Aralvaimozhi

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Aralvaimozhi
Aramboly
city
Aralvaimozhi-Aerial.jpg
Aralvaimozhi is located in Tamil Nadu
Aralvaimozhi
Aralvaimozhi
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°14′54″N 77°31′40″E / 8.2482°N 77.5278°E / 8.2482; 77.5278Coordinates: 8°14′54″N 77°31′40″E / 8.2482°N 77.5278°E / 8.2482; 77.5278
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kanniyakumari
Population (2001)
 • Total 19,307
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Aralvaimozhi (or Aramboly) (Tamil: ஆரல்வாய்மொழி) is a panchayat town in Kanniyakumari District in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is a small town situated in southern India.

Aralvaimozhi is near the Muppandal wind farm. This farm is the largest in Asia and supplies the villagers with electricity for work.[1][2] It is well known for being the greatest source of wind energy in Asia. The farm is located near the once impoverished village of Muppandal.

Aralvaimozhi is famous for a Catholic church located in the hill of Kattadi malai where Devasahayam Pillai was martyred.

Aralvaimozhi is one of the two mountain passes through the Western Ghats which lead to the West and many of the invasions faced by the Chera and the successor kingdoms came via the ghat. The name "Aral" was derived from the fort built and maintained by the rulers of Venad and later by the kingdom of Travancore to defend the kingdom from invasions from Tamil area. The fort was captured by the English East India Company in 1809 from the soldiers loyal to Velu Thampi Dalawa. The remains of the fort can be seen near railway station; but neglected by both railway and archeology departments.

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  1. ^ "Tapping the Wind - India". February 2005. Retrieved 2006-10-28. 
  2. ^ Watts, Himangshu (November 11, 2003). "Clean Energy Brings Windfall to Indian Village". Reuters News Service. Retrieved 2006-10-28. 

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