Al Azhar Central School, Mala, Thrissur is a popular CBSE Senior Secondary School started in June 2003 and located at Paranattukunnu, Mala - Puthenchira Road hardly 1.5 km away from Mala town. Al Azhar Central School, Mala a co-curriculum school caters CBSE syllabus from KG-I to Plus Two.
Mala's historical prominence is interwoven with the culture of Gowdasaraswatha (Konkani) community, who immigrated from Goa in 1560. Sree Mukunda Krishnaswamy Temple, Mala whose prime idol was installed in 1085 in the month of phalguna by the Konkanis, is a symbol of prosperity abundance and auspiciousness. This temple is believed to have been built to get rid of the fury of the "naga" chariots. Sree Mukunda Krishnaswamy Temple, Mala is managed by the Shree Prasadapureswara Devaswom, Mala.
Pambummekkattu Mana, is a famous Temple devoted to Serpent Gods, situates at Vadama very close to Mala Town. It is believed that the divine presence of "Vasuki" and "Nagayakshi" are there in the "Kizhakkini" of Pambummekkattu Mana. Pambummekkattu Mana is the most famous Serpent worship centre in Kerala. The Pambummekattu lllam (also known as Mana) stands in Vadama village, a part of Mukundapuram Taluk in Thrissur District, Kerala. The nearest railway station is 10 km away at Chalakudy.
Karuna Bhavan, Mala, Home for the Aged and Infirm, Sisters of the Destitute, Mala, Thrissur. Sisters of the Destitute is anchored on the compassionate of love of Jesus Christ, the Son of God who, though rich, became a poor Destitute in order to share the salvific love of the Heavenly Father with the destitute and the marginalized.
The rare remnants of Jewish Settlement in Mala will attract any tourists of aesthetic mind. In ancient period Mala street was known after Jews and it was called "Jews Street Mala". In 1948, when Israel was formed, the Jews left this place and back to their mother land. There is currently no Jewish community left in Mala. The charm and splendor of synagogue of the Mala Jewish Community with its beautiful carvings in a variety of patterns speak volumes about their artistic skill and culture. There is also a Jewish Cemetery which exudes memories of Ancestors of Mala Jewish Community.
Mala has number of educational institutions from the Preschools up to Post-graduation level. Besides number of schools and colleges, Mala Trichur obtained some prominent places in the higher education field such as Engineering college, BEd College, MBA College. Mala in the ancient period had rich heritage in the field of Education. Even in the Ancient period, there were efficient scholars and writers in the surrounding areas and the prominent among them were Jesuit fathers. The first printing press in Thrissur District was at Sampaloor and it was started by around 1580, by Jesuit Fathers.
Photo Gallery of Malakadavu, Mala Jewish Monument, Puthenchira water falls, Vynthala Oxbow Lake, Athirappilly and Vazhachal Water Falls, Mala Carmel College, Snehagiri English Medium School, Kottackal Soccorso Convent Girls School, Vadama Pambummekkattu Mana, Mala St. Stanislaus Church, Ambazhakadu RC Church, Puthenchira St Mary's Forane Church, Kuzhikattussery Pilgrim Centre, Sampaloor Pilgrim Centre and more. .
In those ancient period of Mala Thrissur, ceremonial sounds from four places of worship (Temple, Synagogue, Mosque, and Church within the Mala town limit) were heard at the same time proclaiming religious unity of people dwelling at Mala and surroundings of Mala.
The public and private transport systems are fairly better here compared to the other places in Kerala. Mala has a KSRTC Sub depot, which is situated adjacent to the old Malakadavu. Many buses are plying to different areas of the State. There is also one private bust stand in the town. Major developmental projects are being carried out in this location. The villagers are blessed with a good transport system.
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)