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Puthencavu is located in Kerala
Puthencavu is located in India
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°19′23″N 76°38′23″E / 9.32306°N 76.63972°E / 9.32306; 76.63972Coordinates: 9°19′23″N 76°38′23″E / 9.32306°N 76.63972°E / 9.32306; 76.63972
Country  India
State Kerala
District Alappuzha
 • Body Chengannur Municipality
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 689123
Lok Sabha constituency Mavelikkara
Vidhan Sabha constituency Chengannur

Puthencavu is a village in Alappuzha District of Kerala, India 2 km East of Chengannur along the southern bank of the river Pamba. Mahakavi Puthencavu Mathan Tharakan hails from this village and has made significant contributions to the freedom movement and the Malayalam language. His son K. M. Tharakan was a president of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi, and a noted writer, novelist and critic. The former panchayat president (For 18 Years) of Chengannur Mr. Puthiveettil P.C Varughse is a prominent person from Puthencavu.

The village is around 2 km from Arattupuzha, and can be easily accessed from Chengannur and Arattupuzha.

The 218-year-old Puthencavu St Mary's Orthodox Church[1] is located in the village. The remains of three leaders of the Malankara Sabha, Mar Thoma VI, Mar Thoma VIII & Geevarghese Mar Philoxenos are interred in the church.

Metropolitan Higher Secondary School,[2] run by the Catholicate & MD Schools Corporate Management of the Malakara Orthodox Syrian Church is located at Puthencavu.

Chengannur Railway Station is the nearest railhead, and Cochin International Airport the nearest airport. The Century Multispeciality Hospital is located very near to Puthencavu Junction. The Grand Son of Kochi Raja; Rejith R Kumar Lives in Puthencavu [3]


  1. ^ "St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral". St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral. Kerala: Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Metropolitan Higher Secondary School". Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Century Hospital Location". Century Hospital. 

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