My Native Land is Perumpuzha in Kollam District, Kerala, India. The junction is the meeting place of Kottiyam-Kundara & Kollam-Veliyam roads. Distance from Kollam is about 15Km. Near to junction there is a market  called Perumpuzha market. Attornment Hospital is just 5 minutes walk from the junction. If you walk 3minutes from junction towards north, a cashew factory is there. My father was working here. Previously it was under the Dalmia Management. The local name for the company was 'Sayippinte Company'. But now it is under CAPEX (A Kerala State Govt. undertaking).

                       The roads from junction towards south is to Kureepally, west Punukannoor, north Kundara & towards east Nallila. To reach My Home move towards east. The road goes down, within 1Km Thrikkovikkal Temple comes in the left side. Temple pond, paddy fields, canal, etc. Look right & left from the road in the midst of the fields. Green extends to infinity. From Kallupalam, if you turn right & walk by the side of the canal, you can reach my home. But from here about 15 minutes walk is there. During my schooling from 6th level to College, I used this way to walk. I was having a bicycle too to ride. Now, we shall move straight from Kallupalam through the tarred road. See to left side a Kurisupally is there, after which Sharon Pentecost Hall. A 90degree turning towards right and the road goes up, to Arattuvila. See towards right, the house of Charuvila Cheriyachan is there, he was my Sunday School teacher. Go straight. By the right side Melevila Family, after which the Ambanadu family houses starts. This is the root family to which I belongs. I heard that my ancestors were inhabited from Ambanadu a place near to Chathannoor. Thus we were called as Ambanadans. The eldest son in the family was Chacko, my Grand Father. I didn't see him. The eldest son to him was Thomas, my father and to him the eldest was myself. Let us move again towards straight (south). Turn left. Now, you look back towards west. Jacobite Christian Church is there, to which originally I belong, though now I have changed my denomination to Pentecost. Ok, let us move straight (east). From Asan Mukku turn right. Now, if you look back again you can see the road towards Pazhangalam Puthanveettil UP School, where I studied from 1st to 5th level. Now we are reaching Eachadi Mukku. The main road ends here to my home. Turn right through the bye road, it is tarred now. From this junction only 2 minutes walk. Yes, a turning is there, turn right. Look straight, My House is there.  Enjoy the beauty of this village place staying some days in my home. 

History of Perupuzha

The old name of Perumpuzha is Kurandipalli. The word Kurandi means the �seat� in old Malayalam. Palli indicates the place of worship of Buddhist Monks. Hence the term Kurandipalli means the seat / headquarters of Monks of Pallis in the case of Buddhism, just like the Bhadraasanam (aasanam in Sanskirit means seat) of Bishops in Christianity. There are many places in Kerala having this name.

For example:

1.      Kurandipalli in Umayanallur, Kollam Kollam District

2.      Korandipalli in Pallippuram, Cherthalai, Alappuzha District

3.      Korandipalli in Muttom, Alappuzha Dt

4.      Korandipalli in Anchal, Kollam Dt

5.      Korandipalli in Perumpuzha, Kollam District

6.      Korandipalli in Venbunad

7.      Korandipalli in Cheravally,Kayamkulam, Alappuzha District

There was an old Chumad Thaangi and a Vazhiyambalam made up of black rock in Perumbuzha Junction. The old relics of Kurandipalli has been lost due to the negligence and illiteracy of common people in a great History. Once Muslims and Christians were the Buddhists? See, only in Malayalam a common name is used to indicate the place of worship of Muslims and Christians � that is Palli. They both are called Mappila. According to famous historian Dr.M.S.Jayaprakash of Kollam, Mappila is a crude form of Margappilla which means �who embraces a path� (maargam koodiya pilla). Maargam means Ashtaanga Maargam (eight fold path of Buddhism). Even now Muslims uses this term Maarga Kallyaanam for circumcision ceremony which makes a person a real Musalman.(Maagam Kali is a dance by Christians).

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Kundara is the nearest town. Which is famous in history, for, it was from here that Veluthampi Dalawa issued the famous Kundara Vilambaram in 1809.


Kundara Vilambaram Memorial at Elampalloor inaugurated by Culture Minister M.A. Baby on 27th November 2007. Elampalloor was the location from where Velu Thampi Dalawa made the declaration 187 years ago to fight and chase away the British and liberate Travancore. That declaration came to be known as the Kundara Vilambaram.

Nearby Sreekandan Nair Sashtiabdhapoorthi Memorial (S.N.S.M) High School, Elampalloor is the school, where I have done my High School studies.

Large deposits of China Clay discovered in Kundara helped in the establishment of the Government Ceramics concerns. The Aluminium Industries (ALIND), Kundara is one of the leading Indian firms manufacturing aluminium cables. Kerala Electricals and Allied Engineering Company are also located in Kundara.

Visit Veluthambi Dalawa's Memorial in Kundara during your next visit. It is situated near to Elampalloor Temple.

Mr. Perumpuzha Gopalakrishnan is a famous Poet, who won the Sambasivan Award for his Collection of poems "Pockkuveyilum Chattalmazhayum".


Sri.Perumpuzha Gopalakrishnan

Ammu, 119-CMS Nagar,

Thiruvananthapuram-10 .


Kollam or Quilon is known as the land of cashews. It an old sea port town on the Arabian coast , stands on the Ashtamudi lake. Kollam , the erstwhile Desinganadu, had a sustained commercial reputation from the days of the Phoenicians and the Romans. Fed by the Chinese trade, it was regarded by Ibn Batuta, as one of the five ports , which he had seen in the course of his travels during a period of twenty four years, in the 14th century.

                The rulers of kollam (Desinganadu) and China , exchange embassies and there was flourishing Chinese settlement at Kollam. Merchant Sulaiman of Siraf in Persia ( 9th Century) found Kollam to be the only port in India , touched by the huge Chinese junks , on his way from Carton of Persian Gulf. Marco Polo, the great Venician traveller, who was in Chinese service under Kublahan in 1275, visited Kollam and other towns on the west coast, in his capacity as a Chinese mandarin. The Portuguese were the first Europeans to establish a trading center at Kollam in 1502. Then came the Dutch followed by the British in 1795. A British garrison was stationed at Kollam in pursuance of a treaty between Travancore and the British.

                Velu Thampi Dalawa of  Travancore, did much for the improvement of the Kollam town. He build new bazaars and invited merchants from Madras and Thirunelveli to settle here. Kollam later became the capital of the enlightened and liberal rulers of Desinganad. It was also the nerve center for the rebellion organized by Velu Thampi against the British. Once a city of palaces, Kollam has been known to the outside world, by the time honoured proverb, "Once you have seen Kollam you would no more need your illam (Home)"


Cashew processing is a major industrial activity in the district. The Kerala State Cashew Development Corporation (KSCDC) is the largest processor of cashewnut in the world. At present, it has 34 factories. K.S.C.D.C. provides employment to more than 26,000 workers. K.S.C.D.C. exports cashew kernels and cashewnut sell oil. It also manufactures tannin from cashew testa; a by-product. The available rawnuts in the state can feed the factories to only one third of its capacity and hence rawnuts are imported from abroad.


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