Puducode

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River in Puducode village
Puducode
Puthucode, Puthukode
village
Paddy field in the village
Paddy field in the village
Coordinates: 10°39′35″N 76°14′58″E / 10.65972°N 76.24944°E / 10.65972; 76.24944Coordinates: 10°39′35″N 76°14′58″E / 10.65972°N 76.24944°E / 10.65972; 76.24944
Country  India
State Kerala
District Palakkad
Government
 • Type Panchayat
 • Body Puthucode Grama Panchayath
Population (2001)
 • Total 20,673
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English, Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 678-687
Telephone code 04922
Vehicle registration KL-9 or KL-49
Lok Sabha constituency Alathur
Civic agency Puducode gram panchayat
Website www.puthucode.com

Puducode (also spelled Puthucode and Puthukode) is a village and gram panchayat in Palakkad district in the state of Kerala, India.[1] It is situated in Alathur taluk, around 12 km from Alathur and 4 km from Vadakkancherry, on the western bank of Mangalam River, a sub-tributary of Bharathapuzha.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census, Puducode had a population of 20,673 with 10,047 males and 10,626 females.[2]

Culture[edit]

The Sri Annapoorneswari temple is a Bhagavathy place of worship located at the junction of four streets: South, East, North, and West of Puducode agraharam. Each street is referred to as a village. The temple is believed to be one of the 108 Durga temples established by Parasurama.[citation needed]

At the end of North Village, there is a Shiva temple and a water tank. Legend goes that the temple was so rich earlier that all the vessels and articles used in temple were made of gold. There has also been a tradition of the chanting of Shyamala Dandakam every evening at this temple.[citation needed]

Next to the Shiva temple, a mandapam called Shiva Mahal has been built. Shiva Mahal includes an elementary school, a high school, a Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan branch centre, and an Ayurvedic Hospital. Despite a historically large Brahmin population, Puducode is also home to a newly built mosque at Karapethai.[citation needed]

The celebrations during the traditional Nercha season are popular, and Puducode is also known for its Navaratri celebrations.[3]

Education[edit]

Sarvajan High School is based in the village. It was built around 70 years ago in front of the West Nada of Sri Annapoorneswari temple and is itself fronted by another temple.[citation needed]Initially it was started only for girls education as the years passed by, the school expanded and started preparing pupils from the Nursery class up to X Standard.[4]

Notable people[edit]

Among Puducode's well-known residents have been Puthucode Krishnamurthy, the Carnatic musician, and P. R. Sundaram Iyer, whose grandson is P. C. Sreeram, a cinematographer in Indian cinema. Sundaram Iyer founded the Sanskrit College in the village.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reports of National Panchayat Directory". Ministry of Panchayati Raj. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Retrieved 2008-12-10.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ "First golden flag mast". The Hindu. 16 June 2004. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  4. ^ http://sarvajna.org/history.htm
  5. ^ "Centre of learning". The Hindu. 19 August 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 

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