Thevalakkara

Thevalakkara is a village in the Karunagappally taluk, Kollam district of the state of Kerala, India.[1] Formerly known as Quilon, it is one of the 14 districts of Kerala.Thevalakkara is the land that contains a famous Devi temple and along with a newly constructed mosque and church in the same area.Thevalakkara is home to great people like Thevalakkara Kunjanpilla and also his son and famous dramatist Babykuttan Thoolika (Gopinatha Kurup) and famous director Thevalakkara Chellapan and Thevalakkara vaidyans.This place is a land of unity.

Thevalakkara
Deva Loka Kara ( Area of GODS)
village
Thevalakkara is located in Kerala
Thevalakkara
Thevalakkara
Location in Kerala, India
Thevalakkara is located in India
Thevalakkara
Thevalakkara
Thevalakkara (India)
Coordinates: 9°1′0″N 76°35′0″E / 9.01667°N 76.58333°E / 9.01667; 76.58333Coordinates: 9°1′0″N 76°35′0″E / 9.01667°N 76.58333°E / 9.01667; 76.58333
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKollam
Population
 (2001)
 • Total40,363
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
690524
Telephone code0476287....
Vehicle registrationKL-23
Nearest cityKarunagappally
Lok Sabha constituencyKollam
Vidhan Sabha constituencyChavara
Mar Sabor and Mar Proth

SituationEdit

The district has a long coastline, a major Arabian Sea seaport and the inland Ashtamudi Lake while Kollam is also the capital of Kerala's cashew industry. Plains, mountains, lakes, lagoons and backwaters, forests, farmland and rivers make up the topography of the district. The area historically had trading relationships with Phoenicia and Ancient Rome. About 30 percent of the district is covered by Ashtamudi Lake, making it a gateway to the Kerala backwaters. The Thevalakara and Thekkumbagam panchayats established the ancient korekini ("sea pointed inland") port of Tarsish in 1500  BC. The kadappa at Thevalakara is where ship masts (kadappa) were made for centuries.

CultureEdit

The Thevalakkara is a land which is surrounded by water fields and paddy lands, according to the demography on population Hinduism 73%, Muslims 21% and Christians concludes 6%.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 10 December 2008.

External linksEdit

Gramadeepam library arts&sports club, Thevalakkara