Avaneeswaram

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Avaneeswaram
village
Avaneeswaram is located in Kerala
Avaneeswaram
Avaneeswaram
Location in Kerala, India
Avaneeswaram is located in India
Avaneeswaram
Avaneeswaram
Avaneeswaram (India)
Coordinates: 9°2′40″N 76°49′46″E / 9.04444°N 76.82944°E / 9.04444; 76.82944Coordinates: 9°2′40″N 76°49′46″E / 9.04444°N 76.82944°E / 9.04444; 76.82944
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKollam
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
691508
Telephone code+91 475 .......
Vehicle registrationKL-
Nearest cityKollam - 34.7 km
Lok Sabha constituencyMavelikkara

Avaneeswaram is a small village located on Kunnicode-Pathanapuram road in Kollam district, Kerala. It is about 7 kilometers south of Pathanapuram town and 36 kilometers from Kollam. It is a part of Vilakkudy panchayat. Avaneeswaram has a FCI (Food corporation of India) storage facility. Economy of this village primarily is agricultural. Most common farm produce includes coconut, tapioca, areca, and cashews. Some rice cultivation is also seen.

Transport[edit]

The roads to Thalavoor and Pattazhy pass through Avaneesaram. Avaneeswaram is connected to Kollam city by Kollam-Punalur Broad gauge railway line. Avaneeshwaram railway station (Code: AVS) falls under the Madurai railway division of the Southern Railway Zone.[1] It is a 'D-Class' Adersh Station.[2]

Train services from Avaneeswaram[edit]

Train Number Source Destination Name/Type
56715 Punalur Kanyakumari Passenger
56332 Kollam Junction Punalur Passenger
56331 Punalur Kollam Junction Passenger
56334 Kollam Junction Edamon Passenger
56700 Madurai Punalur Passenger
56333 Edamon Kollam Junction Passenger
56336 Kollam Junction Edamon Passenger
56365 Guruvayur Edamon Fast Passenger
56335 Edamon Kollam Junction Passenger
56701 Punalur Madurai Passenger
56366 Edamon Guruvayur Fast Passenger
56338 Kollam Junction Punalur Passenger
56716 Kanyakumari Punalur Passenger
56337 Punalur Kollam Junction Passenger

Worship centers[edit]

There are many worship centers in Avaneeswaram. Thanniyappankavu Sree Mahadevar Temple, St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Emmanuel Marthoma church, St.Mary's Malankara Catholic church, Avaneeswaram Juma Ath etc. are some of them

St. Mary's Orthodox Church[edit]

St. Mary's Orthodox Church, is located in Kottarakkara Punalur diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.[3][4]

History[edit]

The first chapel was built in 1957 october. In 1958 February 2 new church came into being exist. Holy Qurbana was conducted only in one day in month. Rev Fr C. Sachariah was the first vicar. Vicar was acted as the first trustee and first secretary was C. J. Thomas, Muttatherill. There are 39 families in church in first time.[5] In 1968 construction of second church started. In 1974 completed the construction started worship.[6] In 2013, construction of third church started and in 2017 completed it. Now it is open for worship.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kerala to conduct survey of 14 railway overbridges
  2. ^ Adersh Railway Stations in India
  3. ^ Mariyan smaranika (2017 ed.). Avaneeswaram church: St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Avaneeswaram. p. 24-25.
  4. ^ "Diocese of Kottarakara-Punalur". mosc.in. Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.
  5. ^ Mariyan smaranika (2017 ed.). Avaneeswaram church: St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Avaneeswaram. p. 154-156.
  6. ^ Mariyan smaranika (2017 ed.). Avaneeswaram church: St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Avaneeswaram. p. 154-156.
  7. ^ Mariyan smaranika (2017 ed.). Avaneeswaram church: St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Avaneeswaram. p. 161-162.