Kalayanthani

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Kalayanthani
suburb
Kalayanthani Town in 1999
Kalayanthani Town in 1999
Kalayanthani is located in Kerala
Kalayanthani
Kalayanthani
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°54′00″N 76°43′01″E / 9.9000°N 76.7170°E / 9.9000; 76.7170Coordinates: 9°54′00″N 76°43′01″E / 9.9000°N 76.7170°E / 9.9000; 76.7170
Country  India
State Kerala
District Idukki
Elevation 22 m (72 ft)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 685588
Telephone code 914862
Vehicle registration KL-38
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Kalayanthani(Malayalam: കലയന്താനി) is a small suburb in Thodupuzha Taluk. It lies in the Idukki district of Kerala, South India. The suburb is 9 km east of Thodupuzha, on the Velliyamattom route.

Kalayanthani is the meeting point of the Alakode and Velliamattom village Panchayats.

The main public establishments of Kalayanthani are St. Mary's Catholic Church (1920), the famous Muslim Mosque Konthalapally, St. George's High School., Yugasilpi Arts and Sports Club and Viswadeepthi library.

Kalayanthani is known as the 'Land of Art'.[citation needed] Inspector General of Police Tomin Thachankary, well known lyricist Baby John Kalayanthani, popular novelist, cartoonist and freelance journalist Ignatious Kalayanthani,famous artist and playwright Skylark ( K.O. Varkey) and senior Journalist Roy Mathew Pallickamyalil were all born in Kalayanthani.

A post office, a branch of Union bank, Urban Bank, Alakode service Cooperative Bank, and a primary health center are the main public institutions in Kalayanthani. The main public establishments of Kalayanthani are St. Mary's Catholic Church (1920), the famous Muslim Mosque Konthalapally, St. George's High School., Yugasilpi Arts and Sports Club and Viswadeepthi library. It is a very small town having only a few hotels, textile shops, stationary shops, provision shops, and hardware shops. It is the Junction of two roads; one to Chilavu and the other to Vettimattam.

The famous oil palm plantation (Ennappanathottam)of Agriculture Department is located at Vettimattam, which is two kilometers away from the town of Kalayanthani.

Name[edit]

The name 'Kalayanthani' might have come from two words, 'Kalayam' and 'Thanni' (the Malayalam name of two species of trees). There is another version which defines the word ‘Kalayam ’ as ‘Kalaham’(quarrel) and ‘Thanni’ as ‘Thanne’.

History[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Malayalam is the Local Language here.

Religion[edit]

Kalayanthani has all communities (Christians, Hindus, Muslims) but Christianity takes the lead.

Education[edit]

St.George's High School

Kalayanthani has a high school (St. George's high school), managed by the Kothamangalam catholic diocese and headed by the senior most teacher as Headmaster, which is really a benefit to the nearby villages.

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Economy and Infrastructure[edit]

Most of the people in Kalayanthani are farmers. They farm Rubber, Rice, Pepper, Ginger etc. 90% of the population are from middle-class families. There are number of people working abroad as Nurse, Engineer, Technicians, govt employees.

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