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Cherpulassery is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Cherpulassery is located in India
Cherpulassery (India)
Coordinates: 10°52′45″N 76°18′53″E / 10.879300°N 76.314750°E / 10.879300; 76.314750Coordinates: 10°52′45″N 76°18′53″E / 10.879300°N 76.314750°E / 10.879300; 76.314750
Country India
 • Total32.68 km2 (12.62 sq mi)
 • Total41,267
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0466
Vehicle registrationKL-51
Coastline0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest citiesShoranur, Perinthalmanna, Ottappalam
Lok Sabha constituencyPalakkad
ClimateTropical monsoon (Köppen)
Cherpulassery Sekharan

Cherpulassery (also known by its former name Cherpulacherry) is a town and municipality in the Palakkad district, Kerala, India.[1] The Cherpulassery Ayyanppankavu (Ayyappan Temple) is considered the Sabarimala Temple of Malabar.[2] There is also a temple for the goddess called the Puthanalakkal Bhagavathi Temple. Cherpulassery is situated 43km from the district headquarters Palakkad on Palakkad-Cherpulassery-Perinthalmanna State Highway (SH-53)


This place was originally a part of the Nedunganad Swaroopam dynasty, which was ruled by the Nedungadis, who sway over a large part of present-day Pattambi and Ottapalam Taluks.[3] By the end of the 15th century CE, Nedunganad came under the leadership of the Zamorin of Calicut, who was also the main ruler of South Malabar region.[3] The Zamorin appointed his local chieftain at Kavalappara Kovilakam to rule this area.[3] It was a part of Walluvanad Taluk in Malappuram Revenue Division of Malabar District during British Raj, with the Taluk headquarters at Perinthalmanna.[3]


As of 2001 India census, Cherpulassery had a population of 30,730 with 14,617 males and 16,113 females.[4]


  • Cherpulassery College of Science & Technology for Women[5]
  • Ideal Campus of Education[6]
  • Malabar Polytechnic College[7]
  • Kerala Medical College[8]
  • MES College, Cherpulassery[9]

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  1. ^ "Reports of National Panchayat Directory". Ministry of Panchayati Raj. Archived from the original on 30 December 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Sree Cherpulassery Ayyappankavu official website". Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d Logan, William (2010). Malabar Manual (Volume-I). New Delhi: Asian Educational Services. pp. 631–666. ISBN 9788120604476.
  4. ^ "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2008.
  5. ^ "Cherpulassery College of Science and Technology". Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  6. ^ "::::::::::Ideal Campus of Educations, TTI, ITC, Arts & Science College, B.Ed College, IGNOU, IT Misson Cherpulassery, Palakkad::::::::::::::". Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Malabar Polytechnic Campus". Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Kerala Medical college & Hospital". Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  9. ^ "MES College Cherpulassery". Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  10. ^ "The 'Aniyara' artist of Kathakali". The New Indian Express.
  11. ^ "കഥകളി ആചാര്യൻ കലാമണ്ഡലം കുട്ടൻ അന്തരിച്ചു". ManoramaOnline (in Malayalam). Retrieved 14 January 2022.

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