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Poojappura is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 8°29′00″N 76°58′52″E / 8.4834100°N 76.981010°E / 8.4834100; 76.981010Coordinates: 8°29′00″N 76°58′52″E / 8.4834100°N 76.981010°E / 8.4834100; 76.981010
Country  India
State Kerala
District Thiruvananthapuram
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 695012
Telephone code 0471
Vehicle registration KL-01
Lok Sabha constituency Thiruvananthapuram

Poojappura known as "The heart of Trivandrum" is a place in the city of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in India. This place located in the south-east part of the city, surrounded by Jagathi, Karamana, Mudavanmugal and Thirumala in its 4 sides. This place was once used as the worship place during the Navaratri festival season. The name Poojappura comes from the fact that it was here that the King of Travancore used to arrive during Mahanavami celebrations for the pooja(worship).There is biggest Kavadi Procession on Vijayadeshami day with over 700 Kavadis,Paravakavadi,Suryakavadi,Mayilkavadi,Agnikavadi etc.

Poojappura is known for housing the Central Prison(Central Jail)of Kerala.The central jail is one of the oldest in the state and was built by British Engineers during Travancore Reign. The State Education Department (Pareeksha Bhavan),Head Office of HLL Lifecare Limited (formerly Hindustan Latex Limited),Head Office of State Bank of Travancore is located here.

Notable persons[edit]

  • Mohanlal - Award winning actor of Indian Cinema
  • Gopinath Muthukad - Magician who has established Magic Academy at Poojappura
  • Priyadarshan - Noted Bollywood Film Director Priyadarshan was born and broughtup here.
  • Padmashree G. Shankar - Renowned architect, brought up here and still resides here
  • Poojappura Ravi- Noted Malayalam Comedian actor
  • Nelliyode Vasudevan Namboodiri - Kathakali artist
  • [M Jayachandran- Noted music composer]
  • Mallika, Prithviraj and Indrajith Sukamaran- South Indian Actors
  • Actress Ananya and Namitha Pramod