Paravur Taluk

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Paravur Taluk
Parur
Taluk
Paravur Taluk is located in Kerala
Paravur Taluk
Paravur Taluk
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°10′0″N 76°13′0″E / 10.16667°N 76.21667°E / 10.16667; 76.21667Coordinates: 10°10′0″N 76°13′0″E / 10.16667°N 76.21667°E / 10.16667; 76.21667
Country  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Headquarters North Paravur
Government
 • Body Taluk
Area
 • Total 195.25 km2 (75.39 sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 0484
Vehicle registration KL-42
Nearest city Kochi
Lok Sabha constituency Ernakulam
Civic agency Taluk
Website [1], [2]

Paravur Taluk is a taluk of Ernakulam District in the Indian State of Kerala. North Paravur is the capital of the taluk. Paravur Taluk lies in the north western part of Ernakulam district bordering Thrissur district. The surrounding taluks are Kochi to the west consisting of Vypin Island, Kodungallore to the north, Chalakudy to the north consisting of Mala, Aluva to the east consisting of Angamaly, Nedumbassery and Aluva, Kanayanur to the south consisting of Cochin City. Paravur is a part of Kochi urban agglomeration area. The western parts of taluk are coastal areas with cultivations like prawn and pokkali rice. The eastern parts are fertile lands. The heavy industries of Kochi is located in Udyogmandal area of the taluk.

History[edit]

Parur taluk was prominent in the history of Kerala. Taluk was an attraction to Kochi, Malabar and Travancore Kingdoms. Parur has got its own brands like

  • Parur Central Bank (1930) (Amalgamated with Bank Of India - 1990)
  • Parur Boat Race
  • Parur Market
  • Parur Municipality (Old)
  • Maliankara
  • Parur coir
  • Parur court (1875)
  • Islands
  • Ayroor
  • Parur river
  • Purapillykavu Bund
  • Alengad sugarcane
  • Chendamangalam Handloom
  • Co operative institutions
  • Vedimara Prison
  • Parur Jew Street
  • The famous place Chendamanglam - Place of paliath achans. The Paliam Palace, residence of the Paliath Achans, hereditary Prime Ministers to the former Maharajas of Kochi, is one of the architectural splendours of Kerala. The Palace is over 450 years old and houses a collection of historic documents and relics.
  • Kunjithai is one of the most famous fishing boat manufacturing place in Kerala with 30 Boat yards.
Rural women processing coir threads
  • Once Edappally village was in Parur later added to Kanayannur taluk

Flora and fauna[edit]

The land has one of the highest densities of coconut trees. The land also boasts a wide range of other birds and animals. The kingfisher നീലപ്പൊന്മാൻ is common bird in this land and others include black bulbul (depend on the season) brown falcon, crow, woodpecker, sparrow, ravens, pigeons, African fish eagle and cuckoos. The land also has cows, goats, etc. We can see so many sarpa kavu abode of snakes സർപ്പക്കാവ് near the Hindu Nair homes and temples. They are the best ecology for animals and birds. Fish are abundant in this serene taluk.

Sarpa Kavu

Villages[edit]

Parur, Ezhikkara, Eloor, Chittatukara, Chendamangalam, Vadakkekara, Kottuvally, Kunnukara, Karumalloor, Varappuzha, Puthenvelikkara, Kadungalloor, Moothakunnam, Alangad. The Block Panchayats are Paravur and Alengad.

Municipalities[edit]

Parur State warehouse is situated at Vaniakkadu. Parur Block Development Office at Kaitharam. There are lot of Co-Operative banks, Society and Sahakarana Sangams in taluk. The Agricultural Bank is situated at Chennamangalam Jn.

Grama Panchayats and localities[edit]

Kongorppilly, Neerikkod, Olanad, Panaikulam, Koduvazhanga, Thiruvalloor

Kurumbathuruth, Kadalvathuruth, Gothuruth, Thekkethuruth, Kootukad, Karimbadam, Palathuruth

Puthiyakav, Parayakad, Cheriya Pallamthuruth, Alamthuruth, Neendoor, Pattanam, Mannam, Thanipadam

Nandhiattukunnam, Kedamangalam, Palliackal

Eramam, Binanipuram, Muppathadam, Elookara, Kunjunnikkara, Uliyannoor

Manjaly, Aduvathuruth, Veliathunad

Kaitharam, Kuttanthuruth, Vaniakad, Valluvally, Thathappilly, Koonammavu

North Kuthiathodu, Ayroor, Kuttippuzha, Chalakka, Thekke Aduvassery, Kunnuvayal

Thuruthoor, Manancherykunnu, Elanthikkara, Chathedam, Pazhampillithuruthu, Cherukadapuram, Thelathuruth

Maliankara, Kottuvallikad, Chettikkad, Moothakunnam, Andippillikavu, Vavakad, Paliathuruth, Madaplathuruth, Thuruthippuram, Kunjithai, Muravanthuruth

Puthanpally, Thundathumkadav

Schools[edit]

Schools coming under Paravur Sub-educational district Schools

  • Samooham High School, Paravur
  • Sree Narayana Higher Secondary School, Paravur
  • SNM Higher Secondary School Moothakunnam.
  • St.Germain's Sion School, Paravur
  • FMCT HS, Karumallore
  • Govt.High School, Kadungalloor
  • Elenthikara HS
  • Dharmarthadayini Sabha High School, Karimbadam
  • Christ Raj High School, Kuttippuzha
  • Islamic school, Mannam, Paravur
  • K .E. M. High School, Alangad
  • St. Thomas Higher secondary School, Ayroor
  • Little Flower High School, Panaikulam
  • Ansarul Islam School, Manjaly
  • Govt.High School, Binanipuram
  • Govt.Lower Primary Boys' School, Kannankulangara where Parur Subdistrict office is situated.
  • St.George's High School, Puthanpally
  • Holy Infant Jesus Boys High School
  • St.Philomena's H.S.S,Koonammavu.
  • Chavara Darsan CMI Public School,Koonammavu
  • Kumara Vilasam School, Paravur
  • Al Madrasathul Islamiya, Vaniakadu

Religious[edit]

Temples

  • Kannankulangara Sreekrishna Swamy Temple.
  • Peruvaram Sivan Temple.
  • Mannam Subrahmanya temple (Biggest Kavadi in District)
  • Ayroor Sree Durga Bhagavathi-Mahavishnu Temple
  • Thiruvaloor Mahadeva temple
  • Kadungallur Narasimha swamy temple
  • Aduvassery Vasudevapuram temple
  • Dakshina Mookambika Temple, Famous for Navarathri festival in which thousands of devotees coming from different parts of Kerala.
  • Kottuvallykavu Bhagavathy temple, Kavilnada,Koonammavu.
  • Tamil Brahmins Samooha Madam, Kannankulangara, North Paravur.
  • Andissery Bhagavthy Temple, Perumpadanna. Undertaken by the S.N.D.P Yogam N.Paravoor
  • Villwar vattam Govindapuram Sreekrishna swami Temple, Kottayikovilakam.3000 years old diety, family temple of villwar vattaom kings.of chendamangalam,before Plaiyam time.
  • Jayanthamangalam Narasimha swami Temple, Chendamangalam.
  • Siva Temple of Chendmangalam.
  • Tirumanamkunnil bhagavathi Temple , Vadakkumpuram.

Churches

Masjid

  • Paravur Juma Masjid
  • Paravur Pattalam Juma Masjid
  • Manjaly Juma Masjid
  • Kattenellure Munavarsha Thangal Masjid Tattappilly
  • Vaniyakkad Juma Masjid
  • Kadungallur Juma Masjid
  • Eloor Juma Masjid

State Assembly constituencies[edit]

The assembly constituencies are Paravoor and Kalamassery including whole of Paravur Taluk. Paravur constituency consists of Puthanvelikkara, Vadakkekara, Chendamangalam, Chittatukara, Parur, Ezhikkara, Kottuvally, Varappuzha. Kalamassery constituency consists of Kunnukara, Karumalloor, Kadungalloor, Alengad, Eloor, Kalamassery. Paravur, Kalamassery constituencies belong to Ernakulam Parliamentary constituency.

Pin Code Index for the taluk of Paravur[edit]

Nearby villages[edit]

These are the villages other than panchayat headquarters.

Panayikulam, Pathalam, Koonammavu, Thuruthipuram, Maliankara, Koottukad, Pattanam, Kottayil Kovilakam, Karingamthuruth, Gothuruth, Parayakad, Vavakkad, Madaplathuruth, Kuriapilly, Kunjithai, Elenthikara, Chathedom, Manjaly.

Government offices[edit]

  • Sub-District Education Department, Kannankulangara
  • First Class Judicial Magistrate Court | Munsif court
  • Land Registration Office
  • PWD NH Sub Division (NH 66)Office Paravur
  • Veterinary Polyclinic
  • Homeo clinic, Peruvaram

Taluk Supply Office ,N Parur

Notable personalities[edit]

  • Kuttipuzha Krishna pillai - poet and writer
  • Parur T.K. Narayana Pilla - first chief minister of Thirukochi
  • M.P.Paul Varappuzha
  • Pappan - volleyball player
  • Salim kumar - actor
  • Paravur bharathan - actor
  • Kesari balakrishna pilla - writer and journalist
  • Paravur Gorge - writer
  • Kedamangalam Sadanandan
  • Justice Narendran

Travel[edit]

Distances from Parur

Cities

See also[edit]

External links[edit]