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North Paravur

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North Paravur, also Paravur Taluk formerly known as Parur is a municipality formed in 1912 Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala. It is an old and growing municipality. Paravur is the capital of Paravur Taluk in Ernakulam district. Though considered a part of Kochi for all practical purposes, the town is 17 km away from Edappally in city of Kochi. It is a northern suburb of Kochi City.OverviewThe coastal highway NH-66 Panvel-Kanyakumari passes through this historic and forgotten town. The National Waterway – 3 Kollam – Kottapuram passes through the west end of the taluk.The name Paravur is derived from Parayur. This is one of the 64 villages created by Parashurama. This town had been an old trading post, has a Jewish synagogue and had a thriving Jewish community before their conversion to Syrian Christians in the first century and their resettlement in Israel after its establishment. Cochin Jews lived in the towns of Kochi and North Paravur.The various denominations of modern Saint Thomas Christians ascribe their unwritten tradition to the end of the 2nd century and believe that Thomas landed at Maliankara village in Paravur Taluk in AD 52. In AD 52 founded the churches popularly known as Ezharappallikal. Two of such churches are at Parur and Kodungallur.
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