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.
Vynthala Oxbow Lake of "Kanichan thura" (thura means lake in the local language Malayalam) at Vynthala a neighboring place of Mala. The Oxbow lakes are that naturally formed adjacent to the river and in the shape ox-bow is called "Oxbow lake". The rivers that are coming from the mountain take diversion and assume the shape of English letter "U" in some parts of plane area.
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.
St. Mary's Forane Church, Puthenchira built in AD 400 has the history of ages behind it. It was renovated by Portugeese in the 9th century after its destruction of communal clash. A granite double cross installed by Paranki, a portugeese in 1502 still stands in front of the church providing ample proof to the prime churches of the Kodungallur Diocese. Photo Gallery of St. Mary's Forane Church, Puthenchira.
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.
Kottakkal St. Theresa's Monastery is a soul stirring experience for the lovers of spirituality. It established in 1889. The blessed Chavara Kuriakose Elias's footsteps itself change this place a holy land. He was born in 1805 at Kainakary, a coastal village of Alappuzha district in Kerala. After his elementary education, he joined to Catholic seminary at Pallipuram and became an ordained priest in 1829.
Malakadavu or Mala Kadavu (Mala + kadavu - kadavu means a type of localized boat jetty or small port in local language Malayalam) is considered to be the "Gateway" of ancient Mala. It was through this kadavu (jetty) travelers, pilgrims and businessmen came to Mala for trading and establishing their own institutions. In the ancient days as there were no road transportation facilities available, water transport was the main source of transport.
A bit of land amidst the serene waters of Chalakudy river, near Kundoor, only 9 km from Mala Town "Paythuruth" is a fascinating experience. Abundantly blessed by nature with agriculture products and green vegetation this island gives a bird's eye view of "God's own contry". It is one of the rare islands where of this kind where we get pure drinking water.
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)
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.