Mattancherry

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Mattancherry

Cochim de Cima (Upper Kochi)
Neighbourhood
Dharmanath Jain Temple of Mattancherry
Dharmanath Jain Temple of Mattancherry
Mattancherry is located in Kerala
Mattancherry
Mattancherry
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°57′45″N 76°15′15″E / 9.96250°N 76.25417°E / 9.96250; 76.25417Coordinates: 9°57′45″N 76°15′15″E / 9.96250°N 76.25417°E / 9.96250; 76.25417
CountryIndia
StateKerala
DistrictErnakulam
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
682002
Vehicle registrationKL-43
Nearest cityFort Kochi

Mattancherry is a locality in the city of Kochi, India. It is about 9 km south-west from the city center. It is said that the name Mattancherry comes from "Ancherry Mattom", a ''Namboodiri illam'' which the foreign traders then pronounced it as Matt-Ancherry, gradually became Mattancherry. The place where erstwhile 'Ancherry Mattom' located is now a Tamil Brahmin settlement.

Politics[edit]

Mattancherry is a part of the Kochi assembly constituency & Ernakulam (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Notable sights[edit]

Mattancherry is home to the Paradesi Synagogue, India's oldest functioning synagogue,[2] Mattancherry Palace Museum, Mattacherry Pazhayannur Royal temple and Palliarakkavvu temple, Ram Mandir, Gowd Saraswat Brahmin samaj temples including the Gosripuram Tirumala Devaswom temple and a Jain Temple (known as MahajanWadi to locals) and Mosques.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Kerala. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2009. Retrieved 2008-10-19.
  2. ^ Abram, David. The Rough Guide to Kerala (2nd ed.). London, United Kingdom: Penguin Books. p. 181. ISBN 978-1-84836-541-4.|

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