Blandevar

Blandevar is a small village in the North Mazhuvannoor area of the Ernakulam district of India. The renowned Blandevar Mahavishnu Temple is located here.

Village in Kerala, India
Blandevar
Village
Coordinates:

10.0°N 76.428°E / 10.0; 76.428

Country  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Elevation

81 m (266 ft)
Population

 (2001)
  Total 11,271 (7km2)
Languages

  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
686689
Telephone code 91 484 276
Vehicle registration KL 40-
Kavipallathu Siva Temple
Irapuram Bhagavathi Temple
Blandevar Temple
Garudan Thookkam

The area is mainly agricultural with the main crops being rice, coconut, rubber and pineapple. Mazhuvannoor panchayathu and the village offices are situated at Irapuram.

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  • Govt UP School N. Mazhuvannoor
  • Govt LP School Irapuram
  • Sree Narayana Engineering college, Kadayirippu – 6 km
  • MOSC medical college[1]Kolenchery – 7 km
  • Sree Sankara Arts college,[2]Irapuram – 4 km
  • Christknowledgecity engineering college [3] – 3 km
  • C.E.T. College of Management, Science and Technology and International School [4] – 2 km
  • Jai Bharath Group of Institutions [5] – 6 km
  • Gramadeepam Library
  • GDM arts and sports club
  • Kilimugal arts and sports club
  • New millennium arts and sports club, Double canal Jn.
Big banyan tree in front of Blandevar Temple

The yearly festival starts in the “atham” in the “kumbham” malayalan month. The six-day festival is celebrated by all the villagers without any caste difference. The name ‘blandevar’ is derived from an incident where the idol of the blandevar temple was found from inside a Jackfruit tree (പ്ലാവ്).

The Irapuram Bhagavathi Temple is an ancient temple which attracts many devotees in every year. The main festival is in the bharani day of the kumbham malayalan month. The main adoration here is Garudan Thookkam. Every year more than 250 garudan thookkam will be presented by devotees. The second main festival here is pathamudayam to celebrate the fight between Kali and Darikan in purana.

The Kavipallathu Siva Temple is an ancient temple which has been recently renovated. This is the main siva temple in the North Mazhuvannoor area and is situated near to Kilikulam junction.

This temple is located in Thattamugal. The main festival is kalamezhuthum pattu and guruthi.

St. Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Chapel is the main Christian church in the North Mazhuvannoor area. It attracts many devotees every year. Feasts are celebrated without caste difference. The holy remains of St. Elias third highlights the blessings of place

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