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Tattamangalam

Tathamangalam
Tattamangalam, Thathamangalam
village
Tathamangalam
Tathamangalam
Location in Kerala, India

Coordinates: 10°41′N 76°42′E / 10.68°N 76.70°E / 10.68; 76.70Coordinates: 10°41′N 76°42′E / 10.68°N 76.70°E / 10.68; 76.70

Country  India
State Kerala
District Palakkad
Elevation 120 m (390 ft)
Population
 • Total 7,167
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 678102
Telephone code 04923
Vehicle registration KL-70
Nearest city Palakkad
Literacy 90%
Lok Sabha constituency Alathur
Climate tropical (Köppen)
Website

Tattamangalam is a part of Chittur-Tattamangalam municipality in Palakkad district of Kerala, in South India, spread over an area of 33.57 km2. It was a part of the princely state of Cochin before India received independence from Britain. The majority of the inhabitants speak Malayalam, though others use Tamil as their main language.

The village is located about 15 km south of the Palakkad district headquarters. The Tattamangalam-Chittur municipality is situated in the banks of the river Sokanashini (commonly called Chittur Puzha).

Geography

  • Altitude:120 m
  • Latitude:10.68 in decimal degrees (10 degree 40 min )
  • Longitude:76.70 in decimal degrees (76 degree 42 min)
  • East : Mettupalayam
  • West : Kozhikada
  • South : Manathukavu
  • North : Palathulli

Satellite Map

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, Thathamangalam had a population of 7167 with 3598 males and 3569 females.[1]

History

In 917 A.D. the Kongu army consisting chiefly of cavalry invaded the territory of the Palghat Raja, but was driven back with great slaughter by Maharaja of Cochin, assisted by the Zamorin and the Rajas of Palghat and Walluvanad. For this service and to enable better protection, the Palghat Raja ceded to Cochin the territories known as Naludesam and Kodakaranad, which constitute the present Taluk of Chittur. Naludesam comprised the four adjoining “Desams”, Chittur, Nalleppilly, Tattamangalam, and Pattancherri.

One of Tipu sultan's Gun Roads pass through this place.

Politics

Tattamangalam is a part of Chittur Constituency of Kerala Legislative Assembly and a part of Alathur Constituency of the Loksabha.

Present Member of Parliament (MP) is P.K.Biju
Present Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) is K.Achuthan

All major political parties of Kerala including Communist Party of India (Marxist), BJP and Indian National Congress are active here.

Specialities

This area is the largest producer of toddy (the sweet sap from any of several tropical trees like palm and coconut trees fermented to make an alcoholic drink) in the state.

Tattamangalam is a major cloth making center (ready made clothes) of Kerala. As it is very close to Coimbatore, major textile shops depend on the workers of Tattamangalam to get the goods delivered on time. As a results a very large number of the people's livelihood is tailoring.

Hospitals

  • Government Ayurveda Hospital, Mettuvalavu, Tattamangalam.
  • Shanthi Hospital, Near Chittur Puzha Bridge.

Clinics

  • Murali clinic,Tattamangalam. ( Ph: 04923 227 431 )
  • Devdas clinic, Main road.Tattamangalamthathamangalam.
  • Prasad clinic,Main Road. ( Ph: 04923 227 105 )

Educational institutions

  • Government Sealy Memorial High School, Mannathukavu
  • Government Sealy Memorial Lower Primary School, Thumbichira
  • Government Upper Primary School Sri kurumbakavu
  • Government U P S Chenthmara Nagar
  • Chinmaya Vidyalaya CBSE School
  • Government Arts College-Chittur
  • Vijayamatha Higher Secondary school,mampattupalayam.

Temples

  • Shivan kovil
  • Srikurumbakavu
  • Mannathukavu
  • Maduppikavu
  • Srikrishnan kovil
  • Srisastha temple
  • Vinayaka temples
  • Vettakorumakan kovil
  • Kanjikamakshi kovil
  • Swarganathan kovil
  • Mariamman kovil
  • Kittuammavan kovil
  • Gurumadam
  • chalamariyamman kovil
  • Vettakaruppaswamy kovil
  • Sangalikaruppan kovil
  • Ayyappan kovil

Churchs

  • St.Mary's Forane Church Tattamngalam.
  • Holy Family Church,Chittur

Masjids

  • Juma masjid, pallimokku.
  • Juma masjid, kammanthara.

Transportation

Tattamangalam is well connected to district HQ of Palakkad by Road. The distance to Palakkad is 15 km.

Distance Table from Tattamangalam by Road Palakkad: 15 km
Coimbatore: 55 km
Trichur: 67 km
Pollachi:40 km
Chittur: 5 km
Koduvayur: 6 km
Cochin: 150 km
Nedumbassery Airport: 105 km
Calicut Airport: 105 km

Nearest Railway station: Pudunagaram - 3 km - trains to Pollachi—Madurai—Rameswaram ( Now temporarily not available as gauge conversion is going on
Nearest bus stand: Municipal bus stand near post office.

Taxi stand:

  • near Village Office

Nearest Railway Junction: Palakkad Junction Railway station,(20 KM ) Olavakode, Trains to all over India.


Nearest Airport is Coimbatore Airport - 65 km, which is well connected to Mumbai and other major cities of India.

Important festivals

  • Kanyarkali
  • Angadivela
  • Ratholsavam
  • Ayyappan vilakku
  • Mariamman pooja
  • Kathir utsav
  • Soorasamhara mahotsavam
  • Mandala pooja
  • Mulamkkottu
  • Prathishta utsavams

Folk art forms

  • Porattukali/natakam
  • Aryamala
  • Poykuthirayattam
  • Karakattam
  • Kavadiyattam
  • Pavakoothu
  • Paravadyam
  • Thappitta
  • Nagaswaram
  • Pulluvanpattu
  • Ayyappanpattu
  • Pongalpattu/Mulakottupattu

Notable Locals

  • P.A.Menon (Ambassador)
  • Puthillath Prabhakaramenon IAS
  • Cherusseri Chathumenon (Poet)
  • Puthillath Govinda Menon (State Commissioner- Scouts)
  • T.R. Subbayyan (Collegiate Director
  • Ponnan Serva (Thavil Vidwan)
  • Narayanaswami alias Mohan Sharma (Cine Artist)
  • Cherusseri Madhavamenon (Poet)
  • Govindanunny Thekkadath (Physicist)
  • Koranchath Kesavan Nair (Writer)
  • T.P.Ramanathamenon (Writer)
  • Shadananan Anikkath (Artist)
  • Randadath Nanu Nair (Artist)
  • Chonat Kochu Master
  • Barqutali(Judge)
  • Srivalsan J Menon Jayan(Music director; singer)
  • Kaushik Menon (Play back singer)
  • S.Guruvayoorappan - Project Coordinator WPSI
  • Parakkat Chenthamara Menon
  • T.V. Balaguruvan Chettiar alias Minor Chettiar
  • S.Viswanathan IAS

Cultural Associations Groups

  • Paruthikkavu Padasekhara samithi
  • Njavara producers group
  • Swanthanam Charity Fund
  • Tattamangalam Arts and Cultural Centre(TACC)

Desa Kanniyarkali Ashaans of Tattamangalam

  • Sri Puthillath Palumenon
  • Sri Parakkat Sekharamenon
  • Sri Puthillath Rakkumenon
  • Sri Parakkat Unnikrishnamenon
  • Sri Puthillath Govindamenon
  • Sri Parakkat Vasumenon

References

External links

  • Tattamangalam.com
  • Official website of the Chittur Tattamangalam Municipality
  • PhotoGallery - Tattamangalam Chittur Palakkad Kerala
  • Kanyarkali - A Blog
  • Facebook Group for Chittur Tattamangalam
  • Koduvayur is a nearby town
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