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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Kottarakara is a town located in the district of Kollam, formerly known as Quilon, in the Kerala state of India. It is 72 kilometers to the north of the State Capital, Thiruvananthapuram, on the Main Central Road, a State Highway and 25 kilometers to the east of Kollam on the National Highway.
 
The region is primarily agrarian. Kottarakara, like other parts of India, is governed by different levels of government such as the three tiers of Panchayatraj, namely Village, Block and Jilla and, of course, the state and central governments. Kottarakara is the place where the classical art form of Kathakali was conceived. It was developed in competition with Krishnanattom which had its origin in Kozhikode. Malayalam novelists Lalithambika Antharjanam and Kakkanadan hail from here. It is a famous pilgrim centre for the Hindus as the seat of the famous Ganapati Temple. It is believed that the idol was sculptured by Perumthachan from the root of the jack tree.This temple is famous for its Unniappom. There are lots of churches in the area, mostly of the 'Malankara Orthodox Church and the Marthomma Church.

It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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