Location in Kerala, India

Coordinates: 9°09′09″N 76°41′56″E / 9.152490°N 76.698760°E / 9.152490; 76.698760Coordinates: 9°09′09″N 76°41′56″E / 9.152490°N 76.698760°E / 9.152490; 76.698760

Country  India
State Kerala
District Pathanamthitta
Population (2001)
 • Total 20,785
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 691528
Telephone code 04734
Vehicle registration KL-3
Nearest city Adoor
Lok Sabha constituency Pathanamthitta
Vidhan Sabha constituency Adoor

Peringanadu is a small village in Pathanamthitta district Kerala state, India.[1] It is known by the presence of Peringanadu Trichenda Mangalam Mahadeva Temple.


Peringanadu is a small village located near Adoor. the village boasts of secular feeling entrenched in its soul. it is expressed through various fesivals and celebrations, prominent among them are ulsavam in the month of March–April and also the Christian festivals of St Gregorios and St George. The very famous Shiva Temple, Peringanadu Trichenda Mangalam Mahadeva Temple is located here. The Temple is famous for its 'Kettu Kazhcha' during the annual festival. Kettu Kazhcha is the procession of huge chariot(thaeru) and bull(Kaala) made of wood and cloth by groups belonging to different areas(karaa).

Famous Malayalam satirist E.V. Krishna Pillai lived in Peringanad. Adoor Bhasi, a famous comedian in Malayalam Cinema, is the son of E.V. Krishna Pillai. Malayalam writer Munshi Paramu Pillai also belongs to Peringanad.

Peringanad Marth Shmooni Orthodox Valiya Palli, established in 1850 AD is the first church in India in the name of Marth Shmooni (St. Shmuni), her Seven Children and their teacher Mar Eliazer (St. Eliazer). The sister church St. Gregorious Orthodox Church also adds beauty to this place.


As of 2001 India census, Peringanadu had a population of 20785 with 9894 males and 10891 females.[1]

See also


External links

  • Official website from the Govt. of Kerala
  • Official website of Pathanamthitta district
  • Information pages of Pathanamthitta district

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