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Vadayar is located in Kerala
Vadayar is located in India
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°46′30″N 76°25′45″E / 9.77500°N 76.42917°E / 9.77500; 76.42917Coordinates: 9°46′30″N 76°25′45″E / 9.77500°N 76.42917°E / 9.77500; 76.42917
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kottayam
 • Body Gram panchayat
Population (2001)
 • Total 22,145
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 686605
Telephone code 04829-
Vehicle registration KL-36
Nearest city Kottaym,Ernakulam

Vadayar is a village in Kottayam district in the state of Kerala, India.[1]

Vadayar Elamkavu Devi Temple, dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy or Devi in a fierce form is located about 9 km away from Vaikom on the bank of river vadayar.

Two main festivals are held here. One is the flag hosting festival held in the month of February that lasts for eight days (February). Other is the famous 2 day Elamkavu Attuvela Mahotsavam (water carnival), observed in Malayalam Kumbham month (March-April) which is a unique festival celebration through the river water.

The Infant Jesus Church Vadayar is one of the oldest religious institution, has a history of 1015 years. Which is situated 8 kilometers from Vaikom. During the invasions of Tipu Sultan, the Administrative headquarters was shifted from Kodungalloor to Vadayar. A small piece of wood from the remains of the holy cross in which Christ crucified was received from Pope Pius VI is placed on the altar of the Church.


As of 2001 India census, Vadayar had a population of 22145 with 10884 males and 11261 females.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 

This is a beautiful place with variety of rites.