Paddy field in the village
|• Body||Puthucode Grama Panchayath|
|• Official||Malayalam, English, Tamil|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||KL-9 or KL-49|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Alathur|
|Civic agency||Puducode gram panchayat|
Puducode (also spelled Puthucode and Puthukode) is a village and gram panchayat in Palakkad district in the state of Kerala, India. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.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.
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.
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