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Country  India
District  Kottayam
Time zone  IST (UTC+5:30)
Area  11.44 km²
Population  13,065 (2001)
State  Kerala
Formed  3 November 1982
PIN  686516
Local time  Friday 10:02 PM
Government body  Gram panchayat
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Weather  27°C, Wind NE at 5 km/h, 83% Humidity

Meenadam, sometimes spelled Meenadom is a village in Kottayam, Kerala, India.

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Map of Meenadom, Kerala

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, Meenadam had a population of 13065 with 6473 males and 6592 females. It is surrounded by the Puthupally and Pampady panchayats. The village is rich in tapioca and rubber cultivation. It is about 13 kilometers from Kottayam. Many excavations were conducted in Meenadam during the British occupancy to unearth iron deposits from the arannil kunnu. The pits from those excavations remain today, as well as some deep wells. These pits might have been dug out with machinery, or perhaps a meteorite might have fallen there.

Etymology

It is said that the name "Meenadom" derives from "veenadom" as the meteorite fell down here. There are many temples and Christian churches in Meenadam. An important Christian celebration held in Meenadam is "Pampady Dayara", where the tomb of St. Kuriakose Gregorious of the Malankara Orthodox church is located.

Places of worship

The following is a list of Religious Structures in Meenadam:

  • Meenadom Bhagavati Kshetram
  • Vattakkavu Temple
  • Sree Narayanapuram Vishnu Temple
  • St. John's orthodox church (Parackal Pally)
  • St. Mary's orthodox Church (Manjadi)
  • St. Thomas Orthodox Valiyapally (Kurikunnel Pally)
  • St. George Orthodox Church
  • St. John's Jacobite Church
  • St. Ignatious Jacobite Church Malikappady
  • St. Mary's Yerusalem Jacobite Church
  • Other Landmarks

    There are about 7 schools, a spinning mill, public libraries, an Ayurvedic Hospital, a veterinary clinic, national and private banks, and one ITC in Meenadam.

    References

    Meenadam Wikipedia


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