Kaipattoor

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Kaipattoor
കൈപ്പട്ടൂർ
village
Old style house in Kaippattoor
Old style house in Kaippattoor
Coordinates: 9°13′0″N 76°45′0″E / 9.21667°N 76.75000°E / 9.21667; 76.75000Coordinates: 9°13′0″N 76°45′0″E / 9.21667°N 76.75000°E / 9.21667; 76.75000
Country  India
State Kerala
District Pathanamthitta
Government
 • Body Vallicode Panchayat
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 689648
Vehicle registration KL-03
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest city Pathanamthitta
Lok Sabha constituency Pathanamthitta
Civic agency Vallicode Panchayat
Climate Tropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 20 °C (68 °F)

Kaipattoor is a small town in Vallicode panchayat of Pathanamthitta district in Kerala, India. Kaipattoor (also spelled Kaippattoor, Kaippattor and Kaippattur) is located in the western part of Pathanamthitta district. It is 6 kilometers from the district headquarters Pathanamthitta at south — east direction. It is watered by the Achenkovil river.[1] The village is under Vallicode Panchayat.

Location[edit]

Kaipattoor is 102 km north of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. The nearest towns are Pandalam on the west, Pathanamthitta on the north-east, Adoor on the south and Konni on the east.

One can reach Kaippattoor from Pathanamthitta by road. It is 6 km from Pathanamthitta, 9 km from Pandalam and 10 km from Adoor. The nearest railway stations are at Chengannur.

The Kaipattoor Theruvu (Kadav)(East) near the old ferry service was the downtown in Kaipattoor for a very long time till Kaipattoor bridge was constructed. Its significance is now reduced due to the construction of Concrete bridge which came 40 years ago. Earlier, it was a busy market place selling all kinds of house hold items but the centre of trade and business has now shifted to the junction at West. This junction in Malayalam is called "Padinjare Mukh".

Politics[edit]

Kaippattoor is part of Konni Assembly constituency and Pathanamthitta Lok Sabha constituency.

Etymology[edit]

The place as Kaipattoor which means "place of relatives"കൈപെട്ടവരിൻ ദേശം or കൈപെട്ടവരിൻ ഊര് .

Churches and temples in Kaipattoor[edit]

St Ignatius Orthodox MahaEdavaka
St Ignatius Orthodox Maha Edavaka, Kaipattoor is church of Malankara Orthodox Sabha in Thumpamon Diocese. Present Parish comprises 776 households. In the number of households the church stands second in Thumpamon Diocese. And in all the religious activities the church.This church was built in 1850. It was declared as 'Maha Idavaka' in 2009. The church has a "RAASA" every year in the month of December.

St.Georges OCYM
The St.Georges OCYM of our parish meets every Sunday after the Holy Qurbana. The sessions consist of prayer, bible reading, devotional songs, classes/speeches, quizzes, personality development programmes, games, entertainment programs etc. Various activities include activities such as educational events, cultural and sports activities (Youth Carrnival), youth camps, blood donation camps and various charity events. Lijo M Loyid is the Vice President and Titu V. Philip is the Secretary

St.Thomas OCYM
ST Thomas OCYM is a spiritual and charitable Organization under St. Ignatius Orthodox Maha Edavaka, started in 1981, with the objectives of worship, study, and service. Youth movement has completed 30 years of service to the people who are in distress and destitute. ST. Thomas OCYM charity works mainly concentrating to Medical, Education, Marriage, Housing and General Aids.

St Gregorios Kurushinmoodu
The "Kurushinmoodu" in Kaippattoor west on kaipatoor-pandalam road prayers are held every Friday evening. It is called Parumala Kurish locally.

St George's Kurushinmoodu(Thekke Kurishu)
The "Kurushinmoodu" in Kaippattoor North on Kaipatoor-Adoor road .Prayers are held . This is the Kurishaddi where every rasa of St Ignatius Mahaedavaka touches .

St. George's Mount Chappel'
This chappel is the part of St. Ignatius Orthodox Maha Edavaka, St George's mount OCYM is functioning in this Chappel

St Ignatius Jacobite Syrian Church
This church was built in early 1950 and before that parish members here was the in kaipattor and manjinikkara church. This church is known as the Kutti Palli.

Muppudathi Amman Kovil Temple
A temple situated on the banks of Achenkovil river, an idol with three faces- very rare in kerala, .

Transport[edit]

The main arterial road is Pathanamthitta – Adoor Road.

Schools and Colleges[edit]

  • Govt. LP School Kaipattoor (Kochupallikoodam)
  • Kaipattoor Vocational Higher Secondary School
  • St Gregorios Senior Secondary School - Affiliated to CBSE
  • St George's Mount High School
  • Indra Gandhi Open University

Law and Order[edit]

  • Police Aidpost. Upgrading to District Police Club for PTA

Temples[edit]

The area has a few old temples:

Muppudathi Amman Kovil[edit]

A temple situated near Pathanamthitta-Adoor Road and on the banks of Achenkovil river, an idol with three faces- very rare in kerala

Koyikkal Temple[edit]

A small temple situated on the banks of Achenkovil river near Pandalam-Pathanamthitta Road.

Kaippattoor-Vayalavadakku Sree Indilayappan Temple[edit]

Shri Indilayappan temple, Kaippattoor-Vayalavadakku is one of the oldest and famous temples in Kerala, India. The temple is the abode of Lord Indilayappan the incarnation of two divine powers of Lord Shiva and Lord Dharma Shasta. Situated in the backdrop of scenic beauty and adorned by sacred Grove, all weather clear water ponds and vast evergreen meadow, the temple is an embodiment of serenity and peace. Seated in the lap of Mother Nature, the deity is in the form of a naturally grown Black Rock. The deity has free access to sunlight, air, rain, mist and dew. This is made possible by leaving the overhead portion of the Sreekovil open.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District Collector inspects Kaippattoor bridge". Hindu Times. 19 July 2006. 

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