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Palluruthy is actually came from the portuguese word "Pallurt". Even the English pronounced like this. A vacant land of sand at Palluruthy is famous and is known as Palluruthy Veli. Veli means open ground. Now the Palluruthy Veli is not to the same area as it was before. It is said that in the past actually Palluruthy Veli was extended from the Sree Bhavaneeswara temple region to the Azhakiya Kavu Bhagavathi Temple. Now only a simple portion of the land is there which is known as Veli. It is also said that Palluruthy Veli was the fighting place for solving problems like revenge lasting for many years. The battle goes on till only one survives.
It is also says that the pool of the Azhakiya Kavu Temple was very big and full of Lotus. Now only a small portion of the pool is left.
How to reach Palluruthy
Palluruthy is situated in the southern part of Kochi in Ernakulam district.Palluruthy can be reached in two ways 1) From north 2) From south
1) From north: Outstation travellers by train should alight at Ernakulam Junction Railway station, from there you have facility for pre-paid Auto or Car, its a 12Km. ride to Palluruthy. The ride consists of travelling through MG Road, Thevara, then crossing the 'Venduruthy Bridge', just after the bridge is Southern Naval Command's headquarters, then passing through 'Vathuruthy' the place where there is an Airport which was previously the major airport for all domestic flights to Kochi, then there is a railway cross, a left turn leads to the newly constructed bridge by 'GAMMON INDIA', a left turn after the bridge leads to Palluruthy.
Outstation travellers by transport bus should alight at the transport stand which is hardly 2 Km. from the Railway station and then can follow the same route as explained above if by car or auto.
The cheapest method is to comedown to MG Road and board a private bus leading to 'EDAKOCHI' or 'PERUMPADAPPU' and get down at Palluruthy.
2) From south: Outstation travellers from south by train have to get down at Ernakulam Junction railway station and follow the same route as mentioned above. If travelling by KSRTC bus then they have the choice to get down directly at Palluruthy, because all KSRTC buses from south touching Ernakulam pass through Palluruthy.
Sree Bhavaneeshwara Temple
Palluruthy Sree Bhavaneeshwara Temple, Kochi established by the great saint, sage and social reformer of India,
Sree Narayana Guru on 8th March 1916. On 12 March 2009, fifteen caparisoned elephants were ready at the temple premises at 4.30 pm. The elephants were paraded through the ground nearby. Thousands of devotees and elephant enthusiasts took part in the event. Palluruthy is also famous for temples, lotus ponds, banyan trees and maidans. The temple is located at Palluruthy veli near Thoppumpady on the Aroor/Alappuzha road in Ernakulam district, Kerala, India.