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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
StateKerala
DistrictKottayam
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
686632
Telephone code914829/04829
Vehicle registrationKL-5/KL-36
Nearest cityMudappa
Lok Sabha constituencyKottayam
ClimateTropical (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] Mar Sapor and Mar Proth Forane Church[4] and St.Marys Knanaya Catholic Church.

ChurchesEdit

Mar Sapor and Mar Proth Forane Church Kothanalloor is one of the most ancient churches in India, established in 826AD.

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Website for Kothanalloor
  2. ^ K. Sivasankaran Nair, Venadinte parinamam, Current books, p.59.
  3. ^ Vana Durga Devi Temple website
  4. ^ Sts. Gervasis & Prothasis Church website