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Peroor

Peroor is a village in Kottayam district of Kerala, India.[1][2] It is located 3 km (1.8 mi) from the town Ettumanoor and contains more than five different settlement colonies.

Peroor
Village
Peroor School
Peroor School
Coordinates: 9°38′0″N 76°34′0″E / 9.63333°N 76.56667°E / 9.63333; 76.56667Coordinates: 9°38′0″N 76°34′0″E / 9.63333°N 76.56667°E / 9.63333; 76.56667
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKottayam
Government
 • BodyEttumanoor Municipality and Village office Peroor
Population
(2011)
 • Total18,691
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
686637
Telephone code0481
Vehicle registrationKL-5
Nearest cityEttumanoor
Lok Sabha constituencyKottayam
Civic agencyEttumanoor Municipality and Village office Peroor
Meenakshi Temple
M.V.High School

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DemographyEdit

As of 2011, Peroor had a population of 18,691 with 4,583 families.[1]

All major Kerala religious communities are represented within the village. In 2011, the literacy rate of Peroor village was 97.82 %. [3] The Christian Church of South India (CSI), Jacobites, and Catholics are all well represented. Hindu groups, including the Nair and the Ezhava, are the predominant groups. The Muslim population is relatively new to the area. A Muslim community was established in Peroor around 1998-99 near the MHC and Kariyattappuzha communities. The Dalits are the other major population and, like other urban areas of Kerala, Dalits in Peroor lead a middle-class life. Much of the population is educated and cultured.

The labor market is currently dominated by the construction industry.

LandmarksEdit

Some of the notable landmarks of Peroor include the St.Sebastian knanaya Church, the Global Marthasmooni Pilgrim Center, the Peroor Kavu temple, the Chalakkal Temple, and the Arayiram Temple. Aarattu, an annual festival that takes place on Thiruvathira, is performed at the Arayiram Temple. The ODESA (Organization for Dalit Empowerment and Social Activation) is also located in Peroor. The Meenachil River flows through the eastern part of the village. The Bhadrakali temple in this village is called Peroorkavu. A cemetery exists in Mannamala, a hilltop in Peroor. It is believed that the tribal community "Mannan" settled there. Later this Mannamala was in custody of the Vellappally family and they donated their 96-acres to the monastery. Kandanchirakkavala (Kandanchira junction) is considered the center of Peroor. The local banks are Peroor Service Co-op and State Bank of India.

EtymologyEdit

The name "kandanchira" comes from an incident that happened many years ago. There is a part of the vast 'Mundakappadam" (mundakan paddy field) in the area and a 'chira' (small, mud/sand check-dam) to prevent the rain water from Mannamala and other nearby sources from potentially destroying the paddy cultivation of the 'mundakappadam.' The chira was made of mud from the paddy field. One night some members of the upper caste killed a 'pulaya' (which is considered an untouchable caste) named "Kandan" due to a coal rivalry; the man was buried alive in the chira. Others found the body a while later, but, because of the culprits social status, none protested. Following the incident, the 'chira' which served as the burial site was labeled with the prefix 'kandan,' thus becoming 'Kandanchira.'

Notable peopleEdit

Notable residents of Peroor include V.D. Rajappan, the 'father of parody' in Kerala, and artists such as Jayaprakash aka JP (violin), Aneesh (vocal), Santhosh aka Vaishakhan (painting and drawing), and Jayakumar Parady (composer; lyrics and guitar).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Peroor". 2011 Census of India. Government of India. Archived from the original on 4 December 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  2. ^ "District Census Handbook: Kottayam" (PDF). Directorate of Census Operations. pp. 94–99. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.census2011.co.in/data/village/628158-peroor-kerala.html

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