Paravur Taluk

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Paravur Taluk
North Paravur
Taluk
Paravur Taluk is located in Kerala
Paravur Taluk
Paravur Taluk
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°10′0″N 76°13′0″E / 10.16667°N 76.21667°E / 10.16667; 76.21667Coordinates: 10°10′0″N 76°13′0″E / 10.16667°N 76.21667°E / 10.16667; 76.21667
Country  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Government
 • Body Taluk
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 0484
Vehicle registration KL-42
Nearest city Kochi
Lok Sabha constituency Ernakulam
Civic agency Taluk
Website [[1],%20[2] lsgkerala.in/paravurblock],%20[3]]

Paravur Taluk is a taluk of Ernakulam District in the Indian State of Kerala. North Paravur is the capital of the taluk. Paravur Taluk lies in the north western part of Ernakulam district bordering Thrissur district. The surrounding taluks are Kochi to the west consisting of Vypin Island, Kodungallore to the north, Aluva to the east consisting of Angamaly, Nedumbassery and Aluva, Kanayanur to the south consisting of Cochin City. Paravur is a part of Kochi urban agglomeration area. The western parts of taluk are coastal areas with cultivations like prawn and pokkali rice. The eastern parts are fertile lands. The heavy industries of Kochi is located in Udyogmandal area of the taluk.

History[edit]

Parur taluk was prominent in the history of Kerala. Taluk was an attraction to Kochi, Malabar and Travancore Kingdoms. Parur has got its own brands like

  • Parur Central Bank (Bank Of India)
  • Parur Boat Race
  • Parur Market
  • Parur Municipality (Old)
  • Maliankara
  • Parur coir
  • Islands
  • Ayroor
  • Parur river
  • Purapillykavu Bund
  • Alengad sugarcane
  • Chendamangalam Handloom
  • Co operative institutions
  • Vedimara Prison
  • Parur Jew Street
  • The famous place Chendamanglam - Place of paliath achans. The Paliam Palace, residence of the Paliath Achans, hereditary Prime Ministers to the former Maharajas of Kochi, is one of the architectural splendours of Kerala. The Palace is over 450 years old and houses a collection of historic documents and relics.
  • Kunjithai is one of the most famous fishing boat manufacturing place in Kerala with 30 Boat yards.
Rural women processing coir threads

Flora and Fauna[edit]

The land has got one of the highest densities of coconut trees. The land also boasts a wide range of other birds and animals. The kingfisher നീലപ്പൊന്മാൻ is common bird in this land and others include Black Bulbul(depend on the season)Brown Falcon, Crow, Woodpecker, Sparrow, ravens, pigeons, African Fish Eagle, sparrows and cuckoos. The land has also got a lot of animals like cows, goats etc. We can see so many Sarpa KavuAbode of Snakes സർപ്പക്കാവ് near to the Hindu Nair homes and Temples. They are the best ecology for animals and birds. Fishing is abundant in this serene taluk.

Sarpa Kavu

Villages in Paravur Taluk[edit]

Municipalities in Paravur Taluk[edit]

Parur State warehouse is situated at Vaniakkadu. Parur Block Development Office at Kaitharam ( Trysem Center ):Self-employment There are lot of Co-Operative banks, Society and Sahakarana Sangams in taluk. The Agricultural Bank is situated at Chennamangalam Jn.

Grama Panchayats and localities in Paravur Taluk[edit]

Kongorppilly, Neerikkod, Olanad, Panaikulam, Koduvazhanga, Thiruvalloor, Panaikulam
Kurumbathuruth, Kadalvathuruth, Gothuruth, Thekkethuruth, Kootukad, Karimbadam, Palathuruth
Puthiyakav, Parayakad, Cheriya Pallamthuruth, Alamthuruth, Neendoor, Pattanam, Mannam, Thanipadam
Nandhiattukunnam, Kedamangalam, Palliackal
Eramam, Binanipuram, Muppathadam, Elookara, Kunjunnikkara, Uliyannoor
Manjaly, Aduvathuruth, Veliathunad 
Kaitharam, Kuttanthuruth, Vaniakad, Valluvally, Thathappilly, Koonammavu 
North Kuthiathodu, Ayiroor, Kuttippuzha, Chalakka, Thekke Aduvassery, Kunnuvayal
Thuruthoor, Manancherykunnu, Elanthikkara, Chathedam, Pazhampillithuruthu, Cherukadapuram, Thelathuruth

Maliankara, Kottuvallikad, Chettikkad, Moothakunnam, Andippillikavu, Vavakad, Paliathuruth, Madaplathuruth, Thuruthippuram, Kunjithai, Muravanthuruth

Puthanpally, Thundathumkadav

Schools[edit]

Schools coming under Paravur Sub-educational district Schools

  • St.Germain's Sion School, Paravur
  • Sree Narayana Higher Secondary School, Paravur
  • FMCT HS, Karumallore
  • Govt.High School, Kadungalloor
  • Elenthikara HS
  • Dharmarthadayini Sabha High School, Karimbadam
  • Christ Raj High School, Kuttippuzha
  • Islamic school, Mannam, Paravur
  • K .E. M. High School, Alangad
  • St. Thomas High School, Ayiroor
  • Little Flower High School, Panaikulam
  • Ansarul Islam School, Manjaly
  • Nurul Hudha Madrassa, Eramam
  • Govt.High School, Binanipuram
  • Sariyathul Islam Madrassa Elookara South (Paduvathikunnu)
  • Govt H.S, Pathalam
  • Guardian Angel School Manjummal
  • St.Joseph High School, Chathedam
  • Kumara Vilasam School, Paravur
  • Govt.Lower Primary Boy's School, Kannankulangara where Parur Subdistrict office is situated.
  • Al Madrasathul Islamiya, Vaniakadu
  • St.George's High School, Puthanpally
  • Holy Infant Jesus Boys High School
  • SNM Higher Secondary School Moothakunnam

Religious[edit]

Temples

  • Mannam Subrahmanya temple (Biggest Kavadi in District)
  • Sree Sastha Temple, Vavakadu
  • Bhuvaneshvari Devi Temple, Thiruthipuram
  • Andissery Bhagavthy Temple, Perumpadanna. Undertaken by the S.N.D.P Yogam N.Paravoor
  • GuruthiPadam Temple, Parayakad, North Paravur. In this temple, on the first Tuesday of each Malayalam Month, there is Prasad Lunch.
  • Sree Narayana Guru's statue and pooja, with Prasad Lunch on each month's Chadayam day, at Parayakad, North Paravur.
  • Tamil Brahmins Samooha Madam, Kannankulangara, North Paravur.
  • Pazhanghat Sri Kaleeswari Temple, Pazhangattuveli, kaitharam, N. Paravoor
  • Ayroor Pisharikkal Sree Durga Temple
  • Dakshina Mookambika Temple, Famous for Navarathri festival in which thousands of devotees coming from different parts of Kerala.

Churches

  • Koonamav St.Philomanas Church where the tomb of Father Chavara is kept
  • Little Flower church, Koottukad
  • St. Joseph Church, Manakkappady
  • Holy Cross Church, Chednamangalam
  • St. Antony Church, Cheriapilly
  • Kottuvally Church
  • Ayroor St.Antony's church
  • Arogyamatha church, kedamangalam
  • St.Louis Church (Thuruthippuram)
  • St.George Church (Madaplathuruth)
  • St. Sebastian Chappel, Paruvathuruth

Important fairs and festivals

The Block Panchayats are Paravur and Alengad.

State Assembly Constituencies[edit]

Paravur[edit]

Paravur constituency consists of

Kalamassery[edit]

Kalamassery constituency consists of

Paravur, Kalamassery constituencies belong to Ernakulam Parliamentary constituency.

Important roads in taluk[edit]

Pin Code Index for the taluk of Paravur[edit]

Villages in Taluk area[edit]

These are the villages other than panchayat headquarters.

Government offices[edit]

  • Sub-District Education Department, Kannankulangara
  • First Class Judicial Magistrate Court | Munsif court
  • Land Registration Office
  • PWD NH Sub Division (NH 17)Office Paravur

Needed Developments[edit]

  • Construction of Parur - Mala road between Mala-Pallipuram and Manalikkad.
  • NH-17 Two laning
  • Parur-Perumbavoor SH

Famous Personalitie(s)[edit]

  • Kuttipuzha Krishna pillai (poet & writer)
  • Parur T.K. Narayana Pilla - the first chief minister of Thirukochi
  • M.P.Paul Varappuzha
  • Pap,pan - Famous Volleyball Player
  • Salim kumar- Famous actor
  • Paravur bharathan- Famous actor
  • Kesari balakrishna pilla( Writer and jernolist)
  • Paravur Gorge- Famous writer
  • Kedamangalam Sadanandan
  • Justice Narendran

Travel[edit]

Distances from Parur

Cities

Towns

See also[edit]