Payyappaddy

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Payyappaddy
പയ്യപ്പാടി
Village
Payyappaddy is located in Kerala
Payyappaddy
Payyappaddy
Payyappaddy is located in India
Payyappaddy
Payyappaddy
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°34′04″N 76°35′37″E / 9.567912°N 76.593626°E / 9.567912; 76.593626Coordinates: 9°34′04″N 76°35′37″E / 9.567912°N 76.593626°E / 9.567912; 76.593626
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kottayam
Government
 • Body Puthuppally
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 686011
Telephone code 91-481-35
Vehicle registration KL-
Nearest city Kottayam
Lok Sabha constituency Kottayam
Civic agency Puthuppally

Payyappady is a small village in Puthuppally panchayat in Kottayam district of Kerala state, India.

Etymology[edit]

Payyappady means "Slowly Sung" in Malayalam. There are no legends behind this name.

Temples[edit]

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[edit]

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.

History[edit]

Ithihyamala Published by Kottarathil Sankunni details the legend behind the Venniamala temple and historical importance of the village.

Schools & Colleges[edit]

Local festivals[edit]

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

RASSA

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.

Celebrities[edit]

Tourist information[edit]

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.