| About Irinjalakuda
extensive land spreads over 1022 sq. kms. It lies resting its head on the
"Sahyadri" and its feet soothed by the waves of the deep blue
"Arabian Sea". Nurtured and nourished by the blessings of the
Swami Sangameswara (Bharatha, the younger son of the Lord Sri Dasaradha),
Irinjalakuda has a distinct niche in educational, socio-economic, and cultural
development of Kerala. The Koothambalam of the temple hosts the traditional
art forms of ‘Kooth' and ‘Koodiyattam' which attract the lovers of traditional
art from all over the world. The famous Unnayi Varrier Kalanilayam nurtures
the art forms of Kathakali, Koodiyattam, Mohiniyattam and others.
Chalakudy Puzha, Kurumali Puzha and the Athirappilly Water Falls the lush
green of paddy fields and crops of plantain, coconut and mango provides
a superb panorama to the land. From two full fledged colleges, engineering
colleges and more than four hundreds of schools and technical institutions,
the blooming talents spread the acclaim of Irinjalakuda far and wide.
Irinjalakuda has a high literacy rate and has very high socio-economic and
cultural standards. A number of small and medium industries add to the progress
of prosperity of this place. The world famous Chandrika Soap, the Kerala
Solvent Extractions (KSE Ltd), Kerala Feeds and a number of coconut oil
mills adds to the economic status of the mighty land.
Irinjalakuda has given birth to many illustrious personalities like Padmashri
Ammannur Madhava Chakyar, Sri P. Bhaskaran - the multifaceted genius and
the artist Sri Innocent, the President of AMMA and so on.
History tells that places like Kodungallur, Chalakudy, Mala and Irinjalakuda
were busy trade centres from ancient time itself. The close proximity of
Koodalmanickam Temple, St. Thomas Cathedral and the Mosque show the religious
harmony of the place. People from all religions live here in peace and unity
and join hands to work towards the prosperity of this great town of Irinjalakuda.