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Punkunnam is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°32′06″N 76°12′32″E / 10.53507°N 76.209004°E / 10.53507; 76.209004Coordinates: 10°32′06″N 76°12′32″E / 10.53507°N 76.209004°E / 10.53507; 76.209004
Country  India
State Kerala
District Thrissur
 • Body Thrissur Municipal Corporation
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KL-
Nearest city Thrissur
Civic agency Thrissur Municipal Corporation

Punkunnam(പുങ്കുന്നം) is a commercial and residential area in Thrissur city of Kerala in India. It is 2 km away from the Swaraj Round. Punkunnam is the Ward 1 of Thrissur Municipal Corporation. Punkunnam is home to the renowned Punkunnam Siva Temple. The famous Sitaram Textiles is situated here. It was established in Punkunnam by TR Ramachandra Iyer in the early 1940s.[1] The spinning wing has the capacity of 12,000 spindles. The mill also has a capacity to process 40,000 meters of cloth every day.[2]Poonkunnam Railway Station provides rail connectivity to other parts of Kerala and India. Punkunnam is witnessing a Real Estate boom as the number of High rise buildings are increasing on a fast pace here.


One among the three main Siva Temples of Thrissur.
Punkunnam Church, Thrissur.

Punkunnam have some of the famous temples in Thrissur city like Punkunnam Siva Temple, Punkunnam Seetha Ramaswamy Temple, Kuttankulangara Sri Krishna Temple and Sri Sankarankulangara Temple. Punkunnam Seetha Ramaswamy Temple have got a Ratholsavam festival which is second after Kalpathy ratholsavam. Besides these temples Punkunnam have also got a Christian church. To add up there is a unique religious harmony that exist in Punkunnam, and for this reason there have no single problem in the past that have Religion as its cause. Pushpagiri Agraharam is situated at Punkunnam where the majority of the residents here are Tamil Brahmins. Kerala Brahmana Sabha Thrissur Unit, is situated at Pushpagiri Agraharam, Punkunnam.

There are several Banks functioning in Punkunnam. Dhanalaxmi bank (zonal office and proposed Corporate centre), South Indian bank and Canara bank has got branches at Punkunnam. The headquarters of Kalyan Jewelers, the largest jewelry chain in India is situated at Punkunnam.

Satellite image of Poonkunnam[edit]

Noted Personalities from Punkunnam[edit]

  • Noted BusinessmanT.S. Kalyanaraman who has been listed on the 1342th position in Forbes Magazine's latest annual tally of billionaires in March 2013.


  1. ^ "INDUSTRIES". Thrissur District. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  2. ^ "Minister promises measures to revive Sitaram Mills". Chennai, India: The Hinu. 2005-07-03. Retrieved 2010-09-18.