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Puthuppally, Kottayam

Puthuppally is one among few very major centers and towns in the Kottayam district of Kerala, India as many areas can be reached only via Puthuppally.It is famous for an ancient Orthodox Church named as 'Puthuppally' located in this place. It is growing as a major town recently with major roads touching Puthuppally.

Puthuppally
town
Puthuppally is located in Kerala
Puthuppally
Puthuppally
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°33′33.96″N 76°34′19.98″E / 9.5594333°N 76.5722167°E / 9.5594333; 76.5722167Coordinates: 9°33′33.96″N 76°34′19.98″E / 9.5594333°N 76.5722167°E / 9.5594333; 76.5722167
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKottayam
Government
 • BodyPanchayat
Population
 • Total29,774
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
686011
Telephone code91-481-235
Vehicle registrationKL- 05
Nearest cityKottayam
Lok Sabha constituencyKottayam
Civic agencyPanchayat
Climatehttp://kottayam.nic.in/profile/climate.htm (Köppen)
Websitekottayam.nic.in

The village hosts the campus of Rubber Board, the biggest and the only major central govt organization in the district. It also has IHRD campus as well as MG University paramedical campuses.

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DemographicsEdit

As of Census 2011, Puthuppally has a population of 29,635 of which 14,304 are males and 15,331 are females. Average Sex Ratio is 1072 against the state average of 1084. The population of Children is 2291 which is 7.73 % of total population of the town. Child Sex Ratio is around 914 compared to state average of 964. Literacy rate of Puthuppally city is 98.02 % higher than state average of 94.00 %.[1]

GovernanceEdit

The Puthuppally Firing (Puthuppally Vediveyppu) during the Indian Freedom Struggle is one of the important historical events related to this place. One person got martyred in the Firing. In a late afternoon a youth named Maveli Kochu was on his way to the native ball playground unaware of the happenings. A stray bullet hit him in his navel and he died on the spot.

Puthupally is the stronghold of INC.

Puthuppally assembly constituency is part of Kottayam (Lok Sabha constituency).[2] The former Chief Minister of Kerala Oommen Chandy, is representing the Puthuppally Legislative Constituency since 1970

TransportEdit

Kottayam railway station serves the town. The nearest railway station is Chingavanam railway station. Kottayam-Pathanamthitta road intersects with Thiruvalla-Ettumanoor and Thiruvalla-Kidangoor-Muvattupuzha bypass making Puthuppally one of most congested junctions in district.

CultureEdit

  • Shadkala Govinda Marar, a musician, lived near Vennimala, which was a cultural centre during the rule of Venad Kings.[citation needed]
  • Puthuppally Hindu Mahasammelan (Started in 1996)A Hindu convention with a structure similar to the Cherukolpuzha Hindumatha Parishad. It is conducted every year during the summer vacation
  • Puthuppally Ecumenical Fellowship celebrates Christmas every year at the Govt. Boys High School/Higher Secondary Ground, from 1982 onwards. This event is a social gathering of all kinds of people of the place.

Notable peopleEdit

  • Oommen Chandy – Ex-Chief Minister of Kerala, India
  • Vettom Mani – Scholar / Author on Indian Puranas
  • E. C. George Sudarshan – Scientist (Quantum Optics)
  • Kannukuzhiyil Kochuthommen Apothecary - author of Parishkarappathi, establisher of St Paul's marthoma church, puthuppally, co-founder of Mar Thoma Seminary Higher Secondary School, Kottayam.

SportsEdit

Puthuppally is known for the native ball play which happens every year. A ball which is made of leather is used. It is generally referred to as Naadan panthu kali or tukal panthu Kali. Kerala Native Ball Association's office is located in Puthuppally. This traditional game is facing a slow death as the new generation not finding it very attractive. Usually, the game is played on levelled grounds and non-availability of play grounds also accounts for the so-called slow death. The playground opposite to the Gov. Boys School on the 'High School Road' is one of the biggest grounds in Puthuppally. Games including Cricket, Football, Native ball play, etc. are being played here.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Puthupally Census 2011". Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Kerala. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2008.

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