This is the birth place of the Founder Guru NavajyothisreeKarunakara Guru and assumes all the spiritual importance and commonly called Janmagirham. It is near to the backwaters of Vembanad Lake and known for its paddy cultivation in below sea level farming. Also the coir and other traditional industries survive here sustaining the scenic beauty and richness of nature. Situated hardly 2 kms from the national highway from Ernakulum to Cherthala, it is connected by rail, road and Cochin International Airport which is 50 kms away.