Kadakkal

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Kadakkal
Kadakkal Thiruvathira - A well-known festival ritual
Kadakkal Thiruvathira - A well-known festival ritual
Coordinates: 8°49′33″N 76°55′01″E / 8.825695752°N 76.91692471°E / 8.825695752; 76.91692471Coordinates: 8°49′33″N 76°55′01″E / 8.825695752°N 76.91692471°E / 8.825695752; 76.91692471
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKollam
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
691536
Telephone code91-(0)474
Vehicle registrationKL 81
Nearest cityKollam
Lok Sabha constituencyKollam
Websitewww.kadakkalonline.com

Kadakkal is a historic town located in the eastern part of Kollam district, Kerala. It is 44 km away from both Kollam City and Thiruvananthapuram. State highway 64 passes through the town. The town is an important business centre and is known for its spice production and trade. Kadakkal is reachable through Nilamel, and is well connected through Anchal, Kilimanoor and Madathara. Kadakkal is one of the places which facilitates the easiest roadway access to the neighbouring state Tamil Nadu. The town is only 50 KM away from Tamil Nadu border.

History[edit]

Kadakkal is known for a long time and is the place where one of the notable movements of Indian independence movement took place. Kadakkal Riot Case is listed by the Home Ministry, Government of India as one of the 39 movements that led to India getting freedom from the British Raj.[1] It is known as the "Kadakkal Riot Case" and was led by Franco Raghavan Pillai.

Vayal Koyithu

Economy[edit]

Kadakkal town is an important business centre. Kadakkal Chantha (Market) is famous, especially for its agrarian commodity business like coconut, areca nut, copra, tapioca, rubber, etc. . Kadakkal Panchayat is a Special Grade Panchayat.[2] It spreads over an area of 48.9 km2 and has a population of 45291 with 21749 males and 23542 females, according to 2001 census.[3] Pangode, Chithara, Nilamel, Ittiva, Kummil and Chadayamangalam are the neighboring Panchayats.

Tourist Attractions Nearby Kadakkal[edit]

Eduppukuthira

Education[edit]

Educational institutions ranging from lower primary schools to professional colleges ensure quality and affordable education to the students. The institutions are run by private management and government authorities. Kadakkal, actually, is one of the emerging educational hubs in Kollam district.

The partial listing as below,

SCHOOLS[edit]

  1. CPHSS, Kuttikkadu, kadakkal
  2. Govt. Vocational Higher Secondary School, Kadakkal
  3. Govt. UP School, Kadakkal
  4. Govt. Town LP School, Kadakkal
  5. UP School, Kuttikkadu, Kadakkal
  6. Travancore Devasom Board School, Altharamoodu-Kadakkal
  7. Murukkumon UPS School, Murukkumon
  8. National Open School, Kadakkal
  9. Nehru Memorial Model School, Attupuram-Kadakkal
  10. Ex-Service Men's School, Attupuram-kadakkal
  11. SN School, Kottapuram-kadakkal
  12. Shanthinikethan International Senior Secondary school, kadakkal
  13. Mukkada LPS, Mukkada, Thekkil
  14. A.G.Public School, Swamimukku
  15. S.M.U.P.S.Thrikkannapuram

Colleges[edit]

  1. SHM Engineering College, Kadakkal
  2. PMSA Arts and Science College, Kuttikkadu
  3. MSM Arabic College, Kadakkal
  4. GIMS MBA College, Kottappuram
  5. Jamia BEd College, Chithara
  6. APRM Teachers Training College, Chithara
  7. Mannaniya Banath College, Mukkunnam
  8. Government Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Kummil

Cinemas[edit]

  1. Sree Sailam Cine House 4K A/C, Attupuram, Kadakkal
  2. Sree Dhanya Cinemax 2K A/C, Kanjirathummoodu, Kadakkal

Festival[edit]

Kadakkal Devi Temple is a famous temple of this region. The uniqueness of the main Devi temple is that there is neither an idol nor a pujari. The temple is well-known for the Thiruvathira festival celebrated in February or March, and is one of the most attractive festivals in Travancore area. The temple festivities attract large crowds from various parts of the state. The festival is celebrated over a period of ten days programme. The main attraction of the festival is Eduppukuthira (Chariot). The deity is known as Kadakkal Amma and is considered a very powerful deity by the devotees. The ten-day "Thiruvathira" festival comes to an end with 'Kuruzi' (കുരുസി).

Transport[edit]

Kollam Junction railway station

Places of Worship[edit]

  • Kadakkal Devi Temple, Altharamoodu
  • Kilimarathukavu Temple
  • Town Sree Madan Nada Temple, Kadakkal
  • Thrikkannapuram Sree Mahavishnu Temple
  • Arinirathumpara Temple, Altharamoodu
  • Kattukulangara Sree Mahavishnu Temple
  • Oonnankallu Temple, Kuttikadu
  • Thudayannoor Sree Arathakandappan Temple
  • Peroottukavu Sree Bhadradevi Temple
  • Govindamangalam Sree Mahavishnu Temple
  • Thrikkannapuram Church
  • Town Juma Masjid, Kadakkal
  • Palakkal Sree Chavarukavu Mahadeva Temple
  • Thekkil Sree Aayiravilly Mahadeva Temple
  • Kadakkal Jumua Masjid, Pallimukku
  • Ayirakkuzhy Muslim Jamath
  • Peringadu Juma Masjid
  • Thekkil Juma Masjid
  • Mukkoodu Juma Masjid

Cashew factories[edit]

  • Kottappuram
  • Paraikkadu
  • Puthukkodu
  • Karakkadu

References[edit]

  1. ^ Home Ministry, Government of India. "List of Freedom Movements" (PDF). Government of India. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  2. ^ Kadakkal, Panchayat. "Kadakkal Panachayat Website". Government of Kerala. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  3. ^ Kadakkal, Panchayat. "2001 Census - Population details". Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2014.

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