Welcome to Mala, Kerala!

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.

Jewish Monument - Synagogue and Cemetery - Mala Thrissur, Kerala

Mala jewish Synagogue inside view, Thrissur Kerala

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.

Pambummekkattu Mana (Illam) Serpant Temple Vadama Mala, Thrissur, Kerala

Pambummekkattu Mana, Vadama, Mala, Kerala

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.

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.

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)

Ancient Times of Mala, Kerala

The small town has its own unique scenic beauty with back-waters and Arabian Sea. It had inland water ways and rivers connecting main trade centers of Kerala which became an ancient market place. The enchanting rivers criss-crossing canals and gurgling streams made this fertile land rich with the cultivation of coconut, arecanut, tapioca, banana, rice, ginger, pepper and vegetables.

Govt. Ayurveda Hospital Puthenchira

Govt. Ayurveda Hospital Puthenchira Thrissur Kerala

Government Ayurveda Hospital Puthenchira situated at 6 km away from Mala town and a half km from "Puthenchira Sadanam" / "Saanthi Nagar Puthenchira". It was started in 1986 as an Ayurveda Dispensary with the facility of one Ayurveda Doctor and a few associated staffs. Later, in 1991, it has been upgraded as a 20 bedded hospital provided all the necessary amenities including "Panchakarma" specialist treatment under the supervision of Panchakarma specialist Doctor.

Mala Photo Gallery

Mala Grama Panchayat Cultural centre

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. .

Health Services At Mala

Healthcare system at Mala Thrissur

Having adequate health care is extremely important to people. This is especially true in the area of medicine and the delivery of health care services at Mala. Mala has different types of health care system provided by Govt. and private organization.

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.

Soccorso Convent School, Kottakkal, Mala (CGHSS, Kottackal, Mala)

Mala Soccorso Convent School - View from Main road of Mala
Soccorso has become the overall winner in School sub-district level IT Fest competition 2015-2016.

Kottakkal Soccorso Convent School was founded in 1949, as a fulfilment of long wish of the people who resided nearby locations of Mala. It was under the supervision of Sr. Fabiola who become the first headmistress of the Soccorso School Mala. Soccorso school is under the management of Udaya Provincial, Irinjalakuda, Kerala a unit of CMC (Congregation of Mother of Carmel). Soccorso Convent High School is a well-respected and successful school with a proven record of high academic standards.