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As of 2001[update] India census, Pazhayannur had a population of 15979 with 7680 males and 8299 females. Historically, a major part of Pazhayannur was under the Brahmins, who came from Thanjavoor in Tamil Nadu. Pazhayannur is a place of religious harmony. From Pazhayannur, there are four major roads that point in different directions; towards Alathur, Ottapalam, Thrissur and Elanad.This makes Pazhayannur town an important junction to go to many nearby towns.There is a Higher Secondary School and a college run by the Institute of Human Resource Development in this panchayath.The nearby railway stations are Lakkidi and Wadakkancherry.The nearest airport is at Nedumbassery.
At the centre of Pazhayannur is the Bhagavathy Temple that is presided by the main deity Pazhayannur Bhagavathy. It is believed that this deity was the family deity, paradevatha of the erstwhile Royal family of Cochin and was brought by the Maharaja of Cochin himself. Adjoining to the Bhagavathy temple is the Siva temple.
Pazhayannur is considered a place of historical importance, and is seen in the map of "Nannangadis" of Kerala. Nannangadis are the tombs of people who lived in the medieval times and are usually depicted in the shape of large pots.
Hundreds of devotees visit the Mahakshethram every year, and partake and participate both in person and contributions to carry out the various poojas and offerings to Her. Traditionally the temple celebrates Aarattu, Niramaala, 9 days of Navarathri vilakku which is sponsored in a large way by the local institutions including the Dept. of Police,Revenue etc. The nightly events include Classical music by famous musicians,Ottanthullal, Kathakali and Harikathakaalakshepam etc. Niramaala is one of the major celebrations that goes on every year in Pazhayannur.
The main sloka for Goddess Annapoorneshwari goes as below : " Annapoorne sadapoorne sanakra pranavallabhe Gnanavairagya siddhyaratham bikshamdeheecha paravathy Matha cha Parvathee devyo pitha devo maheswaraha Bandahvaschiva bakthyartham svadesobhuvanthrayam"