Mala is the name of a small town in Thrissur district of Kerala, South India. Mala, often known as Mala Thrissur is a developing area, at the southern part of the district. It is also known as Mala Trichur or Thrissur Mala or Trichur Mala. Mala is located about 40kms towards the north from Kochi and 14kms from Chalakudy, Kodungallur and Irinjalakuda. The name "Mala" is considered to be originated from the Hebrew word "Mal-Aha" which means "Center of Refugee".