Thirumarayoor is a small village situated around 5 km. from Piravom in Ernakulam district of Kerala, India. A sub-post office of Arakunnam (PIN-682313) and a co-operative bank are the only public firms operating here. The main income of people in Thirumarayoor is from agriculture. The rubber, rice and coconut are the main products of agriculture.

The name "Thirumarayoor" is originated from an event linked with the epic of "Ramayana". Seetha was attracted by a golden deer, which was originally the Marreecha who disguised as a deer, as part of the plot of Ravana to keep Rama away and steal Seetha. While Rama was chasing the deer, it disappeared at this place. The word in Malayalam for "disappear" is "marayuka". "Thiru" is indicating something related to God and "ooru" is the place. Thus the name Thiru-mara-ooru (Thirumarayoor) was originated.

The distance from Kochi is 35 km. Nearby places are Veliyanad and Thottoor.

Places of Interest
* Ramaswamy temple. It is a beatifully sculptured ancient and one of few Rama temple in Kerala. It is situated in a tiny land surrounded by paddy field.

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