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Purakkad was known as Burkkare in ancient time. Foreign traders used to stay in the place and bought local produces like black pepper. =History== The literal meaning of Purakkad is "out of forest". The village of Purakkad was the scene of battles between Travancore and Kochin forces in 1754 AD and between Travancore and Zamorin forces in 1756 AD. There was an ancient port at Purakkad. The Dutch East India Company had a factory at that time. A crucifix was presented by Dutch seafarers who landed on Purakkad beach when their ship was lost at sea in a terrible storm. The crucifix has never been repaired since all these years. Now the church housing the crucifix faces demolition threat because of road widening plans.
Places Of InterestEdit
Sree Venu Gopala Swamy Temple of Purakkad is one of the oldest temples that belong to Goud Saraswat Brahmins. The temple was built more than 400 years ago with the help of Chembakassery Raja, when a group of Goud Saraswat Brahmins migrated from Goa. A famous shrine of the Muslim community is also situated here. The Holy Cross Church, founded in 1410, was renewed as Mar Sleeva Church in 2015.
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