Chennithala

Chennithala is a village in Mavelikkara taluk of Alleppey district, Kerala, South India. This village consists mainly of paddy fields and coconut groves. Chennithala is a village where Hindus, Christians and Muslims live. There are many ancient Hindu temples. Christians of all denominations have their place of worship in Chennithala.

Chennithala
village
Chennithala is located in Kerala
Chennithala
Chennithala
Location of Chennithala in Kerala
Chennithala is located in India
Chennithala
Chennithala
Chennithala (India)
Coordinates: 9°16′13″N 76°32′10″E / 9.270280°N 76.536240°E / 9.270280; 76.536240Coordinates: 9°16′13″N 76°32′10″E / 9.270280°N 76.536240°E / 9.270280; 76.536240
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictAlappuzha
Population
 • Total13,111
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationKL-31
Nearest cityMavelikkara
Lok Sabha constituencyMavelikkara

Places of worshipEdit

 
Thripperumthura Sree Mahadeva temple

Thripperumthura Sree Mahadevar temple, Ayyakkasheril Sree Mahadevar Temple, Karazhma Devi temple, Chala Sree Mahadevar temple, Puthuvila Bhagavathi temple, Valiyamadom Devi Temple, Kannannoor Devi Temple and Irampaman Sree Subramania Swamy Temple, Cherukole Sree Subrahmania Swamy-Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, Chennitala Sidhashramam are major temples of this village.

LocationEdit

Chennithala is located in the Mavelikkara Taluk of Alappuzha district, in the Kerala state. Chennithala village is 6 km north from Mavelikkara, 4 km from Mannar to south, 9 km from Harippad (towards east) and 12 km from Chengannur (towards West) Town. Valiya perumpumpuzha bridge connects Chennithala to Thattarambalam in the south part. Achankovil River flows through Chennithala.

TransportationEdit

The very nearest railway station is Mavelikara (MVLK) and the other nearby railway stations include Chengannur (CNGR) and Harippad (HAD). In addition to this, the Thiruvala (TRVL) and Kayamkulam Junction (KYJ) Railway Stations are well connected by both KSRTC and private buses. The nearest KSRTC station is located in Mavelikkara and buses to most of the stations in the Kerala state are interconnected by KSRTC. In addition to this, a few interstate services are also available (Mavelikara-Tenkasi-Mavelikara service) which does not pass through Chennithala.

FestivalsEdit

 
Temple pond at Tripperunthura
 
Karazma Devi temple
 
Kulappura at Tripperunthura

Chennithala has a Palliyodam (holy snake boat) owned by Chennithala South NSS No:93, which participates in the Aaranmula Utrattathi Jalolstavam (Water Festival) held in Aaranmula during the Onam season. Chennithala palliyodam travels around 85 KM through different water ways to reach Aranmula. This is the most distant Palliyodam attending Aranmula Jalolstavam.

Valiya perumpuzha bridge connects it to Thattarambalam in the south of Chennithala. Achankovil River flows through Chennithala.
Chennithala village is 6 km north from Mavelikkara, 4 km from Mannar (towards South), 9 km from Harippad (towards east) and 12 km from Chengannur (towards West) Town. The nearest railway stations are Mavelikkara, Chengannur and Harippad; also, the Thiruvalla and Kayamkulam Railway Stations are well connected by both KSRTC and private buses.[citation needed]

St. George Orthodox Valiyapally or Chennithala Valliyapally is an ancient and popular church in Chennithala; it is about 160 years old. It was dedicated by Geevarghese Gregorios of Parumala (Parumala Thirumeni).

Chennithala is very near to Parumala Seminary Church, the tomb of the great Geevarghese Gregorios of Parumala.

Chennithala Sidhashramam Pattamudyam:- This festival on April 23 is held in the Chennithala Sidhashram, the first ashram in Chennithala. Every year, Pattamudyamaholsam, Annadanam and Kudam pooja are held in Chennithala.

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