Pazhuvil

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Pazhuvil
town
Pazhuvil is located in Kerala
Pazhuvil
Pazhuvil
Pazhuvil is located in India
Pazhuvil
Pazhuvil
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°24′47″N 76°09′28″E / 10.413191°N 76.157860°E / 10.413191; 76.157860Coordinates: 10°24′47″N 76°09′28″E / 10.413191°N 76.157860°E / 10.413191; 76.157860
Country  India
State Kerala
District Thrissur
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KL-

Pazhuvil is a small village in Trissur district of Kerala state, south India. It is 17 km from Thrissur town, on the Cherpu - Triprayar road.

Location[edit]

Pazhuvil village is very close to city yet retains many qualities of an age old Kerala village. It has all modern facilities for dwellers (Hospital, Schools, Church, Masjid, Auditoriums etc.). It is divided into east and west officially and is surrounded by paddy fields.

The main centers are the Chazhoor road Junction, Hospital junction,Pazhuvil centre, Panchayat Junction. There is an aided School (more than seventy years old) run by the church and a private CBSE school.

Landmarks[edit]

The village has a well run Mission hospital and a Homeopathic hospital for the health care of the villagers. The government run veterinary hospital is nearly 50 years old and helps villagers to maintain their livestock.

History[edit]

The Village boasts of one of the early movers in the Co-operative movement in the state. The Pazhuvil Service Co-operative Society is more than a century old. For many years villagers were depending on the Bank run the Society for their financial transactions. It is one of the leading co-operative banks of the District. The financial transactions of the NRI's also has helped the growth of the bank. The contribution of the bank to the farming section of the village is appreciable.

Economy[edit]

Many job seekers from Pazhuvil migrated to middle east during the 70s & 80s and helped their neighbours, friends and family members to migrate. You may find a person from Pazhuvil in all major areas of middle east.

Places of worships[edit]

  • The village has an age old beautiful 'Subramanian temple and "vendrasery shiva temple" ' "vellanchery kalinada kavu Hindu temple with a temple pond for the devotees. The temple was scientifically analyzed to be around 2000 years old. 'SHASHTI' is the most prominent festival associated with the temple, during which a particular form of dancing,Kavadi aatam is performed.
  • St. Antony's Foraine Church is a Catholic church and the first church in India named after St. Antony. It was founded in 960 AD. This church is one of the famous pilgrimage centers in Kerala. It is renowned for the feast of St. Antony on the second Sunday after Easter, celebrated at the old shrine nearby the river.

Personality[edit]

Johann Ernst Hanxleden, a Jesuit missionary from Germany (known locally as Arnos Pathiri) came to Kerala in the beginning of the 18th century, learned Sanskrit and Malayalam, and wrote Puthen Pana based on the New Testament, sitting by the well of Pazhuvil church. Pathiri died of a snake bite on 20 March 1732 and was buried near the church. Later a memorial was built and his mortal remains were removed to the memorial. In order to maintain his memory a historical museum has also been started.