Neerattupuram

Neerattupuram
Neerattupuram

Chakkulathukave

—  village  —
Neerattupuram
Location of Neerattupuram
in Kerala and India
Coordinates 9°22′10″N 76°31′0″E / 9.36944°N 76.516667°E / 9.36944; 76.516667Coordinates: 9°22′10″N 76°31′0″E / 9.36944°N 76.516667°E / 9.36944; 76.516667
Country India
State Kerala
District(s) Alappuzha
Nearest city Thiruvalla
Parliamentary constituency Mavelikkara
Civic agency Thalavady Grama Panchayat
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Website www.freezonal.com/neerattupuram.html

Neerattupuram is a place in Kuttanad, Alappuzha district, Kerala, India.

Situated 9 km from Thiruvalla town, the place is home to the Chakkulathukavu Temple. The temple is well known for the Ponkala, a typical Hindu festival, which takes place every year during the month of November. The main festival of this temple is during the last two weeks of December (Malayalam calendar, Dhanu 1-12). Neerattupuram is also called Neerettupuram.

The place is also known for the boat race (Vallam Kali) which is scheduled on the Thiruvonam day. This is the only boat race in Kerala which is scheduled on this Thiru Onam day. Thiru Onam is an important day in Malayalam calendar. Legend says that long back an Asura king named Mahabeli ruled Kerala. He was disposed by Lord Vamana. The king was allowed to visit Kerala once every year. In Malayalam calendar, Thiruvonum day is celebrated to commemorate his great rule and his annual visit to his kingdom.

There are couple of schools in Neerattupuram, St Thomas Higher Secondary School, Titus Mar Thoma High School and Anaprampal North M T L P School function in the same campus.

Anaprampal North M T L P School may be the oldest. It was started somewhere near PanayannarKave temple. Later it was shifted to Mundakkal Chira. The management was entrusted to Thalavady Padinjarakara Marthoma Parish as the family of Mulackal found difficult to sustain the school. The management shifted the location of the school to present site. In 1957, the management was entrusted to Mar Thoma Schools Corporate management. Ever since they operate the school. For a long time the name was unofficially known as Mulackal School. There were a few other schools started by missionaries prior to this one. But this one survived and made possible universal elementary education in this area. Now the school does not have enough strength and the buildings are dilapidated.

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