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Eparchy of Parassala
Eparchy of Parassala

Parassala is a town of Trivandrum, Kerala, India, at the southern end of Kerala, bordering Tamil Nadu. This is south most town of Kerala. 

Language

The residents of this town speak both Malayalam and Tamil.

Political

Parassala assembly constituency is part of Trivandrum (Lok Sabha constituency). The former late deputy speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly, Sundaran Nadar, is from Parassala. The current MLA is C.K.Harindren and the current Panchayath president is T.K Sarojini. Now, from November 2015, local self election conducted by state election commission and won Left Democratic front and Com. S. Suresh elected as panchayat president.

Climate

Parassala has heavy rains during June–August due to the southwest monsoon. Winter starts from December and continues till February. In summer, the temperature rises to a maximum of 32 °C (90 °F) and 31 °C (88 °F) in the winters. Record high temperature in neighbouring Thiruvananthapuram is 39 °C (102 °F). Annual average rainfall is 3,100 mm (120 in).

Education

Prominent educational institutions in Parassala are Government Vocational Higher Secondary School, Evans Higher Secondary School, Teachers Training Institute, Government Women ITI, Saraswathy College of Nursing,CSI Institute of Legal Studies and Sree Krishna Pharmacy College. It also have 'Dakshna Bharat Hindi Prachara Sabha' Hindi Class.

Religion

Parassala Sree Mahadeva temple is one of the foremost centres of worship in south Kerala and the temple is situated at the tiny village of Parassala adjoining the Kerala Tamil Nadu boundary. 

Many Christian worship places are there in Parassala. That includes a good number of RC (Roman Catholic), ECI, CSI, Lutheran and Assemblies of God churches.Church of El-Shaddai at Anchali Jn. is a Pentecostal worship centre.

There are also a good number of Muslim brothers in this constituency, which depicts the communal harmony of the place. 

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