Puthuppally, Kottayam

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Puthuppally
—  town  —
Puthuppally
Location of Puthuppally
in Kerala and India
Coordinates9°33′33.96″N 76°34′19.98″E / 9.5594333°N 76.5722167°E / 9.5594333; 76.5722167Coordinates: 9°33′33.96″N 76°34′19.98″E / 9.5594333°N 76.5722167°E / 9.5594333; 76.5722167
CountryIndia
StateKerala
District(s)Kottayam
Nearest cityKottayam
Parliamentary constituencyKottayam
Civic agencyPanchayat
Population29,774
Time zoneIST (UTC+05:30)
Websitekottayam.nic.in
 
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Puthuppally
—  town  —
Puthuppally
Location of Puthuppally
in Kerala and India
Coordinates9°33′33.96″N 76°34′19.98″E / 9.5594333°N 76.5722167°E / 9.5594333; 76.5722167Coordinates: 9°33′33.96″N 76°34′19.98″E / 9.5594333°N 76.5722167°E / 9.5594333; 76.5722167
CountryIndia
StateKerala
District(s)Kottayam
Nearest cityKottayam
Parliamentary constituencyKottayam
Civic agencyPanchayat
Population29,774
Time zoneIST (UTC+05:30)
Websitekottayam.nic.in

Puthuppally (Malayalam:പുതുപ്പള്ളി) Puthupally is situated 8 km south of Kottayam town encircled by rivers, paddy fields and hills having a 30000 + population of various cast and creeds. It is surrounded by various Karas (principalities) Kadamuri, Erikadu, Vennimala Meenadom, Manganam, Eravinallore and Thrukothamangalam. The place is famous for temples and churches and political, social and cultural activities. PuthiyaTrikkovil Shiva temple is one of the oldest Shiva temples of South India which depicts Lord Shiva in the Kirata (Hunter) form. It is one of the rare temples having a Jaladhara Prathista. Puthuppally is also famous for a Christian church, St. George Orthodox Church renowned as Puthuppally Pally which is believed to be built around seventeenth century.This church situated on the eastern bank of the Kodoor River about a kilometer away from Puthuppally junction. There is another church, St.George Syrian Orthodox (Jacobite) Patriarchel Church situated on the western banks of the river.

Spices like cloves, pepper, ginger and coconut are grown in abundance. The presence of The Rubber Board of India in this area accounts for the higher density of rubber cultivation in this area. The toddy extraction and river fishing is another source of income for the people.

Puthuppally Junction.
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Puthuppally, Kottayam
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Cultural

Politics

'The Puthuppally Firing' (Puthuppally Vediveyppu) during the Indian Freedom Struggle is one of the important historical events related to this place. One person got martyred in the Firing. In a late afternoon Maveli Kochu a youth was on his way to the native ball playground unaware of the happenings. A stray bullet hit him in his navel and he died on the spot.

Puthupally is the strong hold of INC.

Puthuppally assembly constituency is part of Kottayam (Lok Sabha constituency).[1] The Chief Minister of Kerala Sri Oommen Chandy, is representing the Puthuppally Legislative Constituency since 1970

Sports

Puthuppally is famous for the native ball play. A ball which is made of leather is used. It is generally referred as Naadan panthu kali or tukal panthu Kali. Kerala Native Ball Association's office is located in Puthuppally. This traditional game is facing a slow death as the new generation not finding it very attractive. Usually the game is played on leveled grounds and non availability of play ground also accounts for the so called slow death.

Naadan Panthu kali competition was last held at Puthuppally during February 2012.

Schools

Colleges

Seminaries

Famous People

Hospitals

Theaters/Entertainment/Culture

Churches in Puthuppally

Banks

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Puthuppally in Pictures
[[|center|border|160x130px|alt=Puthuppally Junction.|Puthuppally Junction. ]]
Puthuppally Junction.