Parassala is a town in Trivandrum in Kerala state and is located at the southern end of Kerala state.
The residents of this town speak both Malayalam and Tamil.
Parassala assembly constituency is part of Trivandrum (Lok Sabha constituency). The former late deputy speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly, Sundaran Nadar, is from Parassala. The current MLA is C.K.Harindren and the current Panchayath president is T.K Sarojini. Now, from November 2015, local self election conducted by state election commission and won Left Democratic front and Com. S. Suresh elected as panchayat president.
Parassala has heavy rains during June–August due to the southwest monsoon. Winter starts from December and continues till February. In summer, the temperature rises to a maximum of 32 °C (90 °F) and 31 °C (88 °F) in the winters. Annual average rainfall is 3,100 mm (120 in).
Prominent educational institutions in Parassala are Government Vocational Higher Secondary School, Evans Higher Secondary School, Teachers Training Institute, Government Women ITI, Saraswathy College of Nursing,CSI Institute of Legal Studies and Sree Krishna Pharmacy College.
Parassala Sree Mahadeva temple is one of the centers of worship in south Kerala and the temple is situated at the tiny village of Parassala adjoining the Kerala-Tamil Nadu boundary.
Other Christian denominations and Muslim population also live in the territory.
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