Changanassery

Changanacherry

Changanacherry is ideally known as the gateway to high range and kuttanadu. It is a municipal town in Kottayam district. The location of Changanacherry is such that it is placed between Thiruvananthapuram and Cochin. It was a major trading hub during old times and its name is debatably linked to trading activities. Changanachery has an area of 13.50 sq. kmtrs. Transportation is very well developed in Changanacherry with road, rail and inland waterways contributing for transport modes. Changanacherry municipality includes suburbs such as Vazhappally East, Vazhappally West, Thuruthy, Morkulangara, Vattappally, Puzhavathu, Perunnai, Anandasramam, Fathimapuram, Parel, Chethipuzha, Ithithanam, Kurisumoodu, Chanjody and Cheeranchira.

St. Joseph College of Communication

St Joseph College of Communication
Media Village
Kurisummood P O
Changanassery, Kerala, India -686 104
Tel: +91 481 2722225, +91 9446194320
Fax: +91 481-2729070
www.mediavillageindia.com

SB College

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St. Berchmans College
Changanassery,
Kottayam,
Kerala,
686 101
India
PH: 0481 2420025 / 3012345 Ext-16
FAX: 91-481 2401472
sbc@sbcollege.org

NSS Hindu College

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NSS Hindu College
Perunnai
Changanassery – 686 102
Kottayam District
Kerala
Phone: 0481 – 2420090(Office)
0481 – 2420990 (Principal)
Fax No: 0481 – 2402012
E-mail: nsshcchry@yahoo.co.in
Web: www.nsshinducollege.org

Assumption College

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Assumption College
Changanacherry
Kottayam-686101
Kerala, India
Telephone Number :91-481-2420109, 2401038
Fax:91-481-2420109
Principal (off) : 2401036 , (Res):2402351.
Email : ac@assumptioncollege.in
Web : http://www.assumptioncollege.in

Vazhappally Temple

Vazhappally Temple

Thiruvazhappally Sree Mahadeva Temple at Changanasseri occupies a unique position among the Kerala Hindu Shrines. This Holy Shrine is a major temple under the administration of the Travancore Devaswom Board. This temple situates 900 m west of Mathumoola Junction and 1.5 km north of the Town. The main idol of lord Mahadeva faces East, while Dakshinamoorthi & Ganapathy faces south and Lordess Parvathi faces west in the same Vatta (circular) Sreekovil, Besides separate shrines for Maha Ganapathi, Saastha and Bhramma Rakshas. The other deities installed in this temple are Nagaraja, Naga yakshi and Nandikeswar. The presence of Lord Subramanyan and Lord Parasurama also seen in the temple. So the whole shrine belongs to one family –Lord the Siva’s. Lord Ganapathy is the God of wisdom and remover of all obstacles. According to Sankalpa of the temple, Ganapathi Vigraha is in the form of Maha Ganapathi. This is one of the rarest temple, where Mahaganapathi faces south with separate dwaja–sthambam (Flag Staff). The main Vazhipaat being to Maha ganapathy “Otta–Appam” (Ganapathy Appam). Temple has two Dwaja-sthambas

Perunna Subramanyaswami Temple

Perunna Subramanyaswami Temple

The Subramanya Swami Temple at Perunna, Changanacherry is at a distance of 20 km from Kottayam. This ancient temple, built in 753 A.D, is under the administration of ‘Urazhma’ Devaswam Board. It was among the first temples to open its doors to all groups of people. The idol of the presiding deity Lord Subramanian is almost six feet in height and the ‘Vel’ hold by the lord is pointed downwards. The annual 10 day long festival, “ULSAVAM” is celebrated during November – December (Vrischikam). Kodiyettu (flag hoisting) is on Karthigai and Karthigai Vilakku is celeberated on the same day. Chakiarkooth is the main ritual performed during the festival.

Perunna Muruga Temple is the place where a Very Ugra Bhava of Lord Subrahmanya is worshipped.The idol of Lord Muruga of this temple unique. There is a specialty in this idol, comparing with other idols in temples. The Vel which the Lord is holding is pointed downwards. Muruga is worshipped here in the bhava of “devasenapathi” and he is in a very angry mood as he had just killed ‘Tharakasura”.

Pazhayapalli

The Pazhaya palli is said to be more than 1000 years old and one of the most famous mosque in Central Travancore. The annual festival, Thangal adiyanthiram, is famous and is marked by a grand community feast. Meat and two tonnes of rice, offered by the devotees, is used to prepare biriyani for the community feast on this day. The Chandanakuddam festival at the mosque is one of the largest crowd pulling events in Changanacherry town.

Nair Service Society Headquarters

The Nair Service Society or the NSS as it is popularly known in Kerala has its headquarters in Perunna, Changanacherry. NSS is a social organization established in 1914 which has made remarkable contributions in the fields of education, medicine and agriculture. The Society was started by Mannathu Padmanabhan on 31 October 1914. The NSS is a three tier organisation with Karayogams at the base level, Taluk Unions at the intermediate level and the Headquarters at the apex level. The Society owns and manages a large number of educational institutions and hospitals.

Methropolitan St.Mary’s Cathedral Church

Methropolitan St.Mary’s Cathedral Church

The architecture of the church is European-inspired with Portuguese and Spanish themes. Inside, the high ceilings are supported on huge columns. The main altar features exquisite craftsmanship of wood carving of statues and crosses. The domed ceiling is adorned with fresco paintings. There are no pews in the church: worshippers squat on the floor. As is customary in many Kerala churches, they are separated by gender: men sit up front while women occupy the rear section. A new semi-circular section was added to the rear of the building in the 60s to accommodate a growing congregation. Outside, at the head of the building, stands the tallest structure in the town, namely, the bell tower. The ringing of the bell can be heard throughout the city.

Hospitals


Taluk Hospital ,

Changanassery

Phone no:2420349


Sree Sankara Ayurveda Hospital,

Perunna

Phone no: 2421154


St.Thoamas Hospital,

Chethipuzha ,

Changanassery

phone no:  2421797


Bishop Kurialacherry College

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Bishop Kurialacherry College
AMALAGIRI P.O.,
KOTTAYAM-686036
KERALA
Phone: +91-481-2597384/2597394(Principal’s Office)
Fax: +91-481-2596384
Web Site:http://www.bkcollege.org/

Archdiocese of Changanassery

Archbishop’s house

Syro-Malabar Catholic Archdiocese of Changanassery
Archdiocese of Changanassery is the largest Catholic Diocese in India and its recognition as the same has a history which starts from the year of 1887. The Archdiocese of Changanacherry is one of the first two Vicariates and the second Metropolitan Archdiocese of the Syro-Malabar Church, after the establishment of the Syro-Malabar hierarchy which was the prelude to the restoration of the identity of the Church in 1992 as Sui luris Church. The Archdiocese of Changanacherry now comprises the civil districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Kottayam in Kerala and Palai, Kanjirapally and Thucklay as its suffragans. Archbishop Mar Joseph Powathil assumed the office of the Archbishop of Changanacherry on 17th January 1986 and resigned in 2007. Mar Joseph Perumthottam was appointed on 20th January 2007 as the new Metropolitan Archbishop of Changanacherry and was installed on 19th March 2007.

 

Anandasramam

Anandasramam

Anandasramam, Changanacherry. The SNDP Branch No. 1 A, innuagurated by Mahathma Gandhi. Sri Narayana Guru has visited Anandasramam. Changanacherry Anandashram was founded in 1903. There are 46 branches working under this Union. At the golden Jubilee celebrations of this union, 201 houses were built and given to the poor.

Accommodation

P.W.D. Rest House
Changanassery
Phone No:242036


Hotel Vani
Changanassery
Phone No: 2427403


Hotel Breez International
Near Old Pvt. Bus Stand,
Vazhoor Road,
Changanacherry,
Kerala.
phone no:2422909


Hotel Breeze Land
By-pass Junction, Vazhappally,
MC Road , Changanacherry, Kerala , India – 686 103.
Phone: +91 481 – 241 2701, 240 1701, 242 3701
Cell: +91 – 9447753711, 9446523701
Email: hotelbreezeland@gmail.com
Web : http://www.hotelbreezeland.com/location.php


Yathrinivas
Changanassery
phone no:2400899


Panchavady Hotel
Near KSRTC, Changanacherry.
Ph : 0481-2422323,2422324
Mob : 9496413467,9447181139,
Email : hotelpanchavady@gmail.com
web : http://panchavady.com/


Hotel Maharani
Changanassery
phone no:2428090


Hotel Arcadia
Changanassery
phone no:2423027


Hotel Kalavara
Near SB College,
Changanacherry


Ambika Palace
12, KTM Complex
Changanacherry


TEXTILES

VARIETY TEXTILES

K.T.M.COMPLEX,NEAR BUS STAND, CHANGANACHERRY
PALA ROAD
CHANGANASSERY


STAR WEDDING CENTRE & STAR KIDS CENTRE

NEAR BUSSTAND, KARUKACHAL PO
KARUKACHAL
CHANGANASSERY


WINDOW PASSION

ENM SALAFI COMPLEX, BEHIND FIRE STATION
CHANGANASSERY


SILK PALACE

M.C.ROAD, CHANGANACHERRY
CHANGANASSERY


COTTON CITY

T B ROAD, CHANGANACHERRY
TB ROAD
CHANGANASSERY


GSONS GARMENTS

BUS STAND, MANIMALA P.O , CHANGANACHERRY
CHANGANASSERY


KHADI GRAMODYAG BHAVAN

CHASS- CHANGANACHERRYSOCIAL SERVICE SOCIETY,CHANGANACHERRY-1
SASTRI ROAD,KOTTAYAM
KOTTAYAM

Jewellery

Annus Gem & Jewellery

Address : Aramanappadi,Changanassery,
City: Changanassery    District: Kottayam
Country: India

Phone: 0481 2428083


Queens Jewellery

Address :Head Post Office Jn.,Changanassery,
City: Chaganassery District: Kottayam
Country: India

Phone: 0481 2427585


Choice Jewelers

Address :Central Junction, Changanassery,
City: Changanassery Postal Code: 686101
District: Kottayam Country: India

Phone: 91-481-2422441