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Cherthala is a town situated in the region of Alappuzha, in the territory of Kerala, India. It is 31 km to Kochi and Kottayam and 22 km north of Alappuzha town, on the Kochi-Alappuzha National Highway NH 47, and also the beach front rail course. The waterfront town is likewise around 20 kilometers from the chronicled town of Vaikom Via Ullala - Chempakassery house and the well known tourism goal Kumarakom. In neighborhood organization, the Cherthala town is a region while in the state authoritative structure Cherthala is a taluk in the region of Alappuzha.
A Famous organization Mc:Dowel-Varanadu arranged here. The Corporation of Cochin has drafted an end-all strategy that intends to create Cherthala as the satellite town around Kochi. As per the nearby legend, once Vilwamangalam Swamiyar, the outstanding Kerala Hindu holy person, while going through Cherthala, found a symbol of the Devi with its head drenched in a sloppy lake. The swami comprehended the heavenly nature of the symbol, removed it from the mud, cleaned it and blessed it in a sanctuary close to the lake.
Subsequently the place is accepted to have gotten its name as cheer signifying "mud" and thala signifying "head" in Malayalam. The god of the sanctuary has the name Cherthala Karthiyayani. The word set up together signifies "head from the mud". There is another story that says that the previous name was Karappuram and that this real estate parcel was given by the past State of Cochin to the recent territory of Travancore for shielding it from adversaries.