The place named Changanacherry entered into the history books in A.D. 90. It has been believed by some people that this name is derived from a place named "Changannattusserry".

Changanachery - one among four municipalities of Kottayam district is bounded on South by Paippad, North by Vazhappally, East by Thrikkodithanam-Madappally and West by Paippad-Vazhapally panchayats.

Changanachery is a centre of Christian influence, and possesses one of the grandest syro-Roman church in Kerala. The town is noted for the market, the best attended in all North Travancore and is held twice a week, and vigourous trade is in rice, pepper, dry ginger and arecanuts goes on.

One of the ancient place of Hindu worship in Changanacherry is the Subrahmanya Temple at Perunna. This temple was built in 753 A.D. 'Urazhma' Devaswam Board looks after the administrative affairs of the temple.

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