Mavelikkara Taluk

Mavelikkara, the headquarters of the taluk is a municipality since 1921. It was formerly the seat of Pandalam Rajas called Airoor Swaroopam. The principality was absorbed in Travancore in 1812. The Budha shrine preserved in the town in under the control of State Archaeology Department and one of the rarest of its kind in the state.

Population with 3.16lakhs
Second position in the district in rural Population with 2.88 lakhs
 density - 1323 persons per sq. km.
Total - 288042
Males- 138537
Females- 149505
Density of Population- 1373 persons per Sq.Km.
Highest Sex-ratio - 1079
Urban population  4.64 %
Third rank in urban density(2612)

[ These details are as per 1991 census]



1. Bharanicavu 9. Perungala
2. Chennithala 10. Thamarakkulam
3. Chunakkara 11. Thazhakkara
4. Kannamangalam 12. Thekkekkara
5. Kattanam 13. Thripperumthura
6. Mavelikkara 14. Vallikunnam
7. Nooranad 15. Vettiyar
8. Palamel    


Places of importance


Located about 5 Km south-west of Mavelikkara , Chettikulangara is famous for the well known Bhagavathy temple. The important festival in this temple is the Kumbha Bharani festival conducted during February-March. the important festivity associated with this utsavam is 'kettu-Kazhcha' which resembles the Chinese festival celebrated on the birthday of Budha. Kuthiyottam is also another important festivity.


Kandiyoor is place of historical importance . It was there that the Travancore Raja gained the decisive victory over Kayamkulam Raja. There is famous Mahadeva temple which contains the sub-shrines considered to have been made specially sacred by the presence of all Gods of Hindu Pantheon. There are ancient inscriptions of archaeological importance and it is noted for stone sculptures.

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