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|Mavelikkara, Alleppy, Kerala
Mavelikara, Alleppy, Kerala
|— Town, Taluk , Municipality, Assembly constituency, Lok Sabha Constituency —|
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|• MLA||R Rajesh|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
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Mavelikkara, (Malayalam: മാവേലിക്കര) is a taluk and municipality in the Alappuzha district of the Indian state of Kerala. It is located in the southern part of the district on the banks of the Achankovil, and is one of the oldest municipalities of the state. It also has a very strong historical and cultural background; Chettikulangara Devi Temple, known for its famous Kumbha Bharani festival, is located there, and it is home to one of the 108 Shiva temples of Kerela created by Lord Parasurama, Kandiyoor Mahadeva Temple (popularly known as Dakshina Kashi). It was also a major place of trade and commerce in ancient Kerala and the erstwhile capital of the rulers of Onattukara. As a result of the close association with the Travancore Royal Family, Mavelikara gained modern facilities well ahead of other places in the state. This includes a fullfledged transport station and its development into a municipality. Even before India attained independence, Mavelikara had to its credit a super express transport service to Trivandrum.
According to the 2001 Indian census, Mavelikara town has a population of 28,440. Males constitute 47% of the population and females 53%. The average literacy rate is 86%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 87% and female literacy is 85%. Approximately 10% of the population is under 6 years old.
Some of the industries in and around Mavelikkara are:
- ALIND Switchgear (near Mannar)
- Travancore Oxygen (near Kunnam)
- Sangrose Laboratories (in Mavelikkara), which specialises in the manufacture of soft-gelatin capsules. It is also one of the only companies in the world to manufacture clofazimine.
- KSRTC Regional Workshop and Bus Body Building Center Mavelikkara
Several small-scale industries are present in the Industrial Estate(an initiative of SIDCO) located at Kollakadavu.
Mavelikkara has its own constituency in the Lok Sabha. Until the 2002 Lok Sabha Delimitation took effect in 2008, the constituency consisted of Chengannur, Mavelikkara, Kayamkulam, Pandalam, Thiruvalla and Kallupara. Since then, the assembly constituencies have comprised Changanassery, Kuttanad, Mavelikara(SC), Chengannur, Kunnathur(SC), Kottarakkara and Pathanapuram. The constituency is now reserved for a scheduled caste candidate.
The cultural capital of Alappuzha is Mavelikkara. Mavelikara was once part of the principality of Onattukara and has been a centre of religious harmony, culture and arts for several centuries.
As a testament to its link to that flourishing centre of Buddhist culture, Mavelikkara is one of the rare places in Kerala where one can find the Statue of Buddha in Seated Position, which dates back to the 9th century AD.
Eminent personalities from Mavelikkara
- The current line of the Travancore Royal Family. Raja Ravi Varma was married to Pururuttathi Nal Bhageerathi Amma Thampuran (Kochu Pangi) of the Royal House of Mavelikkara, with whom he had two sons and two daughters. Their eldest son, Kerala Varma, born in 1876, went missing in 1912 and was never heard from again. Their second son Rama Varma (born 1879), was an artist who studied at the Sir Jamsetjee Jeejebhoy School of Art, and married Srimathi Gowri Kunjamma, sister of Dewan PGN Unnithan. Raja Ravi Varma's elder daughter, Ayilyam Nal Mahaprabha Thampuran, appears in two of his prominent paintings and was mother of Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bayi of Travancore. His second daughter, Thiruvadira Nal Kochukunji Thampuran, was grandmother of Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma Maharajah. His descendants comprise the Mavelikkara Royal House, while two of his granddaughters (including the aforementioned Sethu Lakshmi Bayi) were adopted to the Travancore Royal Family, the cousin family of the Mavelikkara House. Well known among his descendants are writer Shreekumar Varma (Prince Punardam Thirunal), artists Rukmini Varma (Princess Bharani Thirunal) and Jay Varma and classical musician Aswathi Thirunal Rama Varma among others.
- Ravindra Varma was the Minister for Labour and Parliamentary Affairs in the Morarji Desai Ministry in India from 1977 to 1979. He was also Chancellor of the Gujarat Vidyapeeth. Varma belonged to the royal family in Mavelikkara in southern Kerala. He was first elected to the Lok Sabha from Thiruvalla in Kerala in 1962 on a Congress ticket. He was next elected in 1977 from Ranchi in Bihar as a Janata Party candidate. He represented Mumbai North in 7th Lok Sabha from 1980 to 1985. He died on 12.10.2006.
- P. G. N. Unnithan, the last Diwan (Prime Minister) of independent Travancore. hailed from the Edassery Pattaveettil family of Mavelikkara which had a history of high military service to the Travancore Royal Family. He succeeded Sir C.P. Ramaswami Iyer on 20 August 1947 following the latter's resignation (subsequent to the attempt on Ramaswami's life at the Swathi Thirunal Music academy on 25 July 1947). He chaired the Travancore Constitutional Reforms Committee. He relinquished office on 24 March 1948 when a people's government led by Pattom Thanu Pillai as Prime Minister took over. Unnithan Lane at Sasthamangalam in Thiruvananthapuram is named after him.
- Advocate Achutha Warrier(born in 1929), Communist Leader, Eminent Civil Lawyer, Former president of Bar Association, President of Pathiyoor Panchayat, former President of KCT(co-operative).completed his 50 years of advocate life.Now lives in Mavelikara.
- C. M. Stephen Leader of Congress and of the INTUC, and the former Indian Union Cabinet Minister for Home as well as Communications in Indira Gandhi's Government. He also served as the opposition leader when Mrs Gandhi lost the 1977 election.
- Marthanda Varma Sankaran Valiathan (Malayalam: എം.എസ്. വല്യത്താന്; born 24 May 1934) is an Indian cardiac surgeon. He is a former president of the Indian National Science Academy and contributed to the development of medical technology in India.. He is currently a National Research Professor for the Government of India who is pioneering scientific studies in "Ayurveda" and has authored several books on the subject.
- Archbishop Aboon Geevarghese Mar Ivanios, OIC, Servant of God, founding father of the Syro–Malankara Catholic Church and founder of Bethany Ashram, who was the Archbishop of Trivandrum and established many major educational institutions in South Kerala.
- Abu Abraham, cartoonist and writer
- Yesudasan, cartoonist
- Chennithala Chellappan Pillai, Kathakali artist
- Chennithala Raghavan Pillai,
- Chennithala Kochupilla Panikkar'
- Sivaraman Cheriyanadu, novellist
- Vishnu Prakash, actor
- Late Mavelikara H Ramanathan,Carnatic Musician/Singer(Vocal)
- Late Mavelikkara Velukkutty Nair, Carnatic mridangam player.
- Late Mavelikkara Prabhakara Varma, carnatic singer
- Late Mavelikkara Krishnankutty Nair, carnatic mridangam player
- Ramesh Chennithala, President of the KPCC
- Late Professor R Narendra Prasad, actor, author and college professor
- Mavelikkara S. R. Raju, carnatic mridangam player
- P. C. Alexander, Principal Secretary to former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, Indian High Commissioner to the UK, ex Governor of Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.
- Mavelikara Ponnamma, actress
- Chunakkara Ramankutty, lyricist
- Eravankara Unnithan Brothers, Neelakandan Unnithan & Kochunnithan - Famous Kathakali Singers
- C.K. Rajam- Stage actress and heroine of Malayalam Movie Jnambika
- Sarathchandran.S, Lyricist and script writer. ( Block youth co-ordinator, Kerala State youth Welfare board.)
- K.K. Sudhakaran (writer)
- Late Mr.N.Kunjukrishnan Unnithan (eminent Lawyer, first Municipal Commissioner of Mavelikkara)
- Late Mr. Punnamoodu Devadas (writer)
- Polachirackal Kocheeppan Tharakan, Born in 1861,he is famous as a historian, journalist, dramatist and novelist. He is the nephew of sri. Kandathil Vrghese Mappila, the founder of the Malayala Manorama. It is he who wrote the first original Malayalam drama- Mariyamma. He is one among the founder constituter of the Bhashaposhini Sabha which later became a literary magazine .He also penned so many essays related to a number of subjects. He died in 1940 at the age of 70.
- Chithramezhuthu K M Varghese, was born on 1889 April 22 at Thazhakara. He made a mark in artistic, cultural and literary fields by his sheer dedication, intelligence and skill. Adept in portrait painting, he has to his credit 118 paintings including that of Kerala Varma Valiyakoyi Thampuran, Kochi Maharaja, Sree Narayana Guru etc. When Gandhiji visited Changanacherry, he happened to see Varghese's portrait of Sree Narayana Guru and was fascinated by it.K M Varghese was the innovator of prose poems in Kerala. In 1957 he became a part of the governing body of Kerala Fine Arts Society. He died on July 21, 1962.
- Sree Shubananda Guru Devan, He is the founder of the new Bhakthimargam called Aathmabodhodhayam. Irrespective of cast and creed he preeched that 'moksha' can be attained by anyone who prays to God wholeheartedly. On April 28, 1882 Pappankutty (Guru formerly known) born to a sambava couple Ittyathy and Kochuneely at Budhanoor. After 25 years of intense prayers 'Subhanandha' was born to them. After several years of wandering Guru returned to Chennithala and established an Ashram in 1918.Athmabodhodhayasangam was established the next year itself. Guru met Gandhiji on 1934 January 19 when the latter visited Mavelikara. On July 29, 1950 he left for his Holy Abode at 'Kottarkavu Ashramam'.
- Mavelikara R.Balachandran(carnatic Mrudangam player)
- Mavelikara H Vijayakrishnan(Carnatic Violin player)
- Chettikulangara Sreedharan Pillai eminent mathematics teacher.
- Padinjarethalakkal Jacob Kurian. Born in March 12, 1884 to the famous Padinjarethalackal family, Jacob Kurien did his matriculation at the M.D.Seminary High School in Kottayam. He is the youngest ever member of the Sree Moolam Assembly. Jacob Kurien's oratory skill was admired by thosands. The Maharaja of Travancore visited Assembly hall to hear Jacob Kurien .This was his one and only visit to the 'Sabha'.Jacob Kurien was also the founder member of Kerala Chrystava Samithy. He also sow the seed for 'Paura samathva vaadam' of Travancore. He did on 1950 June 26.
- T K Madhavan One of the great reformist leadres of modern Kerala, was born on 1886 at Kannamangalam. Right from his school days Madhavan was against untouchability and inequality. In 1904 he made his maiden speech at the Sree Moolam Assembly inlieu of his uncle Komalezhathu Kunju pillai chevakar. In 1917 he took over Desabhimani daily. Madhavan became a member of Sree Moolam Assembly in 1919.In all his speeches he pressed the demand for Temple entry proclamation. He met Gandhiji at Thirunelveli and divulged the matter. This made Mahatma accept Temple entry demand and included it as an agenda of the congress. He lead the Vaikkom Sathyagraha along with K.P.Kesava Menon. T.K.Madhavan was the first non-Christian who addressed Maramon convention. In 1927 he was made organizing secretary of the SNDP Yogam. He died at his residence in 1930.A monument was raised in his honour at Chettikulangara. In 1964 T.K.Madhavan memorial college was founded at Nangiarkulangara.
- Air Commodore George Verghis, AVSM was born in 1921 in Mavelikara. He joined the Indian Air Force in 1942 and served with distinction until his retirement in 1976. He served on the Burma front during World War II as a navigator and gunner in Number 1 squadron. In addition, he saw action during the first Kashmir war in 1947 as a crew member of the transport squadron that ferried troops into the battle for Srinagar. He was awarded the Ati Vishist Seva Medal for outstanding service by President V.V. Giri in 1973. He retired as the Command Signals Officer (CSO) for the Western Air Command.
C.R.S Unnithan is a famous journalist, he was working with Mangalam daily about 15 years & now working as a freelance journalist for different print medias.
The event is an offering of the people of Chettikulangara to their beloved deity known for her spontaneous blessings on true devotees as a mark of gratitude for their devotion and unflinching faith and for showering prosperity and protection on their lives. Kettukazhcha displays sculpted and decorated forms of six temple cars known as Kuthiras (Horses), five Therus (Chariots) and icons of Bhima and Hanuman. All the temple cars, chariots and icons are gigantic in size and many times larger than any other similar Kuthiras and Therus built during the festivities at other temples in the Central Travancore region.
Padanilam is a developing small town situated in the Mavelikkara Taluk of the Alappuzha district. The famous Padanilam Temple is situated in Padanilam. The temple is famous for its festivals, the main one being the Sivarathri, which is usually celebrated in the month of February or March. During the day, thousands of devotees, including those from other districts come to the temple to see the massive Kettukazhcha. On Sivaranthi day morning there is a Kaavadiyaattam for Lord Murugan. Thousands take Kaavadi and come to the temple in large groups. On the evening of the day, the most beautiful part of the celebration is held: Large kettukazhchas of bulls (which are the vehicle of Lord Siva) come to the temple. The crowd dances to the rhythm of Kerala,The Sinkaarimelam.
Other festivals celebrated in Padanilam include the Vrischikamahotsavam in the Malayam month of Vrischikam. The celebration last for 41 days, although the majority of the celebrations take place in the first 12 days.
Pathamudayam is a famous temple festival conducted at Vettiyar Palliyarakkavu temple. The 1000-year-old temple has 7 Karas (territories). Pathamudayam is held in April. The highlight of the festival is the Kettukazhchas. The preparation for Pathamudayam begins several days before the festival day which itself is usually the day of Vishu. Meanwhile, the people from 7 Karas of Vettiyar will arrange for the construction of Kettukazhcha to the temple. People from each area will pull the Kettukazhcha from the construction sites to the temple to present them before the Devi and after having darshan the parties take up their respective position in the ground lying east of the temple.
Eravankara is a small village in Mavelikkara. Anandeshwarathu Mahadevadeva temple in Eravankara is famous for its Shivarathri Mahotsavam and Kaavadiyaattam, which are celebrated during the month of February or March. The temple is more than 1000 years old. Eravankara is derived from the concept of Mahabharatha as the land of Eravaan ( Eravaan kara) who is the son of Khadotghaja (Bheeman's son who is born in Hidumbi)...
Mother Teresa Trophy Boat Race
The Mother Teresa Trophy Boat Race is held during Onam along the stretch of the River Achankovil.
Kandiyoor is nearly 1 km far from Mavelikara and the Kandiyoor Sree Mahadeva temple is one of the most famous temple in South India and it is also Known as Dakshina kashi.
Demand for Mavelikkara district.
Mavelikkara was the central hub pivotal to administrative affairs during the days of the Travancore monarchy.
The demand for a new Central Travancore district with Mavelikkara as its headquarters is being raised once again.
- Kottakkakam, or "Fort Mavelikkara" is located at the heart of Mavelikkara. Old palaces were situated in this region and the government offices are located in this area. Sreekrishna swamy temple is also to be found in Kottakkakam.
- Padanilam is located in the eastern part of Mavelikkara Taluk. It is famous for the Padanilam Parabrahma Temple, which is known for its Sivarathri festival.
- Bharanikavu and Pallickal is located on the Mavelikkara-Kurathikadu-Kayamkulam road. Bharanikavu is famous for its Devi Temple and its swarna jeevitha, and houses one of the four Buddha Statues. The famous churches of Kattanam add to the glory of this calm and peaceful panchayat. Government School Bharanikkavu, Pope Pius XI High School and CMS High School are some of the major educational institutions. The panchayat was awarded the Best Grama Panchayat Award by the President of India.
- Chennithala is located in the northern part of Mavelikkara. Chennithala Panchayath shares its border with the municipal boundary of Mavelikkara.
- Cherukunnam is a village five kilometres away from Mavelikkara Town.
- Chettikulangara is located about five kilometres southwest of Mavelikkara. It is famous for the Chettikulangara Devi Temple, at which the Kumbha Bharani Festival is conducted during February or March. The important festivity associated with this utsavam is Kettu-Kazhcha, which resembles the Chinese festival celebrated on the birthday of Buddha. Kuthiyottam is also another important festivity. This is the second-largest temple under the Travancore Devaswom Board. Chettikulangara Amma is considered the mother goddess of Onattukara.
- Chunakkara is a village in the eastern part of Mavelikkara, approximately 11 kilometres away from Mavelikkara Town. It is best known as the home of the Chunakara Mahadevar temple.
- Kallumala, which roughly translates as "mountain of stones", is on an elevated terrain made of stony laterite substrate. Educational institutions in the area include Bishop Moore Vidyapith and Bishop Moore College. The Mavelikkara railway station is located in Kallumala and main market also functions on its streets.
- Kandiyoor is a place of historical importance. It was there that the Travancore Raja gained the decisive victory over Kayamkulam Raja. The Mahadeva temple contains the sub-shrines considered to have been made especially sacred by the presence of all the gods of the Hindu pantheon. It contains ancient inscriptions and it is noted for stone sculptures.
- Thekkekkara Panchayath lies between Chettikulangara, Bharanicavu and Thazhakkara Panchayaths of Mavelikkara Taluk.
- Vallikunnam is situated in the southern part of Mavelikkara.
- Varenickal is a village situated in Thekkekara Panchayat in Mavelikkara which is home to the Shree Parabhramodya and Kunnam Kuzhi temples. The festival at the temples is held during the Mandala season.
- Vathikulam is located about seven kilometres south of Mavelikkara and is surrounded by temples. Two schools are located there: Vathikulam LP School and Alummoottil LP School. Bethel Marthomma Church and Vathikulam Martomma Church are also found there, together with Vathikulam, Changeth and Alampeth temples.
- Vazhuvady is a village, approximately four kilometres away from Mavelikkara Town. The northern side of the village is bordered by Achankovil river flowing from east to west. The famous Malankara orthodox church, commonly known as "Vazhuvady Pally", is located in the heart of the village. The church has got the Holy relic of His Holiness Baselios Geevarghese II, Third Catholicos of the East in Malankara. The village is also home to several temples like Kirathankavu Siva Temple, Panayannarkavu Devi Temple and Sri Muruga Temple. There are two schools.
- Vettiyar is located about seven kilometres east of Mavelikkara, on the banks of the Achenkovil river. Green paddy fields stretch to acres of lands with rubber plantations, cashew trees, coconut trees and bettel leaves, as well as other plantations. Vettiyar is a small village which has not yet been urbanised. Pathamudayam, the famous temple festival, is conducted at the Palliyarakkavu temple.
- Kurathikadu is located approximately six kilometres away from the Mavelikkara town. The old name of Kurathikad was "Vallat". The place is in the Thekkekkara panchayath of Mavelikkara taluk. The major Hindu worship centre in Kurathikad is the Malimel Devi temple, which is also home to a Syro-Malankara Catholic Church and a Mar Thoma Church in. The famous school inthis place is NSS HS, this great school donates many of great citizens & professionals for the society.
- Thazhakara is a village located roughly 5 km east of Mavelikara. Most of the industries in mavelikara are located in this village.
- Chettikulangara Devi Temple, founded in AD 823, is a famous, Bhagawathy Temple. This temple was consecrated by Padmapadacharyar, a disciple of Adi Shankara. The festival season is February and March.
- Kandiyoor Temple, also known as Dakshina Kashi, is the oldest historical evidence of the rich heritage of Mavelikkara. The Kandiyoor Temple is one of 108 temples dedicated to Shiva. Saint Mrikandu, the father and guru of Markandeya, got an idol of Kiratha Moorthy, while taking a bath in the Ganges. He heard a divine voice telling him to put the idol in a holy place. Mrikandu travvelled far and finally reached Kandiyoor (whose name derives from "Kandathil Nalla Ooru" meaning "the best place ever seen"). Thus, the temple was established and renamed Kandiyoor.
- Sree Krishna Swami Temple is managed and owned by the Travancore Devaswom board. The main festival is held during Meenam. The Statue of Buddha at the Buddha junction in front of the temple has been recovered from the Achankovil River.
"Malimel Devi Temple":located in Kurathikad,owned by Nadalayil family trust. Main festival is the 'Revathi Thirunal' festival in meenam(malayalam) month. The Sapthaha yanjam & anpoli vazhipadu by youngsters of the village are the main attractions during the festival time.Devotees believing that One of the upadevatha calling " Ammumma' giving protection during pregnancy period & delivery time if the pregnant woman keeping one stone from the ammumma's temple. Pregnant ladies from other areas also coming & following the custom.
- Chunakara thiruvairoor mahadevar temple is the oldest historical temple located in chunakara, which is 11 km from Mavelikkara. Its festival season is in January and February.
- Vettiyar Palliyarakavu Temple, Vettiyar.
- Padanilam Parabrahma Temple, Nooranad.
- Shree Parabhramodya Temple, Varenickal. There is no building structure for the Shreekovil as the God has forbidden any construction at the site. The festival at the temple held during the December–January Mandala season.
- Shree Saraswati Temple is situated at Thattarambalam dedicated to Saraswati Devi. Recent donations have led to better developments of the temple structure. Its main festival is held during the Navarathri Festival period dedicated to Durga Devi.
- Ponnaramthottam Devi Temple, located near Power House and District Court.
- Dhanwanthari Temple, Prayikkara.
- Subramanya Swamy Temple, Thazhakkara.
- Ganapathy Temple, Aalthara, Padinjare Nada.
- Sree Durga Devi Temple,Karazhma.
- Ulachikkadu Sree Mahavishnu Temple,Karazhma.
- Mannoor Madhom Siva Temple.
- Mattom Narasimha Swamy Temple is situated in the north of Thattarambalam. It is one of the oldest temple in Mavelikara,, situated near Achankovil river. The festival of the temple takes place during Vrichikam (November–December).
- Mannalil Temple is situated to the south of Aranoottimangalam. The festival day is Makaram 28, famously known as "Irupathettam Ucharam".
- Tharamel Devi Kshethram is another Bhagavathi temple situated in the central part of Aranoottimangalam. This temple originally belonged to the Kalaykkattu Family, but has been handed over to the NSS Karayogam №66 by the family's heads, Nalayyathu Chellappan Nair and Thattarethu Damodara Panicker. It is now owned and managed by the NSS Karayogam, №66, and renovation work has just been completed.
- Ammancheril Devi Kshethram is also in Aranoottimangalam.
- Eravankara Anandeshwarathu Mahadeva Temple, Eravankara.
- Kattuvallil Shree Dharma Shastha Temple
- Peringra Maha Ganapati Temple, Pela
- Mullikulangara Temple is a famous, Bhagawathy Temple, situated near Thekkekkara Panchayath. The festival of the temple takes place during Meenam.Mullikulangara Bhagawathy and Chettikulangara Bhagawathy are considered as Sisters
- ST.PAUL CHURCH ,KALLUMALA , MAVELIKKARA.
- St.Mary's Orthodox Cathedral, Founded in 943 AD.
- St. Kuriakose Orthodox Church at Arnoottimangalam is a church dedicated to the lesser known Saint, St. Kuriakose.
- C.S.I. Christ Church is the oldest Protestant church in Mavelikara built by CMS missionary Reverend Joseph Peet and dedicated in 1839. <re>W.S. Hunt. ‘’The Anglican Church in Travancore & Cochin’’ 1816–1916. Pub. C.M.S. Press, Kottayam. 1918. p. 166</ref> and rededicated on 3 April 1850.
- C.S.I. Ascension Church, Cherukunnam is 150 years old. It belongs to the Central Kerala Diocese of Church of South India. It has 88 families and about 500 members.
- Church of God in India, is a Pentecostal church in Chettikulangara.
- Marthoma Church Thazhakara is 110 years old, and now has a parish with over 335 families.. The Malankara Syrian christian sect Mavelikara play a vital role in the history of the land. Peedikayil Stephanos Malpan is the first priest of the Marthoma Diocese in Mavelikara. Every alternative week the marthomites conducted prayers at Puthiyakavu St.mary's church. During the other days the devotees assembled at a temporary bamboo shed at Thazhakara. In 1898, 32 families belonging to the marthoma sect forfeited all their rights on the Puthiyakavu church and started regular prayers at the temporary church. Initially the Diocese included the regions of Mullikkulangra, Gramam , Peringillippuram and Kallimel. Under the leadership of P.K.Jacob Kassissa (Kumbathittayil Achan) and with the co -operation of each and everyone of the Diocese the Marthoma church of Thazhakara became a reality. On December 26, 1928 Theethus II Metropolita and Abraham Suffragan Metropolita jointly performed the Koodasha. Now the Diocese with its 335 and over families has a nursery, parish hall, shop building, parsonage, polachirakkal colony and jyothis school.
- Mar Baselios Orthodox Church commonly known as "Vazhuvady Pally".
- St. Mary's Syro-Malankara Catholic Cathedral is a suffurgan diocese of the Major Archiepiscopal Eparchy of Trivandrum. with 94 parishes and 37,000 worshipers.
- St. Mary Roman/Latin Catholic Church, Prayikkara.
- Pentecostal Church of God in India was established in 2004 in Erezha South, Chettikulangara.
- Indian Pentecostal Church of God - IPC Kannamangalam, Chettikulangara.
- Assemblies of God Bethal Hall, established in 1924.
- St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church, Valiyaperumpuzha, Thattarampalam
- St. Thomas Evangelical Church of India, Thazhakara is 50 years old.
- Bishop Moore College, Kallumala, Mavelikkara
- Raja Ravi Varma College of Fine Arts, Mavelikkara is located in Mavelikkara, Kerala, India. The college was established by Rama Varma son of Raja Ravi Varma in 1915.The first principal of this college was Artist P.J.Cherian. The college offers both undergraduate degree and diploma courses in fine arts, including in sculpture, painting and applied arts. This government institution is affiliated with the University of Kerala. The current principal is N. N. Rimzon.
- High School and Teachers' Training Institute, Chettikulangara
- Sri Vellapally Natesan College Of Engineering, Pallickal
- Sree Buddha College Of Engineering, Pattoor, Padanilam
- College of Applied Sciences(IHRD), Mavelikkara
- Peet Memorial Training College, Mavelikkara was founded in 1960 in memory of the Rev. Joseph Peet, who was one of the leading missonaries, sent by the CMS to South India. He came to Mavelikara in 1836 not only to spread the gospel, but also to uplift the downtrodden. He was mainly instrumental in popularising education in the area. The college is governed by a council, constituted by the Diocese of Madhya Kerala of the Church of South India. The college is affiliated to the university of Kerala, accredited by NAAC, recognised by the NCTE and offers a one-year teachers training course leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Education in Six subjects such as English, Mathematics, Physical Science, Natural Science, Social Studies and Commerce. The sanctioned strength of the college is 150.
- Archana College of Engineering, Nooranad
- Teachers Training Institute, Thazhakara
- St. John's High School, Mattom
- Bishop Moore Vidyapith, Kallumala, Mavelikkara
- Seventh Day Adventist English Medium High School, Mavelikkara
- Infant Jesus ISC School, Mavelikkara
- St. John's English Medium School, Mattom
- Bishop Hodges Higher Secondary School, Mavelikkara
- Higher Secondary and Training School, Kaitha North, Chettikulangara
- Govt. Boys' Higher Secondary School, Mavelikkara
- Govt. Girls' Higher Secondary School, Mavelikkara
- Govt. V.H.S.S. Chunakara
- N.S.S.U.P.S. Chunakara
- Sree Buddha Central School, Pattoor, Padanilam
- Sree Narayana Central School, Cherukunnam, Mavelikkara
- M.S.S High School, Thazhakara
- St. Mary's Cathedral Public School
- Crossland Public School, Kunnom
- A.V.Sanskrit UP School, Thazhakara
- S.V.L.P School,Thazhakara.
- Vidhyadhiraja Vidya Peetom Central School, Ponnaramthottam
- Vidyadhiraja Vidyapeedom LP School
- Vijnana Santhayani Sanskrit High School (VSSHS) Koypallikaranma
- Thekekkara Government UP School, near the major Koypallikaranma Temple
- TMVMHS, Vettiyar
- Pope Pius XI Higher Secondary School, Kattanam
- Govt. Higher Secondary School, Chettikulangara
- TTI School
- Mahatma Higher Secondary School for Boys, Chennithala
- Mahatma Higher Secondary School for Girls, Chennithala
- Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Chennithala.
- Cherupushpa Central School, Chunakkar
- St.John's M.S.C.U.P.School,Kurathikad (Pallickal East)
- Amala LP School, Erezha
- Vathikulam L P School
- Mar Ivanious School, Kallumala
- CNPPM Vocational HS, Kattachira
- NSS High School, Kurathikad
- Govt. LP School Kurathikad
- S.N. Central School, Cherukunnam.
- A.G.R.M.H.S.S Vallikunnam
- Govt. UP School, Varenickal
- A.O.M.M. L.P.School
- Vikram Sarabhai I.T.E.
- St.Mary's Central School, Vettiyar
- Erezha U.P School, Chettikulangara
- Govt. U. P School, Kandiyoor
- K.K.M. Govt. V.H.S.S. Elippakulam
- Govt L.P.S. Elippakulam
- Padanilam HSS. Nooranad
Major health institutions in & around Mavelikara
- Government General Hospital- Hospital Jn, Puthiyakavu
- Philip Memorial Hospital- Nadakkavu
- VSM Hospital- Thattarambalam
- Sreekantapuram Hospital
- Sreekandapuram Nursing Home
- Sanjivani Multi Speciality Hospital- Alacode, Kollakadavu
- Little Flower Ayurvedic Hospital & Spa- Kunnam
- St.Gregorios Medical Mission Hospital- Parumala
- Josco Multi Speciality Hospital- Edappon
Public Utility services
|Bank Name||Branch Name||IFSC||Location|
|Axis Bank Ltd.||Mavelikara||UTIB0000869||FINLORD COMPLEX, PARK JUNCTION MAVELIKKARA DIST. ALAPUZHA KERALA, PIN 690101|
|Bank of Baroda||Mavelikara||BARB0MAVELI||MAVELIKARA BRANCH, PB 11, MAIN ROAD MAVELIKARA (ALLEPPEY DT.), MAVELIKARA, 690101|
|Canara Bank Ltd.||Mavelikara||CNRB0001991||I Floor, Meriland Building, Nadakkavu Mavelikkara 690101|
|Catholic Syrian Bank Ltd.||Mavelikara||CSBK0000180||THAYYIL SHOPPING COMPLEX, 1ST FLOOR, AVJ JUNCTION., MAVELIKARA - 690101 ALAPPUZHA DT., KERALA|
|Catholic Syrian Bank Ltd.||Kallumala||CSBK0000147||KARTHIKA BUILDINGS, KALLUMALA P.O.MAVELIKARA - 690101 ALAPPUZHA DT., KERALA|
|Corporation Bank Ltd.||Cherukole||CSBK0000147||MAVILETHU BLDG, WARD NO.II,CHERUKOLE, Mavelikara|
|Dhanalakshmi Bank Ltd||Mavelikara||DLXB0000266||Near KSRTC Bus Stand Mavelikkara, Alappuzha Dist Kerala - 690101|
|Dhanalakshmi Bank Ltd||Thazhakkara||DLXB0000111||Mavelikara-Pandalam Road, Kunnam P O Thazhakkara|
|Federal Bank Ltd||Mavelikara||FDRL0001041||P B No. 3, Puthiyacavu, Mavelikkara, 690 101, Kerala|
|Federal Bank Ltd||Chettikulangara||Main Road, Chettikulangara, 690106, Kerala|
|HDFC Bank Ltd||Mavelikara||HDFC0001487||Manappallil BUILDING, Puthiyakavu, Mavelikkara, Alappuzha - 690101, Kerala|
|HDFC Bank Ltd||Chettikulangara||HDFC0001490||1st Floor, Raj Mahal Building, Chettikulangara, Mavelikara, Alappuzha-690106, Kerala|
|Indian Bank Ltd||Mavelikara||IDIB000M148||P B No 23 MAVELIKKARA Puthiyakavu, Mavelikkara ALAPUZHA-MAVELIKARA|
|Indian Overseas Bank||Mavelikara||IOBA0000120||Padma Bhavan Buildings, Ist Floor Court Road, Opp. KSRTC Bus Station MAVELIKARA|
|Indian Overseas Bank||Kallumala||IOBA0001252||SANKARALAYAM BUILDINGS KALLUMALA, MAVELIKARA|
|Indian Overseas Bank||Mattom||IOBA0001963||St. John's Higher Second. Sch. bld, Mattom, Near Chettikulangara, Thattarambalam P.O MAVELIKARA|
|ICICI Bank||Mavelikara||ICIC0000939||DUBAI TOWERS, OPP. MUNICIPAL BUS STAND, MAVELIKKARA, KERALA. 690101|
|North Malabar Gramin Bank||Mavelikara||NMGB 4/232 PUTHIYAKAVU MAVELIKARA CORAL HOUSE MAVELIKARA 690101|
|Punjab National Bank||Mavelikara||PUNB0431400||KADAVIL BLDG, NADACKAVU, MAVELIKARA, KERALA 690101|
|South Indian Bank||Mavelikara||SIBL0000271||MAVELIKARA BRANCH, 6/168B, FIRST FLOOR, SAMUEL BUILDINGS, NADAKAVU, ALAPUZHA, KERALA, PIN - 690101|
|State Bank of India||Mavelikara||SBIN0008645||45/11 Palachirakal Building, P.B.No. 9, Alappuzha, Kerala, Pin: 690101|
|State Bank of Travancore||Mavelikara||SBTR0000081||P.B.No.1, B.M.Commercial Complex, Mavelikkara P.O., Alappuzha, Kerala, Pin-690101|
|State Bank of Travancore||Chettikulangara||South of Temple,Temple Road,Chettikulangara, Alappuzha, Kerala, Pin-690106|
|State Bank of Travancore Specialized NRI Branch||Mavelikara||SBTR0000689||OPP. KSRTC BUS STAND, PADMABHAVAN BUILDINGS, MAVELIKKARA P.O., ALAPPUZHA, KERALA, PIN - 690101|
|State Bank of Travancore||Thekkekara||SBTR0000274||P.B.NO.1, KANKALIL BUILDINGS, THEKKARA P.O., ALAPPUZHA, KERALA, PIN - 690107|
|Syndicate Bank Ltd||Mavelikara||SYNB0004107||NO IX/177, THYVILAYIL BUILDING, MAVELIKARA CHENGANNUR ROAD, NADAKAVU, MAVELIKKARA,|
|Union Bank of India||Mavelikara||UBIN0550418||Mavelikara Branch, ANUPAM COMPLEX, MAVELIKARA, DIST. ALAPPUZHA, KERALA|
- Automated teller machine ATMs - State Bank of Travancore | Federal Bank | Axis Bank | ICICI Bank | Bank of Baroda | HDFC Bank | Catholic Syrian Bank | South Indian Bank | State Bank of India | Punjab National Bank | Union Bank of India | Indian Overseas Bank
- Kerala State Financial Enterprises Ltd. (KSFE) | Mavelikara Main, near KSRTC bus stand
- Indian Postal Service - Mavelikara Main Post office
- Fuel Stations - Hindustan Petroleum | Indian Oil Corporation | Bharat Petroleum | Reliance Petroleum
- Kerala State Road Transport Corporation KSRTC - Bus Station & Depot
- Mavelikara Railway Station with Online Reservation counter
- BSNL Customer care center | Telephone Exchange
- Fire Station | KSEB | Kerala State Health Services
- Mavelikkara (Lok Sabha constituency)
- "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.
- "Assembly Constituencies – Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies". Kerala. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 20 October 2008.
- "Monuments-peeping into the past" Information & Public Relations Department, Government of Kerala
- Souvenir published during 100 year celebrations of the congregation.
- John, Eipe, "Rev. Joseph Peet Vyaktiyum Darshanavum (Rev. Joseph Peet – Man and Vision)", Triteeya Suvarana Jubilee Smaranika (150th Jubilee Souvenir), CSI Christ Church Mavelikara, 1996 pp 37–41.
- Mavelkara Diocese
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