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Kozhencherry is a small town in Pathanamthitta district of Central Travancore region (South Central Kerala) in Kerala state, South India. It is on the banks of river Pampa. It is a commercial centre with many of the Banks and trade companies have their establishments here. It is believed that once the Kovilans of Thekencore kingdom's ruled this area. Kozhencherry used to be a part of the erstwhile Travancore kingdom.
One of the five Taluks in Pathanamthitta district is also named Kozhencherry. The other taluks are Tiruvalla, Mallapally, Ranni, and Adoor.
Kozhencherry is a charming town and a famous Christian pilgrim center, situated at the banks of Pamba, in Pathanamthitta District, Kerala. It is located 13 km from Pathanamthitta and is about 240 km north of the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram.
For many centuries, Kozhencherry has been recognized as a major center of Christian culture and influence. Maramon Convention, held at Maramon nearby, is a major event attended by Christians from all over the country. It is the biggest Christian gathering in Asia, presided over by scholars of Christianity drawn from India and abroad.
Cochin International Airport (155 km to the north) and Trivandrum International Airport (135 km – to the south) serves Kozhencherry. Nearest railway station is at Chengannur.
Kozhencherry is a major town in Pathanamthitta district of Central Travancore region (South Central Kerala) in Kerala state.Kozhencherry is one of the five Taluks in Pathanamthitta district. Pathanamthitta town is the capital of Kozhencherry Taluk. The other taluks are Tiruvalla, Mallapally, Ranni, and Adoor.The district was made up from combining areas from the Alappuzha, Idukki and Kollam districts. Major towns in the district are Pathanmthitta, Tiruvalla, Adoor, Ranni, Konni, Mallappally and Kozhencherry. More than 50% of the geographical area is covered by forests.Kozhencherry is a [major] trading and business centre in Central Travancore. It is a fast developing town in Central Travancore. It is also happening as a major IT Hub.Maramon is a small town on the Pampa River, opposite to Kozhencherry town. The river-bed of the Pampa here witnesses the annual Maramon Convention, the largest Christian gathering in Asia. Aranmula is a suburb of Kozhencherry. It is the venue of the annual snake boat race on the Pampa; the place is also famous for its metal mirrors.Vinjana Kalavedi, founded by a French Artist Lueba Schield is in Aranmula, on the way to Kozhencherry.The proposed [Pathanamthitta International Airport] [PIA]in Aranmula is just 2 km from the main town.The "Greater Kozhencherry" region consists of Kozhencherry and near by areas like Mallappuzhasseri, Thottappuzhasseri, Koipram, Aranmula, Kidangannur, Mezhuveli, Kulanada, Naranganam, Elanthur, Cherukol, Ayirur, and Thadiyur.The population of Kozhencherry consissts of Syrian Christians,Muslims,Hindu Nairs, Brahmins, Ezhavas, Scheduled Castes, and Konkanis.The main languages of Kozhencherry are Malayalam, English, Tamil, Konkani, and Aramaic (Syriac).
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