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Pallippad is a village in Alappuzha district in the Indian state of Kerala.[1] The name Pallipad is believed to be derived from the Buddhist terminology. The famous River Achankovil Aar pass by Pallipad before it reaches veeyapuram. the village has abundant water resource, small lakes and water paths which connects to Alapuzha.

Pallippad
village
Thalikkal temple
Thalikkal temple
Coordinates: 9°17′02″N 76°27′20″E / 9.2838800°N 76.455670°E / 9.2838800; 76.455670Coordinates: 9°17′02″N 76°27′20″E / 9.2838800°N 76.455670°E / 9.2838800; 76.455670
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictAlappuzha
Government
 • BodyPanchayat
Elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total24,902
 • Density1,492/km2 (3,860/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
690512
Telephone code479 240
Vehicle registrationKL-29 Kayamkulam
Nearest cityAlapuzha
Nearest AirportKochi (Cochin), Trivandrum
Sex ratio1122 /
Literacy83%-94% (2001)%
Lok Sabha constituencyAlappuzha
Vidhan Sabha constituencyHarippad
Civic agencyPanchayat
Temple Festival

Traditionally Pallipad was the rice bowl of Travancore Kingdom. village is surrounded by temples all around and the place is famous for its religious harmony. The traditions, culture and rituals of Pallipad is an extension of near by Town Haripad.

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IssuesEdit

Pallipad was once the traditional agro-production hub of princely state of Travancore. Post independence it lost its importance in agro-map. Today this is one among the most consumer Panchayath in Kerala state.

Researchers say these areas of Kerala (Pallipad, Karuvatta, Veeyapuram, Edathwa, Thakazhi, Kuttanad) are a dumping zone for rest of the area.[citation needed] The rivers and lakes collect waste from other parts of southern Kerala and dump it here. the recent bird flu incident has to be considered by keeping this in mind. The place is estimated to be a stinking junk yard of the future considering the latest growth of near by town Hariapad.

Pallipad was a traditional Panchayath with vast paddy fields and clean water sources, over the period of time these paddy fields were filled with concrete buildings, this not only spoiled the agriculture production but also affected the nature and environment.

HistoryEdit

 
Temple elephant

This place is believed to be a dense forest before human in habitation, the Fossil remains found in the paddy field justify this argument. Pallipad was the border place of Odanand state whose capital was Kayamkulam and Odanand Ruler Raman Kothavarma is a topic of discussion in many historic documents.

in 1746 the princely state got defeated to Travncore and its king Marthandavarma on their search for rich paddy fields. The Vettuvelil Yajaman, then Chief Minister of Odanad was settled in Pallipad.

After the defeat to Travancore the control of Pallipad went to Aluva-based Brahmin Family Akavoor Mana, even now many of the temples in Pallipad is headed by the same Brahmin family and its successors.

  • Mullavakulangara Padanilam

this place is said to be one of the most prominent place in Pallipad where the legendary war between the Chembakashery king and Odanand king of kayamakulam said to have taken place.

  • Karimpalil Koickal Palace

King Marthanda Varma's guest house (1748) was in Pallipad.

  • Gandhiji Smaraka Library

Established in 1948. The building is made after putting flowers from Gandhiji's Holy remaining. Golden Jubilee Memorial building constructed with the assistance of Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation Kolkota. Functioning as A grade Library under The State Library Council.

ArtEdit

The mural painting works in the Arayakulangara Sri krishna Swami temple is believed to have prominent historical importance.

Notable PersonalitiesEdit

  • Haripad Ramakrishna Pillai - Renowned Kathakali Artist
  • Haripad Achuthadas - Padaka Vidwan
  • Malabar Gopalan Nair - Musician
  • Philipos Mar Divanous- Priest
  • Vettuveli Yajman- Kayamkulam Odanad Mukhay Manthri
  • Panakal K Paramu Pillai - First Village Union President Pallipad
  • Madhu Muttom - Screen Writer, Koyickal Narayana Kurup - Freedom fighter who denied Thamrapatra and pension.

Cartoonist P Raveendran who denied an international award in protest of Declaration of emergency in 1975

DemographicsEdit

As of 2001 India census, Pallippad had a population of 24,902 with 11,733 males and 13,169 females.[1]

Pallippad Village is part of the Karthikappally Taluk. The Taluk Headquarters situated at Harippad. The Taluk Hospital also situated in Pallippad Panchayat limit. Paddy fields, coconut trees and river sceneries (Achankovil River) are awesome. Nadevalel school (Naduvattom LPS) and Naduvattam High School are situated near Erattakkulangara temple. Other Schools are Konginiyethu L.P. School Palliyara L.P. School, Anjilimoottil L.P. School (formerly known as Perkattu Pallikudam).LPS Mullakkara, T K M M arts college is also located in Pallipad.

Pallipad is the home village of several Hindu temple such as Manakkattu Devi Temple, Neendoor Sreekrishnaswamy Temple,Erattakulangara Devi Temple,Thalathotta Siva temple, Shivamoorthi Temple, Vembolil Shree Bhadrakali Temple, vazhuthanam vishnu temple, pullambada devi temple, Mullakulangara Devi Temple, Arayakulangara Sree Krishnaswami Temple,Chempakasseril Sri Bhagavathy and Nagaraja Swami temple, Thalikkal shiva Temple.Bhagavatha Sapthaham is held yearly in most of the temple.The purpose of Sapthaham is to provide a positive energy to the believers by reading the Bhagavatham in seven days.Kuchela Jayanthi and Rugmini Swayamvaram are the most important parts of sapthaham. Navaha yagnam is performed in most of the devi temples every year. Shivarathri maholsavam is celebrated in Thalikkal Temple and Shivamoorthi Temple. Every year, during Thaipooya Maholsavam Kavadiyattom goes to Haripad Subhramanya Swamy temple from most of the listed temples. These holy temples exist here as a cultural representation of a community. These temples target providing the believers the complete freedom of belief and worship. It focusses on considering the whole world as a single family and to spread the value of love and life.

Among the major places of worship, St. George Orthodox Church, also known as Perkattu Pally, St. Thomas Marthoma Church, Anjilimoodu Catholic Church, Marthoma Cheriya Pally, St. George Latin Catholic Church, St. Sebastian’s Church, Vazhuthanam, St. Mary,s Church (Arazhi Pally), Muttam Pally are within the Panchayat limits. All major Pentecostal denominations have churches or worshiping places in Pallippad and amongst them the Ceylon Pentecost Mission have a well-established place of worship.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "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.