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The name Kaipuzha is derived from the two words Kai (which means "hand") and Puzha (which means "river"). This is a testament to the many small canal-like rivers found in the vicinity and it is a tributary of meenachil river . It is bounded by Ettumanoor to the east and Mannanam to the south. Nearby villages also include Athirampuzha, Neendoor, Kurumulloor, Manjoor, Kallara, and Vechoor which gave its name to the Vechur cow, smallest breed of cattle found anywhere in the world. Kottayam Town is located 7 km south.
Kaipuzha, Athirampuzha, and Ettumanoor were popular places for trade purposes because of the navigable rivers found all over the area. K.E. College, which was founded and named after the Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara was once believed to originally be planned to be built in Kaipuzha, but politics within the community changed that location to nearby Mannanam.
The majority of people are Hindus and Christians.One ancient temple found in Kaipuzha is Sri DharmaSastha temple located near to Sasthankal junction.Legend proclaim that it was Sree Parasurama who has consecrated the idol of Lord Ayyappa in this temple,faced to the West.Kaipuzha has its place in the famous book"EITHIHYAMALA" by Sri Kottarathil Sankunni.Historical scripts reveal that during the region of the Edathil Royal family this temple got fame and Pujas and rituals were held with all its grandeur. St. George’s Forane Church was built in 1813. Bishop Thomas Tharayil, the third bishop of the Knanaya Kottayam Archdiocese was born here. Hindus are minority and there is no Muslims in this village .
Justice Cyriac Joseph was born in Kaipuzha.
Notes and references
- "View Population". Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 11 April 2012.