Meenadam

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Meenadam
മീനടം
village
Meenadam is located in Kerala
Meenadam
Meenadam
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°33′0″N 76°36′0″E / 9.55000°N 76.60000°E / 9.55000; 76.60000Coordinates: 9°33′0″N 76°36′0″E / 9.55000°N 76.60000°E / 9.55000; 76.60000
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kottayam
Population (2001)
 • Total 13,065
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KL-

Meenadam is a village in Kottayam district in the state of Kerala, India.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census, Meenadom had a population of 13065 with 6473 males and 6592 females. It is surrounded Puthupally and Pampady panchayats. The village is rich in tapioca and rubber cultivation.it is about 13 kilometers from Kottayam town.It has got a greatest past. many excavations were conducted in Meenadom during the British period to unearth iron deposits from the arannil kunnu. Even now those pits from the samples were taken could be seen .Some deep wells can also be seen in this area.These pits might have been dug out with some machinery or may be that some meteorite might have fallen here.This argument may be correct, since the stones found in this area has too much concentration of iron. It is said that the name Meenadom has its origin from"veenadom" as the metrolite fell down here. We can see many temples and Christian churches here.The most important among churches the "PAMPADY DAYARA", is in Meenadom panchayat where the Tomb of ST.KURIAKOSE GREGORIOUS of the Malankara Orthodox church is located.Meenadom devi Kshetram,ST. Johns orthodox church(Parackal Pally),St.Marys orthodox Church(Manjadi),St.Thomas Orthodox Valiyapally (Kurikunnel Pally),ST. George Orthodox Church, ST. Johns jacobite Church,St.Ignatious Jacobite Church Malikappady, St.Marys Yerusalem Jacobite Church are some other religious institutions.There are about 7 schools,spinning mill,public libraries, Ayurvedic Hospital, Veterinary Clinic, Banks - Nationalised & Private,1 ITC in this village.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Retrieved 2008-12-10.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)