Avittathur

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Avittathur
town
Avittathur is located in Kerala
Avittathur
Avittathur
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°19′51″N 76°14′41″E / 10.330815°N 76.244860°E / 10.330815; 76.244860Coordinates: 10°19′51″N 76°14′41″E / 10.330815°N 76.244860°E / 10.330815; 76.244860
Country  India
State Kerala
District Thrissur
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KL-

Avittathur is a small village in Thrissur district of Kerala state, India. It was one of the 64 original Brahmin settlement in the Kerala state. It is famous for an ancient shiva temple, where 4 very old inscriptions have been discovered. According to legend, the temple was consecrated by sage agastya and the name of the village was originally agastyaputtur but it seems to be just the sanskritization of the word. Legendary Chakyar Koothu and Koodiyattam maestro Nātyāchārya Vidūshakaratnam Padma Shri Māni Mādhava Chākyār used to perform here for decades.

External links[edit]

avittathur gramam [1]
avittathur shivakshetram [2]