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Pazhuvil village is very close to city yet retains many qualities of an age old Kerala village. It has all modern facilities for dwellers (Hospital, Schools, Church, Masjid, Auditoriums etc.). It is divided into east and west officially and is surrounded by paddy fields.
The main centers are the Chazoor road Junction, Pazhuvil centre, Panchayat Junction. There is a lot of importance given to education here since there is existence of age old Government school and a CBSE school.
Places of worships
- The village has an age old beautiful Murugan Hindu temple with a temple pond known as " Ambala Kulam" nearby for the devotees. The temple was scientifically analyzed to be around 2000 years old. 'SHASHTI' is the most prominent festival associated with the temple, during which a particular form of dancing,Kavadi aatam is performed.
- St. Antony's Foraine Church is a Catholic church and the first church in India named after St. Antony. It was founded in 960 AD. This church is one of the famous pilgrimage centers in Kerala. It is renowned for the feast of St. Antony on the second Sunday after Easter, celebrated at the old shrine nearby the river.
Johann Ernst Hanxleden, a Jesuit missionary from Germany (known locally as Arnos Pathiri) came to Kerala in the beginning of the 18th century, learned Sanskrit and Malayalam, and wrote Puthen Pana based on the New Testament, sitting by the well of Pazhuvil church. Pathiri died of a snake bite on 20 March 1732 and was buried near the church. Later a memorial was built and his mortal remains were removed to the memorial. In order to maintain his memory a historical museum has also been started.
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