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Location of Pazhayannur
in Kerala and India
Coordinates 10°39′58″N 76°25′31″E / 10.6660700°N 76.425230°E / 10.6660700; 76.425230
Country  India
State Kerala
District(s) Thrissur
Population 15,979 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Pazhayannur is a village in Thrissur district in the state of Kerala, India.[1]



As of 2001 India census, Pazhayannur had a population of 15979 with 7680 males and 8299 females.[1] the history says that, major part of Pazhayannur was under pattar , an upper class people , those who came here from Thanjavoor in Tamil Nadu before hundreds of years. Now itself the new generation of this people are living here. Pazhayannur is a place of religious harmony.


The main deity of Pazhayannur Bhagavathy is attributed to have come over centuries ago having been escorted by the then Maharajah of Cochin It is believed that this goddess was the Kula Daivam of Kochi Kings and there had been the source of daily "oottu" or feast for everyone living in and around the village.

The adjoinig Siva temple also celebrates Thiruvathira and Mahasivarathri.


Hundreds of devotees visit the Mahakshethram every year, and partake and participate both in person and contributions to carry out the various poojas and offerings to Her. Traditionally the temple celebrates Aarattu, Niramaala, 9 days of Navarathri vilakku which is sponsored in a large way by the local institutions including the Dept. of Police,Revenue etc. The nightly events include Classical music by famous musicians,Ottanthullal, Kathakali and Harikathakaalakshepam etc.

The main sloka for Goddess Annapoorneshwari goes as below : " Annapoorne sadapoorne sanakra pranavallabhe Gnanavairagya siddhyaratham bikshamdeheecha paravathy Matha cha Parvathee devyo pitha devo maheswaraha Bandahvaschiva bakthyartham svadesobhuvanthrayam"




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