Muthukulam

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Muthukulam
Village
Pandavar Kaavu Temple pond
Pandavar Kaavu Temple pond
Coordinates: 9°13′0″N 76°27′30″E / 9.21667°N 76.45833°E / 9.21667; 76.45833Coordinates: 9°13′0″N 76°27′30″E / 9.21667°N 76.45833°E / 9.21667; 76.45833
Country  India
State Kerala
District Alappuzha
Area
 • Total 90.75 km2 (35.04 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 20,740
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 690506
Telephone code 0479
Nearest city Haripad , Kayamkulam
Lok Sabha constituency Alappuzha
Vidhan Sabha constituency Haripad
Pandavarkavu temple

Muthukulam is a small backwater village in the Karthikapally Taluk of Alappuzha district in the Indian state of Kerala.

Pandavar temple

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India Census, Muthukulam had a population of 20,740 with 9,474 males and 11,266 females. Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 1719 which is 8.29% of total population of Muthukulam. In Muthukulam, Female Sex Ratio is 1189 against state average of 1084. Moreover, Child Sex Ratio in Muthukulam is around 852 compared to Kerala state average of 964. Literacy rate of Muthukulam city is 95.73% higher than state average of 94.00%. In Muthukulam, Male literacy is around 97.48% while female literacy rate is 94.29%.

Out of total population, 6,505 were engaged in work related to Primary sector or business activity. Of this 4,242 were males while 2,263 were females. Of total 6505 working population, 72.85% were engaged in Main Work while 27.15% of total workers were engaged in Marginal Work.

Muthukulam has total administration over 5,692 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water, electricity and sewerage. It is also authorised to build roads within its limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.[1]

Geography[edit]

Muthukulam is a small backwater village in Central Kerala. It is bordered by the Kanyakumari-Panvel National Highway 66 on the east and the backwaters to the west. A narrow strip of land comprising Aratupuzha village beyond the backwaters separates Muthukulam from the Arabian sea in the West. The nearest major towns are Haripad and Kayamkulam which are well connected by Kayamkulam-Karthikapally-Harippad road. The nearest railway station are Haripad(HAD) and Kayamkulam(KYJ).

Landmarks[edit]

Some landmarks in Muthukulam are the Kumaran Asan Memorial UP school (The first of its kind in the name of well-known poet Kumaran Asan), National Thermal Power Corporation at Choolatheruvu, Muthukulam Vocational Higher Secondary School at High School Junction, which is the main focal point of the village, K V Sanskrit High School, Pandavar Kaavu Temple which is believed to have been installed by Kunti Devi, Mother of the Pandavas, has goddess Durga as the presiding deity. There are many other temples in the vicinity along with churches and small mosques.

Politics[edit]

Muthukulam is a part of the Haripad Assembly of Alappuzha Lok sabha Constituency and Central Minister K C Venugopal is the current Member of Parliament. Ramesh Chennithala is the Current Member of legislative Assembly. Muthukulam is a place where the two alliances, UDF and LDF, have comparable power. In the local body elections 2010, the two alliances got equal seats in panchayat. In Assembly and Parliament Elections, UDF has majority in Muthukulam.

Attractions[edit]

  • Ancestral house of Padmarajan
  • Paandavar Kaavu Devi Temple
  • Karunamuttom Shiva Temple
  • Erayill Devi Temple
  • Chennattu Gurukkalachan Kaavu
  • Maayikkal Devi Temple
  • Kalpakasseril temple
  • Kollakayil Devi Temple
  • Illangom Devi Temple
  • St.George Orthodox Church
  • St.Thomas Marthoma Church Muthukulam
  • Kayamkulam Kayal (Back water)
  • Kurumbakara Devi Temple
  • Vettikulangara Devi Temple.
  • Muthukulam St.George Orthodox Church
  • Kanakakkunnu Jetty
    • Muthukulam St.George Church is one of the oldest divine churches in this locality. This church is considered as the chapel of St.Thomas Orthodox church, Karthikapally. According to this church, the foundation stone was laid by Fr.T.M Thomas Thamaravellil on December 6, 1967 and consecrated by H.G Mathewes Mar Athanasius on 31 August 1971. While it founded, it was under the diocese of Niranam. After establishing the diocese of Mavelikkara, Muthukulam church dissolved in the latter. It contains about 75 family members who dedicated themselves to God. Being named to the Saint George (Gevarghese Sahada), the commemoration is in the first week of May. Being a Christian community, it spreads blessings and wonders to the natives of other castes.
      Kanhira tree

Notable people[edit]

  • Muthukulam Raghavan Pillai : Known as the Akshara Guru of Malayalam talkie films, he wrote the screenplay and dialogues of Balan, the first Malayalam talkie and Jeevithanauka, first box office hit in Malayalam film industry.
  • Padmarajan: Eminent Director and the founder of a new school of film making in Malayalam.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Muthukulam City Population Census 2011 - Kerala". www.census2011.co.in. Retrieved 2017-05-14. 
  1. http://www.census2011.co.in/data/town/628263-muthukulam-kerala.html