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Location in Kerala, India

Coordinates: 9°13′0″N 76°45′0″E / 9.21667°N 76.75000°E / 9.21667; 76.75000Coordinates: 9°13′0″N 76°45′0″E / 9.21667°N 76.75000°E / 9.21667; 76.75000

Country  India
State Kerala
District Pathanamthitta
 • Body Vallicode Panchayat
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 689648
Vehicle registration KL-03
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest city Pathanamthitta
Lok Sabha constituency Pathanamthitta
Civic agency Vallicode Panchayat
Climate Tropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 20 °C (68 °F)

Kaipattoor is a village in Vallicode panchayat of Pathanamthitta district in Kerala, India. Kaipattoor (also spelled Kaippattoor, Kaippattor and Kaippattur) is located in the western part of Pathanamthitta district. It is 6 kilometers from the district head quarters Pathanamthitta at south — east direction. It is watered by the Achenkovil river.[1] The village is under Vallicode Panchayat.


Kaipattoor is 102 km north of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. The nearest towns are Pandalam on the west, Pathanamthitta on the north-east, Adoor on the south and Konni on the east.

One can reach Kaippattoor from Pathanamthitta by road. It is 6 km from Pathanamthitta, 9 km from Pandalam and 10 km from Adoor. The nearest railway stations are at Chengannur and Tiruvalla.

The Kaipattoor Theruvu (Kadav) near the old ferry service lost its significance now due to the construction of Concrete bridge which came 40 years ago. Earlier, it was a busy market place selling all kinds of house hold items but the centre of trade and business has now shifted to the junction at West. This junction in Malayalam is called "Padinjare Mukh".


Kaippattoor is part of Konni Assembly constituency and Pathanamthitta Lok Sabha constituency.

Name and Myth

The place as Kaipattoor which means the land got in hand(Kaiyil Petta Oore).

According to Sangha thamil sahithyam, Kannaki Silapathikaram, the national epic, is hailed as the masterpiece of Indian literature - a showcase of the virtues of a Tamil society during the Sangam period. The woeful tale of Kannaki, the eternally suffering chaste wife who bore her husband’s unchasteful behavior, has emerged as the golden example of the powers that accrue to chaste Tamil women. Urged on by a patriarchal, hegemonic principle, the concept of chastity (Karpu) for Tamil women evolved as a form of learned self-denial of sexuality, tolerance, submissiveness and bashfulness that combined to form a benevolent power (sakthi).

Kovalan, the son of a wealthy merchant in Kaveripattinam, married Kannagi, a young woman of legendary beauty. They lived together happily in the city of Kaveripattinam, until Kovalan met the dancer Madhavi and fell in love with her. In his infatuation he forgot Kannagi and gradually spent all his wealth on the dancer. At last, penniless, Kovalan realised his mistake, and returned to Kannagi. Their only asset was a precious pair of anklets (cilambu--- hence the name of the epic), filled with gems, which she gave to him willingly. With these as their capital they went to the great city of Madurai, where Kovalan hoped to recoup his fortunes by trade.

The city of Madurai was ruled by the Pandya king Nedunj Cheliyan I. Kovalan's objective was to sell the anklets in this kingdom so that he and his wife would be able to start their lives over. Unfortunately, around the time he set out to sell the anklets, one anklet (out of a pair) was stolen from the queen, by a greedy court member. This anklet looked very similar to Kannagi's. The only difference was that Kannagi's were filled with rubies and the queen's filled with pearls, but this was not a visible fact. When Kovalan went to the market, he was accused of having stolen the anklet. He was immediately beheaded by the king's guards, without trial. When Kannagi was informed of this, she became furious, and set out to prove her husband's innocence to the king.

Kannagi came to the king's court, broke open the anklet seized from Kovalan and showed that it contained rubies, as opposed to the queen's anklets which contained pearls. Realizing their fault, the King and the Queen died of shame. Unsatisfied, Kannagi tore out a breast and flung it on the city, uttering a curse that the entire city be burnt. Due to her utmost chastity, her curse became a reality.

The city was set ablaze resulting in huge human and economic losses. However, after the request from the goddess of the city, she withdrew her curse and later, attained salvation. The story was narrated by the poet Ilango Adigal. A fascinating, but ironic, fact about this epic is that it portrays Madhavi, Kovalan's amorous lover, as an equally chaste woman. Manimekalai, another ancient Tamil epic, is written in praise of her.

After setting fire to Madurai City, Kannagi on her way to Kodungalloor in Kerala, gave "darsan" to the natives at Attukal in Thiruvananthapuram. They constructed a Temple at Attukal. The Attukal Devi Temple is famous for "Pongala". Millions of women gather every year at Attukal and offer "Pongala" to Devi in and around the Temple. The extraordinary gathering of women got an entry in the guinness book of world records.

It is also believed that Devi finally reached Kodungalloor and settled at Kodungalloor Devi Temple south of Guruvayoor.

The events related to Kannaki have high influence in the traditions and culture of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. On her journey from Kodungalloor to Kodumannu she came this place near Achankoil River, she drunk some watter by hand from river Achen koil

Churches and Temples in Kaipattoor

St Ignatius Orthodox MahaEdavaka
St.Ignatius Orthodox Maha Idavaka is church of Malankara Orhodox Sabha in Thumpamon Diocese. Present Parish comprises 756 households. In the number of households the church stands second in Thumpamon Diocese. And in all the religious activities the church.This church was built at the end of the 19th Century. It was declared as 'Maha Idavaka' recently. The church has a "RAASA" every year in the month of December.

St.Georges OCYM
The St.Georges OCYM of our parish meets every Sunday after the Holy Qurbana. The sessions consist of prayer, bible reading, devotional songs, classes/speeches, quizzes, personality development programmes, games, entertainment programs etc. Various activities include activities such as educational events, cultural and sports activities (Youth Carrnival), youth camps, blood donation camps and various charity events. Vice President : Nainu K John, Kochuthekethil Seceretary : Biju John Joint Seceretary: Linto Mannil Treasurer : Lijo M Loyid, Mannil ..

St.Thomas OCYM
ST Thomas OCYM is a spiritual and charitable Organization under St. Ignatius Orthdox Maha Edavaka, started in 1981, with the objectives of worship, study, and service. Youth movement has completed 30 years of service to the people who are in distress and destitute. ST. Thomas OCYM charity works mainly concentrating to Medical, Education, Marriage, Housing and General Aids.

Amman Kovil Temple
A temple situated on the banks of Achenkovil river.

St Gregorios Kurushinmoodu
The "Kurushinmoodu" in Kaippattoor west on kaipatoor-pandalam road prayers are held every Friday evening.

St George's Kurushinmoodu(Thekke Kurishu)
The "Kurushinmoodu" in Kaippattoor North on Kaipatoor-Adoor road .Prayers are held . This is the Kurishaddi where every rasa of St Ignatius Mahaedavaka touches .

St. George's Mount Chappel'
This chappel is the part of St. Ignatius Orthodox Maha Edavaka, St George's mount OCYM is functioning in this Chappel

St Ignatius Jacobite Syrian Church
This church was build in early 1950 and before that parish members here was the in kaipattor and manjinikkara church. This church is known as the Kutti Palli.



Kaipattoor is well connected to neighboring cities via several roads. It is a node in the Trivandrum - Pathanamthitta Route connecting two district headquarters.


The main arterial road is Pathanamthitta - Adoor Road. This 16 km stretch is upgraded to Highway Standards for 2 lane traffic .The 9 km stretch Kaipattoor- Pandalam road will also get upgraded soon . Konni is connected to Kaipattoor Kadav Junction via Poonkav

Public Transport

The primary form of public transport within the town is largely dependent on privately owned bus networks. Private busses are frequently available to places like Adoor, Ezhamkulam, Pandalam, Mavelikara, Haripad, Kayamkulam etc. The state-run busses (KSRTC)also operates its services in Kaipattoor . The major bus halts are Padinjare Jn ,Kadav Jn, Thekke Kurishu in Adoor route and Parumala kurishu in Pandalam route. KSRTC also has long distant Super Fast and Fast passenger services from Pathanamthitta to places like Trivandrum, Kollam, Kottarakara via Kaipattoor. KSRTC owned venad buses also do chain services from Pathanamthitta to Kollam and Haripad via Kaipattoor.

See also


External links

  • Kaipattoor Facebook Page
  • Kaipattoor Facebook Group
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