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Neeleeswaram
Village
Assumption Monastery Parish Church, Neeleeswaram
Assumption Monastery Parish Church, Neeleeswaram
Neeleeswaram is located in Kerala
Neeleeswaram
Neeleeswaram
Location in Kerala
Coordinates: 10°11′0″N 76°28′0″E / 10.18333°N 76.46667°E / 10.18333; 76.46667Coordinates: 10°11′0″N 76°28′0″E / 10.18333°N 76.46667°E / 10.18333; 76.46667
Country  India
State [[Kerala[1]]]
District Ernakulam[2]
Government
 • Body malayattoor-neeleeswaram grama panchayat[3]
Languages
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 683584
Telephone code 0484
Vehicle registration KL-63
Nearest city Angamaly,Kalady
Lok Sabha constituency Chalakkudy
Civic agency malayattoor-neeleeswaram grama panchayat[4]

Neeleeswaram is a small village in the Ernakulam district of the Kerala state of India. It is on the way to the famous St. Thomas pilgrim centre of Malayattoor.[5]

The Periyar River flows through the south of the village.

Neeleeswaram is part of the Malayattoor-Neeleeswaram Panchayat. Near to the main junction of Neeleeswaram, there is the Panchayath Office and Assumption Monastery Parish Church,[6] SNDP Branch and LP School.

SNDP High School Neeleeswaram 1

History[edit]

The east boundary of Neeleeswaram is the Pallipetta junction and a small stream of water flowing to Periyar. By the side of this stream, there is a very ancient pillar marking the boundary between erstwhile princely states of Travancore and Cochin. The residents call this pillar the Kothi-Stone. From the Pallipetta junction, there is a road to the south leading to Pallikkadavu which is a small ferry leading to Cheranalloor St. Xaviers church. The road leading to north goes to a tiles factory.

Neeleeswaram junction is the center point of the road connecting nearby villages of Kottamam and Malayattoor. From this junction, there is road going to the north side passing through Jeevadan Convent, Honay corner and YMA junction. The region comes under the Syro-Malabar Catholic Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly. This road, leads to another village called Naduvattom.Naduvattom boasts off a vivid view with its paddy fields and its greenery.

Naduvattom[edit]

Naduvattom is a bustling town in the malayattoor-neeleeswaram grama panchayat.It is at a stone's throw from Neeleeswaram junction which houses the Panchayat office. It can also be approached from Chandrapura junction for those coming from Angamaly and Northern Kerala. Naduvattom is en route to the St. Thomas Shrine in Malayattoor. A huge number of pilgrims visit the shrine mostly during Good Friday and the Holy month. Naduvattom has the St. Antony's Church in the name of Saint Anthony of Padua which also houses the parish hall for organizing cultural activities. The church is celebrating its platinum jubilee in 2013. Sahrdaya club and Angel Club are the major recreation centres. The All Kerala Badminton Open Tournament is conducted by Sahrdaya club in January every year. Onam activities like tug of war and indoor games like chess, carrom are organized under the club every year.

Demographics[edit]

Malayattoor-Neeleeswaram grama Panchayat had a total population of 13,915 of which 7,080 are males and 6,835 are females as of census report of 2001.[7]

People[edit]

Most people follow either Catholic or Srinarayana tradition of beliefs. All the families are known by traditional family names such as Manavalan, Pullan, Chiraparamban, Thanickaparambil, Vadakkedathu, Karingen, Kidangen, Konooran, Moolan, Nadayil (Tharanilathu), Nedunkandathil, Kallookkaran, Kozhikkodathan, Kollamkudy, Chitten etc. The Kidangen family has more than 700 members in this village.

Medical centres[edit]

The Naturopathy Center is near Neeleeswaram at Palayi.

Festivals[edit]

Traditional festivals like Onam are celebrated with great enthusiasm. Also Christmas and New Year are celebrated with great pomp and show.Temples and churches celebrate their anniversaries popularly known as perunal too with great fervour.

Climate[edit]

Under the Köppen climate classification, Neeeleeswaram features a tropical monsoon climate (Am). Neeleeswaram's proximity to the equator along with its coastal location results in little seasonal temperature variation, with moderate to high levels of humidity. Annual temperatures range between 23 and 31 °C (73–88 °F) with the record high being 38 °C (100 °F), and record low 17 °C (63 °F).

Climate data for kalady, India
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
25
(77)
26
(79)
26
(79)
26
(79)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
23
(73)
25
(77)
Precipitation mm (inches) 20
(0.79)
20
(0.79)
40
(1.57)
120
(4.72)
310
(12.2)
560
(22.05)
520
(20.47)
340
(13.39)
240
(9.45)
310
(12.2)
160
(6.3)
40
(1.57)
2,740
(107.87)
Source: Weatherbase[8]

Education[edit]

  1. SNDP HSS Neeleeswaram[9]
  2. St. Thomas HSS Malayattoor[10]

Industries[edit]

This region is in the foothills of the western ghats. So rubber plantations are plenty in number. Also various herbs are available in the forests which are used for making ayurvedic medicines. Bamboo corporation,[11] crusher units are the major industries operating in this area. Heavy vehicles like tippers and lorries are a common sight.

Nearest railway station[edit]

Angamaly for Kalady (limited stop), Aluva (major stop).

Nearest airport[edit]

Cochin International Airport is about 10 kilometres from Neeleeswaram-Naduvattom.[12]

Tourism[edit]

Athirapilly, Vazhachal are some 20 kilometres from this place.This attracts tourists from all over Kerala.Also the international shrine of Malayattoor welcomes a huge number of pilgrims.Kalady-the birthplace of Adi Shankaracharya is also a popular destination.[13]

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