Chelakkara

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Chelakkara
chelakara
town
Chelakkara is located in Kerala
Chelakkara
Chelakkara
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°42′N 76°21′E / 10.70°N 76.35°E / 10.70; 76.35Coordinates: 10°42′N 76°21′E / 10.70°N 76.35°E / 10.70; 76.35
Country  India
State Kerala
District Thrissur
Elevation 66 m (217 ft)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 04884
Vehicle registration KL-
Nearest cities Wadakanchery,Pazhayannur
Lok Sabha constituency Alathur

Chelakkara is a small town in Thrissur district of Kerala state, south India. It is one of the constituencies in Thrissur district.

Geography[edit]

Chelakara is located at 10°42′N 76°21′E / 10.70°N 76.35°E / 10.70; 76.35.[1] It has an average elevation of 6 m (20 ft).

Religion[edit]

The town has many temples including Narasimhamurthy temple, and Anthimahakalan Temple. There is a small Car festival on Thiruvadira day. Navarathri is celebrated in a grand scale in this village. The other festival that is observed in a grand way is Vaikunta Ekadasi. Nearest villages are Killimangalam, Pangarappilli, Venganellur, & Thonoorkara.

Sree Moolam Thirunal Govt. Higher Secondary School(S.M.T.G.H.S.S) is built in kerala traditional architecture called 'naalu kettu' with a cave and secret rooms which are not yet opened.

Anthimakalan kavu (Temple) Vela (festival) is celebrated in a grant manner with 5 superb fireworks which starts by midnight and end by early morning the next day. People from all over Kerala come to see the grand fireworks.

Kolathur Ayyappankavu sree Subhramanya Swami kshetram, one of the famous Muruka temple is located in Kolathur a village in Chelakkara. Thypooyamaholsavam is the main festival of this temple. The panchavaadyam of Chelakkara desam from this temple on Anthimahakaalan vela is famous. Kolathur also have a chozhi group, associated with the temple, which co-ordinate the chozhi on thiruvathirafestival.

Venganellur village is a beautiful village. At the centre of this village there are five temples including one Maha Siva temple, Lord Thiruveembilappa. This temple has a history of more than 300 years. At the early days, the temple and the surroundings are under the control of Tamil Brahmins. In the twentieth century more than 100 Brahmin houses, Madoms, were in this area. (Dr. C.S. Venkitaraman (1918–1994), an eminent mathematician, was born in one of these Madoms.) They started the famous festival of Ashtami Maholsavam in the temple. Nowadays it is the most celebrated festival of Chelakkara. The other temples are Vadasseri Sri Krishna temple, Edathara Krishna Temple, Erupurath Narasimha Murthy Temple of Velanezhy Mana, Thali Siva Temple, Sreekandapuram Mahavishnu Temple and Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, Kizhakkumuri.

Chelakkara church festival (Pazhaya Palli Perunnal) is celebrated on December 3 and 4 of every Year. The Name of the church is St George's Church, Chelakkara. The other churches in Chelakkara are St Mary's Forane Church, St Gregorios Church and CMS Anglican Church.

St Mary's Forane Church celebrates the birthday of the first Chaplain of Chelakara, Rev Fr Antony Thachuparambil every year. Lot of dovotees from neighbouring places and districts visit the church and the Holy remains of the Chaplain, who has since been declared Servant of God by Roman Catholic Church.[2][3]

Local Dam near Venganallur gives a greenish scenery and wide variety of birds, fauna and flora.

Education[edit]

  • Sree Moolam Thirunal Govt. Higher Secondary School(S.M.T.G.H.S.S)
  • Little Flower Girls School
  • Grace Central School Chelakkara
  • Chelakkara Central School
  • St: Joseph's HS & UPS Pangarappilly
  • GPTC chelakkara
  • GHS panjal
  • Govt.U.P.School thrikkanaya,Elanad.
  • CGEM School Mukharikkunnu
  • UP School Thonoorkkara
  • NMLP School Venganellor

Politics[edit]

Chelakara assembly constituency (SC) is part of Alathur.[4] It is also the constituency of ex-Speaker of KERALA Assembly. Shri K.Radhakrishnan.

Chelakkara Panchayath President: Lissy Thomas

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