Edalakudy

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Edalakudy
இடலாகுடி
town
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kanyakumari
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 629002
Telephone code 04652 2
Vehicle registration TN 74
Nearest city Nagercoil
Lok Sabha constituency Kanyakumari
Vidhan Sabha constituency Nagercoil

Edalakudy is a well populated Muslim area about 3 km from the Nagercoil town in Kanyakumari district. It is located in the Kanyakumari highway (NH 47) and about 17 km from the beach of Kanyakumari, 5 km from Chothavilai Beach and 10 km from Chankuthurai Beach. Edalakudy forms the formal end of the Nagercoil Municipality. Muslims are the majority of this area. It shows the true Culture of the Muslims, where more than 13 mosques and Hospitals like Sulaiman polyclinic(Pediatric,Diabetic & Dental speciality clinic),Ugasewa charitable trust hospital, Abdul Kader Hospital and BACHPAN a play school (chain of schools all over India )is in this area. Most of the households have a family business running or have at least one person working abroad. This relates to the more affluent nature of this society. There are only a few schools in this area; though most of the children study in well known schools in Nagercoil town.

Tamil poet and scholar Sathavathani Sheikh Thambi Pavalar born in this place.Pavalar Mani Mandapam A memorial of him situated on NH 47. Sathavathani Sheikh Thambi Pavalar Government Higher Secondary School situated near NH 47.

Masjids in Edalakudy[edit]

1. Bavakassim Olyillah Jummah Masjid
2. Jummah Masjid (Mosque Street)
3. Mohideen Masjid (M.M Street)
4. Sulaiman Appa Mosque (P.K Street)
5. Masjidul Ashraf (New Street)
6. Masjidul Anwar (Opp. Abdul Kadhir hospital)
7. Jaqh Mosque, Main Street
8. Ahmadiyya Mosque,Cape Road
9. Thawheed marqus,Firthosia Nager
10.Masjid ul salaamath,Hawwa Avenue
11.Al Jamiyathul Firdousiya Masjid(Arabic College Campus)
12. Malik Dinar MAsjid
13. Arippu Street Masjid