Manalurpet

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Manalurpet
city
Manalurpet is located in Tamil Nadu
Manalurpet
Manalurpet
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 12°01′N 79°06′E / 12.017°N 79.100°E / 12.017; 79.100Coordinates: 12°01′N 79°06′E / 12.017°N 79.100°E / 12.017; 79.100
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Villupuram
Population (2001)
 • Total 7,401
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Manalurpet is a panchayat town in Thirukoilur taluk of Villupuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Manalurpet is 25 km from Tiruvannamalai, 15 km from Tirukoilur. The Thenpennai river, runs through Manalurpet. It passes through Sathanur Dam near Thiruvannamalai and ends in the Bay of Bengal near Cuddalore.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2001 India census,[1] the population of Manalurpet, Tamil மணலூர்ப்பேட்டை is 7,401. Males make up 51% of the population and females 49%. The average literacy rate is 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 68% and female literacy is 50%. 12% of the Manalurpet population is under 6 years of age.

Festivals[edit]

Manalurpet annually celebrates the River Festival on January 18th, the second day from kanum pongal (Fifth day of Tamil month Thai[5th]). During the festival, Lord Annamalaiyar comes from Tiruvannamalai.

Temples[edit]

The Lord Agastheeswara Temple, Lord Perumal Temple, Lord Sani Bhagavan Temple and 33-foot Anjaneyar Temple are located there.

Market[edit]

Every Saturday, people from villages around Manalurpet conduct "sandhai" to purchase vegetables and fruits at low cost. Manalurpet is famous for Parched rice (Pori([pattani] in Tamil).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.