Bharanikkavu

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Bharanikkavu
Bharanickavu
Census Town
Budha at Bharanikkavu
Budha at Bharanikkavu
Coordinates: 9°11′05″N 76°32′40″E / 9.1846700°N 76.5445700°E / 9.1846700; 76.5445700Coordinates: 9°11′05″N 76°32′40″E / 9.1846700°N 76.5445700°E / 9.1846700; 76.5445700
Country  India
State Kerala
District Alappuzha
Government
 • Body bharanikkavu
Population (2001)
 • Total 15,715
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 690503
Telephone code 0479-233xxxx
Vehicle registration KL-31A
Nearest city kollam
Literacy 100%
Lok Sabha constituency alappuzha
Civic agency bharanikkavu
Climate moderate (Köppen)
Bharanikkavu temple
Bharanikkavu Ayya
Temple pond at Bharanikkavu

Bharanikkavu is a Panchayat in Alappuzha district in the Indian state of Kerala.[1] The Village by the same name is a part of it.[2] The name is derived from the historic Bharanikkavu Devi temple situated here.

Demographics[edit]

The 2001 Census of India found that Bharanikkavu had a population of 15715, with 7374 males and 8341 females.[2]

Constituent Regions[edit]

Fast Growing Constituent Region[edit]

Kattanam- * Mankavil Garden Village

Educational Institutions & Libraries[edit]

Library: Grameena Grandhasala, Bharanickavu

Subhash Grandha Parayana Sala, Pallickal

Colleges:

  • St. Thomas Nursing college, Vetticode
  • Sri Vellapally Natesan College of Engineering, Pallickal

Schools:

  • Sree Nagaraja Vilasam U. P. School (NRVUPS), Vetticode
  • Sree Nagaraja School (CBSE), Vetticode
  • Mar Thoma UP School, Kattanam
  • St thomas Mar Thoma High School (CBSE)
  • St.Thomas Senior Secondary School, Kattanam
  • F. G. M. M. L. P. School, Bharanickavu (South)
  • Kattachira L. P. School, Kattachira
  • Captain N. P. Pillai Memorial Higher Secondary School,Kattachira
  • Mahakavi Kumaranasan Central School, Pallickal, Naduvilemuri
  • Government UP School, Moonamkutty
  • Pope Pius XI High School, Kattanam
  • C.M.S. High School, Pallickal
  • Government L.P. School, Pallickal Naduvilemuri
  • Government U.P. School, Bharanikkavu
  • Veda Vyasa Vidya Peedom, Kattanam
  • C.M.S. L.P. School Monkuzhy

Education Related:

  • Kerala University Information Center, Pallickal

Training Centres:

  • Karuna InfoStudies, Pallimukku, Kattanam - 0479-2332920, 8289892920

Religious Harmony & Festivals[edit]

The Temples of Bharanikkavu, the Churches of Kattanam, the Mosque in Choonad and the Budha statues represent the religious harmony of the panchayat.

Temples[edit]

  • Bharanikkavu Devi Temple, Bharanikkavu
  • Shri Nagaraja Temple, Vetticode
  • Mahavishnu Temple, Kattachira
  • Muttakkulam Devi Temple, Kattachira
  • Karimuttathu Devi Temple, Mankuzhy
  • Arekara Devi Temple, Kattachira
  • Cheruvilathu Sri Mannadi Bhagavathi Temple
  • Poovathoor Sastha Temple, Ilippakulam
  • Panickasheril Shiva Temple, Kattachira
  • Pallipuram Devi Temple, Kattanam, Vettikode
  • Valliya Veedu Devi Temple, Kattanam
  • MannadiKuttiyil Devi Temple, Kattanam
  • Orukuzhiyil Saktheesha Temple, Kattanam
  • Nadayil Kuttiyil (AYICKATTU) Sree Bhadra Devi Temple, Pallickal
  • Mannachirethu Puthenkavil Sree Bhadra Bhagavathi Temple, Kattanam, Nambukulangara
  • Kattachira Tharal thekkathil Shri Nagaraja Temple

Churches[edit]

  • St. Stephen's Orthodox Church, Kattanam
  • Malankara Catholic Church, Kattanam
  • St. Thomas Marthoma Church, Kattanam
  • St. James CSI Church, Kattanam
  • CSI Church, Vetticodu
  • Catholic Church, Achamkutty
  • CSI Christ Church Monkuzhy

Festivals[edit]

  • The Meenabharani Mahotsavom of Bharanikkavu Devi Temple,the associated Noottonnu Kalam and Ezhunnallathu.
  • The Aayillya Pooja and Ezhunnallathu of Shri Nagaraja Temple, Vetticode.
  • The Perunnal at the St. Stephen's Orthodox Church, Kattanam.
  • Pathamudaya Mahothsavam of Pallipuram Devi Temple.
  • Uthrdam Thirunnal Mahotsavom at Nadayil Kuttiyil Sree Bhadra Devi Temple in Meenam.

bharanikkavu devi temple other festivals. 1. meena bharani pongaala 2. sivarathri maholtsavam 3. navarathri mandapa utsavam 4. vruchika chirappu 5. ashtamirohini uriyati

Monuments and Historic Significance[edit]

The statue of Lord Buddha housed at the Bharanikkavu Temple is a protected monument under the Department of Archaeology.

References[edit]