Ambalappuzha

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Ambalappuzha
town
Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple
Coordinates: 9°23′N 76°21′E / 9.383°N 76.350°E / 9.383; 76.350Coordinates: 9°23′N 76°21′E / 9.383°N 76.350°E / 9.383; 76.350
Country India
StateKerala
RegionCentral Travancore
DistrictAlappuzha
Government
 • Panchayath PresidentSathi S Nath
Population
(2011)
 • Total22,593
 • Density1,866/km2 (4,830/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
688561
Vehicle registrationKL-04
Sex ratio1034 /
Literacy92%
Lok Sabha constituencyAlappuzha
Vidhan Sabha constituencyAmbalappuzha
ClimateModerate (Köppen)
Websitelsgkerala.in/ambalapuzhasouthpanchayat/

Ambalappuzha is a small town in the Alappuzha district of Kerala state, south India. It is located 14 km south of Alappuzha, the district headquarters.

Ambalapuzha is divided into the two panchayats of Ambalapuzha North and Ambalapuzha South.

History[edit]

The headquarters of the historic Chempakasseri Ambalapuzha rajahs were near the temple. Ambalappuzha remained an independent principality under the Chempakasseris until the mid-18th century when it was conquered and absorbed by the Kingdom of Travancore under Marthanda Varma (1706–1758).[1] Thereafter, the Chempakasseri royal family went into decline.[2]

Geography[edit]

Ambalapuzha is a coastal town, near National Highway 544, about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) south of Allepey.

Krishna Temple[edit]

The Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple is located 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) east of the town junction and was built in 1790 by the local ruler Chembakasserry Pooradam Thirunal Devanarayanan Thampuran.[2]The temple offers prasad ham of payasam, a sweet pudding made of rice and milk.

Kalakkaththu Kunchan Nambiar (1705–1770) also spent his youth at Ambalappuzha.

Politics[edit]

Ambalapuzha assembly constituency is part of Alappuzha (Lok Sabha constituency).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sarat Chandra Roy (Ral Bahadur) (1986). Man in India. A. K. Bose. p. 323.
  2. ^ a b [1]
  3. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Kerala. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-20.

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