Alamarathupatti

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Alamarathupatti
village
Alamarathupatti is located in Tamil Nadu
Alamarathupatti
Alamarathupatti
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 9°28′25″N 77°50′21″E / 9.473709°N 77.839175°E / 9.473709; 77.839175Coordinates: 9°28′25″N 77°50′21″E / 9.473709°N 77.839175°E / 9.473709; 77.839175
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Virudhunagar
Government
 • Panchayat President Mr.P.Mahalingam
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 626130
Telephone code 91 4562
Vehicle registration TN 67


Alamarathupatti is the name of a village 4 km from Thiruthangal and 6 km from Sivakasi in Virudunagar District, Tamil Nadu. Alamarathupatti is surrounded by other villages like Sengamalapatti, Naranapuram, Chellaiyanaiyakanpatti and towns Thiruthangal and Sivakasi.

Most of the Native population here are farmers and speak both Telugu and Tamil, believed to have settled in this place during the period of Thirumalai Naicker, ruler of the Pandiya Kingdom. Most of the population have either moved out to urban areas or work in nearby fireworks and match industries as farming has increasingly become difficult to sustain due to raising labour costs and poor returns.

The village has a Krishna temple and Kali temple, and one Sacred Fig(Arasa Maram)it is very old tree and the age is not yet estimated.The main village festival is celebrated by the people very enthusiastically around April. During this time temple deities Narayana and Nachiyar are brought in Pallaku(Tamil) from Thiruthangal for a days pooja here and another day in the nearby village of Naranapuram. The Pallaku is carried by the villagers all the way from Thiruthangal to the Village. This village also has a temple for Ganesh, or "Mukku Pillayar Kovil" in Tamil, at the entrance of the village. Traditionally, the people would go here to pray for a good start when setting out on new ventures or actions.

Lord Narayana and Nachiyar in the village during the festival

Notes : There is another Alamarathupatti, a village of Kolathur block in Salem district

Notable persons[edit]

Nagamma Naidu's family was first setteld and developed this village and had lot of lands; they donated to all people of the village. Janarthanan,Shankarappan,Kothai Nachiyar (Teacher) and Chinnayan were from this village and they actively worked for social, harmonised and humanatarian centric society.J.Balagangadharan,the former member of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly is from this village1. During freedom movement the whole village participated. This village was declared as a gramdhan village and the villagers contributed free land to landless peasants as Shri Vinoba Bave's sarvodya movement asked for. The noted freedom fighters G.Ramachandran, G.Alavandar, V.Srinivasan,SR Ramaswamy.These four freedom fighters spent more than 2 years at Bellari Jail. On August 15th 1947, the whole village celebrated the Indian Independence by hoisting the tri-color flag on top of the sacred fig tree.

References[edit]

1)1991 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India

Related places[edit]

Alamarathupatti Pudur Vinoba & Jakkammal Colony North Street and Arunthathiyar Colony

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