Mal: മുവാറ്റുപുഴ mūvāṭṭupuḻā

 ‘Three River Confluence’  Town, Kerala

From Mal: mūnnu, ‘three’; āṟu/āṟṟu, ‘river’; and  puḻa/puzha, ‘river’.

The Muvattupuzha river flows through the town.

It is the sacred Triveni Sangam (3-way confluence) of three rivers: Kothamangalam/Kothayaar, Kaliyar and Thodupuzhayar. Bathing at a confluence such as this will wash away sins.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Kerala place names.

 

 

Muvattupuzha: An Aerial View

Muvattupuzha: An Aerial View             Deccan Chronicle