Mylapra

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Mylapra
മൈലപ്ര
village
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Mylapra is located in Kerala
Mylapra
Mylapra
Mylapra is located in India
Mylapra
Mylapra
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°17′0″N 76°47′0″E / 9.28333°N 76.78333°E / 9.28333; 76.78333Coordinates: 9°17′0″N 76°47′0″E / 9.28333°N 76.78333°E / 9.28333; 76.78333
Country  India
State Kerala
District Pathanamthitta
Population (2001)
 • Total 10,241
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 689671,689678
Telephone code 0468
Vehicle registration KL-03

Mylapra is a village in Pathanamthitta district in the Indian state of Kerala. It comes under the Mylapra Panchayath. Mylapra is a fast-developing town and business center. It is on the way to the famous Hindu pilgrim center of Sabarimala. The Main Eastern Highway (PunalurPathanamthittaMuvattupuzha Road/SH-08) passes through Mylapra.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The word mylapra is derived from two Malayalam words myle (a peacock) and appuram (the other side). It is believed that a hunter used a sword to kill a peacock but the peacock escaped narrowly and fell on one side and the sword hit the other. This was the birth of the names of two places, viz Mylapra and Vettipuram. "Myle (peacock) appuram (that side), Vett (cut) ipuram (this side). The side where the peacock fell is named Mylapra; the side where the sword fell is Vettipuram.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census, Mylapra had a population of 10241 with 4836 males and 5405 females.[1]

Religious places[edit]

Temples[edit]

  • Mylapra Devi Temple
  • Devi temple, Kumbazha North
  • NSS Karayogam, Mylapra
  • SNDP Kumbazha North Temple

Churches[edit]

Ashram[edit]

  • Bethany Ashram, Mylapra
  • Mar Kuriakose Orthodox Dayara, Kumbazha North

Education[edit]

Schools[edit]

Teacher Training Institute[edit]

  • Sacred Heart Teachers Training College, Mylapra

Industrial Training Institute[edit]

  • Mar Philoxenos ITI, Mylapra

Function hall[edit]

  • St. George Auditorium, Mylapra

Banking[edit]

Shopping Area[edit]

  • Amrutha Farmers Super Market

Industries[edit]

  • Myfood Roller Flour Factory

References[edit]

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