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Ammadam (Ammayude Idam or Aa madom, literally meaning 'the place of mother')is a village in the Thrissur district of Kerala state in India, where traditional Christians, Muslims's Hindus reside in peace. Ammadam is about 8 km (5 mi) away from the town of Thrissur. Until recently, the main occupation of the residents was farming or related to agriculture. The area is under the Parlam panchayat. The paddy fields of the place are called Kole and these fields are below sea level. (Kole refers to a particular type of paddy cultivation carried out from December to May and in Malayalam this word refers to a bumper yield. The Kole lands are highly fertile from the silt deposited by the flood-waters). Ammadam is separated from the sea by a small dam in Enamavu, called Enamavu Bandu.
Lately, Ammadam has been the choice of the local people in Kerala for farm and village tourism. Ammadam is surrounded by Thrissur Kole Kayal (wetlands) that attracts migratory birds in the months of October through December. Notable among them are the spot-billed pelican and the Rufous babbler.
Ammadam falls under The Paralam Panchayath, The Paralam panchayath is consolidation of 5 villages namely Ammadam, Kodannur, pallippuram, venginissery and Chenam.
Formerly Ammadam was under Cherpu constituency but now it is under Nattika.
Churches and temples
Unfortunately the original St. Antony's Church is demolished and a new Church is erected. The reason to demolish the antique structure was that it was too small for a 1000+ family parish. The new church which is blessed on January 18, 2015 is now one of the main attraction to visit Ammadam. New church is built almost spending 10 crores. This is said to the biggest church in asia in the name of St. Antony
The yearly held Munnila Pooram at Mullakara Mahavishnu Temple attracts thousands of people and is known for the Melam and for the Fire works which stands one among the best in the district. The festival is celebrated April/ May on the day of Tiruvonam according to the Malayalam Calendar.
There are 2 feasts which is being celebrated at Ammadam parish, The annual feast falls on JAN 26 th of every year in the name of St. Sebastain and the next one is celebrated in the name of St. Antony on the first Saturday and Sunday of every May. And there is an "oottu thirunnal" conducted by St.Vincent de Paul Society of Ammadam church, which is on the first Sunday of October.
There are three main temples at Ammadam. Two of them is situated near to the place called Parppakadavu( Paninjayath Desam) and the other one located in Mullakara. Both temples are for Lord Vishnu and one is of Durga
The St. Antony's Higher Secondary School at Ammadam was founded in 1942 and Plus two section became a part in 1998. About 70 teachers are currently working in this school and there are nearly 2500 students.
Government offices / Counterparts @ Ammadam
The Panchayath office(Paralam Panchayath) :- The panchayath office is situated at Ammadam centre
The village office :- The village office is situated near to panchayath office, the local authority
Health :- Ammadam has a Primary Health Center run by the Kerala State Government. situated at Ammadam centre
Electricity :- The electricity office is situated at Ammadam Centre (on new panchayath office road)
The post office :- The post office is situated at Ammadam centre (near Swapna Medicals)
Education :- The Govt. Lower primary school is situated near Ammadam church, this school is controlled by the local authority (The panchayat) and offers free education for the kids from kinder garden to fourth class.
The veterinary hospital :- The veterinary hospital is situated at Gandhi Nagar in outer suburbs of Ammadam.
- www.churchesinindia.com. "St Antony Church Ammadam Thrissur Trichur Kerala". Churches In India. Archived from the original on 23 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-19.