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district = Thrissur
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Irinjalakuda is a town in Thrissur district in the Indian state of Kerala. In many ways it represents the small towns that dot the whole of Kerala. This town is famous for Koodalmanikyam Temple that has Bharatha as the main deity. It is also the home town of two renowned Malayalam authors, Sachidanandan and Anand and also Malayalam film comedians Innocent and Edavela Babu.

Irinjalakuda is also known for cultural and social institutions such as "Unnayi Warrier Kalanilayayam" and "Yajurveda Patashala". Unnayi Warrier, the renowned writer who made immense contribution to the art of Kathakali (a classical dance form of Kerala) was born here about three hundred years ago.

Irinjalakuda has two beautiful old churches and a good percentage of the population is Hindu.


Irinjalakuda is located at coord|10.33|N|76.23|E| [ [ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Irinjalakuda] ] . It has an average elevation of 39 metres (127 feet).


* Koodalmanikyam Temple utsavam (festival) in April/May which lasts for 10 days; also the thrissur pooram festival.
* Pindi Perunnal (Parish Feast) related to Epiphany, is conducted for three days in the second week of January.
* Shatrughna Temple visiting nalambalam.
* Sree ViswanathaPuram Temple Shasthi- in the end of January or the beginning of February, notable for famous for Pookavadi (multicoloured floral pyramids
* Sree Kallada Temple Porathissery.

Colleges and Schools

There is strong presence of high class educational institutions in this town, in the form of several schools, colleges, and other coaching classes. They are either run by state government or in private hands. They have proved themselves umpteen times with excellent results in the state examinations as well as other competitions. Colleges in this town come under the [University of Calicut] .

* St. Joseph's Girls College
* Christ College [ official website]
* National High School [ Alumni site of National School]
* Little Flower Convent Girls school
* Don Bosco High School - [ Alumni site of Don Bosco Irinjalakuda]
* Govt. Model Boys High School
* Sree Narayana Higher Secondary School
* Lisieux Convent & Home Science College
* Govt. Girls High School [ official website]
* PNS College of Engineering & KTES Industrial Training Centre []
* St. Mary's High School []
* Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Vidya Mandir
* N.S.S. Sangameshwara English Medium School
* Santhinikethan Public school
* Christ Vidhyaniketan.


This town is located on State Highway 22, which links to major national highways NH47 and NH17 in the state.Irinjalakuda is 20 km south of Thrissur and the Irinjalakuda town railway station is located 7km away from the town centre at Kalletumkara, en route to Chalakudy. Nearby towns are [Chalakudy] which is 18km east, the temple town of Kodungalloor 16km south, Edathirinji is 8km southwest of Irinjalakuda. Sea shore is 7km on its west.

The nearest railway station is the Irinjalakuda Railway Station (about 7km away east of the town at Kallettumkara); most trains stop at this station. The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery, 34km away.

Health Care

Irinjalakuda has several hospitals and health clinics, including the Taluk Headquarters Hospital, the Ayurveda Hospital, as well as the ESI Dispensary.


As of 2001 India census [GR|India] , Irinjalakuda had a population of 28,873. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Irinjalakuda has an average literacy rate of 87%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 88%, and female literacy is 86%. In Irinjalakuda, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.


atellite image of the town

* [,76.206681&spn=0.003377,0.004629&t=k&z=18 Satellite image of Irinjalakuda town]

External links

* [ Irinjalakuda Municipality : Official Website]
* [ Official News Portal of Irinjalakuda]
* [ THANIMA2007 Website]
* [ Edathirinji's Website]
* [ Irinjalakuda website]
* [ Irinjalakuda classifieds website]
* [ Koodalmanikyam Temple Website]

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