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Kidangannoor is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Kidangannoor is located in India
Kidangannoor (India)
Coordinates: 9°17′45″N 76°41′0″E / 9.29583°N 76.68333°E / 9.29583; 76.68333Coordinates: 9°17′45″N 76°41′0″E / 9.29583°N 76.68333°E / 9.29583; 76.68333
Country India
 • Total16,364
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationKL-
Nearest cityAranmula, Mulakkuzha

Kidangannoor is a village in the extreme west end of Pathanamthitta district in the state of Kerala, India.[1] It is on the route between Aranmula (famous for its boat races) and Pandalam. It is well connected to various places such as Chengannur (9.5 km), Pandalam (9.5 km), Aranmula (4 km), Kozhencherry (8 km), Pathanamthitta (17 km) by different roads. It is one of the fastest grown villages in Kerala. It is just 2 km from the border of Pathanamthitta & Alappuzha districts( Elimukku junction). It is about 4.5 km east of Mulakkuzha from MC road.


As of 2001 India census, Kidangannur had a population of 16364 with 7665 males and 8699 females.[1]

Famous personalities[edit]

Kidangannur is located at Thiruvabharana Patha of Lord Ayyappan. It is 4 km away from Aranmula. Pallimukathu Devi Temple is at Kidangannur. It is the birthplace of the father of modern Malayalam, Rev. George Mathan. Mathan wrote the first grammar book in Malayalam called "Malayanmayude Vyakaranam" and other books like "Satyavadakhedam", "Marumakkathaya Sampradayam" and many others. He did most of his writing in his ancestral house in Kidangannoor, although he spent most of his life in Mallapally and Kottayam. He worked tirelessly with Rev.Hermann Gundert and other priests to save Malayalam from the onslaught of Tamil, which was the official language in Kerala at that time. Kidangannur Prasad, a poet and cratoonist .he was worked as a cartoonist in UNMA magazine . Cheriyan.M.Thomas known as Cheriyan Kidangannur who is working as a journalist in Mangalam Daily Newspaper . He is also working as a PRO in Malayalam Film.

Roy Mathew Manappallil who is active in the Malayalam movie & television media as a script writer, director and event-organiser is a native of Kidangannur. His younger brother Ronnie Matthew Manappallil is a Rock/Jazz musician and multi-instrumentalist.[2]


The village's other attractions are proximity to Aranmula(4 km) and Sabarimala(85 km) (both holy places of pilgrimage and worship for Hindus), the Syrian Christian Orthodox Pilgrimage Center and Church, nearby Mezhuveli, a local market, schools, etc. Near to which Syrian St.Mathias CSI church kidangannur is situated,only church having relatives as its church members and their puliyelil family is the relation of famous Rev.George Mathan. There is a Mar Thoma Church near the junction christened as St. Thom Mar Thoma Church, Kidangannur, which falls under the jurisdiction of Chengannur- Mavelikara Diocese of Mar Thoma Church. A deadiction centre called Navdarshan is also run by the diocese. St. George Salem Jacobite Syrian Church is also located in Mezhuveli.

The majority of the residents are Christians and Hindus. Therefore, religious festivals of Christians and Hindus are observed every year. Worth mentioning are the festivals in the Syrian Christian Churches (Jacobites and Orthodox) at Mezhuveli with its kathina fireworks and rally which is observed every year with great fanfare. The Hindu temple festivals are also conducted every year with great pomp and fanfare.

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  1. ^ a b "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2008.
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