Kadakkal

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Kadakkal  is a wonderful historic town located in the Eastern part of Kollam district, Kerala. It is five kilometres away from Nilamel, which is on Trivandrum - Angamaly State Highway (MC Road). State highway 64 passes through the town. The town is an important business centre and is known for its spice production.

Kadakkal is well known for the socio-revolutionary activities held in the Pre-independence period of India.The most important one of them is Kadakkal Revolution (Kadakkal Viplavam)

Kadakkal is a small agricultural town located in Kollam district, Kerala. It is just five kilometres away from MC road. The town is an important business center and is known for its spice production.
Kadakkal is well known for the social revolutionary activities held in the pre-independent period of India. It include Kadakkal revolution (Kadakkal viplavam) lead by Franco Ragavan Pillai. Main agricultural cultivation include rubber, coconut and pepper.
Educational facilities available in Kadakkal include :






  • APRM Central School Chithara
  • Govt UPS Kadakkal
  • Govt VHSS Kadakkal
  • CP HSS Kuttikkadu
  • UPS Kuttikkadu
  • National Open school Kadakkal
  • Devasom board school Altharamoodu
  • Nehru memorial school
  • Ex service mens school Attupuram
  • Sn School Kottapuram
  • SHM engineering college Kadakkal
  • PMSA Arts and Science College Kuttikkadu, Kadakkal
  • NSS College Nilamel
This area is also famous for its parallel education systems, which include :
  • Chaiyhanya college Kadakkal
  • Rashtramandirum college kadakkal
  • SN College& Computers Sankar Nagar, Kuttikkadu, Kadakkal
Kadakkal town is an important business center of the eastern area of Kollam district. Kadakkal panchayat is a special grade panchayat and is looking forward to become a municipality. It covers a vast geographical area and has also a huge population. Chithara, Nilamel, Ittiva, Kummil and Chadayamangalam are the neighboring Panchayats of Kadakkal.
The Famous Kadakkal Bhagavathy Temple is located here. It is exactly located at Altharamoodu just half kilometer away from Kadakkal town.
Kadakkal Devi Kshetram comes alive during Thiruvathira festival held in March, and is one of the prime festivals of the region. The temple festivities attract large crowds from various parts of the state, which are a ten day program including main festival at Thiruvathira with Eduppukuthira. Kadakkal amma or goddess is considered as a very powerful deity.
Current MLA of chadayamangalam assembly consistency, kadakkal is a part of, is keralas agricultural minister, Mullakkara rathnakaran Recent election to parliament select N. Peethampara Kuruppu of UDF. Even though all other part of the kollam constituency move to udf kadakkal and all other part of chadayamngalam stay with LEFT. Town mosque is another important religious place located in the heart of the town. It shares its own boundary with a temple, Madan nada. This itself proves the religious sovereignty of people from Kadakkal. One can easly reach kadakkal by get down at Nilamel. And this place is well connected with anchal, nilamel, Kilimanoor and madathara.

Kadakkal Devi Temple is situated at Kollam District, Kerala, India. Kadakkal city is in the eastern part of Kollam District, Kerala. Kadakkkal is well known for the social revolutionary activities held in the pre-independent period of India. Kadakkal is an agriculture village and its known for its spice production. Main agricultural cultivation include rubber, coconut, and pepper.
Kadakkal Devi Temple is one of the foremost Devi temples in Kerala. It is renowned for its unique mythology and belief. It is believed that one who worships and offering rituals to Devi (Kadakkalamma) will be protected from evil and their life will be filled with prosperity and wealth.
Kadakkal Temple has three main temples situated equal distances in three directions from the Temple Pond (Kadakkal Chira): Devi Temple, Siva Temple and Taliyil Temple.
The uniqueness of the main Devi temple is that there is neither an idol nor a pujari. The temple festival 'Kadakkal Thiruvathira Mahotsavam' is very popular. During the festival thousands of devotees come to Kadakkal to worship 'Devi'. On the first day of the festival, thousands of ladies offer Pongal to Devi at the temple ground. The festival starts with 'Kuthirayeduppu' which is a grand procession followed by 'Kuthiyottam' and pageants. The festival ends with 'Guruzi', a spiritual ritual performed on the last day.

Kadakkal Devi Temple is one of the foremost Devi temples in Kerala. The Temple is renowned for its unique mythology and belief. It is believed that one who worships and offering rituals to Devi (Kadakkalamma), will be protected from evil and their life will be filled with Prosperity and wealth.

Kadakkal Temple has three main temples situated equal distances in three directions from the Temple Pond (Kadakkal Chira). Main Temples are Devi Temple, Siva Temple and Taliyil Temple. The uniqueness of the main Devi temple is there no Idol and Pujari. Read Mythology of Kadakkal Temple for more details.

The Temple festival 'Kadakkal Thiruvathira Mahotsavam' is very popular. During Festival thousands of devotees come to Kadakkal to worship 'Devi'. The first day of the Festival, Thousands of Ladies Offer Pongal to Devi at the Temple Ground.

The Festival Start with "Kuthirayeduppu' which is a grand procession followed by 'Kuthiyottam' and various forms of pageants.

The festival ends with 'Guruzi', a spiritual ritual performed in the last day of Thiruvathira festival

Private Educational Institutions

This area is also famous for its parallel education systems, which include:
  • Campus College, Kadakkal
  • Chaithanya College, Kadakkal
  • Harisree College & Computers, Sankar Nagar
  • SN College & Computers, Sankar Nagar
  • MSM Arabic Academy, Kadakkal
  • Talent PSC Coaching Centre, Chingeli
  • Alpha College, Chingeli
  • VKM ITC, Kadakkal
  • Rashtramandiram College
  • Gurudev institute of management studies (MBA)

State Government Offices

  • Kadakkal, Sub Registrar Office
  • Treasury kadakkal
  • Town employment ex-change kadakkal
  • Village office kadakkal
  • Panchayath office kadakkal
  • Circle inspector office
  • Police station
  • Agriculture office
  • Fire station
  • Kerala water authoratary engineer office
  • Kerala electricity board office

Economy & Religion

Kadakkal town is an important business centre. Kadakkal Chantha (Market) is very famous, especially for its agrarian commodity business like coconut, arecanut, copra, tapioca, rubber, etc. . Kadakkal Panchayat is a Special Grade Panchayat. It covers a vast geographical area with a huge population of Hindus and Muslims. Christians are very rare. Chithara, Nilamel, Ittiva, Kummil and Chadayamangalam are the neighboring Panchayats.
Kadakkal Pravasi Sangham (www.kadakkalpravasi.org) is a non profit organisation working for the welfare of NRIs hailing from Chithara, Nilamel, Ittiva, Kummil and Kadakkal Panchayats.