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Varapuzha
Village
Varapuzha is located in Kerala
Varapuzha
Varapuzha
Coordinates: 10°06′41″N 76°15′27″E / 10.1113133°N 76.2575627°E / 10.1113133; 76.2575627Coordinates: 10°06′41″N 76°15′27″E / 10.1113133°N 76.2575627°E / 10.1113133; 76.2575627
Country India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Nearest City North Paravur
Area
 • Total 7.74 km2 (2.99 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 24,516
 • Density 2,909/km2 (7,530/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 683517
Vehicle registration KL-42
Website [1]

Varapuzha (Malayalam: വരാപ്പുഴ, anglicised Verapoly) is a Northern town of Cochin city. It is a census town in Paravur Taluk, Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala. The nearest town is North Paravur 8 km away. The village is situated in the NH 66 connecting Vytilla with North Paravur. Its specialty is that considerably large scale paddy cultivating area is situating western part of Varapuzha which is called Devaswompadam, specialised with Pokkali paddy cultivation and interim crop as fish cultivation locally called 'Kettu'. The common work of the villagers are Fishing and Agriculture.

History[edit]

Varapuzha Carmalite Church : This church was established by Missionaries of Carmelite. This church was the prime centre of Kerala's Roman Catholic Church as Varapuzha was the base of foreign missionaries in India.

There are various theories which suggest that the name Varapuzha came from the word 'Varaha'(tortoise) which is a type of fish found in large quantities in the nearby river. Another theory suggests that the name came from the ancient VARAHA temple situated on the bank of Varapuzha. PUZHA ('Puzha' means river in Malayalam) and hence the name originated from VARAHA and PUZHA (River)(Ref.: Late Cheekku sir brother of wellknown Sri T M Chummar) Varapuzha church has played a significant role in the upheaval of the surrounding areas, especially in education and health sectors.

The Varappuzha Bridge connects Varappuzha with the neighboring Cheranallur.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Varappuzha had a population of 24,516. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Varappuzha has an average literacy rate of 84%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 85%, and female literacy is 83%. In Varappuzha, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. Varapuzha was in news recently, when the theme song of the Indi commandos was pictured here at the backwaters of this Village, by famous director Piryadarshan.[2]

Worship Centers[edit]

The majority of population belongs to Christian community. In Chirakkakom and Thevarkad most of the people belongs to Hindu Kudumbi and Konkani community.

Churches

  • St. George Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Puthenpally[3][4][5]
  • St.Joseph & Mount carmel Church Varapuzha
  • St. Thomas church varapuzha
  • Infant Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Thundathum Kadavu
  • St.Mary's Syro-Malabar Catholic Church,Thundathumkadavu
  • Karmel Mewnet Church Varapuzha
  • Christ nagar Church Chetibhagam
  • St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church,Edampadam Varapuzha

Temples

  • Sree Kattil Bhagavathy Temple, Mannamthuruth
  • Kuttikkattu Sree JayaDurga Temple
  • Sree Varaha Swamy Temple
  • Devaswompadam Vanadurga Temple
  • Vishnu Temple Chirakkakom
  • Gurudeva Temple Mannamthuruth
  • SreeNarayana Temple Thevarkad
  • Murtuga Temple Thevarkad

Masjid

  • Muhayudeen Jumamasjid Mannamthuruth

Education[edit]

Schools

  • St.George HS, Puthenpally
  • Govt.U.P School, Chirakkakom
  • St.Joseph LP School, Mannamthuruth
  • Holy Infant Boys HS, Edampadam
  • St.Joseph Girls HS, Edampadam
  • Infant Jesus LP School, Thundathum kadav
  • St.Mary’s LP School Muttinakom

Transportation[edit]

There are frequent bus services plying between Ernakulam, Kadamakkudy islands with North Paravur.

  • Parur – Vytilla NH66
  • Varapuzha - Kadamakkudy road
  • Parur(Kottuvally) - Chennur - Chittur Ernakulam road

Notable People[edit]

  • M.P.Paul
  • Rosy Thomas
  • Pappan - Famous Volleyball Player
  • V.M.Venkateswara Pai- The famous Communist
  • T.M.Chummar
  • Thenamkodath Jose Sir
  • R.K.P. VARAPUZHA-NOVALIST,AUTHOR OF DRAMAS
  • Thenamkodath David Sir

Localities[edit]

Varapuzha(Edampadam),Thevarkad,vattapotta, Chirakkakom, Puthenpally, Muttinakom, Mannamthuruth, Thundathunkadavu, Chettibhagam, Devaswompadam

See also[edit]

References[edit]


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Deccan Herald
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:41:15 -0800

Antony, a native of Varappuzha near Kochi, and Aman, from Poovathur in Thrissur district, were living in Bengaluru. Vipin, George and Irshad were residents of Palakkad, Thrissur and Kollam, respectively. The Non-Resident Keralites Affairs (NORKA) ...
 
The New Indian Express
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:34:42 -0800

The drive was launched after conductor of a private bus plying in the Aluva-Varappuzha route fell off the moving bus in Aluva on Wednesday. “The buses will be allowed to conduct service only after installing doors. We cannot take any risk by playing ...
 
The New Indian Express
Sat, 14 Feb 2015 16:37:51 -0800

“Traffic from the eastern and south eastern areas along the Container Road towards Varappuzha and Parur, as well as the regular traffic to Chittoor and Cheranallur, are currently dependent on Chittoor Road. Due to the traffic overflow, Chittoor Road ...
 
The New Indian Express
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:15:00 -0700

KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday stayed further proceedings in the trial of the Varappuzha sex scam pending before the Ernakulam Additional Sessions Court, until further orders. Justice K Abraham Mathew passed the interim order in response to a ...
 
The Hindu
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 00:19:06 -0700

Priests of Catholic archdiocese of Varappuzha have pledged to be organ donors as part of the 125th anniversary celebrations of the establishment of the archdiocese. Archbishop Francis Kallarakkal told reporters here on Wednesday that 193 diocesan ...
 
The New Indian Express
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 16:33:45 -0800

The ring road, if materialised, will begin at Marine Drive and reach the Seaport Airport Road, passing through Vaduthala, Cheranallor and Varappuzha. Further, it will reach the NH-47 through the Container Road. The Chairman had said that for the 36 ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:13:35 -0800

Representatives from the Corporation, State Water Transport Department, Eloor and Maradu municipalities, Elankunnappuzha, Kumbalam, Mulavukadu, Kadamakkudy and Varappuzha panchayats attended the meeting. Last month, a joint team of Urban ...

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The Hindu
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:39:11 -0800

About 120 hectares came under sowing in Varappuzha panchayat. Kumbalanghi had about 38 hectares; Chellanam 40 hectares; Pallippuram 52 hectares and Edavanakkad 25 hectares. A scientist at the Vyttila Rice Research Station said the most recent ...
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