Pattazhy

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Pattazhy

പട്ടാഴി

Heaven of valley and river
Pattazhy (പട്ടാഴി)
Pattazhy.jpg
Coordinates: 09°4′37.62″N 76°47′47.38″E / 9.0771167°N 76.7964944°E / 9.0771167; 76.7964944Coordinates: 09°4′37.62″N 76°47′47.38″E / 9.0771167°N 76.7964944°E / 9.0771167; 76.7964944
CountryIndia
StateKerala
DistrictKollam
TehsilPathanapuram
VillagePattazhy
Parliament constituencyMavelikkara
Assembly constituencyPathanapuram
Government
 • BodyPattazhy Grama Panchayath
Population
 (2011)
 • Total17,342
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam · English
 • Spoken languagesMalayalam · English · Tamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
691 522
Telephone code00 91 (0)475
Vehicle registrationKL-02, KL-24,KL-25, KL-15 (for K.S.R.T.C)
Nearest citiesKottarakara  · Pathanapuram  · Punalur  · Adoor
Sex ratio1117 /
Literacy93.72%
Precipitation1,700 millimetres (67 in)
Avg. annual temperature27.2 °C (81.0 °F)
Avg. summer temperature35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature24.4 °C (75.9 °F)

Pattazhy, also Pattazhi is a village in Pathanapuram taluk, Kollam district, Kerala, India.

College of Engineering Pathanapuram

Etymology[change | change source]

The name Pattazhy has an uncertain etymology. Pattazhy may stem from an imperfect Malayalam portmanteau fusing Patt ("Soft") and Aazhy ("Ocean"). Thus the word Pattazhy represents the compassion and affection of Pattazhy Devi to her beloved devotees and depth of her grace. The name Pattazhy may have also derived from the word Bhattarika which means a virtuous and pious woman.

Culture[change | change source]

The annual festival at Pattazhy Devi Temple is one of the famous temple festivals in central Travancore.The Kumbhathiruvathira and Meenathiruvathira were the famous festivals of Pattazhy. The festival is known for Kambam (fire works), Aalpindi Vilakku Ezhunnallathu (Procession of small structure made out of plantain kernel and germinating leaves of coconut tree with numerous lamps on it), Ponnin Thirumudi (Devi's idol carved out of pure gold and rare precious stones) Ezhunnallathu. Pattazhy also got a place in the Guinness Book of world records for the 'Longest bamboo'.

Nearby towns[change | change source]

Transportation[change | change source]

  • Bus Transportation: Kottarakkara, Pathanapuram, Enathu etc are places near Pattazhi
  • Railway stations: Kuri is the nearest railway station.
  • Airports: Nearest airport is at Thiruvananthapuram . Cochin International Airport is 175 kilometres away.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011; Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (pdf). Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 March 2012.

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