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Arimalam is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 10°15′27″N 78°53′22″E / 10.257434°N 78.889371°E / 10.257434; 78.889371Coordinates: 10°15′27″N 78°53′22″E / 10.257434°N 78.889371°E / 10.257434; 78.889371
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Pudukkottai
Elevation 66 m (217 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 7,811
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 622201
Telephone code 04333
Vehicle registration TN 55

Arimalam is a panchayat town in the district of Pudukkottai, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.


Arimalam is located at 10°15′27″N 78°53′22″E / 10.257434°N 78.889371°E / 10.257434; 78.889371.[1] It has an average elevation of 66 metres (216 feet). It is 18 kilometers away from Pudukkottai and is well connected by public transport.


Aru-manam meaning fine smell. The word later on was pronounced as ari+manam and changed as arimazham.

The name Arimalam was originally derived from ARUM PAZHAM. A saint was very hungry when he was walking through Arimalam forest and he found a mango fruit which was very tasty. Therefore he named it as rare (Ariya) fruit (Pazham). The name eventually became Arimalam. Even though it is very small, the people are very friendly. From previous century onwards Nagarathar peoples was developed this village. Among all Nagarathar villages only few comes under Pudukkottai district.

Rulers of this Place[edit]

Previous days Comes Under Cholas Dynasty Some part in Pandiyas Dynasty After That (kurunila-mannarkal) Chettinad dynasty and Thondaiman dynasty were ruled While At that time British Enters then the announced Arimalam Properly Comes under Pudukkottai [Princely state].

Then President are appointed by British rulers by conducting Election and first President of Arimalam is ASSRM.Swaminathan Chettiyar at his age of 18. His native is Meenakshipuram, part of arimalam. He was a well wisher of both Thondaiman dynasty and Chettinad dynasty. Also this person is the very good friend of previous Chief Ministership of [first] in Madras Presidency (also called Madras Province). After meeting Rajaji. He admire him self in Indian Independence Movement and this the moment make true friendship with Sivagangai Kingdom [Veeramangai velu Nachiyyar Family grand sons] then got supported by Kings how want Indian Independence. After independence also he became president again which conducted by Indian constitution.


As of the 2011 Indian census, The Arimalam city is divided into 15 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. The Arimalam Town Panchayat has population of 8,948 of which 4,465 are males while 4,483 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.

Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 890 which is 9.95 % of total population of Arimalam (TP). In Arimalam Town Panchayat, Female Sex Ratio is of 1004 against state average of 996. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Arimalam is around 1055 compared to Tamil Nadu state average of 943.

Literacy rate of Arimalam city is 78.98 % lower than state average of 80.09 %. In Arimalam, Male literacy is around 87.25 % while female literacy rate is 70.69 %.

Arimalam Town Panchayat has total administration over 2,184 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorize to build roads within Town Panchayat limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.

Work Profile[edit]

Out of total population, 3,558 were engaged in work or business activity. Of this 2,560 were males while 998 were females. In census survey, worker is defined as person who does business, job, service, and cultivator and labour activity. Of total 3558 working population, 69.70 % were engaged in Main Work while 30.30 % of total workers were engaged in Marginal Work.


Although there are many Chettiars, Ambalakarars has mixed population with a good number of Muslims and Christians.


There are Five famous temples in the town: Sivan Kovil, Jaya Vilangiamman Kovil, Sundara Swamigal Kovil, MariyAmman Kovil and Perumal Kovil. Arimalam Teppam is famous and it is very rarely conducted because of lack of water in the pond which is situated near Pokkadan. There are also many temples located around the town, Santhiveeran Kompalayam, Chellaiyanar Kovil, Chattiram Kamatchi Amman Kovil, Panaiyur Kamatchi Amman Kovil and Onangudi Veerama Kaliamman Kovil.

St.Joseph's Church Roman Catholic Parish Church located in Pudur Agraharam and Adaikalamadha Church Roman Catholic Non-Parish Church located in Sirayampatti, Arimalam-Kulavaipatti Road, Arimalam.

Financial Organizations[edit]

  • Indian Overseas Bank Rayavaram Road
  • Indian Bank Pudur Agraharam
  • Post Office Meenakshipuram Road
  • Muthoot Fin Corp Sivan Kovil North
  • Manappuram Gold Loan Yettammandagapadi
  • Western Union Near Santhiveeran Kovil


  • Government Higher Secondary School (Tamil & English Medium)
  • Government Girls High School (Tamil Medium)
  • Government Primary School
  • Government Primary School, Meenakshipuram
  • Government Primary School, Kamatchipuram
  • Sri Sivaakamalam Matriculation School (English Medium)

Famous Peoples[edit]

Former Fellow Central Institute of Classical Tamil, Researcher (Music Tamil and Nataka Tamil)
Musicologist, Musician (Vocal) Music Composer, Folklorist, Writer and Orator

Dr Padmanabhan WebSite

  • Vaandu Mama V. Krishna Moorthy

Famous Comics Book Writer in Tamil, Former Editor of Kalki Magazine

Wikipedia Page of Vaandu Mama Greatest Comics Writer


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