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          Cherpulassery is a village in Palakkad district of Kerala state, south India. It is in Ottapalam taluk, known for its eminent and prolific contributions to the world of culture. Geographically, it is a junction of roads converging from four towns -- Ottapalam,Pattambi, Mannarkkad, and Perinthalmanna. This town can be ideal location for the capital of proposed Valluvanad district.                   
          A couple of kilometres north of the place, at Kacherikunnu, the semi-hilly road also branches off eastwards to the district headquarters town of Palakkad. Cherpulassery has a well known government school, the foundation for which was laid by Mahatma Gandhi. The heart of Cherpulassery typically bustles with business and hotels, but the place is better known for its vintage temples (Ayyappan Kavu, Puthanalkkal Bhagavathy shrine and the Shiva Kshetram) and as the home of several Kathakali and traditional Kerala percussionists with expertise in playing instruments like the chenda, maddalam and the edakka.
         
          The place, in the earlier days, also boasted of Carnatic music artistes like Puzhikunnathu Sankunni Nair, Madhavan Nair, Kuttikrishnan Nair and Sankaran Nair (all nadaswaram pipers) besides thavil percussionists like Valpparambil Kunhan Nair and Chazhiyattu Appunni Nair . Late novelist T.A. Rajalakshmi also belonged to Cherpulassery.She had received Kerala Sahitya Akademi award for her Novel"Oru Vazhiyum Kure Nizhalukalum". "Kurumappally Kesavan Namboothiri',"Sreedharan Namboothiri","Prof.Purushothaman Namboothiri" and "Prakash Kurumappally" are also the other noted writers.
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