Thalavoor

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Thalavoor
തലവൂർ
Talavūr
village
Navarathri Mandapam
Navarathri Mandapam
Coordinates: 9°2′40″N 76°49′46″E / 9.04444°N 76.82944°E / 9.04444; 76.82944Coordinates: 9°2′40″N 76°49′46″E / 9.04444°N 76.82944°E / 9.04444; 76.82944
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kollam
Government
 • Body Gram panchayat
Area
 • Total 33.67 km2 (13.00 sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 691508
Telephone code +91 475 .......
Vehicle registration KL-02
Nearest city Kottarakkara
Sex ratio 1069 : 1000 /
Literacy 90.61%
Lok Sabha constituency Mavelikkara
Kalathattu
Navagraha Mandapa
Durga Devi Temple
Temple gate
St.Johns Church

Thalavoor is a village located in the district of Kollam in the Kerala state of India. It is 77 km to the north of the State Capital, Thiruvananthapuram, and 28 km to the east of District Capital, Kollam. Thalavoor village is bordered by Pattazhy village to the north, Pidavoor village to the north-east, Vilakkudy village to the south-east, Melila village to the south and Mylom village to the west.

History[edit]

In earlier times, this land was a part of Elayadathu Swarupam, a principality ruled by a branch of the Travancore Royal Family. Kottarakkara was the capital of Elayadathu Swarupam.

Etymology[edit]

Up to 18th century, this land was a part of "Ilayidathu Swaroopam". At that time, most of the leaders (Malayalam: Thalavanmaar) in the Ilayidathu Swaroopam were from this place. They headed various departments of this royal dynasty. Hence this place came to known as "Thalavoor", meaning "Thalavanmaarude Ooru" i.e. "The Place of Leaders".

Geography[edit]

Geographical Location[edit]

Latitude  : 9°2'40"N

Longitude : 76°49'46"E

Sectors of Land[edit]

Outline map of Thalavoor village

The land of thalavoor is traditionally divided into six zones.

  • Pandithitta (North-West Zone of Thalavoor)(Most beautiful village in Thalavoor,especially people are very helpful to each other)
  • Manjakkala (North-East Zone of Thalavoor)
  • Nadutheri (Central Zone of Thalavoor)
  • Njarakkadu (South-East Zone of Thalavoor)
  • Kura (South-West Zone of Thalavoor)
  • Vadakodu (South-West Zone of Thalavoor)
  • Aringada (South Zone of Thalavoor)

Governance[edit]

Thalavoor, like other parts of India, is governed by different levels of government such as the three tiers of 'Panchayatraj', namely Village, Block and Jilla and, of course, the state and central governments. The revenue and land administration has the village as the basic unit.

Wards of Thalavoor Gramapanchayath

Ward No. Ward Name Ward Member
1 Pandithitta Anu Xavier Kadakampallil
2 Ambalanirappu Rajesh V.
3 Tathamangalam Shinu
4 Meleppura Annamma Philip
5 Parankimammukal Vatsala A.
6 Pazhanjikkadavu Ponnachan O.
7 Panampatta Biju T.M.
8 Pidavoor Radhamohanan G.
9 Aruvithara Radhakrishnan N.
10 Kamukumcheri Santhosh Kumar K.R.
11 Chittashery Suresh Kumar K.R.
12 Neduvannoor Sheena Murali
13 Manjakkala Geetha Kumari
14 Nadutheri Vijaya Lakshmi
15 Randalummoodu Jyothi Lakshmi
16 Njarakkadu Thalavoor S. Rakesh
17 Aringada Deepa Teacher
18 Vadakodu Ambili Dasappan
19 Alakkuzhi Vijaya Kumar R
20 Kura Jalaja Gopinath

Places of worship[edit]

Sree Durga Devi Temple, Thrikkonnamarcodu, Thalavoor
Sree Mahadeva Temple, Saptharshi Mangalam, Thalavoor

Hindu Temples[edit]

  • Sri Durga Devi Kshetram, Trikkonnamarcodu, Njarakkadu
  • Sri Mahadeva Kshetram, Saptarshimangalam, Nadutheri
  • Sree Krishna Kshetram, Nadutheri
  • Sri Gurisimankavu Dharmashasta Kshetram, Pandithitta
  • Thrikkara Sree Krishna Swami Kshetram, Kura
  • Sree Mahadeva Kshetram, Chunakkara, Millumukku, Kura
  • Sri Vasudevancode Kshetram, Vadacode
  • Charoor Bhagavathy Temple, Vadacode
  • Kaduvancode Bhagavathy Temple, Vadacode
  • Sree Durga Devi Temple, Aringada
  • Sree Nagaraja Kshetram, Randalumoodu
  • Sree Atoorkavu Devi Kshetram, Manjakala
  • Sree Mahalakshmi Temple manjakkala pulimukku
  • Sree Dharmasastha temple manjakkala

Malanadakavu[edit]

Chundamala malanadakavu, Randalummoodu

Churches[edit]

  • St. George Orthodox Church, Ambalathinnirappu
  • Palakkuzhi Marthoma Church Ambalathinnirappu
  • Mar Semavoon Destooni Orthodox Church, Manjakkala
  • Trinity Marthoma Church, Manjakkala
  • St. Mary's Malankara Catholic Church, Manjakkala
  • St. George Orthodox Church, Kulamudy
  • St. Jude Chapel, Santhi Bhavan, Nadutheri
  • St. George Orthodox Church, Nadutheri
  • Bethel AG Church, Nadutheri
  • Marthoma Church, Nadutheri
  • St. Stephen's Orthodox Church, Pandithitta
  • Tabor Marthoma Church, Pandithitta
  • Divya Rekshaka Latin Catholic Church (Romapally), Pandithitta
  • Brethren Church, Pandithitta
  • St. Mary's Malankara Catholic Church, pandithitta*C.S.I. Church, Randalummoodu
  • St. Mary's Orthodox Valiya Palli, Randalummoodu
  • St. John's Orthodox Church, Vadacodu
  • St. John's Malankara Catholic Church, Vadacodu

Educational institutions[edit]

  • Government Lower Primary School, Vadacodu
  • Government Lower Primary School, Kura, Thalavoor
  • Government Lower Primary School, Njarakkadu, Thalavoor
  • Government Lower Primary School, Pandithitta
  • Government Upper Primary School, Nadutheri, Thalavoor
  • Devi Vilasom Vocational Higher Secondary School and Devi Vilasom High School, Thalavoor
  • Indira Gandhi Memorial Vocational Higher Secondary School, Manjakkala, Thalavoor
  • Government W.L.P.S., Pandithitta
  • Christhuraj I.T.C., Pandithitta
  • Holy Cross Public School, Pandithitta
  • Government Welfare LPS, Aruvithara

Hospitals[edit]

  • Government Ayurveda Hospital, Nadutheri, Thalavoor
  • Primary Health Centre, Thalavoor

Nearby Places[edit]

See also[edit]

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