Kannammoola

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Kannammoola
കണ്ണമ്മൂല
town
Kannammoola is located in Kerala
Kannammoola
Kannammoola
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 8°30′12″N 76°55′54″E / 8.50333°N 76.93167°E / 8.50333; 76.93167Coordinates: 8°30′12″N 76°55′54″E / 8.50333°N 76.93167°E / 8.50333; 76.93167
Country  India
State Kerala
District Thiruvananthapuram
Government
 • Body Corporation of Thiruvananthapuram
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 695011
Telephone code 0471
Vehicle registration KL-01
Lok Sabha constituency Thiruvananthapuram
Civic agency Corporation of Thiruvananthapuram

Kannammoola is a suburb of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala, India.

Geography[edit]

It is located at and around amaiyyiranjan thodu. This thodu encircles the area of kannanmoola within its meander. The area within the meander of this thodu now turns out to be kannanmoola. Therefore this is one of the low lying areas of Thiruvananthapuram.and a flood plain of Amayiranjan thodu.[1]

History[edit]

Kannammoola is the birthplace of Chattambi Swamikal, one of the greatest scholar-saints of Kerala.[2] Originally owned by the Janmi Namboothiri family"Kolloor Athiyara Matom", the place was a stronghold of Nair families. Now many outsiders from all walks of life have settled here.

Velu Thampi Dalawa, the former Diwan of the Travancore Province, was hung by the British here. The Dalawa had committed suicide at Mannadi Temple, to avoid capture by the British.[3] The British brought his body to Thiruvananthapuram(Padippura veedu tharavadu and asked the karanavar to hang him and he slapped the body and allowed the body to be hung at the west end of his region which now belongs to the theological seminary)and attempted to disgrace his memory by having it hung atop a post at a hillock in Kannammoola (thereafter called 'Dalavakkunnu' and now part of the compound belonging to a theological seminary) to be devoured by birds of prey.

Notable Residents/Natives[edit]

The famous Malayalam film Star Madhu aka Madhavan Nair,Retired Director of Geological Survey of India and ex- Captain of the Kerala State Bridge team and member of Kerala Sports Council- Mr. G.S. Nair, Kerala Police IG Smt.B.Sandhya,Malayalam Cine actor Biju Pappan, Dr SS Lal (PATH, Washington DC, USA), Dr.Arun Kumar.V (ilili Dental spa and implant center, ISO 9001:2008 certified Dental clinic), Dr R RamRaj, Asst Professor, Dept of Surgery, Medical College Trivandrum, Colonel A Rajiv, Army Educational Corps,[4] Dr.Susheela B Nair, Former Director of Regional Ophthalmological Centre,TVPM, Govt. of Kerala etc. Late Dr. A Balakrishnan Nair, Former Professor of Politics, Retd, University College, Trivandrum was one of the prominent resident.G Devapalan Nair,former Director, Ground Water Department also resides here.

Location[edit]

The birthplace of great 'Sri. Chattampi swami thiruvadikal. Mainly a residential area now, once it was a place full of paddy fields and Coconut groves. Medical College and Hospital is very near, Thiruvananthapuram Central is 3 km away. Major private hospitals like Cosmopolitan Hospital, SUT Hospital, GG Hospital etc. are at a short distance.The stream Parvathiputhanar also called amayizhanchan thodu flows through here. A hillock called the "KARUVALIKUNNU" has just been (around oct-dec '08)demolished for constructing a housing colony causing ecological hazard to the place.The birds that nested there and the other animals like snakes are now devoid of their once home.

Kannammoola is well connected by private and KSRTC buses. Nearest major railway station is Thiruvananthapuram Central. Pettah, a smaller railway station, is 2 km away. Nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.

Religious Places[edit]

Kolloor Sri Dharmasastha Temple, Sree kurumba Bhagavathy Temple, Koyikkal Palliyara Baghavathi Temple, The Kerala United Theological Seminary, The Kannammoola CSI Church, Mother Theresa chapel(chenganasseri arch diocese), kolloor chamundeswary Temple,etc...

Public Offices[edit]

Corporation Public Health centre, State Bank of India

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