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Mayannur is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°45′00″N 76°22′21″E / 10.7499900°N 76.3726000°E / 10.7499900; 76.3726000Coordinates: 10°45′00″N 76°22′21″E / 10.7499900°N 76.3726000°E / 10.7499900; 76.3726000
Country  India
State Kerala
District Thrissur
Population (2001)
 • Total 7,929
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 679105

Mayannur is a village in Thrissur district in the state of Kerala, India.[1][2]


As of 2001 India census, Mayannur had a population of 7,929 with 3,804 males and 4,125 females.[1]


Mayannur is a village and a part of the Kondazhy Grama Panchayat, right on the border of Thrissur District, 3 kilometers away from Ottapalam town in Palakkad district . The village connects the town of Ottapalam to Thrissur district through its famous 1.5 kilometers long bridge known as "Mayannur palam" which is the longest ever built over the river of "Bharathapuzha" & in the region of Malabar and is a by-pass to reach the city of Thrissur from the Valluvanad region. The place is best known for stone idols made of the soil from Mayannur which adorn various temples all over India. It can boast of several famous vintage Namboothiri Illams including Ottur Mana, Thekkedath Mana, Swarnath Mana, Pidikaparambu Mana. The late Ottur Unni Namboothiripadu, who composed ‘Syamasundaran’—a volume of devotional poems on Lord Krishna (published by the Guruvayur Devaswam), was a native of Mayannur.

Beautiful and silent Bharathapuzha (Nila) runs through the outskirts of this village. Gayathripuzha, a tributary of Bharathappuzha, joins its parent river here. Even with a meagre population of about 8,000, it has a post office, a bank and schools.

Mayannur Kavu is the abode of Shri Kurumba Bhagavathi. Annual festival of this temple is enthusiastically celebrated during April/May with a gorgeous procession of elephants carrying Bhagavathi’s idol. This is the time all non-resident Mayannurians reach home every year.

Mayannur serves as a perfect epitome of communal harmony. This place is home to temples dedicated to Lord Ram and Lord Siva. The folklore here says, Sultan Tipu’s army invaded the village and demolished the Moolannur Kavu which is in ruins since then. Mayannur also has a church, and quite a few Muslim families reside here in harmony. People respect each other’s religion and propagate unity.

Bhoodhan Colony, as its name denotes, is a colony built on the land donated by late Shri Sundara Iyer to Acharya Vinoba Bhave, founder of the Bhoodhan movement, when he visited Mayannur.

K S Raman Menon Smaraka Grameena Vayanasala, is one of the many marvels of Mayannur. Kerala had very limited printing and publishing facilities in the early 19th century. Late Shri Kulakkunnath Raman Menon of Mayannur founded ‘B V Books’ in 1902 at Thiruvananthapuram. Later, he established the Kamalalaya Printing Press at Ottappalam. B V Books were the exclusive publishers for many a famous writers, including A R Rajaraja Varma, Kerala Varma and C V Raman Pillai. B V Books became famous for its publications, such as Kerala Paniniyam, Marthanda Varma, Dharma Raja and Chintavishtayaya Sitha etc. A library has since been established at Mayannur, in K Raman Menon’s memory. The Mayannur Gandhi Ashram here produce soaps and khadi clothes.

The village proudly owns Thanal, an orphanage which is now home to around 32 children. Marriage of a girl who grew up in Thanal was recently celebrated with the blessings of thousands of Mayannurians

Photos : Mayannur Photos Link [1]


  • St. Thomas High School Mayannur
  • St. Joseph Primary School, Mayannur
  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Mayannur
  • VLP School Mayannur
  • GUP School Mayannur
  • SVUP School Paramelpady


Chirankara Sree Rama Swamy Temple, Mayannur front view
Chirankara Sree Rama Swamy Temple, Mayannur, Thrissur
  • Chirankara Sree Rama Swamy Temple
  • Shri Kalamkandathoor Narasimhamoorthy Temple
  • Thrikkumarakudam SivaSubrahmanya Temple
  • Padinjatoor Siva Temple
  • Shri Kurumba Bagavathi Temple (Mayannur Kavu)
  • Our Lady of Grace Church Mayannur
  • Tritham Thali Siva Temple
  • Mayannur maariyamman Temple
  • Kiratha Parvathi Temple
  • Konnakkal bhagavathi kshethram
  • Poonathu Bhagavathi temple
  • Pandara Ambalam of Lord Vishnu
  • Paramelpady Sree Mariyamman kovil
  • Shri Thirumoolanghadu Lakshmana Swamy Temple


  1. ^ a b "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Retrieved 2008-12-10.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ "Yahoo maps India :Mayannur , Trissur". Retrieved 2009-01-12. 

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