Pallippad

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Pallippad
village
Pallippad is located in Kerala
Pallippad
Pallippad
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°17′02″N 76°27′20″E / 9.2838800°N 76.455670°E / 9.2838800; 76.455670Coordinates: 9°17′02″N 76°27′20″E / 9.2838800°N 76.455670°E / 9.2838800; 76.455670
Country  India
State Kerala
District Alappuzha
Government
 • Body Panchayat
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 24,902
 • Density 1,492/km2 (3,860/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 690512
Telephone code 479 240
Nearest city Kochi (Cochin), Trivandrum
Sex ratio 1122 /
Literacy 83%-94% (2001)%
Lok Sabha constituency Alappuzha
Vidhan Sabha constituency Harippad
Civic agency Panchayat

Pallippad is a village in Alappuzha district in the Indian state of Kerala.[1] The name Pallipad is believed to be derived from the Buddhist terminology.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census, Pallippad had a population of 24,902 with 11,733 males and 13,169 females.[1]

Pallippad Village is part of the Karthikappally Taluk. The Taluk Headquarters situated at Harippad. The Taluk Hospital also situated in Pallippad Panchayat limit. Paddy fields, coconut trees and river sceneries (Achankovil River) are awesome. Nadevalel school (Naduvattom LPS) and Naduvattam High School are situated near Erattakkulangara temple. Other Schools are Konginiyethu L.P. School Palliyara L.P. School, Anjilimoottil L.P. School (formerly known as Perkattu Pallikudam). T K M M arts college is also located in Pallipad.

Pallipad is the home village of several Hindu temple such as Neendoor Sreekrishnaswamy Temple,Erattakulangara Devi Temple, Manakkadu Devi Temple,Thalathotta Siva temple, Shivamoorthi Temple, vazhuthanam vishnu temple, pullambada devi temple, Mullakulangara Devi Temple, Arayakulangara Sree Krishnaswami Temple,Chempakasseril Nagaraja swami temple and Thalikkal shiva Temple.Bhagavatha Sapthaham is held yearly in most of the temple.The purpose of Sapthaham is to provide a positive energy to the believers by reading the Bhagavatham in seven days.Kuchela Jayanthi and Rugmini Swayamvaram are the most important parts of sapthaham. Shivarathri maholsavam is celebrated in Thalikkal Temple and Shivamoorthi Temple. Every year, during Thaipooya Maholsavam Kavadiyattom goes to Haripad Subrhamanya Swamy temple from most of the listed temples. These holy temples exist here as a cultural representation of a community. These temples target providing the believers the complete freedom of belief and workship. It focusses on cosidering the whole world as a single family and to spread the value of love and life.

Among the major worshipping places St. George Orthodox Church, also known as Perkattu Pally, St. Thomas Marthoma Church, Anjilimoodu Catholic Church, Marthoma Cheriya Pally, St. George Latin Catholic Church, St. Sebastian’s Church, Vazhuthanam, St. Mary,s Church (Arazhi Pally), Muttam Pally etc. are within the Panchayat Limits. All major Pentecostal denominations have churches or worshiping places in Pallippad and amongst them the Ceylon Pentecost Mission have a well-established place of worship.

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