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Varapuzha is located in Kerala
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
 • Total 7.74 km2 (2.99 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 24,516
 • Density 2,909/km2 (7,530/sq mi)
 • 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.


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.


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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • Muhayudeen Jumamasjid Mannamthuruth



  • 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


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
  • Thenamkodath David Sir


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

See also[edit]


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The Hindu
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 17:09:33 -0700

A boat that served the Fort Kochi-Ernakulam route had been shifted to the Varappuzha route after the regular Varappuzha boat developed some trouble, Mr. Mallya said in his statement. The boat passengers have demanded that more boats be allotted for the ...
The New Indian Express
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:33:45 -0700

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The New Indian Express
Sun, 15 Mar 2015 17:33:45 -0700

The campaign will be kick-started by holding a meeting at Udayamperoor on March 22, followed by meetings at Mattammal, Varappuzha Market and Manassery on March 23, 24, 25, respectively. Trade union leaders and boat owners will also participate in the ...
The New Indian Express
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:15:00 -0700

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Thu, 25 Oct 2012 00:18:45 -0700

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Mon, 02 Feb 2015 16:41:51 -0800

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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:11:15 -0800

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