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Mala, often known as Mala Thrissur, is a growing town located in the southern part of Thrissur district in Kerala state, India. It is also known as Mala Trichur or Thrissur Mala or Trichur Mala. Mala is about 40 km towards the north from the present day city of Kochi and approximately 14 Km from Chalakudy, Kodungallur and Irinjalakuda. The name "Mala" is said to have derived from the Hebrew word "Mal-Aha" which means "Center of Refugee". Mala is one of the most popular and important destinations among Keralites. It has a glorious past and a rich cultural heritage where people of all caste and creed came from all parts of the world for business and settlement.

E.K. Divakaran Potti, Puthenchira

Divakaran Potti honored by Gramika
Sri E.K. Divakaran Potti, a prominent personality in Malayalam Translation literature born on 28th April, 1918 at Puthenchira an adjacent Village of Mala in Thrissur District. He is a member in Edamana Illam at Puthenchira. E.K. Divakaran Potti was a high school teacher by profession from 1950 to 1973 in the Kizhakkambalam High School. He has died on 23rd July 2005 at his 87th years.

Karingachira Anchalppetty Puthenchira, Mala Thrissur

Image of Anchalpetty and Old Police Station at karingachira, Puthenchira

Anchalpetty and the Police Outpost building at Karingachira in Puthenchira. The Anchalpetty at Karinguchira remind us to retrace an Era of Kings and Queens, slaves and palaces. Anchalpetty was the primitive method of sending postal articles from one place to another through a bearer, who runs speedily through the available roads. The "Anchal Runner" wears a special uniform and hold an iron rod in his hand; he also wears bells around his waste. When the Anchal man is on the run, everybody on the road should give way to the runner.

Snehagiri Holy Child EMHSS, Kuruvilassery, Mala

Snehagiri English Medium School, Kuruvilasery, Mala (Snehagiri EMHS Mala)

Holy Child Convent English Medium School founded in 1979 at Painattukara village then known as Mullankuzhy and now popularly known as Snehagiri (Love hill), a place near Kottackal Monastery. The school is administered by Udaya Provincial, Irinjalakuda Diocese. Holy Child Convent School is a successful school serving in education sector more than three decades.

Carmel College For Women Mala Thrissur Kerala

Image of Mala Carmel College for women, Mala Trissur Kerala

Carmel College Mala (Woman's College Mala), a first grade college for women under Calicut University stands nestled in an idyllic locale - walkable distance to Mala town - established in 1981 by CMC (Congregation of the Mother of Carmel) Sisters with innumerable support of well wishers. The serene atmosphere makes Mala Carmel College an ideal place for the pursuit of knowledge. Here one is constantly conscious of the Divine presence, and this perfect blend between the spiritual and the intellectual, helps in the integrated development of the student.

Mala Thrissur at a Glance

Mala Thrissur at a Glance - Image of Mala Grama Panchayat Building

Mala Grama Panchayat is a Special Grade Panchayat consisting the following villages: Kuruvilassery Mala, Vadama Mala, Vadakumbhagam Mala, and Annalloor Mala. Boundaries of Mala Thrissur: Aloor Grama Panchayat (North); Annamanada Grama Panchayat, Chalakudy Municipality, Kadukutty Grama Panchayat (East); Kuzhur Grama Panchayat, Poyya Grama Panchayat (South); Puthenchira Grama Panchayat (West)

Personalities Mala Thrissur Kerala

Image of Late Leader K. Karunakaran, Mala
It is relevant to explore the prominent personalities of Mala who were involved in social and political work. The history of modern Mala started counting from around 1850. It was Chakkalmattath Kanichai Thomman Ittoop who gave the huge plot known "Padanayar Kottaparampu" and paddy field to the amount of 300 measures to the Carmelite Congregation to start their Monastery.

Shri K. Karunakaran and Mala

Shri K. Karunakaran and Mala
Shri K. Karunakaran, popularly known as "leader" and respected administrator has contributed much to the development to Mala as well as the State. Shri K. Karunakaran was born on July 5, 1918 at Chirackkal in Kannur District to Shri Thekkedathu Ravunni Marar and Smt. Kannoth Kalyani Amma. Shri Karunakaran took initiative to form a unity of the workers in Sitharam Mills, Thrissur and formed a new trade union named Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) at May, 1947. It becomes one of the largest trade union in India having over 4 million membership today.

Charity at Mala Kerala

Charity at Mala Kerala
While one facet of charity involves uplifting those not yet empowered, another facet must include the active undoing of these man-made imperfections. Because we as individuals normally lack the drive and resolve to fight injustices on our own, government safety nets provide a passive way for normal citizens to contribute, even if trivially, to the undoing of such societal injustices.

Mala Aravindan - Famous Malayalam Movie Actor And Comedian

Mala Aravindan - Movie artist, comedian, drama artist, Mala, Vadama, Thrissur, Kerala

Mala Aravindan, a famous Malayalam movie actor and comedian born in Thrissur, Kerala as the eldest son of Ayyappan, an Excise department employee and Ponnamma, a school teacher. Later, Mala Aravindan, migrated his location to Mala and started using the place name along with his name. Aravindan started his film career in 1968 movie Sindhooram, directed by Balakrishnan.

Ambookan Kochuvarkey Memorial High School, Poyya (Poyya AKMHS)

AKMHSS Poyya, Mala Trissur, Kerala
Ambookan Kochuvarkey Memorial High School, Poyya, Mala, Thrissur District, Kerala (Poyya AKMHS, Poyya, Mala)situated in calm, serene and healthy surroundings of Poyya village. AKMHS provides a balanced and creative development of their students in curricular, co-curricular activities under the guidance of the experienced, talented teachers.
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