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Ezhikkara

Ezhikkara
Village
Ezhikkara is located in Kerala
Ezhikkara
Ezhikkara
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates:
Country  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Government
 • Body Ezhikkara Panchayat
Area
 • Total 15.27 km2 (5.90 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 17,201
 • Density 1,126/km2 (2,920/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 0484
Vehicle registration KL-42
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest city North Paravur
Sex ratio 1036 /
Literacy 92.34%
Lok Sabha constituency Ernakulam
Civic agency Ezhikkara Panchayat
Climate Tropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 20 °C (68 °F)
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Ezhikkara is a panchayat in Paravur Taluk of Ernakulam District, Kerala.[1][2] The North Paravur, Chathanad road (9 km) passes through this village. Ezhikkara is situated close to Ernakulam. Ezhikkara is famous for its pokkali (a type of rice) fields and prawn farms.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Civic Administration 2
  • Politics 3
  • Transportation 4
  • Public Institutions 5
  • Places of Worship 6
  • Illustrious Individuals 7
  • Tharavads 8
  • Places of Interest 9
  • References 10
  • See also 11

Geography

Ezhikkara is a quintessentially Kerala village surrounded by lagoons and lush greenary. Fishing and rice farming are the main source of income for the people. Ezhikkara is famous for its Pokkali rice cultivations and fresh water prawn farms. The neighboring areas of the panchayat are Veeran Puzha part of NW-3 (Kollam-Kottapuram); Vypin Island in west, Kottuvally Panchayat in east; Kadamakkudy Panchayat in South and North Paravur Municipality in north.

Civic Administration

Ezhikkara Panchayat is situated at Panchayathpadi. Ezhikkara panchayat belongs to Paravur Block Panchayat. Ezhikkara comes under Paravur Assembly constituency. These are the places or wards in this village: Chathanad, Kadakkara, Kedamangalam, Nanthiattukunam, Perumbadanna etc.

Politics

The current panchayat president of Ezikkara is C M Rajagopal.

Transportation

  • Paravur-Chathanad (Perumbadanna - Cheriyakadamakkudy NH link)road
  • Ezhikkara-Kaitharam-Kshemodyam-Kalikulangara road
  • Ezhikkara-Kadakkara-Puliyampully road
  • Ettiyodam road

At present there is a ferry service between Chathanad and Kadamakkudy, as well as a boat service to Ernakulam.

Public Institutions

  • Govt Primary Health Centre, Ezhikkara
  • Govt Higher Secondary School, Ezhikkara
  • SN Arts and Science College, Kedamangalam, Ezhikkara
  • St. Vincent Lower Primary School, Palliyakkal

Places of Worship

Temples (alphabetical)

  • Chathanad Sree Bhuvanaswari Temple
  • Chitteparambu Devi Temple
  • Ezhikkara NSS Temple
  • Kalikulangara Temple
  • Kudiyakulangara Temple
  • Kshemodyam Temple
  • Palliyakkal Sri Dharmasastha Temple
  • Puliyampully Temple
  • Thalakkat Temple
  • Tharamel Sree Bhuvaneswari & Sree MahaVishnu Temple
  • Vaniviharam Saraswathi Temple

Churches (alphabetical)

  • Chathanad Church
  • Kadakkara Church
  • St.Mary's Assumption Church, Ezhikkara
  • St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Chapel

Mosques (alphabetical)

  • Ezhikkara Mosque
  • Kedamangalam Mosque

Illustrious Individuals

  • Late Shri Ananda Shivaram, Legendary Kathakali exponent and alumnus of Kerala Kalamandalam

Tharavads

There are many prominent and old Tharavads (joint nair family ancestral homes) in Ezhikkara dating back to the early 18th century. These Tharavads are characterized by their unique and splendid Nalukettu and Ettukettu building architectures, large swath of rice fields and coconut groves, Ambalam (place of worship), Sarpakkavu (revered serpent abodes), Kulams (natural clear water ponds), festivities, customs and traditions that are quintessentially Kerala.

Places of Interest

  • Gateway to Cherai
  • NW-3
  • Chathanad kadavu
  • Pokkali Fields

References

  1. ^ Census of India, 1981: special. Report. Controller of Publications. 1981. 
  2. ^ S. C. Bhatt; Gopal K. Bhargava (2006). Land and People of Indian States and Union Territories: In 36 Volumes. Kerala, Volume 14. Gyan Publishing House. p. 123.  

See also

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