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Maradu is a region in the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India. It is part of the Ernakulam district. A variety of shopping constitute the area. The Kochi Metro passes near Maradu. The Mangayil Government High School is a landmark there. The land and school for this institution were offered as a gift by the Mangayil family of the area and hence the name. The Mangayil family were quasi chieftains of the area who maintained a jailhouse among other things. They had some level of hereditary power over the area ceded to them by the Cochin royals prior to independence.
As of 2001[update] India census, Maradu had a population of 40,993. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Maradu has an average literacy rate of 85%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 87%, and female literacy is 83%. In Maradu, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. Another famous festival in Maradu is the "Thalappoli Maholsavam", otherwise known as "Maradu Vedikkettu" or "Marattil Kottaram Baghavathy Kshethram." It is usually in February–March. It is the biggest "Fire Works" in Ernakulam district. This festival is conducted by 2 committees known as "Vadakke Cheruvaram" (North side of the Temple) and "Thekke Cheruvaram" (South side of the Temple).
Another festival is "kavadiattam" in which people will dance with Kavadi on their head during the last festival day of Sree Subramanya Swami temple, festival comes in the month of January - February
Festival of Lord Siva in the Temples Ayani Siva Kshethra and Pandavathu Siva Kshethra, and festival in Nettoor Juma Masjid Mosque. Nettoor Shiva temple comes under this municipality. The Famous Festivals in Maradu are The Death Anniversary Celebration of The Saintly Priest Vakayilachan (Fr. George Vakayil) on November 4 of Every Year. Thousands of Devotees Participated in The "Nerchasadya" and Holy Mass and on that day. 'Achan Punyalan' Fr. George Vakayil was declared as Servant of God on 2013 Sep 1st at Maradu Moothedam St. Mary Magdalene Church by Metropolitan Archbishop His Grace The Most Rev. Dr. Francis Kallarakkal. For More Deatails www.vakayilachan.con
Three National Highways are passing through the municipality (NH 47, NH 49, NH 47A). This is the place where Abad Nucleus Mall, Sithara tower, Appolo Hospital& High tech city bay Sobha Developers Limited Sobha Developers are located. In addition to these "Le Meridian" & "Crown plaza" are 5 star hotels and international convention center, Lakeshore-a super specialty hospital with heli-ambulance service,. Maradu is also quite famous for its string of car show rooms which include the likes of Mercedes Benz, AUDI, Volvo, Harley-Davidson, BMW, Volkswagen, Honda, Toyota, Chevrolet, Hyundai and Mitsubishi. Kerala's first international convention center situated in this place. Genesis Decor,one of the major interior decoration showroom also situated in Maradu. 'FORUM MALL @ COCHIN' is another attraction coming up in Cochin
- "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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