About Mala Thrissur Kerala
Mala often known as Mala Thrissur, a growing town located in the southern part of Thrissur district in Kerala state, India. It also known as Mala Trichur or Thrissur Mala or Trichur Mala. Mala is seen about 40 km towards north from the present day city of Kochi and approximately 14 Km from Chalakudy, Kodungallur and Irinjalakuda. The name "Mala" might have originated from the Hebrew word "Mal-Aha" which means "Center of Refugee". Mala is one of the popular and important places among Keralites, had a glorious past and cultural heritage where people of all caste and creed came from all parts of India and abroad for business and for settlement. Tranquillizing and exuberant beauty attracted the pilgrims like Jews (Israelites), Konkanis, Kudumbiesetc. to this place.
Thrissur Mala had inland water ways and rivers connecting main trade centers of Kerala which in turn made an Ancient trade market. The enchanting rivers crisscrossing canals and gurgling streams made this fertile land rich with coconut arecanut, tapioca, banana, rice, ginger, pepper and vegetable plantations.
Those who came to Mala for business and trade were enchanted by the magical experience of nature in all its virgin beauty settled and established their own religious cults and their own cultures. The vast ethnic and cultural diversity of India is truly reflected here at Mala in the variety of lifestyles and religious traditions of Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Jews and Konkanis.
Geographical Coordinates of Mala Thrissur: 10° 14' 20.832" North and 76° 15' 42.0516" East.
In those ancient period of Mala Thrissur, ceremonial sounds from four places of worship (Temple, Synagogue, Mosque, and Church within the Mala town limit) were heard at the same time proclaiming religious unity of people dwelling at Mala and surroundings of Mala.
Among developing towns of India, Mala has a prominent position that encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds contributing their part as a development measure. Although, neighboring towns of Mala-Thrissur suffer religious and political affairs, Mala-Thrissur has very proud position keeping the harmony of different religions and political movements.
Malakadavu at Mala-Thrissur was once a hive of activity and Mala was a main trading center of the Jews because of its close proximity to waterways that connected to many important ports in Kerala. Ornamented by different rivers, backwaters and small hills, Mala with its green palms swaying in the wind and rich paddy fields offers an ideal spot for any tourist.
The public and private transport systems are fairly better here compared to other places of Kerala. Mala has a KSRTC Sub depot situates adjacent to old Malakadavu. Many buses plying to various places of the state and outside Kerala. One Private bust stand is also there in the town. Major developmental projects are being carried out in this location.
Mala has a main post office which is located in the heart of Mala. The Mala Pincode: 680732.
Mala has many State and central govt. offices. Vadama and Valiyaparambu are the important places that Govt offices located and functioned.
The nearby places are Ambazhakkadu, Valiyaparambu, Kuruvilassery, Ashtamichira, Poyya, Krishnan Kotta, Pooppathy, Vadama, Annamanada, Meladur, Keezhadoor, Vennur, Palayamparambu, Sampaloor, Vynthala, Pazhukkara, Naithakudy, Mala Pallippuram, Kundur, Kuzhur, Eravathur, Kuzhikkattussery, Kundayi, Puthenchira, Maniyamkavu, Kunnatheri, Marekkad, Pindani, Mankidi, Velloor, Puliparambu, are some of them only.