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Country  India
Languages spoken  Malayalam, English
Area  32.28 km2
State  Kerala
District  Palakkad
Colleges and Universities  PNNM Ayurveda Medical College, Institute Of Printing Tech. & Govt. Polytechnic

Shoranur (Malayalam: ) is a small town and a municipality in Palakkad district, in the Indian state of Kerala, located on the banks of the Bharathapuzha River. It covers 32.28 km2. It is a major transport hub, hosting the largest railway station in the state. Kerala Kalamandalam, the premier centre for classical arts such as Kathakali and Koodiyattam, is located at Cheruthuruthi, across the river.


Map of Shoranur

Train journey from shoranur to angamali kerala

Kayari adikkedaa new kambi talk shoranur


Shoranur Beautiful Landscapes of Shoranur

Shoranur is located at 10.77°N 76.28°E? / 10.77; 76.28. It has an average elevation of 49 metres (160 feet).


Shoranur in the past, History of Shoranur

Shoranur was a part of Kavalappara Desam, a petty feudatory under the Raja of Valluvanad (Valluvakonathari), which extended from Bharatapuzha to Mundakkottukurussi. The ruler of the desam was given the title of Moopil Nair, who wielded powers on behalf of the raja. With the fall of Valluvanad the area first passed on to the hands of the Samoothiri of Kozhikode, and then in 1792 became a part of British India. The palace of Moopil Nair can be seen today on the Shoranur-Kavalappara road near the Eruppe Siva temple.

Under the British, Shoranur came into prominence, being at the border of the British empire and the erstwhile states of Kochi and Travancore. the advent of railways literally made it the gateway to British India. A mini industrial revolution was ushered in the early 1900s with the establishment of metal industries and the extension of railways south of the bharatapuzha. with the formation of the state of kerala, shornur became a panchayat in 1961 and a municipality in 1978.

the 1980s saw the construction of a link line 1 km from the shoranur junction railway station. With most of the long distance trains using the line to bye pass the station, the importance of shoranur junction started to fade. labour issues in the industrial sector resulted in closure of many of those units, sending the local economy into stagnation. By the 2000s shornur was eclipsed by the steady transformation of the nearby towns of ottapalam and pattambi and by 2011 census it became a part of ottapalam Urban Agglomeration.

Tourist attractions

  • Kulapully SreeKrishna Temple - 6.5 km from Shornur
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  • An ancient Temple of Lord SreeKrishna destroyed in 18th century was recreated in 2007 by devotees led by Shri.Erangodath Prasanna Kumar for the worship of devotees irrespective of caste,creed and religion.The Temple is an example for religious harmony and cultural integration.The old Temple is said to have been built in 13th century by Pandya King Maravarman Sundara Pandyan belongs to the same clan of Pandya Kings who built the Sabarimala temple.The main deity is Gadadhari Navaneetha Krishna which is unique in the world.Other Upadevathas [subordinate] deities are Dharma Sastha,Mookambika,Ganapathy,Hanuman,Nagas,Navagraha and Garuda.Five days long Prathishta dinam [Idol installation Anniversary]celebrations is the important festival of Kulapully.Kulapully Music Festival is also organised as part of the Prathishta dinam celebrations held during the month of April/May every year.Eminent classical musicians participate in the Kulapully Music Festival.

  • Indian Institute of Panchakarma, Shornur
  • Kerala Kalamandalam 2 km en route to Thrissur
  • Keraleeya Ayurveda Samajam
  • Kayiliyad Pooram
  • Kavalappara Aryankavu pooram

  • Cuisine

    Shoranur Cuisine of Shoranur, Popular Food of Shoranur

    A cuisine (/kw??zin/ kwi-ZEEN , from French cuisine, "cooking; culinary art; kitchen"; ultimately from Latin coquere, "to cook") is a style of cooking characterized by distinctive ingredients, techniques and dishes, and usually associated with a specific culture or geographic region. A cuisine is primarily influenced by the ingredients that are available locally or through trade. Religious food laws, such as Islamic and Jewish dietary laws, can also exercise a strong influence on cuisine. Regional food preparation traditions, customs and ingredients often combine to create dishes unique to a particular region.

    Some of the elements that have an influence on a regions cuisine include the areas climate, which in large measure determines the native foods that are available, the economic conditions, which affect trade and can affect food distribution, imports and exports, and religiousness or sumptuary laws, under which certain foods and food preparations are required or proscribed.

    Climate also affects the supply of fuel for cooking; a common Chinese food preparation method was cutting food into small pieces to cook foods quickly and conserve scarce firewood and charcoal. Foods preserved for winter consumption by smoking, curing, and pickling have remained significant in world cuisines for their altered gustatory properties even when these preserving techniques are no longer strictly necessary to the maintenance of an adequate food supply.


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