Manissery

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Manisseri
Town
Manisseri is located in Kerala
Manisseri
Manisseri
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°46′40″N 76°20′20″E / 10.77778°N 76.33889°E / 10.77778; 76.33889Coordinates: 10°46′40″N 76°20′20″E / 10.77778°N 76.33889°E / 10.77778; 76.33889
Country  India
State Kerala
District Palakkad
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 0491
Vehicle registration KL-9, KL-51
Nearest city Palakkad

Manissery is a town in the Palakkad District of Kerala state in India. It is about 4 km west of Ottapalam. The place is famous for being a popular movie-shooting location.

Educational institutions[edit]

Schools[edit]

  • S.V.L.P School Manissery
  • A.U.P School Manissery

Colleges[edit]

  • Allied Management College Manissery
  • Allied Model College Manissery

Culture, Religion and Festivals[edit]

Pooram

The main religion followed is Hinduism with a small minority of people of other religions as well. One of the highlights of the town is the Killikkavu Temple, dedicated to the worship of goddess Bhadrakali. There is a Pooram organised every year at the end of April (usually April 25) with several beautifully decorated elephants and the Panchavadyam. The Pooram brings great joy and happiness to the people of Manissery and on the Pooram and each household participates with great vigour. The highlight of the Pooram is the Vedikettu, or fireworks (on the night of the Pooram day), featuring earsplitting noises and everlasting echoes preceded by brilliant dazzling lights in the sky.

Ayyappan Vilakku

Another festival in this area is Ayyappan Vilakku. Its an offering to Lord Ayyapan. Many people go Shabarimala after the festival. The festival normally conduct between the month of November to January.

Arts and Sports Clubs

There are some arts and sports clubs present in Maniserry, The clubs normally organize Community welfare programs, Sports tournaments and helping students for their educational needs. major clubs in Manissery as follows.

  • Yuvarashmi
  • Sarga
  • Evershine
  • Navadhara

Traditional Tharavads[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Manissery town connects to other parts of India through Palakkad city. National Highway No.544 connects to Coimbatore and Bangalore. Other parts of Kerala is accessed through National Highway No.66 going through Thrissur. Calicut International Airport, Cochin International Airport and Coimbatore Airport are the nearest airports. Shoranur Junction railway station and Ottapalam Railway station are the nearest major railway stations.