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Varapuzha
Village
Varppuzha Bridge
Varppuzha Bridge
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.

The Varappuzha Bridge (Near Historical Varapuzha Island) connects Varappuzha (Mannantturuthu) 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.Joseph & Mount carmel Church Varapuzha Island, Roman Catholic Church - ESTD - 1673 November
St Joseph Mount Carmel Church - RC
  • St. George Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, (1788 - Constructed - 36 acres in Manampady)- Puthenpally[3][4][5]
  • St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church,Varapuzha Island
  • Infant Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Thundathum Kadavu
  • St.Mary's Syro-Malabar Catholic Church,Thundathumkadavu
  • Christ Nagar Church Chetibhagam
  • St Mary's Church Muttinagam
  • St. Sebastian Kappela, Devaswampadam

Temples

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

Masjid

  • Muhayudeen Jumamasjid Mannamthuruth

Varapuzha Island Institutions[edit]

  • Mortal Remain of Bishops & Archbishops Resting in Varapuzha Island St Joseph Mount Carmel Church
  • Mother Eliswa (CTC - Servant of God) Resting in Varapuzha Island St Joseph Convent
  • Varapuzha Landing Post Office (85 Years Above)
  • Varapuzha Island Health Center
  • Carmel Welfare Center (CWC) Varapuzha Landing
  • Marian Sneha Nivas (A Unit of Marian sneha bhavan Kochi) Varapuzha Landing - 683517

Education[edit]

Schools

  • St.Joseph Girls HS - ESTD. 1890 (Varapuzha Landing (Island)
  • Holy Infant Boys HS - ESTD. 1909 (Varapuzha Landing (Island)
  • St.George Higher Secondary School, Puthenpally
  • Govt.U.P School, Chirakkakom
  • St.Joseph LP School, Mannamthuruth
  • 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 (Chettibhabam) - Kadamakkudy Road
  • Parur(Kottuvally) - Chennur - Chittur Ernakulam road

Localities[edit]

Varapuzha(Varapuzha Landing P.O.),Thevarkad,vattapotta, Chirakkakom, Puthenpally, Muttinakom, Mannamthuruth, Thundathunkadavu, Chettibhagam, Devaswompadam,Olanad,Muttinakam

See also[edit]

References[edit]


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