Neerattupuram is a beautiful small village in the Kuttanad Thaluk of Alappuzha district, Kerala (India). Neerattupuram was not much popular till 20th century. At the begining of the 21st century, a temple in Neerattupuram, Chakkulathukavu Sri Bhagavathi Temple become so popular and thereby the place is now known to the world as Chakkulathukavu. Now the people outside Neerattupuram do not know that the place’s real name is Neerattupuram, but the place is known to them as Chakkulathukavu.
Neerattupuram in Brief
- Type : village
- Native name : Neerattupuram
- Other name : Neerettupuram
- District : Alappuzha
- State : Kerala
- Country : India
- Nearest city = Thiruvalla
- STD code = 0477
- Area telephone = 221-xxxx
- Postal code = 689571
- Vehicle code range = KL-
- Religions = Hindus , Christians
Location of Neerattupuram
Neerattupuram is located at Thalavady panchayat of Kuttanad Thaluk in Alappuzha District, Kerala (India). It’s 9 kms away from Thiruvalla and 29 kms away from Alappuzha town. It’s exactly located at the boarder of Alappuzha and Pattanamthitta districts.Neerattupuram bridge divides Alappuzha and Pattanamthitta districts. A major portion of the land is located at the bank of the joint ventures of the rivers Pampa and Manimala rivers. There are many tourist coming here through this river from Kumarakom, Alappuzha etc.
History of Neerattupuram
The land has many historical back grounds. We are currently doing a detailed study about the history of this land and will publish here as soon as the final report of our research is ready.
Name History of Neerattupuram
There are many stories behind the name of Neerattupuram. However the most of the people believed that the name came from two malayalam words neerattu which means bathing and Puram which means Place. In ancient times the local ruler of the place named places and houses according to the landmarks or features of that place or land. At that time place around this place use to come here at the bank of the river for using water resources especially bathing. This was the only safe and most convenient place nearby to use the water resource from the river. So called this place as Neerattu Puram(bathing place) Though it’s Neerattupuram, people pronounce as Neerettupuram, but still people write the place name as Neerattupuram.
Religions of Neerattupuram
Majority of class of people here are Hindus. Here there is a good relation between Hindus and Christians. The people here celebrate all religious festivals together.
Main Center of Neerattupuram
The main center of Neerattupuram is now Chakkulathukavu with lots of shops and buildings. Before that it was near M R shopping complex, more than 55year old complex. The old market was bigger than the existed one and people around neearttupuram (5kms) use to come here for purchasing. Now there are shops in each and every corner of places nearby Neerattupuram.
Climate of Neerattupuram
Neerattupuram is blessed with a moderate climate. Neerattupuram is very much influenced by the south west monsoon.
- March – May : Extreme hot climate
- June – August : Heavy rainy season
- September- October : Moderate season
- November : Rain with cold climate
- December : Cold climate
- February : Intermediate climate
Mostly during June month, due to heavy rainfall, the river in Neerattupuram will flood and almost all places will be under water. It’s very beautiful to see the river is flooding and the climate will be so cold due to extreme rain and flood, but the people here will suffer a lot on these day.
Culture and Festival
Majority of people of Neerattupuram is having a traditional culture. Men follow traditional culture of wearing Mundu or lunki as bottom dress, but they wear shirt or t-shirt as top dress and women wear saari , young girls wear shaari or churidaar.On festival occasions, men wear mundu and white shirt or jubba and women wear white colored setshari. The onam is the most common festival for all people here. Mostly December to February is the festival month of chakkulathukavu devi temple. Karthikapongala, a special function conducted i n chakkulathukavu devi temple on Karthika day of virchikamasam (mostly Nov-december) of malayalam month is very famous hereand people allover south india come here for participating in this festival.
Lodging in Neerattupuram
There are some lodge here for lodging people who visit Neerattupuram. The main among them are M R Tourist Home, Chakkulam Lodge, Chakkulathamma auditorium. M R Tourist Home is the only Tourist home that provide most modern facilities for both foreigners and those people who visiting Chakkulathukavu Devi temple. Now this Tourist Home is available for Sale. Call (+91) 9744399628 to purchase this property or click here to know more about this Resort / Lodge for sale in Alappuzha, Kerala . Chakkulathamma Auditorium is the only auditorium available here for marriage functions and all. All these 3 Lodges are located near to the Temple.
Education in Neerattupuram
There are two schools in Neerattupuram.
1. St Thomas English Medium Higher Secondary School Neerattupuram – English Syllabus [L.K.G, U.K.G, 1-10, HSc standards]
2. T.M.T higher high school Neerattupuram – Malayalam Medium [1-10 standards]
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