Piravom

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Piravom municipality
പിറവം നഗരസഭ
city/municipality/assembly constituency
Piravom Bridge
Piravom Bridge
Nickname(s): വിശുദ്ധ രാജാക്കന്മാരുടെ നാട്
Piravom municipality is located in Kerala
Piravom municipality
Piravom municipality
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°51′0″N 76°30′0″E / 9.85000°N 76.50000°E / 9.85000; 76.50000Coordinates: 9°51′0″N 76°30′0″E / 9.85000°N 76.50000°E / 9.85000; 76.50000
Country  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Government
 • Body Piravom municipality
Area
 • Total 29.36 km2 (11.34 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 27,229
 • Density 930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 686664
Telephone code 0485
Vehicle registration KL-7 and KL-17
Nearest city Kochi
Lok Sabha constituency Kottayam
Assembly constituency Piravom assembly constituency
Civic agency Piravom municipality

Piravom is a municipality situated in Muvattupuzha Taluk of Ernakulam district in Kerala state, south India. It is 33 km South East of Ernakulam city & 39 km north of Kottayam town. Piravom is famous for historic Hindu temples and Syrian Christian churches. The town lies 20 km from the Taluka Headquarters Muvattupuzha. Piravom is located at the boundary between two districts, Ernakulam and Kottayam.

Pazhoor Padippura located in Piravom is referred in the Aithihyamala by Kottarathil Sankunni. Still people from all over the state and country visit the astrologers in Pazhoor padipura. Piravom Valiya Pally which is one of the most ancient churches in Kerala stands on a hilltop on the eastern bank of the Muvattupuzha river at Piravom.

Piravom has a river-front, verdant hills, and paddy fields. The Muvattupuzha river flows through the town. The Hindustan News Print Limited (HNL) is situated in Velloor, near Piravom. The panchayat had been a municipality for a brief period of about two years before it was reverted to a special grade panchayat in 1992 due to the tax rate and some other reason. The Kerala government elevated Piravom panchayat into a municipality again in 2015.

The state government and the GCDA have plans to include Mala and Kodungallur in Thrissur district, Angamaly, Perumbavoor, Piravom and Kolenchery in Ernakulam district, Thalayolaparambu and Vaikom in Kottayam and Cherthala in Alappuzha district within Kochi metropolitan limits. The newly formed metropolis would be put under the charge of a new authority called Kochi Metropolitan Regional Development Authority


History[edit]

Saint Caspar along with St. Melchior and St. Balthasar - From the pictorial encyclopedia Hortus Deliciarum by Herrad of Landsberg as reproduced by Christian Maurice Engelhardt
Piravom Rajadhiraja Jacobite Syrian Cathedral,a view from piravom bridge

There is a claim that one of the three Biblical Magi( represent the three wise men(saint Balthasar, saint Caspar, saint Melchior) ) went from Piravom. The name Piravom in the local Malayalam language translates to "birth". It is believed that the name originated from a reference to the Nativity of Jesus. There is a concentration of three churches named after the Biblical Magi in and around Piravom, as against only another three so named in the rest of India.

Saint Caspar(otherwise known as St. Casper, St. Gaspar, St. Kaspar, St. Jaspar and other variations) along with St. Melchior and St. Balthasar, represent the three wise men (Biblical Magi) mentioned in the Bible in the Gospel of Matthew, verses 2:1-9. Although the Bible does not specify who or what the Magi were, since the seventh century, the Magi have been identified in the Western Church as Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar. St. Caspar and the other two are considered Saints by the Catholic Church.

Piravom was part of erstwhile Vadakkumkoor Kingdom until it was captured by Travancore kingdom, now merged into state of Kerala. The Northern Travancore consists of North Paravur, Aluva, Angamaly, Perumbavoor, Muvattupuzha, Koothattukulam, Kizhakkambalam, Kothamangalam in Ernakulam district.

The panchayat had been a municipality for a brief period of about two years before it was reverted to a panchayat in 1992 after skepticism that a municipality would attract higher tax rate and complexities of building rules. However, the municipal councils now have the authority to fix the tax rate while building rule provisions are already applicable to special grade Panchayats. The panchayat had passed a unanimous resolution for the elevation. In 2015, Kerala government elevated Piravom panchayat to a municipality along with several other towns in Kerala.


Health & Education[edit]

Hospitals[edit]

  1. Govt. Taluk Hospital
  2. J.M.P Hospital
  3. Lakshmi Nursing home
  4. Carewell hospital
  5. Govt. Ayurveda Hospital
  6. Govt. Homeo Dispensary
  7. Paithrukam Ayurcare, Ayurveda clinic and panchakarma centre
  8. Govt. Animal Hospital
  9. A.P.Varkey misson

and many more clinics

Educational Institutions[edit]

Schools[edit]

  1. St. Joseph's Higher Secondary School
  2. M.K.M Higher Secondary School
  3. M.K.M L.p Medium school
  4. Fatima Matha Higher Secondary School
  5. Fatima Central School
  6. Government Hgher Secondary School Piravom
  7. Government Higher Secondary School Namakuzhy
  8. Kids Kingdom Public School
  9. Vivekananda Public School
  10. Holy Kings Public School
  11. Mahatma Public School
  12. Toc H Public School
  13. Government Vocational Higher Secondary School Maneed (The only VHS School in Piravom Sub District)

Colleges[edit]

In Piravom

  1. B.P.C. College (Aided), Piravom

Nearby Piravom

  1. Vijnan Institute of Science and Technology (VISAT), Elanji
  2. B.P.S. College, Piramadom
  3. Holy Kings College of Engineering and Technology, Pampakuda
  4. Toc H Institute of Science and Technology, Arakkunnam
  5. T. M. Jacob Memorial Govt. College Manimalakunnu, Thirumarady.
  6. CADD Centre ,Above Bank of Baroda ,Ernakulam Rd.

Banks&Financial Institutions[edit]

  1. State Bank of India
  2. State Bank of Travancore
  3. Federal Bank
  4. Ernakulam Dist. Co-op Bank
  5. piravom urban coop bank
  6. Kerala Gramin Bank
  7. Canara Bank
  8. Union Bank of India
  9. Syndicate Bank
  10. Vijaya Bank
  11. South Indian Bank
  12. North Malabar Gramin Bank
  13. Service Co-operative Bank
  14. Punjab National Bank
  15. ICICI Bank
  16. Bank of Baroda
  17. Muvattupuzha Urban Coop Bank
  18. LIC Satellite office
  19. United India Insurance Co
  20. KSFE Ltd

Government Offices[edit]

  1. Sub Divisional Engineer Telecom
  2. Post Office
  3. Rubber Board Field Office
  4. First Class Judicial Magistrate Court
  5. Re-Survey Office
  6. Assistant Educational office
  7. Police Circle Inspector Office
  8. Village Extension Office
  9. Krishi Bhavan
  10. Village Office
  11. PWD Section Office
  12. Municipal Office
  13. Housing Board Office
  14. Sub Tresury
  15. Sub Registrar office
  16. Malsyafed Office
  17. Dairy Extension Office
  18. Water Authority Sub Division
  19. Water Authority Section
  20. Minor Irrigation Section
  21. Office of the Superintending Engineer, Project Circle (Water Resources Complex) Kollickal
  22. MVIP Division No. IV Office (Water Resources Complex) Kollickal
  23. MVIP Sub Division & Section Office (Water Resources Complex)
  24. Additional Irrigation Sub Division (Water Resources Complex)
  25. Agriculture Asst. Director Office
  26. Excise Range Office
  27. KSEB Section Office
  28. KSEB Sub Division
  29. KSEB Billing Branch
  30. Railway Reservation Centre
  31. Akshya Centre

Places of Worship[edit]

Temples[edit]

  1. Karavelloor Mahadeva Temple[108 sivalaya fame] kalampoor
  2. Narasimha swamy Temple Kalampoor
  3. Desadhipan Amarkkulam Sreekrishna Swamy Temple [built by Pancha Paandavar]
  4. Pazhoor Perum Thrikkovil (Temple of Lord Shiva) Built by Perunthachan
  5. Pisharukovil Temple
  6. Chalasseril Kalari Paradevatha Kshetram and Gandarva Kshetram , Chalasseril, Piravom
  7. Pazhoor Pallippattu Kshethram
  8. Peringamala Bala Sreekrishna Swami Temple, Thekkummoottil Pady, Palachuvadu
  9. Thiruveeshamkulam Mahadeva Temple Palachuvadu Mulakkulam
  10. Pallikkavu Bhagavathi Temple
  11. Sree Subramanya Swami temple Palachuvadu
  12. Sree Purushamangalam Sree Krishna Swami Temple, Kakkad
  13. Sree Thrikka Narasimha Swami Temple, Piravom
  14. Kalampookkavu Devi Kshethram
  15. Parekkunnu Sreedharma Sastha temple
  16. Karoorkaavu Temple
  17. Thaliyil Ayyapa Temple, Kalampoor
  18. Thirumanamkunnu Devi Temple, Thekkummoottil Pady
  19. Acharya Kovil Devi Temple,Piravom
  20. Sree Raja Rajeswari Temple, Pazhoor
  21. Ittyamattel Dharmadaiva Kshethram, Thottabhagom

Churches[edit]

  1. Rajadhiraja St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, Piravom (Valiyapally)
  2. Holy Kings Knanaya Catholic Church, Piravom (Kochupally)
  3. Little Flower Syro Malabar Catholic Church, Piravom
  4. St. Mary's Catholic Church, Mulakulam
  5. St. Luke's C.S.I. Church, Piravom
  6. St. Mary's Malankara Catholic Church
  7. Mar Gregorious Catholicate Centre
  8. Mulakulam Mar Yohanon Ihidiyo Orthodox Syrian church(Mulakulam valiya palli)
  9. Parumala mar Gregorious Shrine, Palachuvadu
  10. St.Mary's Syrian Jacobite Church, Kottarakkunnu
  11. St.Peter's and St.Paul's Orthodox Syrian Church (Parel Pally), Namakuzhy, Mulakulam North
  12. St. George Orthodox Syrian Church, Karmelkunnu, Mulakkulam
  13. St.Michael's Church, Kolengai
  14. St. George Jacobite Syrian Church, Kalampoor
  15. Christian Fellowship Piravom, Kakkad
  16. malankara christian church piravom
  17. Mulakkulam Christ Marthoma Church, Palachuvadu
  18. St Andrew's CSI Church, Edappallychira, Palachuvadu
  19. Mar Gregorious Shrine,palachuvadu

Festivals[edit]

  1. Anchupoojayum Vilakkum Mahotsavam at Desadhipan Amarkkulam Sreekrishnaswamy Temple
  2. Uthram Vilaku Mahotsavam at Pisharukoil temple, Piravom (Kumbha Masam)
  3. Holy "Danaha perunnal" at Rajadhiraja St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, Piravom (Piravom valiya pally perunnal)
  4. "Vishudha Rajakanmarude Thirunnal" at Piravom Kochu pally.
  5. Pazhoor Shivaraathri and thiruvaathira aarattu maholthsavam.
  6. Easter at Rajadhiraja St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, Piravom (Piravom valiya pally)
  7. Thiruvathira Mahotsavam of Thiruveeshamkulam temple
  8. Pallikkavu 'meenabharani' festival
  9. Acharikovil meenabharani festival
  10. Athachamayam Festival
  11. Kalamboor Kaavu pana Maholsavam [kalampoor],thookkam
  12. Medam Rohini Mahotsavam, Sree Purushamangalam Temple, Kakkad
  13. Pazhoor pallippattu temple pana maholsavam
  14. Makara Vilaku Ulsavam at Thaliyil ayyapa temple [Kalampoor]

Politics[edit]

Piravom assembly constituency is now a part of Kottayam (Lok Sabha constituency) after the delimitation of parliament seats in India. Previously it was part of erstwhile Muvattupuzha (Lok Sabha constituency). Jose K Mani is the Lok Sabha member from this Kottayam Constituency, in which Piravom is included. Anoop Jacob, son of former Minister T.M. Jacob is the MLA - of piravom and he is the Civil & Supplyco minister of Kerala government. U.D.F is ruling Piravom municipality and Sabu K Jacob from Congress(I) is the municipal chairman.

Transportation[edit]

  • Nearest Railway station is Piravom Road Railway station (velloor), which do have stop for all passenger trains and most express trains (Bangalore, Island Express etc.). Nearest major railway station is at Ernakulam.
  • Nearest airport is at Nedumbaseri known as Cochin International Airport
  • Government transport (KSRTC) bus depot is located at Piravom
  • Private bus stand is located at the center of piravom . The buses provide ample connectivity to the Kochi city and the nearby towns.

Location[edit]

Nearby towns and cities[edit]

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