|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Kottayam|
Payyappady is a small village in Puthuppally panchayat in Kottayam district of Kerala state, India.
Payyappady means "Slowly Sung" in Malayalam. There are no legends behind this name.
This small village is famous for Sri Lakshmaswamy Temple, Vennimala&Sree Dharmasastha temple Malakunnam and St. Stephen's CSI church. St. Thomas Orthodox Church Vellukutta is another famous church here.
Suburbs and villages
Aaraattuchira, Kochumattam, Vennimala, Cheramkulam, Malakunnunam, Mundiyakkal, Akkamkunnu, Puthuvel etc. are the nearby small villages and considered as a part of it. The place is mainly hilly, contains small streams and ponds. Rubber, Banana, Pepper are main agriculture products.
Ithihyamala Published by Kottarathil Sankunni details the legend behind the Venniamala temple and historical importance of the village.
Schools & Colleges
- Govt. LP School Cheerankulam.
- Govt. Middle School Kochumattam.
- College of Applied Science, IHRD, Payyapady, Puthuppally.
- Gurudeva Institute of Science And Technology, Payyappady.
- CMS LP school, Payyappady
1) Vennimala Temple Annual Aaraattu Festival is one of the major festival. A procession is hosted at the temple Arratuchira stream during this festival.
2) Karkida Vavu Bali at Vennimala Temple
3) St. Thomas Orthodox Church Vellukutta celebrates annual festival (Mayalatho) on 1 Feb and 2 Feb. A procession will be held from Kochumattam to Kanjirathamoodu during this time.
4) Vennimala Sreedharmasastha Temple Mandalam chirappu .
5) St. Stephen's CSI church, Payyappady, harvest festival is celebrated every year on 26 December. On the eve of this day, a procession moves from the church to CMS LP school and returns to the church. During this harvest festival day, auctions of "first harvest" agricultural items are held.
- Vettom Mani. Famous Malayalam Author.
Vennimala temple is situated at the summit of a hill which rises 1,500 ft above sea level. The height offers beautiful views as well as opportunities for cycling and trekking.
Close to the Vennimala temple is a cave with significant historical importance to the local area, with many stories citing the cave.
Public buses are available to Payyappady from Kottayam via Puthuppally every fifteen minutes - this journey is 10 km and takes around thirty minutes. Trekking and rikshaw travel to the Vennimala temple is possible from Payyappady and Payyappaddy junction respectively.