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Puthiyakavu temple
Devi Temple
Coordinates: 10°10′23″N 76°12′35″E / 10.173090°N 76.2096500°E / 10.173090; 76.2096500Coordinates: 10°10′23″N 76°12′35″E / 10.173090°N 76.2096500°E / 10.173090; 76.2096500
Country  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
 • Body Vadakkekara
 • Total 9.32 km2 (3.60 sq mi)
 • Total 31,266
 • Density 2,779/km2 (7,200/sq mi)
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 0484
Vehicle registration KL-42
Nearest city North Paravur
Sex ratio 1084 /
Literacy 93.25%
Lok Sabha constituency Ernakulam
Civic agency Vadakkekara
Website [[1]]]

Vadakkekara is a census town, panchayat in Paravur Taluk, Ernakulam District, Kerala state in India. Paravur town is situated 5 km from this village. The main centre in this village is Moothakunnam. Vadakkekara is one of the early formed panchayat in the state.The Cultural and historical place in Ernakulam Dristrict, combines the parts of the early Muzaris. Maliankara is famous for being the landing place of St. Thomas.


Vadakkekara (meaning-northern land) a panchayat situated in the north of Paravoor river. Vadakkekara consisted of Chittattukara, Pallipuram and Munambam. Vadakkekara was Kuttanad of Parur. Vadakkekara includes numerous islands and as the population increased the panchayat divided. Both British and Travancore has ruled here. British coins circulated here. Vadakkekara was the most important province under Parur Kingdom as it included Muziris where most of the Ships landed in the coasts of this panchayat. Kuriapilly Ferry connected Kottapuram Market. Vadakkekara was an assembly constituency.


Important jobs are boat making, fishing, coconut trade, coir making, toddy tapping. Thuruthipuram is a minor market in this panchayat.

Human Life[edit]

Anglo Indians,Kudumbis, Dheevaras settled in Kunjithai, Chettikad and ?.


  • Moothakunnam Temple
  • Chakumarasery Temple
  • Kottuvallikad Temple
  • Valathu devi Temple


HMDP Sabha formed in 1882 is the most old sangam. This resulted in the formation of several other institutions.


Maliankara, Kottuvallikkad, Moothakunnam, Madaplathuruth, Andipillykavu, Thuruthipuram, Muruvanthuruth, Oravanthuruth, Kattathuruth, Paliathuruth, Vavakkad, Kunjithai, Chettikkad.

Famous Personalities[edit]

  • Justice Narendran
  • Paravoor Bharathan

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External links[edit]

There is no authentic reference given here.