Meenadam

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Meenadam
മീനടം
village
Meenadam is located in Kerala
Meenadam
Meenadam
Meenadam is located in India
Meenadam
Meenadam
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°33′0″N 76°36′0″E / 9.55000°N 76.60000°E / 9.55000; 76.60000Coordinates: 9°33′0″N 76°36′0″E / 9.55000°N 76.60000°E / 9.55000; 76.60000
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kottayam
Formed 3 November 1982
Government
 • Type Local Self Government
 • Body Gram panchayat
Area
 • Total 11.44 km2 (4.42 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 13,065
 • Density 1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 686516[1]
Telephone code 0481-255
Vehicle registration KL-5

Meenadam, sometimes spelled Meenadom is a village in Kottayam, Kerala, India.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census, Meenadam had a population of 13065 with 6473 males and 6592 females. It is surrounded by the Puthupally and Pampady panchayats. The village is rich in tapioca and rubber cultivation. It is about 13 kilometers from Kottayam. Many excavations were conducted in Meenadam during the British occupancy to unearth iron deposits from the arannil kunnu. The pits from those excavations remain today, as well as some deep wells. These pits might have been dug out with machinery, or perhaps a meteorite might have fallen there.[citation needed]

Etymology[edit]

It is said that the name "Meenadom" derives from "veenadom" as the meteorite fell down here. There are many temples and Christian churches in Meenadam. An important Christian celebration held in Meenadam is "Pampady Dayara", where the tomb of St. Kuriakose Gregorious of the Malankara Orthodox church is located.

Places of worship[edit]

The following is a list of Religious Structures in Meenadam:

  • Meenadom Bhagavati Kshetram
  • Vattakkavu Temple
  • Sree Narayanapuram Vishnu Temple
  • St. John's orthodox church (Parackal Pally)
  • St. Mary's orthodox Church (Manjadi)
  • St. Thomas Orthodox Valiyapally (Kurikunnel Pally)
  • St. George Orthodox Church
  • St. John's Jacobite Church
  • St. Ignatious Jacobite Church Malikappady
  • St. Mary's Yerusalem Jacobite Church

Other Landmarks[edit]

There are about 7 schools, a spinning mill, public libraries, an Ayurvedic Hospital, a veterinary clinic, national and private banks, and one ITC in Meenadam.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Archived from the original on December 8, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-10.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)

http://lsgkerala.in/meenadompanchayat/