Kunnamthanam

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Kunnamthanam
village
Kunnamthanam is located in Kerala
Kunnamthanam
Kunnamthanam
Location in Kerala, India
Kunnamthanam is located in India
Kunnamthanam
Kunnamthanam
Kunnamthanam (India)
Coordinates: 9°26′0″N 76°36′45″E / 9.43333°N 76.61250°E / 9.43333; 76.61250Coordinates: 9°26′0″N 76°36′45″E / 9.43333°N 76.61250°E / 9.43333; 76.61250
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictPathanamthitta
Government
 • BodyPanchayat
Population
(2001)
 • Total20,157
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
689581
Telephone code91469
Vehicle registrationKL-28
Nearest cityThiruvalla
Lok Sabha constituencyPathanamthitta
Vidhan Sabha constituencyThiruvalla
Civic agencyPanchayat

Kunnamthanam is a village in Pathanamthitta district in the state of Kerala, India.[1] It is one of the nine villages that form Mallapally Taluk of Pathanamthitta district.[2] The main junction at Kunnamthanam is a major T-junction, as it is situated almost midway between Mallappally and Thiruvalla, at the center of a quadrilateral with Changanacherry and Karukachal as the other two vertices. Famous Madthilkavu Bhagavathi temple and St. Mary's Sehion Orthodox Church (popularly known as Vallamala Church) are situated in Kunnamthanam. NSS High School is the oldest school in this village.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census, Kunnamthanam had a population of 20157 with 9466 males and 10691 females.[1]

Schools[edit]

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Festivals[edit]

Padayani[edit]

Kunnamthanam has three popular temples 1) Madathilkavil Bhagavathi Temple, 2) Pulappukave Shiva Temple[3] The latter is famous for its Padayani, an ancient festival that has been revived in recent years.

Tourist attractions[edit]

Madathilkavu Bhagavathy Temple, one of the famous temples in Pathanamtitta District St Joseph Catholic Church, Kunnamthanam, is located near the Kunnamthanam–Manthanam road. The Little Servants of the Divine Providence is a convent begun here.[4] The convent has a retreat center called Zion Retreat Center as well as a Providence Home that takes care of orphans and the elderly. The main attraction of Kunnamthanam grama Panchayat is, Kunnamthanam industrial development area (KINFRA)

References[edit]

  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.
  2. ^ "Administration - Pathanamthitta District". Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
  3. ^ 'Kunnamthanam Padayani(കുന്നംതാനം പടയണി)
  4. ^ [1]

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