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Pazhayannur is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°39′58″N 76°25′31″E / 10.6660700°N 76.425230°E / 10.6660700; 76.425230Coordinates: 10°39′58″N 76°25′31″E / 10.6660700°N 76.425230°E / 10.6660700; 76.425230
Country  India
State Kerala
District Thrissur
Population (2001)
 • Total 15,979
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 680587
Telephone code 04884
Vehicle registration KL-08&kL-48
Nearest city Chelakkara
Lok Sabha constituency alathur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Chelakkara

Pazhayannur is a small town and panchayath in Thrissur district, Chelakkara region, in the state of Kerala, India.[1]


As of 2001 India census, Pazhayannur had a population of 15979 with 7680 males and 8299 females.[1] Historically, a major part of Pazhayannur was under the Brahmins, who came from Thanjavoor in Tamil Nadu. Pazhayannur is a place of religious harmony. From Pazhayannur, there are four major roads that point in different directions; towardsChelakkara, Alathur, Ottapalam, Thrissur.This makes Pazhayannur town an important junction to go to many nearby towns.There is a Higher Secondary School and a college run by the Institute of Human Resource Development (IHRD CAS Chelakkara) in this panchayath.The nearby railway stations are Lakkidi and Wadakkancherry.The nearest airport Is at Nedumbassery.


At the centre of Pazhayannur is the Bhagavathy Temple that is presided by the main deity Pazhayannur Bhagavathy. It is believed that this deity was the family deity, paradevatha of the erstwhile Royal family of Cochin and was brought by the Maharaja of Cochin himself. Adjoining to the Bhagavathy temple is the Siva temple.

Pazhayannur is considered a place of historical importance, and is seen in the map of "Nannangadis" of Kerala. Nannangadis are the tombs of people who lived in the medieval times and are usually depicted in the shape of large pots.


Hundreds of devotees visit the Mahakshethram every year, and partake and participate both in person and contributions to carry out the various poojas and offerings to Her. Traditionally the temple celebrates Aarattu, Niramaala, 9 days of Navarathri vilakku which is sponsored in a large way by the local institutions including the Dept. of Police,Revenue etc. The nightly events include Classical music by famous musicians,Ottanthullal, Kathakali and Harikathakaalakshepam etc. Niramaala is one of the major celebrations that goes on every year in Pazhayannur.

The main sloka for Goddess Annapoorneshwari goes as below : " Annapoorne sadapoorne sanakra pranavallabhe Gnanavairagya siddhyaratham bikshamdeheecha paravathy Matha cha Parvathee devyo pitha devo maheswaraha Bandahvaschiva bakthyartham svadesobhuvanthrayam"


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