Chermanangad

Chermanangad (also spelled Cheramanagad and Chiramanangad) is a small village on the road between Kunnamkulam and 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
StateKerala
DistrictThrissur
Government
 • BodyKadangode Panchayat, Vadakkanchery Block
Population
 (2001)
 • Total10,775
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
680604
Telephone code+914885
Vehicle registrationKL-08
Nearest cityKunnamkulam, Trichur
Civic agencyKadangode Panchayat, Vadakkanchery Block

HistoryEdit

 
Kodakuthy Kallu, also known as Kudakallu, at Chiramanangad village.

Prehistoric burial sites, 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 the 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 the Malayalam month Medam, approximately mid-April in the Gregorian calendar.

 
Stalls set up for Pooram

TransportationEdit

The nearest railway stations to Chiramanangad are in Thrissur and Wadakanchery.

The nearest major towns are Kunnamkulam and Guruvayur.

DemographicsEdit

As of 2001 India census, Chiramanangad had a population of 10,775 with 5126 males and 5649 females.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://thrissur.nic.in/thalappallyvillages.asp
  2. ^ http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/thscrip/print.pl?file=2003112000600200.htm&date=2003/11/20/&prd=thlf&[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 November 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2008.

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