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Chermanangad (Cheramanagad / Chiramanangad) is a small village on the road between Kunnamkulam & Wadakanchery (Road No. SH50) in the Thrissur district of Kerala.[1]

Chermanangad
Chiramanangad
village
Elephants lined up for Pooram
Elephants lined up for Pooram
Coordinates: 10°40′55″N 76°6′51″E / 10.68194°N 76.11417°E / 10.68194; 76.11417Coordinates: 10°40′55″N 76°6′51″E / 10.68194°N 76.11417°E / 10.68194; 76.11417
Country  India
State Kerala
District Thrissur
Government
 • Body Kadangode Panchayat, Vadakkanchery Block
Population (2001)
 • Total 10,775
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 680604
Telephone code +914885
Vehicle registration KL-08
Nearest city Kunnamkulam, Trichur
Civic agency Kadangode Panchayat, Vadakkanchery Block

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HistoryEdit

A prehistoric burial site, commonly known as Kodakuthy Kallu (Kudakallu) [literally meaning "stones shaped like umbrellas"], were discovered here.[2][3] These burial sites had stones placed like umbrellas over them. These stones have been over a period of time been plundered for construction and remaining stones shifted to museums.

These umbrella rocks of Chiramanangad are reported to have a history of over four thousand years, here people were buried in earthen urns and umbrella rocks were placed on top as landmarks.

EconomyEdit

This largely rural area is gradually being converted to a small urban centre. Agricultural activity is disappearing with agricultural land being converted to housing plots. The village centre has a temple known as Kunnambathu Kavu.

FestivalsEdit

Every year Pooram is held at the village temple grounds on the 10th day of Malayalam month of Medam

 
Stalls set up for during Pooram

i.e. approximately mid April as per Gregorian calendar.

TransportationEdit

Nearest Railway Station: Thrissur, Wadakanchery

Nearest Major Town: Kunnamkulam, Guruvayur

DemographicsEdit

As of 2001 India census, Chiramanangad had a population of 10775 with 5126 males and 5649 females.[4]

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