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Location in Kerala, India

Coordinates: 9°51′0″N 76°34′0″E / 9.85000°N 76.56667°E / 9.85000; 76.56667Coordinates: 9°51′0″N 76°34′0″E / 9.85000°N 76.56667°E / 9.85000; 76.56667

Country  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 686662
Telephone code 0485
Vehicle registration KL-17
Nearest city Koothattukulam
Literacy 100%%
Lok Sabha constituency Kottayam

Thirumarady is situated in the eastern part of Ernakulam District in Kerala, South India. Thirumarady is the headquarters of Thirumarady Grama Panchayath which bagged award for the “Best Panchayat in the State” two times for its commendable achievements in the rural area.

Neighboring Panchayats are Piravom and Parliament Constituency is Kottayam. Most of the people are engaged in agriculture for their livelihood, viz Rubber, Paddy, Coconut and Vanilla.

The known places in Thirumarady are St.Mary’s Catholic Church,St.Josephs church Kakkoor, Mahadeva Temple, Edaprakkavu Bhagavati Temple, Govt. Institutions like Panchayat Office, Village Office, Post Office (Pin Code – 686662), Primary Health Centre, Veterinary Clinic, Krishi Bhavan, Village Extension Office, Public Library & Vocational Higher Secondary School.

Kakkoor, Mannathoor, Oliyappuram, Vadakara and Edayar are the neighboring areas. Kakkoor is a village which is 2 km away from Thirumarady. "Kakkoor Kalavayal" is a key event in the tourism map of Kerala. This is a post-harvest festival celebrated by the farmers of Kakkoor and surrounding villages. The main highlight of this festival is the Cattle Market which is the literal meaning of “Kalavayal’. The centuries old festival is also connected to some local myths. It is believed that the deities of the Edapara (Thirumarady) and Ambassery (Kakkoor) Bhagavathis are sisters and both meets each other once in a year. The Kakkoor Kalavayal Festival reminds their annual meeting which celebrates in the Aswathi, Bharani, Karthika & Rohini stars of the Malayalam month Kumbham (Feb-March).



It was part of erstwhile Vadakkumkoor Kingdom until it was captured by Travancore kingdom, now merged into state of Kerala. Old documents prove that the lands of Mannathoor belonged to ‘Edappally Swaroopam’. Later the rights were transformed to various ‘Manas’ (Brahmin Families)..Later Mannathoor Chennattukunnel Karthas take over the.........................................

Mannathoor is one of the important places in the state of kerala. It is a village situated almost in the East of the Ernakulam District. People of all communities and castes Hindus, and Christians(Jacobite Syrian Christians) live here in perfect harmony and amity. Mannathoor has a rich cultural heritage and memorable tradition. A host of cultural and educational institutions, temples, and churches dignify this traditional Village and draw people from even other parts of the state. In spite of all these, Mannathoor is still a hamlet with the traditional kerala dwellings, paddy fields, coconut gardens and extensive greenlands.

History of Mannathoor Syrian Christians

Few Syrian Christians migrated from Kadamattom in the middle of 9th century But most of the Syrian Christians migrated from Kuravilangad in the time of Portuguese rule. Around 31 families migrated from Kuravilangad, the middle of 17th century. Because the Syrian Christians had no right in that time. Roman Church take over the rule of Kuravilangad under the control of 'CHANDI METHRAN.' He disliked the *Puthen Kutukar*


  • St.John's Jacobite Syrian Church Nellikunnel, Navolimattom, Mannathoor[1]
  • St.George Jacobite Syrian Church Mannathoor.


External links

  • Thirumarady
  • Pampakuda
  • Muvattupuzha Website
  • Nellikunnel Church
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