temples. They are the best ecology for animals and birds. Fish are abundant in this serene taluk.

Sarpa Kavu

Villages

Municipalities

Parur State warehouse is situated at Vaniakkadu. Parur Block Development Office at Kaitharam ( Trysem Center ):Self-employment There are lot of Co-Operative banks, Society and Sahakarana Sangams in taluk. The Agricultural Bank is situated at Chennamangalam Jn.

Grama Panchayats and localities

Kongorppilly, Neerikkod, Olanad, Panaikulam, Koduvazhanga, Thiruvalloor, Panaikulam

Kurumbathuruth, Kadalvathuruth, Gothuruth, Thekkethuruth, Kootukad, Karimbadam, Palathuruth

Puthiyakav, Parayakad, Cheriya Pallamthuruth, Alamthuruth, Neendoor, Pattanam, Mannam, Thanipadam

Nandhiattukunnam, Kedamangalam, Palliackal

Eramam, Binanipuram, Muppathadam, Elookara, Kunjunnikkara, Uliyannoor

Manjaly, Aduvathuruth, Veliathunad

Kaitharam, Kuttanthuruth, Vaniakad, Valluvally, Thathappilly, Koonammavu

North Kuthiathodu, Ayiroor, Kuttippuzha, Chalakka, Thekke Aduvassery, Kunnuvayal

Thuruthoor, Manancherykunnu, Elanthikkara, Chathedam, Pazhampillithuruthu, Cherukadapuram, Thelathuruth

Maliankara, Kottuvallikad, Chettikkad, Moothakunnam, Andippillikavu, Vavakad, Paliathuruth, Madaplathuruth, Thuruthippuram, Kunjithai, Muravanthuruth

Puthanpally, Thundathumkadav

Schools

Schools coming under Paravur Sub-educational district Schools

  • St.Germain's Sion School, Paravur
  • Sree Narayana Higher Secondary School, Paravur
  • FMCT HS, Karumallore
  • Govt.High School, Kadungalloor
  • Elenthikara HS
  • Dharmarthadayini Sabha High School, Karimbadam
  • Christ Raj High School, Kuttippuzha
  • Islamic school, Mannam, Paravur
  • K .E. M. High School, Alangad
  • St. Thomas Higher secondary School, Ayiroor
  • Little Flower High School, Panaikulam
  • Ansarul Islam School, Manjaly
  • Nurul Hudha Madrassa, Eramam
  • Govt.High School, Binanipuram
  • Sariyathul Islam Madrassa Elookara South (Paduvathikunnu)
  • Govt H.S, Pathalam
  • Guardian Angel School Manjummal
  • St.Joseph High School, Chathedam
  • Kumara Vilasam School, Paravur
  • Govt.Lower Primary Boy's School, Kannankulangara where Parur Subdistrict office is situated.
  • Al Madrasathul Islamiya, Vaniakadu
  • St.George's High School, Puthanpally
  • Holy Infant Jesus Boys High School
  • SNM Higher Secondary School Moothakunnam.
  • St.Philomena's H.S.S,Chithira Jn.,Koonammavu.
  • Govt. UPS,Schoolpaddy,Valluvally,Koonammavu.
  • Chavara Darsan CMI Public School,Koonammavu

Religious

Temples

  • Mannam Subrahmanya temple (Biggest Kavadi in District)
  • Sree Sastha Temple, Vavakadu
  • Bhuvaneshvari Devi Temple, Thiruthipuram
  • Andissery Bhagavthy Temple, Perumpadanna. Undertaken by the S.N.D.P Yogam N.Paravoor
  • GuruthiPadam Temple, Parayakad, North Paravur. In this temple, on the first Tuesday of each Malayalam Month, there is Prasad Lunch.
  • Sree Narayana Guru's statue and pooja, with Prasad Lunch on each month's Chadayam day, at Parayakad, North Paravur.
  • Tamil Brahmins Samooha Madam, Kannankulangara, North Paravur.
  • Pazhanghat Sri Kaleeswari Temple, Pazhangattuveli, kaitharam, N. Paravoor
  • Ayroor Pisharikkal Sree Durga Temple.
  • Kottuvallykavu Bhagavathy temple, Kavilnada,Koonammavu.
  • Dakshina Mookambika Temple, Famous for Navarathri festival in which thousands of devotees coming from different parts of Kerala.

Churches

Important fairs and festivals

The Block Panchayats are Paravur and Alengad.

State Assembly constituencies

The assembly constituencies are Paravoor and Kalamassery including whole of Paravur Taluk

Paravur

Paravur constituency consists of

Kalamassery

Kalamassery constituency consists of

Paravur, Kalamassery constituencies belong to Ernakulam Parliamentary constituency.

Important roads

Pin Code Index for the taluk of Paravur

Nearby villages

These are the villages other than panchayat headquarters.

Government offices

  • Sub-District Education Department, Kannankulangara
  • First Class Judicial Magistrate Court | Munsif court
  • Land Registration Office
  • PWD NH Sub Division (NH 17)Office Paravur
  • Veterinary Polyclinic
  • Homeo clinic, Peruvaram

Notable personalities

  • Kuttipuzha Krishna pillai - poet and writer
  • Parur T.K. Narayana Pilla - first chief minister of Thirukochi
  • M.P.Paul Varappuzha
  • Pap,pan - volleyball player
  • Salim kumar - actor
  • Paravur bharathan - actor
  • Kesari balakrishna pilla - writer and journalist
  • Paravur Gorge - writer
  • Kedamangalam Sadanandan
  • Justice Narendran

Travel

Distances from Parur

Cities

Towns

See also

Needed developments

  • Varapuzha - Moothakunnam Twolane NH

External links

  • Taluk from Wikimapia
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