Karimpuzha river

Karimpuzha is a village in Ottapalam taluk, Palakkad district. The Karimpuzha River is one of the tributaries of the Bharathapuzha River. Bharathapuzha is the fourth longest riverin Kerala, south India. A famous Sree Rama Swamy Temple is situated on the banks of this River. Temple was owned by Kozhikode Samoodhiripad. Eralpad, the heir to become Samoodhiri, had his "Kovilakam" in Karimpuzha. The Sree Ramaswamy temple is now known as "Dakshina Ayodhya". Famous personalities from this place includes, Karimpuzha Ramakrishnan, Com. Kongasseri Krishnan Menon, Karimpuzha Gopi Poduval and Rama Poduval (Chenda Artists), Chalapurath Ravi Menon (Cini Artist), Karimpuzha Ramachandran (poet), Arya Vaidyan Rama Varier, (founder of the famous Coimbatore Arya Vaidya Pharmacy), Gnyananda Saraswati (spiritual guru). The place has an approximate population of 76,000, within 7 km of radius. Karimpuzha is around 15 km north of Ottapalam. Karimpuzha is a famous handloom weaving area, where many handloom societies are located. Silent Valley National Park and Nalussery Bhagavathy Temple are the nearby attractions. Ottappalam, Lakkidi and Mankara in the south, Cherpulassery in the west, Alanallur and Mannarkkad in the north and Kongad in the east are the nearby towns.