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Cherpulassery Sekharan
Cherplassery, Cherpalchery
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
State Kerala
District Palakkad
 • Total 220.35 km2 (85.08 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 30,730
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 679503
Telephone code 0466
Vehicle registration KL-51
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest city Palakkad
Lok Sabha constituency Palakkad
Climate Tropical monsoon (Köppen)

Cherpulassery is a town and municipality in the Palakkad district, Kerala, South India.[1]


As of 2001 India census, Cherpulassery had a population of 30730 with 14617 males and 16113 females.[2]


This place was originally part of the Valluvanad Swaroopam dynasty. [3] Valluvanad was an erstwhile late medieval feudal state in present state of Kerala in South India extending from the Bharathapuzha River in the south to the Pandalur Mala in the north during their zenith in the early Middle Ages. On the west, it was bounded by the Arabian Sea at the port Ponnani and on the east by Attappadi Hills. According to local legends, the last Later Chera ruler gave a vast extension of land in South Malabar to one of their governors, Valluvakkonithiri and left for a hajj. The Valluvakkonithiri was also given last Later Chera ruler's shield (presumably to defend himself from the sword received by the Samoothiri (Zamorin) of Kozhikode, another governor, from the departing ruler). Not surprisingly, the Vellatiri rajas were hereditary enemies of the Samoothiri.[3] Valluvanad is famous for the Mamankam festivals, held once in 12 years and the endless wars against the Samoothiri of Kozhikode. By the late 18th century, Vellatiri or Walluwanad proper was the sole remaining territory of the Walluvanad raja (Valluva Konatiri), who once exercised suzerain rights over a large portion of Southern Malabar. Although management of the country was restored to the Vellatiri raja in 1792, it soon became evident that he was powerless to repress the trouble that quickly broke out between Mapillas (favored by the Mysorean occupiers) and nayars (who sought to restore the ancien régime), and already in 1793 management of the district had to be resumed as the chief and his family fled to Travancore.[3]


  • Cherpulassery Government Hospital [4]
  • Kerala Medical College & Hospital, Mangode Cherpulassery[5]
  • Sankar Hospital Pvt. Ltd.
  • Cherpulassery Co-Operative Hospital


  • Kuttikode English Medium Central School (KEMCS), Kuttikode [6]
  • Cherpalchery English Medium Central School (CEMCS), Cherpulassery recently renamed to Sabari Central School.
  • Government Higher Secondary School, Cherpulassery


  • Cherpulassery College of Science & Technology for women's[7]
  • Ideal Campus of Education[8]
  • Malabar Polytechnic College[9]
  • Kerala Medical College[10]
  • MES College, Cherpulassery[11]


  1. ^ "Reports of National Panchayat Directory". Ministry of Panchayati Raj. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  3. ^ a b c
  4. ^ "Govt.Hospital". 
  5. ^ "KeralaMedicalCollege". 
  6. ^ "kemcskuttikode". 
  7. ^ "Cherpulassery College of Science and Technology". Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  8. ^ "::::::::::Ideal Campus of Educations, TTI, ITC, Arts & Science College, B.Ed College, IGNOU, IT Misson Cherpulassery, Palakkad::::::::::::::". Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  9. ^ "Malabar Polytechnic Campus". Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  10. ^ "Kerala Medical college & Hospital". Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  11. ^ "MES College Cherpulassery". Retrieved 2013-12-30. 

12. നെടുങ്ങനാട് ചരിത്രം, എസ്. രാജേന്ദു, 2012

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