20 Facts About Chengannur


Chengannur is a Municipality in the Alappuzha district of Kerala State, India.

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Chengannur is 117 kilometres north of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram on the MC Road.

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Chengannur is noted for the Chengannur Mahadeva Temple and its Old Syrian Church of the ancient Syrian Christian community.

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Chengannur is a major destination of Sabarimala pilgrims known as the Gateway of Sabarimala.

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Chengannur was a part of the Ay Kingdom in the ancient period.

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The earliest epigraphical record to mention Chengannur is the Mampalli copper plate inscription which records a donation from Venad chiefly family to the Chengannur Temple.

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Chengannur came under the Kingdom of Travancore when the area was annexed by Marthanda Varma in 1742.

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The economic, social and religious esteem and the political power and sway of Vanjipuzha family over Chengannur continued to be intact throughout even the British period uninterrupted.

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Chengannur Municipality was formed in the year 1980 with Shri.

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Chengannur was a part of Vanjippuzha Principality which was under the rule of Travancore.

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Chengannur town is in the banks of holy river Pamba which influenced the culture of this town.

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Chengannur was famous for the craftsmen who were brought by rulers of Travancore to build the Sabarimala temple.

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Chengannur temple is one of the 108 temples believed to be created by Parasurama.

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The KSRTC depot at Chengannur has an inter-state bus service, which is operated to Kanyakumari.

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Chengannur Railway Station, is an important railway station between Kollam and Kottayam.

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Under the local self-government system, Chengannur is divided into 1 statutory town and development blocks consisting of 11 panchayats.

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Chengannur is a part of the Mavelikara constituency which after demarcation extends from Changanassery in Kottayam district to Kottarakkara in Kollam district.

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Chengannur's assembly constituency is a part of the Mavelikkara.

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Chengannur died and was replaced in the by-elections conducted on 28 May 2018 by Saji Cheriyan of Left Democratic Front.

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Since Chengannur is the nearest Railway station to Sabarimala Temple, most devotees use this railway station to visit the temple.

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