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Kothanalloor is a village located in Vaikom Taluk of Kottayam District of Kerala, India. It is situated on the Kottayam-Ernakulam (Cochin) highway, 17.5 kilometers from Kottayam and 49.1 kilometers from Ernakulam.[1] The nearest railway station is at Kuruppanthara, which is 3.9 kilometers away.

Kothanalloor
Mudappa
town
A paddy field in Kothanalloor village
A paddy field in Kothanalloor village
Kothanalloor is located in Kerala
Kothanalloor
Kothanalloor
Location in Kerala, India
Kothanalloor is located in India
Kothanalloor
Kothanalloor
Kothanalloor (India)
Coordinates: 9°43′12″N 76°31′25″E / 9.720092°N 76.523691°E / 9.720092; 76.523691Coordinates: 9°43′12″N 76°31′25″E / 9.720092°N 76.523691°E / 9.720092; 76.523691
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kottayam
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 686632
Telephone code 914829/04829
Vehicle registration KL-5/KL-36
Nearest city Mudappa
Lok Sabha constituency Kottayam
Climate Tropical (Köppen)

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HistoryEdit

Kothanalloor is mentioned in Unnineeli sandhesham (14th century AD) and annals of Udhayamperur synd (AD 1599). The Kothanalloor Sasanam by Iravi Keralavarma is believed to deal with Kothanalloor.[2]

PopulationEdit

The latest census is ongoing as of May 2010.

ReligionEdit

Hinduism and Christianity are both practiced in Kothanalloor. The main places of worship are the Devi Temple (Vana Durga Devi),[3] Sts.Gervasis & Prothasis Roman Catholic Syrian Church.[4] and St.Marys Knanaya Catholic Church.

EducationEdit

Emmanuel's High School Kothanalloor began as the 'Mudappa Vernacular (Secondary) School' in 1919. It has over 2500 students and employs more than 80 people.

Famous PersonalitiesEdit

Ramayana Ratnam Palakkaattu Gopalan Nair (late) was a famous Holi Epic Ramayanam Reader. He finished nearly 3000 ramayanam parayanam in different temples and received "ramayana ratnam" award. Late Rev. Fr. Kuriakose Mylapparambil established the vegetable market and schools besides reconstructing the current church building. His contribution to the spiritual renaissance of the locality is widely known. Prof. Dr. K. S. Mathew an eminant historian and Indo-Portuguese expert hails from, Nambiyakulam of Kothanalloor.[5]

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