Chittur Municipal Office
|• Total||1,155.10 km2 (445.99 sq mi)|
|Elevation||131 m (430 ft)|
|• Official||Malayalam, English, Tamil|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Chittur is a town in Palakkad district of Kerala, South India.Chittur was the part of Cochin state.The town Consist of famous Duurga temple known as Chittur bhagavathi temple,which is under the Cochin devaswom board.the municipality consist of chittur,tathamangalam,kacherimedu,anicode,thekkegramam,kadambidi etc.Chittur M.L.A is K.Achuthan of INC.Agriculture is the main occupation of the people.Town consist of Menon tharas,which was the settlement of Menon family.There are also so many agraharams(settlement of Iyers) and Moothan tharas.Sokanashini is the river near to the town.Music is the part of the life style of people here.Kongan pada is the main ceelebration in chittur.it will be in month of march.and Sooran poru, Niramala, Ayyappan vilakku etc are celebrated here.Onam, pongal, vishu, Deepavali, Navarathri are also celebrated.At the time of Vishu vishu vela is also celebrated.And There will be music concerts in chittur kavu at the time of Navarathri and Konganpada.Father of malayalam language, Thunchath Ramanujan Ezhuthachan's tomb is situated in Thekkegramam,chittur.
As of 2001[update] India census, Chittur-Thathamangalam had a population of 31,884. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Chittur-Thathamangalam has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 84% and female literacy of 74%. 9% of the population is under 6 years of age. The population is predominantly Hindu followed by Christian and Muslim minorities.Malayalam and Tamil is the main language.There is so many Tamil migrants here.
There is frequent bus services to palghat,kollengode,pollachi,coimbatore,thrissur etc.Most are private buses and there are so many Kerala State Road Transport Corporation services also.There is K.S.R.T.C bus depot in town.There are services to Ernakulam,guruvayur,calicut,Thrissur etc.and the nearest railway station is Palghat and nearest airport is coimbatore and Kochi.
Notable Educational Institutions in Chittur
There are so many educational institutions in chittur which provide high class of education.Govt. College offers a degree course in music.The college situated in the banks of sokanashini.
- Victoria Girls High school,Anicode
- Vijayamatha Convent,Ambattupalayam
- Boys h.s.s,ambattupalayam
- Patasala h.s,Thekkegramam
- Chinmaya h.s,Tathamangalam
- Shalaom residential school
- P.Leela (singer)
- M.S.Viswanathan (music composer)
- Vidhubala (actor)
- Raghuvaran (actor)
- M. Sukumaran (writer)
Panchajanyam Cultural & Film society
Panchajanyam is an organisation actively involved in the promotion of Arts, Sports and Culture. It started functioning in 1982 in the village of Thekkegramam in Chittur as a small library and is today affiliated to the Kerala Grandhasala Sangham and is rated as an A Grade library. Panchajanyam has also added a Reference Library section and this is the first such in Chittur. Panchajanyam conducts an annual International Film Festival (PIFF) under 'Panchajanyam Film Society', started in 2005 in order to promote good films and a film culture in Chittur and neighbouring areas. The society first started off by screening one-off films and expanded its activities by launching the Panchajanyam International Film Festival in 2008. PIFF is now an annual event and is held in January
Localities of Chittur
- Durgagoshtam Gramam
- "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies". Kerala. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-19.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
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