Edamattom

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Edamattom is a small town on the bank of Meenachil River located in Poovarany Village, Kottayam district, Kerala, India. The town lies 6.5 km South-East of Pala. Nearby towns and village include Amparanirappel, Bharananganam, Kizhaparayar, Poovarani and Vilakkumadom. Though it is a very small village, Edamattom is the home to the headquarters of Meenachil Panchayat, as well as accompanying services, including the Krishi Bhavan (Office of the Co-Operative of Farmers), the Political Associate Office of the Village (Poovarany) and the Meenachil Service Co-operative Bank. Other land is occupied by schools, churches and temples. The village also contains an Ayurvedic hospital. All these are considerably good landmarks for tourists and strangers, who come to Edamattom to live there. Occupationally, most residents are dependent on agriculture. The primary focus of agriculture in the village is rubber and as such the village contains a rich vegetation of rubber trees.

Population and demographics[edit]

In Edamattom, you will find great population density like any other town that plays the role of headquarters of a Gram Panchayat (Meenachil Panchayat) in India. As this village is located on the banks of the Meenachil River, it is built on fertile alluvial soils in which considerably good vegetation of rubber trees (Hevea brasiliensis) are found. You also find trees of the species Alstonia scholaris. Like any other village in Kerela, Edamatton is subject to sometime heavy rainfall which supports the growth of these rubber trees. Unlike many other villages of Kerala which are dominated by gishing, Edamattom, which is dominated by agriculture and local government.

Notables[edit]

  • Sreemoolam Praja Sabha of Travancore was the First Legislative Council for a Native state in the whole of India.
  • V J Mathew, Former Managing Director, Deepika Daily
  • The Chieftain of Puthuppallil Nair Tharavad, Sri P. K. Narayana Pillai was an illustrious member of Sreemoolam Praja Sabha. He also served as the Founder President of Meenachil Taluk Samajam. Sri. A.C.Kuriakose MLA and Kodanadu Rama Varma Raja served under him as Secretary and Treasurer respectively of Taluk Samajam.
  • Puthuppallil Sri P. K. Narayana Pillai established NSS Karayogam No.363 and also served as its Founder President.
  • Varakappallil Kesava Pillai was the founder secretary of the Karayogam.[1]

Schools[edit]

  • K.T.T.M L.P school - Managed by kuruvinakkunnel family. (Classes or Grades 1 - 4)
  • K.T.J.M High School - Managed by CMI fathers. (Classes or Grades 5 - 10).
  • V.K.P.M. N.S.S. T.T.I - Managed by NSS Karayogam No.363.

Major places[edit]

  • Ponmala Devi Temple managed by NSS Karayogam No.363.
  • Puthen Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple managed by NSS Karayogam No.363.
  • Pankapattu Siva Temple managed by NSS Karayogam No.363.
  • Paramattathu Bhagavathi Temple managed by Mata Amritanandamayi Math Edamattom. Puthuppallil Kudumbayogam dedicated the temple and adjoining properties to Mata Amritananda Mayi Math[2] Pala Centre of Amritananda Mayi Math now operates there.
  • Puthuppallil Kottaram Bhagavathy Temple managed by Puthuppallil Kudumbayogam. Paramattathu Bhagavathy Temple and Puthuppallil Kottaram Bhagavathy Temple were owned by ancient Puthuppallil Nair Tharavad, Idamattom. It presently consists of Puthuppallil, Vettapurayidam, Erthedathu, Vandanani, Padinjare Vakavayal,Akkaparampel and Kizhakevakavayal Thavazhies (matrilineal descendants) of Puthuppallil Tharavad.
  • F.C.Convent.
  • Head Office of the Meenachil Service Co operative Bank Ltd.
  • Meenachil Panchayath Office
  • Poovarany Village Office
  • Edamattom Post Office (PIN 686588)
  • Pala centre of Amitananda Mayi Math

Ponmala Devi Temple[edit]

Ponmala Devi Temple, a Hindu temple, is situated at Edamattom. The temple is managed by NSS Karayogam No.363. The main deity of the temple is Bhadrakali. The major festival, Kumbhabharani.

St. Michael's Church[edit]

The church was established in 17th thulam 1869 (Malayalam era). The first vicar was Rev. Fr Anthoniachan Thondanadu. The present vicar is Rev. Fr John Puthiamamattom.

The Church was built by the Kuruvinakunnel Family for Rs 2000/-

References[edit]

  1. ^ (i)History of Meenachil Taluk NSS Union published in 1988 page 78, (ii)History of Sreemoolam Praja Sabha -List of members of Sreemoolam Assembly
  2. ^ Document No.P 2 / 1996 / Book -1 / 3887 / 96 / 1 dated 10.6.1996 of SRO Pala.

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