Udayamperoor

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Udayamperoor
(Diamper)
town
Synod of Diamper
Synod of Diamper
Udayamperoor is located in Kerala
Udayamperoor
Udayamperoor
Udayamperoor is located in India
Udayamperoor
Udayamperoor
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°54′50″N 76°21′48″E / 9.91389°N 76.36333°E / 9.91389; 76.36333Coordinates: 9°54′50″N 76°21′48″E / 9.91389°N 76.36333°E / 9.91389; 76.36333
Country  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC5:30)
PIN 682307
Telephone code 0484
Vehicle registration KL-39
Nearest city Kochi
Lok Sabha constituency Ernakulam

Udayamperoor is a small town situated in Ernakulam district, Kerala, in India. It is 18 km from Ernakulam, on the Ernakulam - Vaikom road. This place, steeped in history, is a major tourist destination in the district. The town is famous for the festivals organized every year in the temples and churches. The utsavam at Nadakkavu Bhagavathy Temple, Pithiyakavu Bhagavathy Temple, Ameda Ayilyam Mahotsavam and the festivals in the Synod Church are the most colourful events in the town. Udayamperoor also has a large number of small scale industries in and around. This include restaurants like Food Castle, plastic moulders like Consolidated Thermoplastics Ltd., Varmatech, Emson etc. and others like Akhila Industries etc.

Places of interest[edit]

Temple pond
Perum Thrkkovil temple

It has a few major temples and churches that attract pilgrims. There is also a lake which is used both for commercial as well as recreational purposes. Traditional treatment for liver-related ailments provided by certain families is available here and it is in wider demand these days. The Synod Church of Udayamperoor in memorial to the Diamper Synod (ഉടയപെരൂര്‍ സുന്നഹദോസ്) is more than 400 years old. The Vembanad backwaters, called kaithapuzha kayal in these parts, provide a natural boundary to the geography. The Poothotta kayal (backwaters) at the southern extreme, bordering with Chempu panchayat of Kottayam district, caters for house boat enthusiasts and is embroidered by the nature with greenish landscapes and clear waters.

Churches[edit]

  • Synod Church is an ancient Syro-Malabar Catholic Church situated there which had witnessed one of the famous religious exercises - the Synod of Diamper. The church also houses the mortal remains of the last Raja of Villarvattom, the only Nasrani Kingdom in Kerala.
  • St. Sebastian church udayamperoor, kochupalli
  • Our lady of perpetual help Latin church, Nadakkavu
  • St. John The Baptist Jacobite Syrian Church, South Parur
  • St. John's Roman Catholic Church, South Parur
  • Thaikkattu church, udayamperoor
  • St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Church Kandanad (Martha mariyam church)
  • Infant Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Kandanad

Temples[edit]

  • Sree Narayana Vallabha kshethram Poothotta is the second temple established by Sree Narayana Guru after Aruvippuram.
  • Puthenkavu Bhagavathi temple
  • Ameda Temple (Nagaraja) is one of the few Nagaraja temples in Kerala. Apart from Nagaraja and Nagayakshi, the temple has 'Saptha Mathrikkal' which include goddesses (Bhramani,Maheswari,Kowmari,Vaishnavi,Varahi,Indrani,Chamundi) along with Lord Shiva and Lord Ganapathy. The temple is situated on the banks of the Vembanad Lake.
  • Nadakkavu Bhagavathy Temple
  • Perumthrikkovil Siva Temple
  • Kadavil Thrikkovil Sreekrishna Temple
  • Sreenaryana vijaya samajam SNDP Br 1084 Sree Subrahmanya Temple
  • Malekadu Subramania temple
  • Vijnanodaya Sabha Sree Subramania Swamy Temple
  • Manthattu Maha Vishnu Temple
  • Arayaserril Dharmashastha temple
  • Sree yogaeswara temple, south parur

Educational institutions[edit]

  • SNDPHSS, Udayamperoor
  • J B S , NADAKKAVU
  • J B S , Kandanad
  • KPMHSS, Puthenkavu
  • Sree Narayana Public School, Poothotta
  • Prabhath Public School, PKMC Junction, Udayamperoor
  • Swamy Saswathikannda College, Poothotta
  • Stella Maris Public School, Udayamperoor
  • St. John's public school, Udayamperoor
  • St. Mary's High School,Kandanad, Udayamperoor
  • Sahodaran Ayyappan Memorial Training College, Poothotta
  • St. Sebastian's public school, Udayamperoor
  • Daya Sadan School for mentally challenged children
  • Govt.Vijanddayam J B S Valayakulam

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