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Residential area / Town
Arecanut Market
Pazhanji is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Pazhanji is located in India
Pazhanji (India)
Coordinates: 10°41′19″N 76°03′02″E / 10.688480°N 76.050480°E / 10.688480; 76.050480Coordinates: 10°41′19″N 76°03′02″E / 10.688480°N 76.050480°E / 10.688480; 76.050480
Country India
 • TypeVillage
 • Total13,339
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationKL-8, KL-48

Pazhanji (Malayalam: പഴഞ്ഞി) is a village Postal code : 680542 near Kunnamkulam in Thrissur district in the state of Kerala, India.[1]The name "Pazhanji" is derived from the Malayalam word for "old".


As of 2001 India census, Pazhanji had a population of 13339 with 6352 males and 6987 females.[1] Pazhanji is in the Kattakambal panchayat.


Pazhanji is well known for its areca nut market and Pazhanji Palli / Pazhanji Church. The market is a hub for areca nut merchants from Monday through Saturday. This is where local arecanut (അടയ്ക്ക) sellers sell their product to authorised arecanut merchants. Buyers and sellers execute trade transactions by auction. Daily operations commence at 8 am and continue until 10:30 am.

The place is located in the Kattakambal Gram Panchayath.


Trichur or Guruvayur Railway Station or Nedumbasseri International Airport is connected to reach Pazhanji [approximately 80 km from Cochin]. From the railway station/airport a road connects Kunnamkulam and then reaches Pazhanji.

Pazhanji Church[edit]

Pazhanji Church officially known as St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Cathedral Pazhanji or Pazhanji Cathedral is a Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church situated at Pazhanji near Kunnamkulam in Thrissur District of Kerala, India. The Church is locally called " Pazhanji Palli " (In Malayalam : പഴഞ്ഞി പള്ളി ) " Palli " [similar to the Malayalam word for "Church"], It is a part of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church[citation needed].

The church is said to have been constructed by believers who fled from Thirukochi, Cochin and later settled and constructed the church[citation needed]. It is how the name Pazhanji (Malayalam meaning Old) came into being for the place. According to the church's website, the ancestors of today's members of the Pazhanji Church earlier belonged to the Kunnamkulam Arthat Church[citation needed]. The first chapel founded in Pazhanji was situated in the northern side of the present church[citation needed], whereas the chapel founded in the southern side. Both chapels are dedicated to St.Mary. There is a cemetery near the church.[2] On 13 September 2015, the Pazhanji Cathedral was declared as the second cathedral of the Kunnamkulam diocese[citation needed], the first being St. Mary's Cathedral, Arthat.

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  1. ^ a b "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-10.
  2. ^ Pazhanji church website. "Welcome to Pazhanji Cathedral". Retrieved 1 August 2018.