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Panjal is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 32°33′N 74°35′E / 32.55°N 74.58°E / 32.55; 74.58Coordinates: 32°33′N 74°35′E / 32.55°N 74.58°E / 32.55; 74.58
Country  India
State Kerala
District Thrissur
Population (2001)
 • Total 5,893
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 679531
Telephone code 04884
Vehicle registration KL-
Lok Sabha constituency chelakkara
Vidhan Sabha constituency Alathur

Panjal is a village in Thrissur district in the state of Kerala, India.[1] The village is known for the Athirathram yaga which was held in 1975 and 1990. The yaga is an offering for 'Fire' god.


As of 2001 India census, Panjal is Famous for the Athirathram which was held in the year 1975. Panjal is situated near the bank of Nila ( Bharathapuzha). Panjal had a population of 5893 with 2803 males and 3090 females.[1] Panjal village is full of greenery and scenery. Lot of ancient Kerala style temples such as Lakshmi Narayana temple, Ayyappan Kavu, Kaattil Kavu Siva temple,Thottathil mana Vettekkaran Temple, thekkummuri Subramanian Kovil,padinjattumuri subramanian kovil, Mariamman Kovil, etc... are situated in this village.

Ayyappan Kavu Uthram Vela is the famous festival in this village, 5 to 15 elephants will participate in this vela after that vedikettu (fire works) will also happen. Maha Kiratha Rudra Yajnam at Thottathil mana Vettekkaran temple is also very famous, now last 8 years this yajnam is going on in the months of April or may. It was normally 10 days program including Bhagavatha Sapthaha Yajnam, shatha chandikayagam, major team panjavadyam and Thayambaka, and very importend and powerful program is Kalampaattu and 12000coconut breaking(pantheerayiram). Vettekkaran Seva Samithi is doing this program under the chief instruction by Thottathil mana Kuttan Namboothiri, the disciple of Very famous Thanthri ThanthraRathnam Azhakathu Shasthru Sharman Namboothirippad, the president of thanthra Vidya peetham-Aluva. Now Sivakiratham Global Trust is Co-ordinating an Athirathram on 2013, as a celebration of the 10th anniversary of Maha Kiratha rudra Yajnam .

          From this village many people are working in various cites of India such Salem, Coimbatore, Madurai, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Calcutta, Delhi and many people are working in gulf countries and European countries. People of this village are highly educated and rich in culture.The famous Vazhelikkavu Bhagavathy temple is situated in this village and the ayyappan kavu temple and kaattil kave temple premises  has been a part of many of the famous Malayalam films such as Devasuram, Balettan, pasupathi etc...etc...

Because of the beauty of this village many cinema shootings has been happening in this village (Tamil film Muthu and many Malayalam films)

A famous singer Srikumar who sang the song Anuraga Vilochananayi in the film Neelathamara belongs to this village. The world famous Kerala Kalamandalam is situated at Cheruthuruthy which is very near to this village.

This village has one higher secondary school "Government Higher Secondary School, Panjal" and one Engineering college "Jyothi Engineering College".


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

Panjal village is a favorite location for all Malayalam film makers. Recently the "Athirathram" maha yagam was held in Panjal village . 'Athirathram' considered as the oldest vedic ritual in the world, was held at Panjal, a sleepy village in Kerala's thrissur district.