Charummood

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Charummood
ചാരുംമൂട്
Charummoodu
Town
Charummood is located in Kerala
Charummood
Charummood
Charummood is located in India
Charummood
Charummood
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°10′21″N 76°36′29″E / 9.172371°N 76.608055°E / 9.172371; 76.608055Coordinates: 9°10′21″N 76°36′29″E / 9.172371°N 76.608055°E / 9.172371; 76.608055
Country  India
State Kerala
District Alappuzha
Government
 • Type Panchayath
Area
 • Total 14 km2 (5 sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam language, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 690 505
Telephone code 0479
Vehicle registration KL-31 (Mavelikkara)
Sex ratio 1145 /
Literacy 96.31%

Charummood is a fast growing town in Mavelikkara Taluk of Alappuzha district in Kerala. Charummood is 12 km east of Kayamkulam , 15 km west of Adoor and 12 km south of Mavelikkara. Charummood Junction is one of the busiest in the district due to intersection of KP Road (Kayamkulam- Punalur Road) and NH 183 (Kollam - Theni Highway). Charummood is also a culturally important place. It celebrates a lot of religious and non religious festivals and programmes every year. The very famous Vetticode Nagaraja Temple is located at a distance of 4 kilometers from Charummood Town. Famous chunakkara mahadevar temple is located at a distance of 4 Km from charummood town, which is famous for sarvam swayambhoo deity and its festival is the first mega festival of entire onattukara area . Padanilam Parabrahma Temple, which is famous for its Sivarathri festival, is about 5 kilometers from Charummood town.

Notable personalities[edit]

1.Chunakkara Ramankutty, Notable lyricist, he penned songs for many hit songs in malayalam like devatharoo poothu , sindoora thilakavumayi, worked for many movies like odaruth ammava alariyam,kandu kandarinju, mutharam kunnu po,adhipan, irupatham noottandu,doore doore koodu kottam, kottayam kunjachan etc[1]

2.O.Madhavan, Playwright& Director.Social activist.Notable Drama - Doctor. His son Mukesh is a popular film actor.

3.Noornad Ramachandran. Film Director National Award Winner for the film Achan Pattalam.Directed a number of Documentaries.

4. V.Muraleedharan Nair. National Award Winner for Best Teacher. Former Head Master VVHS Thamarakkulam.

5. T.R. Tharayil (late) Poet & Novelist. Notable work. Nidarshanam, a Romantic novel.

6. B. Aburaj- Poet & Journalist[2]. Director, State Institute of Educational Technology (SIET)www.sietkerala.gov.in. Winner Kerala University Youth Festival twice. Former Vice Chairman Kerala University Union and Asst. Pvt. Secretary to Home Minister Kerala(2006-2011). Worked as Sub Editor Deshabhimani Daily,[3] Editor The Commercial Magazine -Muscat and Asst. Manager Mangalam Daily.Notable work- Adhikaravum Adhyayanavum (Power& Education)

7. J. Shailaja. Dramatist& Cultural Activist. Alumni National School of Drama New Delhi. Notable work -Thathri. Address Vaikhari, Chunakkara. Vice President Chunakkara Sreekumar Foundation and Chairperson Vaikhari Collective.

Education[edit]

Major educational institutions in Charummood are VVHSS Thamarakkulam, St. Marys L.P.S. Charummood, St. Joseph's Convent School Presidency College of Management and Technology, which is MG & Kerala University off-campus Center, Presidency Public School, ISET Polytechnic College.

Places of worship[edit]

St Joseph's church is at the heart of the town. Main temples near Charummood are Vetticode Nagaraja Swamy temple, Chunakkara mahadevar temple, Padanilam parabrahma temple etc. and a Catholic church located in the heart of the town. The main Mosque is Chunakara South Muslim-Jamath and Nouril huda Islam madrasa.

Other places of interest[edit]

Many banks are located in Charummood like SBT, Federal Bank and other private banks. Nearby hospitals are SN Hospital, St. Thomas Mission Hospital,

References[edit]

www.sietkerala.gov.in