Thuruthipuram, also known as Chathedom Thuruthipuram, is on the border between Ernakulam district and Thrissur in Paravur Taluk, Kerala, India. The place is on a bay on the river. Three sides of the village is surrounded by the river. During the rainy season, flooding of the lower areas is a major problem. Many of the inhabitants are fishermen.
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Nearest city||North Paravur|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Ernakulam|
The place is inhabited by people of different religions, mainly Hindus and Christians. The Church name is St. Francis Assisi Church which is Latin Catholic Church and forms part of the Kottapuram Diocese. According to the historical books Thuruthipuram was the native of the first Roman Catholic group of ArchDiocese of Verapoly. The temple name is Muruka-Valli-Devasena temple. The place contains schools, a college and hospital which are controlled by the church. There is a post office (Pin Code: 680667). AAJM Hospital is one of the oldest hospital in this area which was initially run by foreign missionaries.
Thuruthipuram is well known for its boat races and Chavittu nadakam. The famous Thuruthippuram Boat Race is conducted in the Thuruthipuram river. This boat race is one of the oldest boat races in central kerala. In 2016 a group of people from this place built a "Iruttukuthi"(also known as "OOdi") boat and named it "Thuruthippuram". This is the first B grade Iruttukuthi boat in kerala with a village's name.
It is possible to take a route to North Paravur through a ferry called 'Thuruthipuram-Gothuruthu'. From Thuruthipuram it is possible to go to Kodungallur through 'Kottapuram-Thuruthipuram bridge.From Thuruthipuram it is possible to go Puthenvelikkara 4 km, Mala 13 km, Chalakkudy 25 km through the bus route connection.