Muthukulam

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Muthukulam
village
Muthukulam is located in Kerala
Muthukulam
Muthukulam
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°13′0″N 76°27′30″E / 9.21667°N 76.45833°E / 9.21667; 76.45833Coordinates: 9°13′0″N 76°27′30″E / 9.21667°N 76.45833°E / 9.21667; 76.45833
Country  India
State Kerala
District Alappuzha
Population (2001)
 • Total 21,181
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 690506
Telephone code 0479
Nearest city Kayankulam
Lok Sabha constituency Alappuzha

Muthukulam is a village in Alappuzha district in the Indian state of Kerala.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census, Muthukulam had a population of 21,181 with 9,762 males and 11,419 females.[1]

Muthukulam is a small backwater village in Central Kerala. It is bordered by the Kanyakumari-Salem National Highway No.47 on the east and the backwaters to the west. A narrow strip of land comprising Aratupuzha village beyond the backwaters separates Muthukulam from the Arabian sea in the West. The nearest major towns are Kayamkulam and Haripad.

Some landmarks in Muthukulam are the Kumaran Asan Memorial UP school (The first of its kind in the name of well-known poet Kumaran Asaan), Kayamkulam Thermal power station, Vocational higher secondary school at High School Junction, Muthukulam which is the main focal point of the village, K.V. Sanskrit High School, Pandavarkavu Temple which is believed to have been installed by kunnti devi the mother of the pandavas has goddess Durga as the presiding deity. There are many other temples in the vicinity along with churches and small mosques

Famous Personalities[edit]

Muthukulam Raghavan Pillai who were known as the Akshara Guru of Malayalam talkie films, he wrote the screenplay and dialogues of Balan, the first Malayalam talkie and Jeevithanauka, first box office hit in Malayalam film industry.

Padmarajan who were the founder of a new school of film making in Malayalam

Suresh muthukulam,The Noted Mural Artist

Akbar Shankarapillai and muthukulam N.K.Acary,Anarkali Vasudev who were Famous Drama Artists

Muthukulam Parvathi Amma,famous Poetress Born in Muthuklulam

Politics[edit]

Muthukulam is a Part of Alappuzha Lok sabha constituency and central minister K.C.Venugopal is the Current Member of parliament.It is a Part of Haripad assembly Constituency and Ramesh Chennithala is the Current Member of legislative Assembly Muthukulam was a place where that two alliances UDF and LDF Has same power.In the local body elections 2010 that two alliances got equal seats in panchayat.In Assembly and Parliament Elections UDF has majority in Muthukulam.

Places to visit[edit]

  • PaandavarKaavu Devi Temple
  • Karunamuttom Shiva Temple
  • Erayill Devi Temple
  • Chennattu Gurukkalachan Kaavu
  • Maayikkal Devi Temple
  • Kalpakasseril temple
  • Kollakayil Devi Temple
  • Illangom Devi Temple
  • St:George Orthodox Church
  • Marthoma Church Muthukulam
  • Kayamkulam Kayal (Back water)
  • Kalpakasseril Temple
  • Muthukulam

Muthukulam St.George Orthodox Church[edit]

Muthukulam St.George Church is one of the oldest divine churches in this locality. This church is considered as the chapel of St.Thomas Orthodox church, Karthikapally. According to this church the foundation stone laid by Fr.T.M Thomas Thamaravellil on December 6, 1967 and consecrated by H.G Mathewes Mar Athanasius on 31 August 1971. While it founded it was under the diocese of Niranam. After establishing the diocese of Mavelikkara, Muthukulam church dissolved in the later. It contains about 75 family members who dedicated themselves to God. As named to the Saint George (Gevarghese Sahada) so that the commemoration will be on May first week. Being a Christian community it spreads blessings and wonders to the natives of other casts.

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