|• Total||27.8 km2 (10.7 sq mi)|
|• Density||570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Thakazhy is a village in Alappuzha district in the Indian state of Kerala. It is part of the Kuttanad region bound by the backwaters. It is the birthplace of the famous writer Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai.
Thakazhy sree dharma sastha temple
This temple is situated six kilometers away from Ambalapuzha at Thakazhi in Allappuzha district. The presiding deity is Shasthavu who is facing east. 'Valiyenna'(a special type of medicinal oil) is a speciality of this temple. Its believed that this oil has magical powers in taking away all the diseases from manhood. But there are some rules and regulations for feeding the medicine.
Thakazhy is an agricultural village entirely. It is part of the rice paddy fields of Kuttanad where rice is grown in low lying fields by pumping water out. Coconut, plantain etc. are also grown in the region. There are no industries, other than the cottage industries making bamboo articles, bricks etc.
- "Census of India:Villages with population 5000 & above". Retrieved 2008-12-10.[dead link]
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